Nikon D600

The Nikon D600 is a digital SLR ( DSLR) camera manufacturer Nikon with 24 - megapixel full-frame sensor.

The model was presented on 13 September 2012. It is positioned in features and price between the D7000 and the D800. With a suggested retail price of U.S. $ 2099.95 it is the most cheapest full-frame digital SLR camera.

Special Features

The Kamerasensensor has a size of 36 × 24 millimeters. The sensor is the same size as the negative of the small format analog photography. Nikon calls this sensor size as the FX, while the smaller sensors, which also uses Nikon for SLR cameras are called DX.

Lenses which have been calculated specifically for the DX - format indeed have a smaller image circle, but may be used based on the same and on the bayonet D600. The camera is able to detect these lenses, and switches with the appropriate setting automatically switches to the DX mode. In this mode, only a about 24 × 16 millimeters wide range of the sensor is being used. While this prevents the problems caused by the smaller image circle shadows, but can not the full resolution of the sensor can be used. With the D600, the maximum image size thus reduced to 3936 × 2624 pixels, which corresponds to approximately 10.3 megapixels. To assist the photographer with composition a rectangle is displayed in the viewfinder that shows the used in DX mode image area.

The D600 is protected against dust and splashing water. The housing weighs including battery and memory card around 850 grams and is partially made of a magnesium alloy.

Pictures can be taken either with manual settings, in aperture priority mode, speed priority, Programmed automatic or fully automatic, and 19 scene modes. The D600 is familiar with the predefined image styles Landscape, Portrait, Black & White, Neutral and Standard. Additional custom Picture Styles can be saved. A new feature is the possibility of video recording to a maximum of full- HD resolution (1920 × 1200 pixels) at 30 frames per second. The camera has a built -in mono microphone. An external stereo microphone can also be connected.

The camera has 39 autofocus metering field. However, they focus on the center of the sensor, or more precisely to the area in the center, which corresponds to the size of an APS - C sensor.

The image recording in Nikon NEF raw format can be done either in 12 bit or 14 bit per channel, in JPEG format 8 bits per channel are stored with lossy compression. In HDR mode high-contrast photos can be done by automatically superimposed upon release two exposures into one image. The Active D-Lighting retains details and also ensures a natural contrast.


On the D600 all NIKKOR lenses can be used from the Ai- standard. Non -Ai lenses ( before 1977, and no alterations ) can not be recognized.

The corresponding vertical battery grip is the MB -D14. All CLS and iTTL compatible flash units can be controlled automatically, other devices can be triggered by manual control.

The D600 has a combined interface for remote release and for geotagging by GPS receiver. In addition to the GPS position data compass information ( Heading) are transmitted, but which are not used by Nikon's own Unit GP -1.

Nikon D610

On 8 October 2013, slightly revised version was introduced as the successor to the D600 with the Nikon D610. It has an improved closure with a 5.5 to 6 frames / s increased frame rate and a new series mode " Quiet shooting " was introduced with 3 frames / s. Likewise, the white balance is improved. Otherwise, it is identical to the D600.