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Nikon D600 review

We check-out Nikon's latest full-frame SLR

As part of our image quality testing for the Nikon D600, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Nikon D600 is capable of resolving up to around 28 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

JPEG files

Nikon D600 review  resolution ISO 100

The full ISO 100 resolution chart image.

Nikon D600 review  Resolution ISO 50

ISO 50, score: 28 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D600 review  Resolution ISO 100

ISO 100, score: 28 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D600 review  Resolution ISO 200

ISO 200, score: 28 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D600 review  Resolution ISO 400

ISO 400, score: 28 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D600 review  Resolution ISO 800

ISO 800, score: 26 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D600 review  Resolution ISO 1600

ISO 1600, score: 26 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D600 review  Resolution ISO 3200

ISO 320, score: 268 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D600 review  Resolution ISO 6400

ISO 6400, score: 26 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D600 review  Resolution ISO 12800

ISO 12800, score: 24 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon D600 review  Resolution ISO 25600

ISO 25600, score: 20 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Raw files

Nikon D600 review  Resolution ISO 50

ISO 50, score: 32 (click here to see full resolution image)

Nikon D600 review  Resolution ISO 100

ISO 100, score: 30 (click here to see full resolution image)

Nikon D600 review  Resolution ISO 200

ISO 200, score: 28 (click here to see full resolution image)

Nikon D600 review  Resolution ISO 400

ISO 400, score: 28 (click here to see full resolution image)

Nikon D600 review  Resolution ISO 800

ISO 800, score: 28 (click here to see full resolution image)

Nikon D600 review  Resolution ISO 1600

ISO 1600, score: 28 (click here to see full resolution image)

Nikon D600 review  Resolution ISO 3200

ISO 3200, score: 26 (click here to see full resolution image)

Nikon D600 review  Resolution ISO 6400

ISO 6400, score: 26 (click here to see full resolution image)

Nikon D600 review  Resolution ISO 12800

ISO 12800, score: 24 (click here to see full resolution image)

Nikon D600 review  Resolution ISO 25600

ISO 25600, score: 22 (click here to see full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLR Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution24.3 Megapixel
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom3.5x
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameNikon
DurabilityDust Resistant, Water Resistant
FeaturesLive View, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Orientation Sensor, Time Lapse Function, Noise Reduction, External Flash Shoe, Face Detection
Screen Size8.1 cm (3.2")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeOptical
Weight (Approximate)760 g
Minimum Focus Distance200 mm
Maximum Image Resolution6016 x 4016
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution24.7 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedEN-EL15
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height113 mm
Width141 mm
Depth82 mm
Autofocus Points39
Focal Length24 mm to 85 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelD600
Product NameD600 Digital SLR Camera
Aspect Ratio3:2
Manufacturer Part NumberVBA340K001
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Take your photography to another level with the D600

From true wide-angle to super-telephoto, the 24.3-megapixel FX-format sensor delivers incredibly detailed images across the camera's broad ISO range.

The autofocus system is as sensitive as Nikon's flagship D4 D-SLR, offering precise subject acquisition down to -1 EV and compatibility with lenses up to f/8 combined open aperture. If video is your medium, Multi-area Full HD D-Movie offers all the flexibility you need for broadcast quality footage.

Weather-sealed to the same degree as the professional Nikon D800 and surprisingly lightweight, the D600 is the perfect way to capture the full perspective.

Battery Life900 Shot
Package Contents
  • D600 Digital SLR Camera
  • EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (with terminal cover)
  • MH-25 Battery Charger
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
  • DK-21 Rubber Eyecup
  • BM-14 Monitor Cover
  • BF-1B Body Cap
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
  • AN-DC8 Strap
  • UC-E15 USB Cable
  • Software CD
Display Resolution921000 Pixel
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker