Nikon D600 24MP Full Frame Digital SLR Camera with an Affordable Price

| September 17, 2012

Nikon D600 SLR with full frame FX format 24MP sensor shown with built-in pop-up flash raised [wpsr_socialbts services=”facebook,twitter,pinterest,email”]

*Updated with Nikon D600 sample image gallery.* Nikon has today officially announced the much rumored Nikon D600 full frame FX format digital SLR camera. The Nikon D600 inherits many advanced functions found in higher end Nikon professional camera’s and bears a similar design and operational feature set to the acclaimed Nikon D7000 (DX format).

The Nikon D600 DSLR camera offers a large high resolution 24MP FX format CMOS sensor, a 3.2-inch 921K dot LCD screen with wide viewing angle, up to 5.5 frames per second continuous shooting, incorporates a 39-point AF system with 9 cross-type AF points, features a built-in pop-up flash, and offers 1080p full HD video mode with stereo sound recording.

Videographers will be happy to note that the Nikon D600 also features a headphone jack for audio monitoring in movie mode, and offers uncompressed video recording via HDMI.

The big surprise with respect to the Nikon D600 SLR camera is the aggressive price point announced by Nikon. With a manufacturer’s recommended retail price of $2179 Canadian ($2099 US), the Nikon D600 SLR is the most affordable full frame DSLR camera to hit the market. This is a huge accomplishment for Nikon, considering that the Nikon D600 is no slouch in the specs and performance department. In the US you can save $100 on the Nikon D600 SLR with AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens kit priced at $2599 until Sept 29th when the suggested retail price (SRP) takes effect at $2699

• Nikon D600 Digital SLR Camera Major Features
• Nikon D600 FX Format SLR Camera Press Release
• Nikon D600 Digital SLR Camera Specifications
• Nikon D600 Sample Photos Gallery and Price Info
• Nikon D600 SLR body only or with lens now in stock at Amazon

Nikon D600 FX format full frame digital SLR camera back view

Nikon D600 Full Frame Digital SLR Camera Major Features

• 24MP FX Format CMOS Sensor: The Nikon full frame (approx. equivalent to 35mm) FX-format CMOS sensor (35.9 x 24.0 mm) with 24.3 effective megapixels incorporated in the Nikon D600 SLR delivers stable high image quality at a wide ISO sensitivity range from ISO 100 to 6400 (expandable to ISO 50 to 25600 equivalent). 14-bit A/D conversion and a high signal-to-noise ratio deliver images with rich tonal gradation and reduced noise.

• EXPEED 3 Image Processing: The Nikon D600 SLR camera incorporates the same EXPEED 3 image processing engine as the Nikon D4 and D800 professional cameras.

• Rugged and Lightweight with Weatherproof Magnesium Alloy Body: The Nikon D600 digital SLR camera features magnesium alloy body construction for the top and rear covers. Despite its compact and lightweight body, the camera is designed to provide durability. The Nikon D600 digital SLR camera also features a number of seals to provide enhanced dust-prevention and weather-resistant performance equivalent to that of the higher end Nikon D800 FX format digital SLR.

Nikon D600 digital SLR camera with rugged body construction and weather seals

• Glass Pentaprism Optical Viewfinder with 100% Frame Coverage: The Nikon D600 DSLR’s optical viewfinder features approx. 100% frame coverage providing for precise composition. The camera’s approx. 0.7x viewfinder magnification allows for easy viewing. The frame coverage and magnification are the same as found in the Nikon D4 FX format professional DSLR.

Nikon D600 FX format digital SLR camera with pentaprism optical viewfinder

Grid lines can optionally be placed across the viewfinder (in FX format), a feature that is convenient for landscape or architectural shooting.

• 3.2-inch High Resolution 921K Pixel LCD Monitor: The Nikon D600 features a 3.2-inch 921K dot LCd monitor with wide viewing angle and brightness adjustment. A new LCD monitor design (same as D4 and the Nikon D800) eliminates the air space between the camera’s LCD panel and the protective glass cover by adhering the panel and the glass closer together thereby improving visibility.

• Live View Shooting: The D600 comes equipped with live view for still images and movies, providing display and operation optimized for each of them. In live view, it is possible to magnify images up to approx. 19x to check the exact focus. Also, metering in live view is adjusted to suit the live view display, producing photographs with exposure close to what is seen in the monitor.

