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Setup menu

In the Setup menu you'll find options for configuring the camera's basic settings such as date/time and language. This is also where you will format SD and CF cards, set HDMI output settings and define attributes of non-CPU lenses - older manual focus designs with no electronic communication to the camera.

Option Values / Actions Notes
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Format memory card  • Slot 1
 • Slot 2
Save user settings  • Save user settings
Save to U1
Save to U2
Reset user settings  • Reset user settings
Reset U1
Reset U2
Monitor brightness  • Auto
 • Manual
+/- 5 steps
Clean image sensor  • Clean now
 • Clean startup/shutdown
Clean at startup
Clean at shutdown
Clean at startup & shutdown
Cleaning off
Lock mirror up for cleaning  • Start  
Image Dust Off ref photo  • Start
 • Clean sensor and start
Capture a ' reference image' for the 'Dust Off' feature of Capture NX2.
HDMI  • Output resolution
 • Device control
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Flicker reduction  • Auto
 • 50 Hz
 • 60 Hz
Time zone and date  • Time zone
 • Date and time
Date set
Time set
 • Date format
 • Daylight saving time
Language  • Czech
 • Danish
 • German
 • English
 • Spanish
 • French
 • Indonesian
 • Italian
 • Dutch
 • Norwegian
 • Polish
 • Portuguese
 • Russian
 • Romanian
 • Finnish
 • Swedish
 • Turkish
 • Ukrainian
 • Arabic
 • Chinese Traditional
 • Chinese Simplified
 • Japanese
 • Korean
 • Thai
Image comment  • Done
 • Input comment
Text entry
 • Attach comment
When enabled the comment is written into the header of each image.
Auto image rotation  • On
 • Off
Battery Info  • Charge
 • No. of shots
 • Calibration
 • Battery age
Information display only.
Copyright Information  • Done
 • Artist
Text entry
 • Copyright
Text entry
 • Attach copyright information
Information is stored as metadata.
Save/load settings  • Save settings
 • Load settings
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GPS  • Auto meter off
 • Position
 • Use GPS to set camera clock
Virtual horizon  • (Display)  
Non-CPU lens data  • Done
 • Lens number (1 - 9)
 • Focal length (6 - 4000)
 • Max aperture (F1.2 - F22)
For older manual focus lenses that do not provide electronic communication to the camera.
AF fine tune  • AF fine tune (On/Off)
 • Saved value (+/- 20)
 • Default (+/- 20)
 • List saved values
Firmware Version  • Version No.
A x.00
B x.00
Information display only.

Retouch menu

The Retouch menu offers a collection of editing presets for post-capture processing of your images. NEF files can be selected for more extensive processing in which you can adjust the camera's currently configured image size, quality and color settings.

Option Values / Actions Notes
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D-Lighting  • Select image
Red-eye correction  • Select image  
Trim  • Select image
Zoom / Scroll
Monochrome  • Black-and-white  
Select image
 • Sepia
Select image
 • Cyanotype
Select image
Filter effects  • Skylight 
Select image
 • Warm filter
Select image
 • Red intensifier 
Select image
 • Green intensifier 
Select image
 • Blue intensifier 
Select image
 • Cross screen
Select image
 • Soft 
Select image
Color balance  • Select image
Color wheel
Image overlay  • Image 1
 • Image 2
 • Preview
NEF (RAW) processing  • Select image
Image quality
Image size
White balance
Exposure compensation
Picture Control
Color Space
Vignette control
Apply in-camera adjustments to a NEF file to create a re-processed JPEG.
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Resize  • Select image
 • Choose destination
SD card slot
CF card slot
 • Choose size
1920 x 1280; 2.5MB
1280 x 856; 1.1MB
960 x 640; .6MB
640 x 424; .3MB
Quick retouch  • Select image
Straighten  • Select image (+/-20 adj)  
Distortion control  • Auto
Select image
 • Manual
Select image (+/-5 adj)
Fisheye  • Select image (slider adj)  
Color outline  • Select image
Color sketch • Select image
Vividness (+/-1 adj)
Outlines (+/-1 adj)
Perspective control  • Select image (+/-20 adj)  
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Miniature effect  • Select image Define area to remain in focus.
Selective color  • Select image Select/adjust up to 3 colors.
Edit movie • Select image Define start and end points of a clip.

My menu

This is where you can store a customized selection of menu items for quick access. You do so by using the Add items menu to select among a list of available options from each of the other five menu categories. Alternatively, you can swap this tab for one the populates itself with the most recently used menu items.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Add items  • Select image
Playback menu
Shooting menu
Custom setting menu
Setup menu
Retouch menu
Remove items  • Select item to remove  
Rank items  • Select item to re-order  
Choose tab  • My menu
 • Recent settings
Swap menus displayed in the tab.
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Total comments: 20

Amazing stuff ... very impressive technology and very likely an extremely capable camera (in the right hands). And yet, not for me. I find the bulk and the functional overload of cameras like the new D600 distracting and intimidating for both, photographer and subject. I much prefer more simple and purposeful designs that concentrate high quality photography.

