- 24MP - Full frame Sensor
- 3.2" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 6400 (Push to 25600)
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Nikon F Mount
- 850g - 141 x 113 x 82mm
- Released November 2012
- Previous Model is Nikon D300S
- Newer Model is Nikon D610
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Nikon D600 summary
Nikon D600 is Nikon's Advanced DSLR camera originally released on November of 2012. It comes with a 24 MegaPixel, CMOS Full frame sized sensor and has a max resolution of 6016 x 4016.
Nikon released this camera in order to update the earlier Nikon D300S (Read Full Comparison) and subsequently released the newer Nikon D610 (Read Full Comparison) as a way to replace this model.
The D600 is ranked #22 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras and overall #126 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. You should look at our Smart camera filter to find camera rankings based on your personal factors.
Below is a chart of different factors used in the rating system.
Nikon D600 family
The Nikon D600 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the full range underneath.
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D600 vs D800E36MPFull frame4.0 fps2012
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Nikon D600 Gallery
You can see the D600 from various angles in the gallery here.
Nikon D600 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of pluses and minuses of the Nikon D600 based on factors which are generally considered important in a camera.
Nikon D600 Sensor info
The Nikon D600 is run by the Expeed 3 processor. The size of the sensor in the Nikon D600 is 35.9mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 862 mm² sensor is able to capture 6016 x 4016 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor boasts 24MP and gives a native ISO range of 100 - 6400. This ISO can also be widened electronically to 50 - 25600. RAW format is saved therefore you have wider margin for error.
The picture underneath illustrates the D600's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The D600 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1 and is shown in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Nikon D600 dimensions
Nikon D600 weighs about 1.87 pounds (850 grams or 29.98 oz) and the over all size of the camera is 141mm x 113mm x 82mm (5.6" x 4.4" x 3.2"). The weight of typical Advanced DSLR camera is 776 grams so the Nikon D600 is very much the same when compared to various competitors.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Underneath is a shot of the Nikon D600 alongside a soda so you can have a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will show the button layout on the D600.
Nikon D600 Lens info
The D600 uses the Nikon F mount and has 315 lenses to choose from. Below is some of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the D600.
Nikon D600 Connectivity
The D600 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily copy pictures and usually alter camera settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
Certain applications even allow a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external display. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Nikon D600 Video info
The max video resolution in the Nikon D600 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 1080p resolution provides a good balance in quality and file sizes but 1080p will not leave you with much room to downsample. The camera does have both headphone and microphone support making it incredibly useful while capturing audio.
Nikon D600 Weather Sealing
Nikon D600 features environment proofing which makes it a fantastic candidate to use in tricky locations. This is particularly handy any time you are uncertain about the elements you might face in outdoor photography.
Nikon D600 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon D600 comes with a 3.2" fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 921k dots.
Sadly the display screen is not a touch screen. The D600 also comes with a Top display in order to instantly see the camera's settings.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder specifications regarding Nikon D600 are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- Coverage 100 percent
- Magnification 0.7x
Viewfinders are pretty handy in sunny outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.
Nikon D600 Shutter info
Nikon D600 continuous shooting rate is 5.5 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Nikon D600 Flash and Hot shoe info
Nikon D600 has got both in-built flash and external flash support. The maximum flash sync is 1/200 seconds.
Nikon D600 Autofocus info
Nikon D600 has got both Phase Detect Autofocus along with Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier and exact compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera comes with Face detect which makes it useful for portraits.
The AF system comes with 39 focus points to select from. It also boasts Tracking Autofocus for things on the move. Nikon D600 features manual focus when required in low light occasions or you require more accurate control on focus.
Nikon D600 Battery life
The battery pack (EN-EL15) in the Nikon D600 is designed to last for 900 photos based on the CIPA standards which is comparable with its competition. The usual Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 comes with the maximum (2260) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Following is a number of Advanced DSLR cameras which have the highest battery life:
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Nikon D600 for different kinds of photography
The following illustration gives a rundown of the Nikon D600 for different kinds of photography. To read more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Nikon D600 Portrait photography factors
The Nikon D600 receives a points total of 82 which is fantastic, and means the camera is a superb option to use for portraits. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor size, support for RAW photos & capability to use external flash.
Nikon D600 Street photography factors
Getting a moderate points total of 60, the Nikon D600 is somewhat suitable to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Nikon D600 as a Sports photography camera
A nice sports photography points tally of 71 means the Nikon D600 is a good pick for taking photos of sports. A camera needs excellent focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon D600 Travel photography highlights
Weight is very crucial in choosing a travel camera. All round, the Nikon D600 gets a above average 66 for a travel camera which makes it a good pick for your vacations.
Nikon D600 Landscape photography advice
When you're planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photos, the most critical factor will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon D600 at it's great rating of 78 for a landscape camera is a excellent choice in the current marketplace.
Nikon D600 Vlogging information
A camera for vlogging preferably should posses a articulating display, mic input and if possible IBIS. Considering everything, the Nikon D600 is not really appropriate as a vlog camera as it delivers a low score of 30.
Nikon D600 Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the D600, below is a list of the highest placed cameras that fall within the class of Advanced DSLR.
The line graph down below offers you a summary of the D600 versus it's highest ranking rivals suggested previously.
Following are additional cameras you may have a look at as alternate options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.