The Nikon D600 is the smallest, least expensive full frame Nikon DSLR yet, aimed directly at enthusiast photographers. It is built around a 24MP FX format CMOS sensor and crams many of the features of the more expensive D800 into a distinctly D7000-esque body. It features a 100% coverage viewfinder and 39-point autofocus system, nine of which are cross-type points. It can capture 1080p HD video at 30, 25 or 24 frames per second and can stream uncompressed footage out over its HDMI port.
|Body type||Mid-size SLR|
|Max resolution||6016 x 4016|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)|
|ISO||100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)|
|Lens mount||Nikon F|
|Focal length mult.||1×|
|Min shutter speed||30 sec|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC x 2 slots|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||850 g (1.87 lb / 29.98 oz)|
|Dimensions||141 x 113 x 82 mm (5.55 x 4.45 x 3.23″)|
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 controls.
Good for: Full frame shooters looking for a smaller, lighter and less expensive alternative to pro-level DSLRs. Photographers who often shoot at high ISOs.
Not so good for: Sports shooters who need wider AF coverage or videographers who demand real-time aperture control and fullscreen HDMI output.
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