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Menus

The D600 has an extensive, yet sensibly arranged menu system that will look very familiar to owners upgrading from the D7000 or D700. By default, menu navigation is accomplished using the multi selector, though you can also configure the camera's front and rear dials to move among options as well. Pressing the camera's external help button will pop-up explanatory text describing the currently selected option.

The D600's menu system is divided into six main categories. The contents of each category are displayed in a page-driven interface. Menu display is sticky, meaning that whether you exit the menu system or turn off the camera, pressing the Menu button returns you to the primary menu option you last visited.

Playback menu

In the playback menu you can delete, copy and rotate images, as well as specify the information that is displayed during image review.

Option Values / Actions Notes
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Delete  • Multiple images
Selection screen
 • Selected
Select Date
ALL
 
Playback folder  • ND600
 • All
 • Current
 
Hide image  • Select/set
 • Select date
 • Deselect all?
 
Playback display options  • Basic photo info
Focus point
 • Additional photo info
None (image only)
Highlights
RGB Histogram
Shooting data
Overview
Allows you to select the information screens that are available to cycle among in image playback.
Copy images  • Select source
Slot 1
Slot 2
 • Select images
Folder name
Deselect all
Select all images
Select protected images
 • Select destination folder
Select folder by number
Enter folder number
Select folder from list
Choose from list
 • Copy images?
Yes
No
 
Image review  • On
 • Off
 
After delete  • Show next
 • Show previous
 • Continue as before
The 'Continue as before' option cycles through the remaining images in the direction you were scrolling.
Rotate tall  • On
 • Off
Enable to automatically rotate vertical images in playback.
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Slide show  • Start
 • Image type
Still images and movies
Still images only
Movies only
 • Frame interval
2 s
3 s
5 s
10 s
 
Print set (DPOF)  • Select / set
 • Deselect all?
 

Shooting menu

The shooting menu is where you'll find a vast array of parameters related to image size, quality and color settings. Among these options is the choice for handling the camera's dual card slot configuration. This is also where you set the movie recording options.

Option Values / Actions Notes
Page one
Reset shooting menu  • On
 • Off
Restore shooting menu settings to defaults.
Storage folder  • Select folder by number
Select folder
 • Select folder from list
Select from list
Choose an existing folder to shoot images to, or create a new folder
File naming  • File naming
Text entry
Allows exposure mode, shutter and aperture values (where applicable) to be saved in menu banks.
Secondary slot function  • Overflow
 • Backup
 • RAW primary, JPEG secondary
 
Image quality  • NEF (RAW) + JPEG Fine
 • NEF (RAW) + JPEG Normal
 • NEF (RAW) + JPEG Basic
 • NEF (RAW)
 • JPEG Fine
 • JPEG Normal
 • JPEG Basic
 
Image size  • Large
 • Medium
 • Small
- 6016 x 4016 / 24.2 M
- 4512 x 3008 / 13.6 M
- 3008 x 2008/ 6.0 M
Image area  • Auto DX crop
On
Off
 • Choose image area
FX (36x24)
DX (24x16)
With 'Auto' enabled, the camera will automatically switch to a DX crop when a DX lens is mounted. Non-DX lenses will use the crop specified in the image area setting.
JPEG compression  • Size priority
 • Optimal quality
 
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NEF (RAW) recording  • Type
Lossless compressed
Compressed
 • NEF (RAW) bit depth
12-bit
14-bit
Set the type of compression used in the NEF file as well as the bit-depth recorded.
White balance  • Auto
Normal
Keep warm lighting colors
 • Incandescent
 • Fluorescent
 • Direct Sunlight
 • Flash
 • Cloudy
 • Shade
 • Choose color temp.
Select from list
 • Preset manual
Select from pre-set values

A separate A-B, G-M grid is available to fine tune WB in all modes except Kelvin mode, which offers G-M. Kelvin adjustments are possible in increments of 10 degrees.

Set Picture Control  • Standard
Quick adjust (-2 to +2)
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
 • Neutral
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
 • Vivid
Quick adjust (-2 to +2)
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
 • Monochrome
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Filter (Off, Y, O, R, G)
Toning (10 options)
 • Portrait
Quick adjust (-2 to +2)
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
• Landscape
Quick adjust (-2 to +2)
Sharpening (A, 0 to 9)
Contrast (A, -3 to +3)
Brightness (-1 to +1)
Saturation (A, -3 to +3)
Hue (-3 to +3)
The 'Quick adjust' setting triggers pre-programmed values for the underlying options.
Manage Picture Control  • Save/edit
Choose a Picture Control
 • Rename
 • Delete
 • Load/save
Copy to camera
Delete from card
Copy to card

Create custom Picture Control sets

Auto distortion control  • On
 • Off
Enable to reduce barrel and pin-cushion lens distortion.
Color Space  • sRGB
 • Adobe RGB
 
