Nikon's D600 DSLR Camera body features a full-frame 24.3MP FX-format CMOS sensor in a compact form-factor. That means the D600 is both slimmer than a traditional HDSLR and more budget-friendly. And with a full-sized sensor also comes a powerful engine; the EXPEED 3 processing system enables features such as 5.5 fps continuous shooting at full resolution. Also, compact as it may be, the D600 still fits in a 3.2" LCD monitor.
The D600 also has other hardy features that allow the camera to stretch for the photographer's needs. Such features include a wide ISO range of 100-6400, which is also expandable to 50-25600. This allows shots to be captured in a variety of lighting situations, from low-light to bright, with minimal image noise. The camera also has 39 focus points for wide-area AF coverage for both stills and HD video capture.
Other ways that the D600 enables the photographer to focus on the job at hand include features like Nikon's well-known metering and onboard intelligence. The camera uses the company's intelligent Scene Recognition System with 3D Color Matrix Metering II for beautiful, high-def images. This metering takes into account brightness, contrast, subject distance, and the scene colors for accurate, balanced photos. The i-TTL flash, auto white balance, subject tracking, and autofocus all come into play as well.
The D600 is an HDSLR, featuring 1080p HD video capture. Selectable frame rates include 30/25/24p at the highest resolution and 30/25/24p at 720p. Other useful features at the photographer's disposal for shooting movies include manual exposure control, full-time AF with face-priority, dedicated inputs for a stereo mic and headphones, Simultaneous Live View, and then some.
The Nikon D600 is compatible with F-mount NIKKOR interchangeable lenses (both FX and DX-format), giving the photographer a wealth of options. Additionally, the camera can be used with Nikon's WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter for wireless transfer of images to a smartphone or tablet. The adapter can even be used for remotely capturing images with the D600 using the compatible app.
|Lens Mount||Nikon F|
|Camera Format||Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)|
Actual: 24.7 Megapixel
Effective: 24.3 Megapixel
|Max Resolution||24.3MP: 6016 x 4016|
|Sensor Type / Size||CMOS, 35.9 x 24 mm|
Still Images: JPEG, RAW, TIFF
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: Linear PCM
|Memory Card Type||
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focus Mode||Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Focus Lock AF Area Mode|
|Viewfinder Magnification||Approx. 0.70x|
|Diopter Adjustment||- 3 to +1 m|
|Display Screen||3.2" Rear Screen LCD (921,000)|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 100-6400 (Extended Mode: Auto, 50-25600)|
Speed: 30 - 1/4000 sec
|Remote Control||MC-DC2 (Optional)|
|Metering Method||3D Color Matrix Metering, Center-weighted average metering, Spot metering|
Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Natural White), Fluorescent (White), Fluorescent H, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade|
1st Curtain Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
|Max Sync Speed||1 / 200 sec|
|Dedicated Flash System||iTTL|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe|
|Video Recording||Yes, NTSC/PAL|
1920 x 1080p (Full HD)
1280 x 720p (HD)
@ 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
@ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps
@ 1280 x 720: 25 fps
Auto: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
Manual: Shutter Speed, ISO
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 100 - 6400, Expandable to 25600|
|Exposure Compensation||-3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)|
|Video Clip Length||
1920 x 1080
@ 30 fps: 20 min.
@ 25 fps: 20 min.
@ 24 fps: 20 min.
1280 x 720
@ 60 fps: 29 min.
@ 50 fps: 29 min.
@ 30 fps: 29 min.
1280 x 720
@ 25 fps: 29 min.
|Audio Recording||Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 5.5 fps|
|Start-up Time||0.13 Seconds|
|Shutter Lag||0.052 Seconds|
|Self Timer||2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec|
1x 1/8" Headphone (out)
HDMI C (Mini)
|Battery||1x EN-EL15 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7VDC, 1900mAh|
|AC Power Adapter||EH-5b (Optional)|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2" / 14.2 x 11.2 x 8.1 cm|
|Weight||26.8 oz / 760 g Camera body only|