Nikon D600 – Overview
The Nikon D600 is a particularly interesting camera in the current Nikon lineup. With the lightweight, ergonomic body of the Nikon D7100, you get a bigger sensor (the Nikon D600 is full frame) with the stellar image quality of the more expensive Nikons (like the D4 and the D800/D800E) at a much better price. The D600 is an excellent camera for the photographer who wants the image quality of the higher end models with the ergonomics and size of the mid-range models. You also get the U1 and U2 user preset modes which are curiously missing on the higher end models.
If you want a nice full frame Nikon for your FX lenses and you don’t want to fork over the money for the top end models, this is the camera for you. Professional photographers use these cameras because they have expenses and a business to run. Its a solid practical choice.
Also worth noting is the D600 actually shoots a faster burst speed than the D800/D800E at 5 fps vs the 4.5 fps of the higher end model. For sports, wildlife or other fast moving subjects, this can be worth the difference, especially when you consider this camera costs less.
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Nikon D600 Features:
The Nikon D600 is a compact, full-frame DSLR which offers excellent performance in a compact body. If you shoot on location this is a dream setup – high performance in a lighter package. The D600 is tack sharp with a 24.3 MP full-frame CMOS sensor. It features Nikon’s EXPEED 3 processor that manages images with 5.5 frames per second, continuous shooting at full resolution. The low light performance is excellent with standard ISO capture from 100 to 6400 (expandable to 50-25,600 with).
The D600 uses a 39 point AF system with wide area coverage. There are 9 cross-type sensors and 7 center focus points for increased usibility for longer focal lengths. Auto focus is available in Live View.
Metering and Onboard Intelligence
As with all the pro-level Nikons, the D600 features intelligent scene recognition with 3D Color Matrix Metering II. Exposure accuracy is excellent and consistent across non-flash and i-TTL flash situations as well as cinema quality HD video.
Video can be made at 1080p with selectable frame rates of 30p, 25p or 24p or at 720p with rates of 60p, 50p or 30p if you’re interested in overcranking for smooth slow motion cinema effects. Add in a stereo mic, still image exporting and a codec of MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and you have a very capable DSLR for shooting a wide range of video with.
Built-In Accessory Terminal
The Nikon D600 features an accessory terminal for GPS and Wireless units designed for the camera. Want to geo-tag your images and download them to your tablet instantly? This camera has you covered with the accessory terminal for adaptors built for the camera.
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Sensor: 24.7MP Full-frame CMOS
Image Processor: EXPEED 3 Processor
LCD: 3.2″ Rear Screen LCD
Auto Focus: 39 Wide Area AF Points
ISO Range: 100-6400 ISO – Expandable to 50-25600
Shutter: 1/4000 – 30 sec
Flash Sync: 1/200 sec
Frame Speed: up to 5.5 FPS
Storage: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Viewfinder: 0.70x magnification
Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Mov
Video Frame Rates:
1920×1080: 30fps, 25fps, 24fps,
1280×720: 60fps, 50fps, 30fps, 25fps