Nikon D600

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Nikon D600
Nikon D600 Front View.jpg
Type Digital single-lens reflex
Image sensor type CMOS
Image sensor size 35.9 x 24mm Full Frame FX format, 5.95µm pixel size
Recording medium Dual SD, SDHC, SDXC. Also UHS-I and Eye-Fi (WLAN)
Maximum resolution 6016 × 4016 (24.3 effective megapixels)
Lens mount Nikon F-mount
Flash Manual pop-up; guide number 12/39 at ISO 100 (m/ft)
Frame rate 5.5 fps
Shutter Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed range 1/4000 to 30 sec, bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec.
Exposure metering TTL 3D Color Matrix Metering II metering with a 2,016 pixel RGB sensor
Metering modes Matrix metering, center-weighted metering, spot metering
Focus areas 39-point AF/11-point AF
Focus modes Instant single-servo (AF-S); continuous-servo (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); manual (M)
Viewfinder Optical pentaprism, 100% coverage
ASA/ISO range 100–6400;, extended mode to 50–12800, HI2 mode 25600
Flash bracketing -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)
Dimensions 141 x 113 x 82 mm
Weight 760 g (27 oz), body only
List price US$ 2099 (body only); US$ 2699 (with 24–85mm kit lens)
Made in Thailand

The Nikon D600 is a 24.3 effective megapixel full-frame[1] digital single-lens reflex camera from Nikon targeted for professionals[2] to enthusiasts.[3] The Nikon D600 was given a Gold Award by Digital Photography Review.[4] It was announced on September 13, 2012 and began shipping on September 18, 2012; at introduction, its suggested retail price in the U.S. was $2099 (UK £1,955) for the body only and $2699 (UK £2,450) with a 24–85mm kit lens.[5]

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,[6][7] 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.[8]


  • 24.3 million effective pixel 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[9]
  • Magnesium alloy weather-sealed body
  • GPS interface for direct geotagging supported by Nikon GP-1


DxOMark reviewed the D600 sensor image quality[8] 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.[5]

The Nikon D610

Most sites that sell the D600 have it listed as discontinued (as of Nov 2013). This is most likely due to the release of the D610 and the sensor oil/dust issue that have plagued users since the initial release of the D600.[10]

Nikon D610[edit]

The D610, announced on the 8th October 2013,[11] is an updated version of the D600 featuring an improved shutter mechanism with a new quiet continuous shooting mode (3 fps), slightly higher frame rate of 6 fps and improved white balance.


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