For movie live view, the Nikon D600 SLR camera incorporates dedicated exposure controls that enable smooth exposure transitions even if the brightness of the scene varies drastically. Users can shoot still images in 16:9 aspect ratio by pressing the shutter-release button during movie live view or movie recording. (Movie recording will end and the footage recorded up to that point will be saved.)

Nikon D600 FX Format SLR camera back view

• Full 1080p HD Movie Recording with Stereo Sound and Manual Control: The Nikon D600 FX format SLR camera offers full 1080p HD movie recording at 30 or 24 frames per second. Movies are recorded in the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format, and clips can be recorded up to approximately 30 min at a time. Movies can be recorded in either FX or DX format crop mode. It is also possible to record video at 1280 x 720; 60p.

Movie recording can be activated at any time by pushing the dedicated one touch movie recording button located on the top of the camera.

• Simultaneous Display of Movie and Movie Live View Output on External Monitors with HDMI: The Nikon D600 digital SLR camera features an HDMI mini-pin connector. It is possible to display the scene on both the camera’s LCD monitor and an external monitor at the same time. In movie live view, it is possible to output in the same resolution as the recording size of the movie (max. 1,920 x 1,080).

It is also possible to record uncompressed movie live view data directly to an external device before recording it to the camera’s SD memory card, meeting demands of professionals who need uncompressed high-quality movie footage to edit on connected equipment.

• Optional Microphone and Headphone Connections: The Nikon D600 SLR camera incorporates an external microphone terminal. If you attach the compact ME-1 Stereo Microphone (optional) you can record clearer sound while significantly reducing mechanical noise. Moreover, the Nikon D600 employs a headphone terminal that lets you effectively monitor audio with optional stereo headphones. The audio level can be finely adjusted in 30 steps.

• Fast and Easy Operation with Convenient Exposure Mode Dial and Release Mode Settings Dial Located Close Together: The Nikon D600 FX format SLR camera features a convenient exposure mode dial located on the left top of the camera, right above the Drive / Release Mode settings dial.

Nikon D600 SLR camera mode dial and drive mode dial conveniently located on the top of the camera

• ISO Sensitivity Range ISO 100 to 6400 (Boost from 50 to 25,600 ISO): The Nikon D600 SLR’s ISO sensitivity ranges from ISO 100 to 6400 at normal setting. Under difficult lighting conditions, it is possible to expand to ISO 50 (Lo 1) or ISO 25600 (Hi 2) equivalent.

• High-Density 39-Point AF System: The Nikon D600 SLR camera comes equipped with a Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module. 39 focus points acquire and track the subject and the nine cross-type sensors cover the most frequently used center area to deliver higher subject-acquisition performance. Seven of the focus points (five central focus points and one point to the left and right of them in the middle line) are compatible with f/8.

Nikon D600 FX format digital SLR camera with Nikon AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-5.6G VR zoom lens top view

• Fast Start-Up and Response: Start-up time is approx. 0.13 s and shutter release time lag is approx. 0.052 s which is close to the approx. 0.042 s of the Nikon flagship D4.

• High-speed Continuous Shooting at 5.5 fps in Both FX and DX Formats: The Nikon D600 SLR is capable of shooting up to 5.5 frames per second up to 100 shots in either the FX or DX format.

• Nikon’s Exclusive Scene Recognition System with 2,016-pixel RGB Sensor: The Nikon D600 analyzes the scene before shooting, employing information from the camera’s 2,016-pixel RGB sensor and image sensor, and uses the information to determine settings for optimal autofocus, auto exposure, i-TTL balanced fill-flash and auto white balance control.

• Integrated Dust Reduction System with Image Sensor Cleaning function: The Nikon D600 SLR camera employs an Image Sensor Cleaning function that vibrates the camera’s optical low-pass filter at four different resonant frequencies to reduce dust. This function can be set to operate automatically when the camera is turned on or off.

• Built-in Lens Correction Functions: The Nikon D600 features a number of built-in technologies that serve to enhance lens performance, including; Lateral chromatic aberration reduction, Auto distortion control, and Vignette control.

The Lateral chromatic aberration reduction feature is effective for reducing image distortion at the edges of a frame and for improving image quality throughout the entire frame, regardless of the NIKKOR lenses used.

Nikon D600 SLR camera with perspective and distortion control test off and on

The Nikon D600 sample photo on the left was taken with default settings. In the sample photo on the right, the D600 was set to Auto Distortion Control On when taking the original shot (NEF/RAW). Perspective straightened after the fact using the Nikon D600 Retouch Menu Perspective Control function. Edited image saved in-camera as new file.

