Nikon D600 Features

The Nikon D600 features a full frame 24 megapixel sensor that is designed to maximize image quality, especially in low-light situations.

Nikon D600
Release Date: September 2012
Price With Lens: $2,500 USD
Available at:
Amazon  •  Adorama  •  B&H Photo Video

I'm really hoping that the Nikon D600 is part of a trend.

What I'm hoping for is a move toward smaller, lighter and significantly less expensive full-frame digital SLRs.

What is full frame? It means that the sensor inside the D600 is the same size as a frame of 35mm film. This larger-size sensor is capable of capturing images with blurrier backgrounds and higher image quality, especially in low-light situations.

Previously full-frame cameras were designed specifically for professional working photographers: they were big, heavy, feature-rich and very expensive.

The Nikon D600 aims to bring full frame down a notch, from the "professional" level to the "enthusiast" level — people who really like taking pictures but aren't charging thousands of dollars to shoot weddings.

Does it succeed? Somewhat: the Nikon D600 has a body size and shape that is closer in scale to the immensely popular Nikon D7000.

However, the price - still above $2,000 USD for the body only is still well above what many people can afford.

Simply put: you have to really want a full-frame camera and have the skills to use it to justify dropping this much cash on a digital camera.

Nikon D600 Features

StabilizationIn Lens
Memory CardSD / SDHC / SDXC
Max. Shutter Speed1/4000
Max. Photo Capture5.5 per second
ISO Range50 to 25600
Movie ModesH.264
1920 x 1080p (30, 25, 24)
1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25)
LCD3.2in (921,000 dots)
ViewfinderPentaprism (100% coverage)
Autofocus39 point
Face Detect AFYes
Sensor Dimensions36 x 24mm (no crop factor)
HDMI PortYes
Live ViewYes
Built-in FlashYes (Sync: 1/200)
Compatible LensesAll Nikon F-Mount
BatteryEN-EL15 LiIon
Dimensions5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2in
141 x 113 x 82mm
Weight26.8oz (760g)
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