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Nikon D600

Nikon D600

24 MP full frame DSLR

Product Photos

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Purchase Link: Buy Now at B&H Photo!
List Price (USA): $2,099
In Production: Yes
Launch Date: September 2012
Predecessor: Nikon D300s
Megapixels: 24.3
Format: FX (Full-Frame)
Sensor Type: CMOS
Max. Resolution (pixels): 6016 x 4016
Low-Pass Filter: Yes
Sensor Dimensions (mm): 35.9 x 24.0
Min. ISO: 100
Max. ISO: 6400
Expanded ISO Range: 50-25600
ISO Adjustment Steps: 1EV, 1/2EV, 1/3EV
Still File Formats: JPEG, 14-bit RAW, 12-bit RAW, RAW+
Dust Removal Support: Yes
Shooting Modes: Full Auto, Program (P), Aperture Priority (A), Shutter Priority (S), Manual (M), Bulb (B), User, Auto (No Flash), Scene
Additional Features: Auto DX Crop, In-Camera Retouching, Custom Picture Control, Active-D Lighting
Processor: EXPEED 3
Minimum Shutter Speed (s): 30
Maximum Shutter Speed (s): 1/4000
Shutter Life (actuations): 150,000
Max. Burst (FPS): 5.5
JPEG Buffer Size: 28
RAW Buffer Size: 14
Release Modes: Single-Frame, Continuous Lo, Continuous Hi, Quiet Shutter, Mirror Lock-Up, Self-Timer
LCD Screen Size ("): 3.2
LCD Screen Resolution (dots): 921,000
Electronic Level/Horizon: Yes
Live View Mode: Yes
Viewfinder Type: Pentaprism
Viewfinder Magnification (x): 0.7
Viewfinder Frame Coverage (%): 100
Metering Sensor: 2016 pixel RGB sensor
Auto Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-Weighted, Spot
Meter Operating Range (EV): 0 to 20
Exposure Compensation Range (EV): -5 to 5
Exposure Compensation Steps: 1EV, 1/2EV, 1/3EV
Auto Bracking Frames: 2, 3
Auto Bracketing Modes: Exposure, White Balance, Flash, Custom Image Effects
White Balance Modes: Auto, Indoor, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Daylight, Shade, Incandescent, Manual Color Temperature
Primary AF Type: Phase Detect Autofocus
AF Sensor: Multi-Cam 4800
AF Modes: Single-Servo AF, Continuous AF, Dynamic Area AF, 3D Tracking, Auto-Area AF
AF Points: 39
Minimum Required Aperture: F8
AF Operating Range (EV): -1 to 19
Screwdrive AF Support: Yes
Live View Autofocus: Contrast Detect
Face Detection Support: Yes
Movie Mode: Yes
Movie File Formats: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Built-In Microphone: Mono
External Microphone: Yes
Video Framerates (Size/FPS): 1080p/24, 1080p/25, 1080p/30, 720p/25, 720p/30, 720p/50, 720p/60
Video Autofocus: On-demand AF
Manual Video Controls: ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, Exposure Compensation
Built-In Flash: Yes
Flash Sync Speed (s): 1/200
Flash Compensation Range (EV): -3 to 1
Supported Flash Modes: Red-Eye Reduction, Slow-Speed Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync
Hotshoe: Yes
Mount Type: Nikon F Mount
Number of Media Slots: 2
Compatible Card Types: SD, SDHC, SDXC
Width (mm): 141
Height (mm): 113
Depth (mm): 82
Weight (g): 760
Connectivity: Universal Hotshoe, USB 2, Mini-Jack Audio Input, Peripheral Connector, Mini HDMI, Eye-Fi Native Support
Battery Grip: No
Battery Model: EN-EL15
Battery Life (Frames): 900
Power Adapter Support: Yes
Weather Sealing: Yes
Included Accessories: EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
MH-25 Quick Charger
UC-E15 USB Cable
BM-14 LCD Monitor Cover
DK-21 Rubber Eyecup
AN-DC8 Strap
DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
BF-1B Body Cap
BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap
NikonView NX2 CD ROM
Please use the area below for camera reviews only. Comments on others' reviews and off-topic posts will be deleted.

7 Reviews

As a full time wedding photographer, I love this camera, it has great detail and the dynamic range is amazing. At 24.3 megapixles the file size is perfect: large enough to allow cropping and still have a very usable image but not so big as to fill up your hard drive at an amazing rate or slow up your computer when editing.

My first Nikon camera. I cannot desceibe how great this camera is to use and the quality of photos i get from it. Very happy with my D600.


Not too heavy, dual memory card slots, easy to use and not to straining to carry on the black rapid strap for hours at a time and with a file size large enough to crop if needed without the compromise of a usable image, and very fast image and settings processing in camera

My first Nikon DSLR. I have used film Nikons, and in digital I'm coming from Pentax.


The camera is indeed wonderful in many ways. Autofocus is positive and usually accurate, the view finder is, well, full frame :) The size feels good in the hand and around the neck. And picture quality is simply excellent.


Nits: auto ISO with a non-CPU (Ai) lens in aperture priority heavily favors high shutter speeds. So you may end up shooting at ISO 6400 and 1/4000 -- this is just something to keep in mind.


The viewfinder screen is obviously not optimized for manual focusing, and so the ground glass is not as positive as it could be. The electronic rangefinder feature however is accurate.


The matrix metering does not always protect highlights, again, not a major issue. Otherwise the camera exposes very consistently.


The menu can take a while getting the hang of, e.g. finding the electronic level can take a bit of looking.


The RAW support is caught in Adobe's marketing strategy -- CS 5 doesn't have support for the D600, nor will it.  RAW files can be large as well, so you have to make sure your computer and hard drives will handle the files.


My D600 does not have the oil issue (at least not so far) and otherwise it looks like the sensor will require just the normal amount of cleaning. In other words, not a problem.


All in all, the D600 is an excellent camera, really unimaginable at this price a couple of years ago. Superb dynamic range, excellent high ISO performance, good color reproduction, easy to see viewfinder, and (for Nikon) a svelte body make for a compelling camera.



** 11/19/13 - the viewfinder attachment/insert on my camera is loose, it has come off inadvertently a few times, and after my walkabout in NYC I discovered it had come off and is lost. I'll put on another, maybe it will be a tighter fit

I haven't begun to explore all the options on this camera.  It's a great piece of kit.  The image quality is second to one(the D800), but it's not so much better than the latest and greatest APS-C sensors.  Autofocus is fast, and with D lenses, the motor is pretty silent.  I miss some of the configure-ability of a higher end body.  I would like to be able to customize the dials, in particular.  Even without this customization, I can change almost every major setting without removing my eye from the viewfinder.  The menu is a bit tedious, but you can add your most used features to the quick menu.  The battery life is nothing short of phenomenal.  


EDIT: It looks like mine ended up being a dust monster.  It's not so bad that I'll clean it, yet.  I don't think this is a huge deal, I will wet clean it in the near future.  It's worth it for the price I got the camera for.  

Nov 10 2013 10:07 AM

My friend is a wedding photographer. He is using D600 for photography. I love pictures captured with this camera.

This is a must have DLSR for entry photographer. I a having this D7100. But now i am craving for this. Of course because of the Full-Frame features and better than D7100.

I love my D600.  I am still learning everything it can do, but the change to full-frame was a revelation for me.  I do mostly wildlife photography and the viewfinder is a great help.  The files are nice and big, but no problem for lightroom to handle on my imac.  I also like that it's not huge like other full-frames can be.