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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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Viewfinder Type optical
Viewfinder Coverage 100 %
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7 x
Display Type LCD
Display Size 3.2 in.
Display Resolution 921000 pixels
Battery Type removable lithium-ion
Battery Model Number EN-EL15
Height 113 mm
Width 141 mm
Depth 82 mm
Waterproof No
Shockproof No
Dustproof No
Weather-sealed No
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV in 1/2- or 1/3-stop increments
Type
  • Professional SLR
Speed Continuous low-speed (1-5 frames per second), Continuous high-speed 5.5 frames per second
Built in Flash Yes
Flash Range 39 ft. (ISO 100)
Sync Contact 1/250s or slower
Flash Exposure Compensation -3 - +1 EV in 1/3 or 1/2-stop increments
Playback Options Auto Image Rotation, Full-Frame and Thumbnail, Highlights, Histogram, Image Comment, Movie Playback, Movie Slideshow, Playback with Zoom, Slideshow
Direct Printing Yes
Video Output Yes
Software ViewNX 2
Self Timer 2 sec., 5 sec., 10 sec., 20 sec.
Shutter Type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Metering Range 0 to 20 EV
AF Assist Illuminator Yes
Detecting Range 1.25 ft. - infinity
Focusing Points 39, 21, 9, or single
Focusing Modes Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A), Continuous-servo (AF-C), Face-Priority AF (Live View and D-Movie only), Manual with electronic rangefinder, Normal area, Single-servo AF (AF-S), Wide area
Auto Focus Type Phase detection
Mirror Quick-return
LCD 3.2-inch fixed
Diopter Adjustment Built-in -3 to +1m^-1
Compatible Lenses AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible, metering with AI lenses
Lens Mount Nikon F Mount
Lens NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
Compression Basic, Normal, Fine, RAW, RAW+JPEG
File Size appx. 10 - 20 MB
Media New SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Minimum Shutter Speed 1/4000
Manufacturer Name Nikon
Minimum Aperture (tele) 29.0
Bulb Setting Yes
Maximum Aperture (tele) 4.5
Maximum Shutter Speed 30
Depth of Field Preview Yes
Minimum Aperture (wide) 22.0
Maximum Aperture (wide) 3.5
Res Tele - Narrow Aperture f/29.0
Res Tele - Mid Aperture f/11.0
Model Colors black
Image Size Option Label DX (L)
Mirror Technology (Interchangeable Lens) DSLR
Frame Rate(s) 30p, 24p, 25p, 60p, 50p
Maximum ISO 6400
Minimum ISO 100
Image Size Option Height 1312
Image Size Option Height 1968
Image Size Option Height 2624
Image Size Option Height 2008
Image Size Option Height 3008
Color Mode 5 Landscape
Image Size Option Width 1968
Image Size Option Width 2944
Image Size Option Width 3936
Image Size Option Width 3008
Image Size Option Width 4512
Image Size Option Width 6016
Image Size Option Label DX (S)
Image Size Option Label DX (M)
Original Price 2100
Image Size Option Label FX (S)
Image Size Option Label FX (M)
Image Size Option Label FX (L)
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080
Diopter Adjustment - New -3.0 to +1.0m^-1
Still Pixel Count (effective) 24.3
Still Pixel Count (gross) 24.7
Weight 850
Aspect Ratios 3:2
35mm Focal Length Minimum 24
35mm Focal Length Maximum 85
Sensor Size 35mm full-frame
Sensor Type - New CMOS
Focal Length Minimum 24
Focal Length Maximum 85
Kit Lens Yes
Manual Controls
  • manual focus
  • aperture priority mode
  • shutter priority mode
  • full manual exposure
  • custom white balance
  • ISO control
Metering Mode
  • Center-Weighted
  • Evaluative
  • Spot
ISO Options
  • 100
  • 200
  • 400
  • 800
  • 1600
  • 3200
  • 6400
  • Extended ISO
Connectivity Options
  • USB
  • A/V
  • miniHDMI
  • microphone
  • wired remote
  • hot accessory shoe
Video Frame Rates
  • 30p
  • 24p
  • 25p
Video Frame Rates
  • 60p
  • 30p
  • 50p
  • 25p
Quality Settings
  • Fine
  • Normal
  • Basic
Image Size Option Height 4016
Color Mode 4 Portrait
Color Mode 3 Vivid
Color Mode 2 Standard
Color Mode 1 Neutral
LCD Pixels 921000
Intro Date September 2012
Motion Test YouTube ID 0Omt-IGsxYE
Res Wide - Wide Aperture f/3.5
Res Wide - Mid Aperture f/9.0
Res Wide - Narrow Aperture f/22.0
Res Mid - Wide Aperture f/4.2
Res Mid - Mid Aperture f/10.0
Res Mid - Narrow Aperture f/29.0
Res Tele - Wide Aperture f/4.5

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Product Tour
  4. Hardware
  5. Photo Gallery
  6. Image Quality
  7. Sharpness
  8. Color
  9. Noise Reduction
  10. Dynamic Range
  11. Low Light
  12. Distortion
  13. Video
  14. Usability
  15. Ease of Use
  16. Handling
  17. Controls
  18. Speed
  19. Features
  20. Video Features
  21. Specs & Ratings
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