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Nikon D600 review

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

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There's plenty of shadow detail here without overexposing highlights

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Rich colours can be captured in default settings

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The Nikon D600's exposure metering hasn't blown out any highlights in the bride's dress

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Although the subjects are in shade, the background isn't distractingly over-exposed

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Despite the full-frame sensor, narrower apertures can still give considerable depth-of-field

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Focusing on subjects like this can be tricky, since it falls just outside the D600's autofocus sensor zone

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Colours are vibrant without being over-saturated

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Shot on a 55-200mm DX format lens, the Nikon D600's image has been cropped to 10.3MP

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Single-point autofocus and patience get results like this

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Note the correctly exposed white stripes and good background shadow detail

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Even in nasty disco lighting like this, the Nikon D600's autofocus couldn't be fooled

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The 24-85mm kit lens can still get close to subjects

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Single-point autofocus selects the right focal point

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This shot required -1EV exposure compensation to subdue the bright backlighting

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Harsh afternoon sunlight couldn't overcome the D600's dynamic range abilities

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Creamy background bokeh blur from the new Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G lens

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Detail is pin-sharp even at the default sharpening setting

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The (late) summer bird

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All the highlight detail here has been retained

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Golden leaves in the golden hour

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Shot into the light, matrix-metering has got the exposure bang-on

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The dim lighting in this venue required f/1.8 at ISO 6400 for a still shot. Image noise is still impressively well controlled.

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Shot in shade, the bright highlight reflections are well maintained

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Great balance of shadow and highlight detail

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Good tonal range and detail

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Here, f/9 aperture was still wide enough to give a shallow depth-of-field

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Superb clarity from the 24.3 sensor and vibrant colour rendition

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Stop down to f/22 and expand the ISO to 50 and you can get smoothed water without an ND filter

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The Auto HDR function really boosts shadow detail at its maximum +/- 3EV setting

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We used +1EV exposure compensation to lift shadow detail at the expense of the brightest highlights

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The latest fashion

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The D600 just avoids over-exposing the suspension coil in this harsh sunlight

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Check out the detail on that tyre

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
Flash ModesFront Curtain Sync, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Flash Exposure Compensation, Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON
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