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What UI did Nikon install in this camera?

carton dinis machado

how to compare Nikon D600 versus nikon D7100

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Mike FL

The new D610 has the same problem that Dust spot issue continues.


Today, D600 was ordered to be off sale by Government in China. 2014/03/16


Law Firms Lining Up to File Class Action Lawsuits Over the D600 Dust/Oil Issue:


Great camera but the oil spots, sold all my Nikon equipment and got a Canon 6D instead.
Now much happier with great Wi-Fi implementation, made in Japan better camera body....

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Something that amazes me is that the Sony A99 actually performs better at high ISO settings, like ISO 1600 and ISO 6400, than this camera and the D610. I didn't expect that. If you doubt me, just take a look at the photos here with the studio shot comparison tool. Be sure to set the ISO settings for both cameras and make sure you look at the playing card and the writing on the red square under the dime. Those areas REALLY show the noise.

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munro harrap

I am sure you , thinking a little about it, must realize they produce with profit in mind, not love for you, who are merely contributors to their profits for them.
That is all you are, and all even the greatest photographers are- a means of supporting their incomes and assuring the wealth and value of the yen against the euro, pound, and dollar.

Nikon knew pre-release, surely, that this problem existed, as they extensively test new machines. Therefore, it follows, surely, that this was all done on purpose, as was designing lenses that do not cover more than APS-C properly (24-70 NahNo!) because they delude themselves that we are all so pleased to own a Nikon that we will even buy plastic mount lenses for it!! Made of plastic, and according to one reviewer taped inside with sticky tape as iPhone lenses are with glue.

They think we are that jackdaw stupid. They are correct. We are so stupid we cannot make cameras at all!!!

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Frank C.

No recall from Nikon because of their abysmal recent quarter(s), if this would have happened in 2010 I'm sure Nikon would have replaced the shutter mechanisms for free under guarantee but is it stands now Nikon is struggling, there's no money in the pot to recall and fix the d600


How do you explain the D610 and the lack of recall of the D600?

One doesn't need a PHD in damage control; the way Nikon handled this issue and it's customer base are a shame.
The D600 should have been fixed, full shutter issue disclosure should have been provided.
Is the D610 shutter mechanism the same as the one on the D600 where it was replaced?
Simple questions, there should be answers but of course no, nothing.


DP Review is a professional organization and their review of the Nikon D600 meets professional standards. It is impressive how much better the Nikon D600 camera performs than Canon and Sony's high end cameras. The D600 is clearly the winner in the DP Review comparison of these top end cameras. For me the D600's handling of ISO images sets it apart from the competition and is one reason why Nikon is the #1 camera brand.

Apparently the early production run of the Nikon D600 had some cameras whose shutter mechanism was faulty. Nikon gave an advisory in February 2013 for those affected to take their cameras to their service centers and many had their camera's shutter mechanism replaced.

Canon's top end camera also experienced a light leak issue from its early production run. Apparently providing a fix was much more involved because it was a structural problem. Apparently Canon's solution was to put a tape inside the camera to cover the light leak.

Finally, the D600 is awesome!

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For some its awesome, for others its their worst nightmare.
As long as your happy everything is fine, if there is a 610 there is a big reason for that.....

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You seem to trust DP Review's "professional standards" so much that you forget to use your own critical sense. Look closely at the studio shots, JPEG at 100 and 3200 ISO and tell me that the Nikon is not overly soft and lacking detail compared to the Sony or Canon, especially on the playing cards.


Cheers to DPR for the gold rating of D600 - a clearly defective camera by design and component. The link above is the implied admission from Nikon. Next time raters from DPR, it is better that you state "we withhold any final rating on this camera at this time until we see a conclusive fix from Nikon" or something like that and save yourselves the embarrassment.


D600 nightmare: After three weeks a few spots appeared. After four weeks a MASSIVE number of spots appeared and I sent it in to Nikon's New York repair facility. Two weeks later I received it, they had replaced the shutter mechanism and cleaned the low pass filter. I took some blue sky test shots which revealed spots still on the sensor. Back to Nikon for the second time. I received the D600 back from Nikon and the workorder shows all they did was re-clean the already cleaned sensor. Test shots show the exact same spots present as when they received it.

How ridiculous is it that an untrained consumer can see a serious problem in 5 minutes, and Nikon's service center has now twice sent out a camera with a damaged sensor.

One more thing: HEY NIKON - can we end the fantasy that the problem is dust? From the owner's manual: "Note, however, that the filter is extremely delicate and easily damaged." And apparently it is damaged when lubricant from the shutter mechanism hit it.


the "trained" technician is stuck in some poorly lit building. Is not like they can go outside and take shots of blue sky.


Nikon comes clean over the dust and oil problem – meaning they fixed it. Nikon users also mentioned even before the Nikon announcement that these issues disappear after the camera has been run in.
where there are two comparison grids of the most popular cameras to date.


they didn't fix it


No they havent fixed it. What they are doing in Australia is fitting a new D600 shutter, cleaning your sensor and sending it back, then surprise surprise after about 500-1000 shots the oil is splattered thickly again, not the normal one or two spots but multiple,this is not normal! after about 4 returns they send you another D600. So then your back on the round-about. I dont think I will buy NIKON again.

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