If you set “On” for “Auto distortion control” when using Nikon G or D type Nikkor lenses, barrel distortion caused by a wide-angle lens or pin-cushion distortion caused by a telephoto lens can be compensated. Vignette control is designed to even the exposure across the frame preventing darker image corners more commonly associated with some wide-angle lenses.

• Dual SD Memory Card Slots: The Nikon D600 digital SLR features two Secure Digital (SD) type memory card sluts hidden behind a hinged door located on the side of the camera.

Users can assign each memory card to record “JPEG” and “RAW” images separately, and it is possible to copy images between cards. The Nikon D600 is compatible with type SDHC and Eye-Fi SD type cards.

Nikon D600 SLR camera supports two secure digital SD type memory cards

• High durability Shutter Tested to 150,000 Cycles: The Nikon D600 SLR employs a high-speed and high-precision sequential control mechanism that drives the shutter, mirror and aperture independently. The shutter is rated for 150,000 cycles.

• Nikon EN-EL15 Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery and Charger Supplied: It is possible to shoot approx. 900 shots of still images on one charge of the EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery.

• Optional MB-D14 Vertical Release Battery Grip: The MB-D14 Multi-Power Battery Pack, exclusively designed for the Nikon D600 digital SLR camera, supports two types of batteries. You can use one EN-EL15 or double up the power capacity by adding a second battery (up to 1800 shots per charge). It is possible to use six AA batteries in the grip instead of the EN-EL15 battery.

Nikon MB-D14 vertical release battery grip for Nikon D600 SLR camera

Nikon MB-D14 vertical release battery grip for the Nikon D600 back view

The MB-D14 Multi-Power Battery Pack for the Nikon D600 SLR camera incorporates controls for vertical shooting; shutter-release button, shutter-release button lock lever, AE-L/AF-L button, multi selector, and main/sub command dials. Magnesium alloy is used for the exterior.

• WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter (optional): By attaching the optional WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter to the D600’s USB connector, two-way communication between the camera and a smart device such as a smartphone or tablet computer with built-in wireless communication function is possible. The Nikon WU-1b is compatible with smart devices using the Android OS and Apple OS.

Nikon D600 digital SLR camera front top view

Nikon D600 Digital SLR Camera Press Release

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the 24.3-megapixel (MP) D600, a camera that is designed to deliver the image quality and performance benefits of a full frame FX-format sensor to the enthusiast looking to take their dedication to the next level. The Nikon D600 offers a remarkable value, merging the perfect combination of a lightweight, compact form factor and superior image quality, making the leap into FX-format photography more attractive than ever.

Whether shooting stills or Full HD video, advanced features and Nikon technologies like the newly developed high resolution CMOS sensor and EXPEED 3 image processing engine are designed to meet the needs of the most demanding creative vision. Additionally, Nikon’s new optional WU-1b wireless adapter allows users to shoot high quality HD-SLR images and transfer them to their mobile device, making it easier to stay connected, without the need for wires.

“For many, image making is so much more than a hobby; it is a way of life that changes the way the world is perceived. The Nikon D600 represents a new category of camera for this user and demonstrates Nikon’s devotion to the passionate photographer who is always looking for new ways to express their creativity through their photos and HD videos,” said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. “By offering users the advanced FX-format and key features inherited from our professional cameras, along with new functions like optional wireless capabilities, Nikon is inspiring photographers by providing an imaging experience that satisfies like never before.“

Nikon D600 digital SLR camera memory card side view

Nikon D600 SLR: Superior Image Quality

Nikon’s FX-format offers photographers exciting image quality possibilities, from dazzling dynamic range and exacting detail to stellar low-light ability. The D600 employs Nikon’s newly developed, large 24.3 MP FX-format CMOS Sensor (35.9 x 24mm) to offer photographers a versatile camera that provides amazing image quality and sharpness, with ample resolution to tackle almost any project.

Because the needs of the advanced amateur varies widely, the new CMOS sensor provides a wide ISO range from 100-6400 (expandable from 50-25,600) to give photographers maximum low-light flexibility yielding clean images with minimal noise and accurate color. The full ISO range can also be used while capturing HD video in challenging light.

Nikon’s exclusive EXPEED 3 image processing engine interprets the massive amount of image data flowing from the sensor to quickly process images and HD video. The result is striking images and impressive HD video that exhibits faithful color reproduction and tonal range throughout the frame.

