Nikon D600 is manufactured to cater enthusiasts looking for an affordable full-frame DSLR. If you are planning on upgrading from a mid-range model to a less expensive higher-end camera, Nikon D600 might be a perfect choice for you. Introduced to the market previous year, this model is positioned between Nikon D800 and Nikon D7000. It combines a number of features of both models. Getting substantially closer to the conventional SLR (35 millimeters), this model carries a low cost as compared to any of its full-frame predecessors.
You get 100 percent viewfinder coverage along with the new 24 Mega Pixel FX format sensor (full-frame). The 3.2 inches screen is undoubtedly one of the most prominent features this camera offers in addition to the twin SD card slots. Nikon D600 comes with a 39-point AF system, which is well-matched with lenses up to f8. It also features a built-in AF motor that can drive non AF-S lenses. With an extended sensitivity range of about 50 to 25600 ISO, D600 provides amazing opportunity to the photographer to be artistic and imaginative. It offers 2016 pixels metering sensor plus a built-in flash. Nikon D600’s interesting movie mode presents 1080 pixels at 24, 25 and 30p. It includes the mic input, DX-crop mode, a headphone jack and HDMI output just like Nikon D800. Moreover, Nikon D600 works with wireless adapter (WU-1b) that allows remote control functionality with compatible iOS and Android devices.
It offers 24.3 Mega Pixel CMOS sensor (Full Frame) plus 10.5 Mega Pixel DX format crop mode.
Design and controls
Nikon D600 seems like a firm, well-built semi-pro DLS. It is smaller in size as compared to Nikon D800. It is noticeably lighter than other Nikon cameras. The different is enough to make you feel good about carrying it around all day long, but not too much to raise questions about its quality.
Dimensions: 141 x 113 x 82 millimeters
Weight: 850g (with cards and battery)
Nikon D600 offers a smaller grip than other models. However, it retains a small notch inside that makes the user feel a firm hold. Two command dials are present on the top of the camera grip. The main command dial is present on the rear panel. The sub-command dial is customizable, but the main purpose is aperture control. Nikon D600’s rear panel control outline is somewhat of a hybrid, merging features from both D800 and D7000. The 3.2 inches LCD screen is similar to that of Nikon D800’s. It is a VGA screen having 3:2 image area and 4:3 proportions.
Nikon D600 lens
This model comes with an AF-S 24-85 millimeters, f 3.5-4.5 G ED VR zoom lens, which is ideal for those who have just started working with full-frame body. Most interestingly, Nikon D600 is compatible with DX lenses. Therefore, individuals planning on upgrading their cameras will not have to replace all the lenses, because DX lenses possess small imaging circle as compared to the FX sensor.
Nikon D600 was introduced to the US market in September, 2012. It is available for $2,100 (body only), and for $2,700 with the kit.
Overall it is a capable camera and worth buying.