Active D-Lighting  • Auto
 • Extra high
 • High
 • Normal
 • Low
 • Off
 
HDR  • HDR mode
On (series)
On (single photo)
Off
 • Exposure differential
Auto
1 EV
2 EV
3 EV
 • Smoothing
High
Normal
Low
Combines two images captured at user-specified EV differences to form a single HDR image. Available in JPEG and TIFF modes only.
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Vignette Control  • High
 • Normal
 • Low
 • Off
Applies in-camera masking to reduce corner shading. Not available for movies, multiple exposure or DX format images.
Long exp. NR  • On
 • Off
Enables dark frame subtraction NR for exposures of 1 sec or longer.
High ISO NR.  • High
 • Normal
 • Low
 • Off
When set to 'Off', NR is still applied (to a lesser degree) to images shot at ISO 1600 and higher.
ISO sensitivity settings  • ISO sensitivity
Lo 1
Lo 0.7
Lo 0.3
100
125
160
200
250
320
400
500
640
800
1000
1250
1600
2000
2500
3200
4000
5000
6400
Hi 0.3
Hi 0.7
Hi 1
Hi 2
 • ISO sensitivity auto control
On / Off
Maximum sensitivity
200
250
320
400
500
640
800
1000
1250
1600
2000
2500
3200
4000
5000
6400
Hi 0.3
Hi 0.7
Hi 1
Hi 2
Minimum shutter speed
Auto
1/4000 - 1 sec

Available sensitivities depend on ISO step custom setting.

Full range: Lo 1 = ISO 50 to Hi 2 = ISO 25600.

Remote control mode  • 2s Delayed remote
 • Quick-response remote
 • Remote mirror-up
Choose how the camera behaves when remote mode is selected on the release mode dial.
Multiple exposure  • Multiple exposure mode
On (series)
On (single photo)
Off
 • Number of shots
2 - 3
 • Auto gain
On
Off
Create a new image from between two and ten exposures.
Interval timer shooting    • Choose start time
Now
Start time
[hh:mm]
 • Interval
[hh:mm:ss]
 • Select no. of times*no. of shots
[000] x [0] = 0001
 • Start
Off
On
Cannot be used simultaneously with time-lapse photography.
Time-lapse photography  • Start
On
Off
 • Interval
[hh:mm:ss]
 • Shooting time
[hh:mm:ss]
 • Start
Off
On
Time-lapse is not available in live view, with shutter speed set to 'bulb', or in bracketing, HDR or multiple exposure modes.
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Movie settings  • Frame size/frame rate
1920 × 1080; 30 fps
1920 × 1080; 25 fps
1920 × 1080; 24 fps
1280 x 720; 60 fps
1280 x 720; 50 fps
1280 x 720; 30 fps
1280 x 720; 25 fps
 • Movie quality
High quality
Normal
 • Microphone
Auto sensitivity
Manual sensitivity
1 - 20
Microphone off
 • Destination
Slot 1
Slot 2
 
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Comments

Total comments: 19
SxeHunKA77
By SxeHunKA77 (4 months ago)

What UI did Nikon install in this camera?

0 upvotes
carton dinis machado
By carton dinis machado (6 months ago)

how to compare Nikon D600 versus nikon D7100

1 upvote
Mike FL
By Mike FL (6 months ago)

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

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amestigon
By amestigon (6 months ago)

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

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tallguy600
By tallguy600 (7 months ago)

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

http://petapixel.com/2014/02/25/law-firms-lining-file-class-action-lawuits-d600-dustoil-issue/

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tallguy600
By tallguy600 (7 months ago)

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....

1 upvote
Scottelly
By Scottelly (9 months ago)

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. http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/studio-compare#baseDir=%2Freviews_data&cameraDataSubdir=boxshot&indexFileName=boxshotindex.xml&presetsFileName=boxshotpresets.xml&showDescriptions=false&headerTitle=Studio%20scene&headerSubTitle=Standard%20studio%20scene%20comparison&masterCamera=nikon_d600&masterSample=dsc_4526_03&slotsCount=4&slot0Camera=nikon_d600&slot0Sample=dsc_4526_03&slot0DisableCameraSelection=true&slot0DisableSampleSelection=true&slot0LinkWithMaster=true&slot1Camera=sony_slta99&slot1Sample=dsc00049&x=-0.378464142966364&y=0.34409159041539195

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munro harrap
By munro harrap (9 months ago)

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!!!

Comment edited 1 minute after posting
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Frank C.
By Frank C. (10 months ago)

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

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tallguy600
By tallguy600 (11 months ago)

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.

4 upvotes
Andrew770
By Andrew770 (11 months ago)

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!

1 upvote
Segaman
By Segaman (11 months ago)

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.....

Comment edited 2 times, last edit 1 minute after posting
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WhiteBeard
By WhiteBeard (8 months ago)

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.

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Noogy
By Noogy (11 months ago)

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikon-d610/

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.

4 upvotes
gmortiz
By gmortiz (Aug 23, 2013)

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.

5 upvotes
nekrosoft13
By nekrosoft13 (Sep 5, 2013)

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

2 upvotes
hovirag
By hovirag (11 months ago)

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.
Source: http://bubbajuju.com/get_nikon_d600_on_sale/
where there are two comparison grids of the most popular cameras to date.

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socaltrevor
By socaltrevor (2 months ago)

they didn't fix it

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jengord
By jengord (2 months ago)

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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