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Nikon D600 Digital Camera Review

Nikon's D600 is just a strong as the D800, minus the extra resolution.

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Chromatic Aberration

Chromatic aberration is evident in some shots, and not so much in others, amounting to an overall average of about 0.5 pixels of fringing off a typical edge. The effect is spread pretty evenly across all focal lengths and apertures of the kit lens, however we did notice one or two hot spots. Notably, f/3.5 at 24mm was home to the worst chromatic aberration, though other focal lengths at this aperture were better than average. Across all apertures, we also noticed 55mm seemed to be the worst focal length for fringing.

As a whole, these are (narrowly) the best chromatic aberration results in our comparison group, including the D4.

Distortion

Like the D800, radial distortion is very severe when using the kit lens. We recorded a whopping 3.20% barrel distortion at the widest angle, then 3.31% and 3.33% pincushion distortion at the middle and telephoto focal lengths respectively. We expect scores to be a little bit worse in high-end cameras, since the distortion effect isn't corrected...but not this much worse.

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  11. Low Light
  12. Distortion
  13. Video
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  16. Handling
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  20. Video Features
  21. Specs & Ratings
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