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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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Recording Options

Videos may be captured in a variety of frame rates and resolutions. Maximum resolution is 1920x1080, and these movies can be shot in 30p, 25p, and 24p. Your other option is to shoot in 1280x720, and although this footage will be slightly less detailed, a few additional frame rates are unlocked, including 60p and 50p, as well as 30p and 25p. We're not sure why videos cannot be captured in cinematic 24p while also using 1280x720 resolution.

Beyond all this, video compression quality may be set to either High or Normal to save memory. Find out how the performed in our video image quality test./r:link_to_content

Video Controls

Focus

Autofocus may be set to continuous or single, but you can also command the system to acquire a new lock anytime by simply half-pressing the shutter release. Videos may only be shot in Live View, so phase detection autofocus is not available.

Exposure Controls

Almost every manual control available during still shooting is also available for video, but there are some restrictions. You'll need to use the appropriate priority mode in order to specify shutter speed or aperture value. In the case of aperture, you'll also need to lock in a value before beginning a clip.

Audio Features

Pressing the Info button while using Live View cycles through a number of onscreen displays, including grid lines, an electronic leveler, and a readout of audio levels. Microphone sensitivity may be manually set from 1-20 in the Movie menu. Auto sensitivity is also available, but it's not responsive enough to be useful.

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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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