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Nikon D600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 965 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the portability and image quality are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Nikon D600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Nikon D600 Review


The Nikon D600 is one of the newest full-frame DSLRs to hit the Indian market. There's a lot of hype surrounding it, considering the fact that it's quite possibly the cheapest full-frame DSLR out there at the current market rate of around Rs. 1,32,...

The colour reproduction is extremely good even at higher ISOs. The Nikon D600 has incorporated its newly developed 24.3 MP FX format CMOS sensor (35.9 x 24mm). This sensor provides us with the native wide ISO range from 100-6400. ISO can also go down...

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Nikon D600 Review


The Nikon D600 is a powerful and very high quality pro-level dSLR with a smaller body and price tag that may appeal to wider range of photographers. It brings professional quality at a more affordable price. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Auto shooting mode allows for point-n-shoot ease with amazing results ; Outstanding image quality through standard ISO range ; Built-in flash can control external flash units with i-TTL ; Kit lens features new VR II system for up to 4 stops of...

Camera must be set to live view and video mode to capture videos ; High Speed Continuous came up short of advertised 5.5fps ; Face detection struggled, often unable to capture image or face out of focus ; VR II auto tripod detection did not work for us...

The Nikon D600 is a powerful and very high quality pro-level dSLR with a smaller body and price tag that may appeal to wider range of photographers. It brings professional quality at a more affordable price. Read more in our


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Nikon D600


The Nikon D600 is one the most affordable full-frame DSLRs available. While hardly cheap, this $2,099 camera is, simply put, terrific. Just how good? It could change the way you look at digital photography. Read on for the very pleasant details.

Outstanding stills with lush “analog” feel ; Excellent low-light shooting ; As sophisticated, flexible as you want it to be

Even “affordable” full-frame cameras are still very expensive ; Heavy, bulky ; Delivers quality movies but not the finest available

This is hands-down one of the best DSLRs we’ve ever tested.



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Nikon D600


Nikon officially announced the long-rumored and much-leaked D600 a week before the Photokina trade show in September. The D600 is a full-frame DSLR aimed at enthusiasts, with a price to match. At a body only price of $2099/£1955, the 24MP D600 is...

Outstanding low and high ISO performance in both JPEG and Raw files ; High quality JPEG images at default settings ; Wide dynamic range Raw files ; Consistently pleasing metering and white balance results ; Very solid build quality and good ergonomics...

Small coverage area of AF array compared to its peers ; Slow AF in live view and video modes (but good compared to its DSLR competitors) ; Rear LCD prone to glare in bright sunlight, despite new design ; Uncompressed video output over HDMI is not full...

The Nikon D600 brings full frame functionality to the masses along with dual SD card slots and 100% viewfinder coverage. Image quality at high ISO sensitivities is outstanding and a wealth of customization options enables quick access to shooting...

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Nikon D600 (Body Only)


Inexpensive -- well, it's all relative -- smartly designed, fast, and with generally excellent photo quality, the Nikon D600 lives up to the buzz it generated from its first days as a baby rumor.

There's a lot to like in the Nikon D600 , including a great set of shooting features, comfortable and intelligent design, and excellent photo quality and performance.

Photos display some unrecoverable clipping in the highlights that you don't expect in a camera of its caliber.

The Nikon D600 is a really good camera for the money, as long as you're willing to shell out for the lenses that can do it justice.

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Nikon D600


Prior to the release of the Nikon D600 ($2,099.95 direct, body only), full-frame cameras were marketed squarely at pro shooters. Well-heeled enthusiasts might put hard-earned dollars towards a D800, Canon EOS 5D Mark III , or even a Nikon D4, but those...

Compact, full-frame body. Excellent high-ISO quality. Uncompressed 1080p workflow possible. 5.3fps shooting

No GPS, Wi-Fi, or PC Sync socket. Compressed control layout. Must initiate autofocus manually during video recording

The Nikon D600 is essentially a D7000 with an FX sensor, but lacks some of the extra features found in the Canon EOS 6D.

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Nikon D600: Lab Test Results & Comments


The Nikon D600 is the smallest of the company's full-format sensor cameras yet due to the same seals and protections as the Nikon D800 and its very robust body, it can be used outdoors under rugged and rainy weather conditions.

Nikon’s new entry model into the world of full-frame sensors ; Excellent image quality ; Small and compact body (compared to former full-format sensor cameras) ; Robust body ; Full HD video, including clean HDMI output

Missing swivel monitor

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Nikon D600


Nikon carved out a new niche with the release of the Nikon D600, which targets new-to-intermediate DSLR users who want a full-frame (FX) sensor camera but don't need all the features and functions of a pro-level DSLR.

Full-frame sensor; excellent image quality; video

Price is a little high for the target market

Those issues aside, the D600 has many other things I’ve grown to love. I’ve been impressed with the quality at high ISOs and don’t hesitate to dial up to ISO 2000 when I need to keep the shutter speed fast. The placement and integration of Live View...

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Nikon D600 Review: Full Frame, Full Features, Smaller Size


Nikon was the first out of the gate with a mid-priced full-frame camera - the 24 megapixel D600. Targeting advanced amateurs, enthusiasts and pros who want a smaller, lighter second or third camera body, the D600 brings with it a good mix of features...

Excellent image quality ; Full feature set ; Dual SD card slots ; Good performance, especially given its 24 megapixel sensor ; Trickle down features from the D800, e.g., advanced video options

Slow AF in Live View ; Smaller AF coverage (compared to D800) ; Dual SD card slots vs. CF/SD ; Wi-Fi andGPSrequire optional accessories (vs. the Canon 6D)

The Nikon D600's release (along with that of the Canon 6D) has made full-frame shooting available to a broader market than ever before. This is particularly important for Nikon users since photographers with DX cameras don't have to buy new lenses when...

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Camera Test: Nikon D600 Full-Frame DSLR


This full-frame DSLR provides high-performance at a low price

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder / Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:35.9 x 24.0 mm


Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Nikon EN-EL15
Battery Type:Nikon EN-EL15


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes