||Digital single-lens reflex
|Image sensor type
|Image sensor size
||35.9 x 24mm Full Frame FX format, 5.95µm pixel size
||Dual SD, SDHC, SDXC. Also UHS-I and Eye-Fi (WLAN)
||6016 × 4016 (24.3 effective megapixels)
||Manual pop-up; guide number 12/39 at ISO 100 (m/ft)
||Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
|Shutter speed range
||1/4000 to 30 sec, bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec.
||TTL 3D Color Matrix Metering II metering with a 2,016 pixel RGB sensor
||Matrix metering, center-weighted metering, spot metering
||39-point AF/11-point AF
||Instant single-servo (AF-S); continuous-servo (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); manual (M)
||Optical pentaprism, 100% coverage
||100–6400;, extended mode to 50–12800, HI2 mode 25600
||-3 to +3 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
|Rear LCD monitor
||3.2 inch (921,600 dots)
||141 x 113 x 82 mm
||760 g (27 oz), body only
The Nikon D600 is a 24.3 effective megapixel full-frame digital single-lens reflex camera from Nikon targeted for professionals to enthusiasts. It was announced on September 13, 2012 and began shipping on September 18, 2012; its suggested retail price in the U.S. is $2099 (UK £1,955) for the body only and $2699 (UK £2,450) with a 24–85mm kit lens.
According to Nikon the D600 uses the same Expeed 3 as used for the D4 and D800 series, with the same 12-channel sensor interface, featuring a very wide dynamic range which provides the possibility of lightening shadows or darkening overlit areas (high dynamic range imaging, HDR) with one shot when shooting in Raw image format.
- 24.3 million effective megapixel full-frame (35.9mm × 24mm) sensor
- Nikon EXPEED 3 image processor.
- ISO 100 to 6400 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
- Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors)
- Single point, continuous AF, Dynamic AF modes or use 3D tracking to keep pace with a moving subject
- Image formats: NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed or compressed. JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available. Also NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
- Full HD movie mode 1,920 x 1,080 (progressive, 1080p) @ 30p(29.97fps)/25p(25fps)/24p(23.976fps), 1,280 x 720 @ 60p(59.94fps)/50p/30p/25p. File format: MOV: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Expeed video processor. Audio format: Linear PCM. Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable. HDMI HD video out with support of uncompressed video. Maximum film length of approx. 29 min. 59 s (20 min. depending on frame size/rate and movie quality settings)
- Inbuilt time-lapse photography intervalometer
- U1 and U2 user programmable modes to recall custom camera settings
- Dual memory card slots, Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of copies created using NEF+JPEG; pictures can be copied between cards
- Compatible with SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards. Eye-Fi WLAN compatible
- 100% viewfinder coverage in FX, 97% viewfinder coverage in DX mode
- 5.5fps in CH (continuous high speed), approx. 1 to 5 fps (CL (continuous low speed)
- Built-in High dynamic range imaging (HDR) mode
- Live view photography (still images), movie live view (movies)
- Start up to shoot ready in 0.13 seconds
- 0.052 second shutter release
- Magnesium alloy weather-sealed body
DxOMark reviewed the D600 sensor image quality and assigned it an overall score of 94, the third highest rated camera sensor in its camera sensor database, behind the D800 and its sibling, the Nikon D800E.
According to Digital Photography Review, its build quality and user interface are between the D7000 and the high-end full-frame D800. It includes almost all of the video capabilities of the D800, except that the D600 body cannot adjust aperture during video recording.
- ^ Google Image: Nikon D600 sample, review and user images, >20MPix JPEG or Raw (NEF)
- ^ Hands on: Nikon D600 review Techradar
- ^ "Nikon unwraps its D600 budget full-frame camera". CNET. September 13, 2012. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
- ^ a b Britton, Barnaby (September 13, 2012). "Nikon D600 Preview". Digital Photography Review. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
- ^ D600 image quality: Image-processing engine EXPEED 3 Nikon.com
- ^ Nikon Hacker: Camera Matrix
- ^ a b "Nikon D600 sets high bar for sensor image quality". Dxomark. September 19, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
- ^ "Nikon D600 Announced". NewCamera. September 13, 2012. Retrieved September 18, 2012.