Nikon D600: Precision Technology Engineered for the Enthusiast

Enthusiasts of all types demand the best from their gear, and the Nikon D600 is a camera engineered with intuitive features that give photographers an edge in the field. Whether shooting lush landscapes, action sports or the elusive animals of the Serengeti, Nikon’s Scene Recognition System and 2,016 pixel RGB sensor excels in any situation. By recognizing the scene prior to capture, the system meticulously analyzes factors such as color and brightness with extraordinary precision and compares all the data using Nikon’s exclusive 30,000 image database. The result is enhanced AF performance and flattering exposures.

Nikon D600 FX format digital SLR camera Scene Recognition System schematic

For precise AF performance in a wide variety of shooting conditions, the D600 features a 39 point AF system with the new MultiCAM 4800FX AF module. This AF array is well suited to a wide variety of shooting styles and disciplines, offering AF modes to let users select a single point, continuous AF, Dynamic AF or use 3D tracking to keep pace with a moving subject throughout the frame. Additionally, the system features nine cross type sensors for maximum accuracy, while seven AF points are fully functional when using compatible NIKKOR lenses and teleconverters with an aperture value up to f/8 for extreme telephoto applications.

To keep up with action sports, active wildlife or the photo opportunity that unexpectedly arises, the D600 is ready to shoot in 0.13 seconds, with a 0.052 second shutter release. The camera emphasizes speed and performance, from overall operation and image processing, helped in part by the exceptional EXPEED 3 processing engine. The camera is also capable of bursts of images at 5.5 frames per second (fps) at full resolution with full AF, to capture decisive moments. To further enhance speed and workflow, images and video can also be rapidly transferred to dual SD card slots that are compatible with the latest SDXC and UHS-1 high speed standards.

Enthusiasts will also appreciate other thoughtful features made to appeal to more advanced photographers, such as the 100% frame coverage seen through optical viewfinder. The wide and bright view makes it easy to compose in a variety of conditions, and affords the ability to enjoy shooting for hours on end with minimal eye fatigue. Additionally, the D600 features several scene modes and features to enhance creativity, including one-touch access to Picture Control functions through a new dedicated button.

Photographers can also shoot images in High Dynamic (HDR) mode for amazing highlights, and create awe-inspiring time lapses with ease.

Nikon D600 FX format digital SLr camera with Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-5.6G IF ED VR zoom lens on tripod

Experience Full HD 1080p Video with the Nikon D600

The Nikon D600 has advanced video features that are ideal for those ready to embrace the world of HD-SLR video, as well as those already enjoying its benefits such as manual control, depth of field, low-light ability and lensing options. This camera gives users the ability to record Full HD at varying frame rates and resolutions including 1080p video at 30, 25 or 24p, and 720p video at 60, 50 and 30p. When shooting HD video at the highest quality setting, up to 20 minutes can be recorded, or up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds in normal quality for added convenience when shooting static shots such as interviews and events. The large 3.2-inch 921K dot LCD screen makes it easy to preview images or video captured, navigate the menu system or confirm critical HD focus, while automatic brightness control adapts seamlessly to changing lighting conditions.

Sophisticated video features help to increase the production value on any project, including full manual control of exposure, and the ability to switch between FX and DX-format (1.5X) at Full HD for a telephoto boost and alter depth of field. Users can opt to focus manually or can take advantage of the full-time AF while recording to help ensure faces are in focus or track a moving subject. Additionally, videographers have the ability to capture audio with the onboard microphone or record stereo audio externally using the mic input. Audio can be monitored through the headphone jack and levels can be displayed on the LCD with peaking.

In addition to the ability to play back HD video and images through the HDMI terminal, users are also able to experience pro-grade video features in the Nikon D600. For monitoring and streaming applications, the image can be displayed on the LCD screen while simultaneously shown on another monitor through the HDMI, with or without shooting data. What’s more, the D600 adds the ability to transfer uncompressed video via the HDMI connection, which can then be routed to a digital recorder or similar device.

Optional Nikon WU-1b wireless transfer Wi-Fi adapter for the Nikon D600 digital SLR camera

Remote Sharing and Capture with WU-1b Adapter for Nikon D600 SLR

Photography is a form of expression, which can now be shared more ways than ever before through social networks and online communities. To accompany the D600, Nikon has also announced the optional WU-1b Wireless Adapter that allows users to connect wirelessly to the camera. A companion Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility application for Android™ based mobile devices is also available at no additional cost. 1 Furthermore, an application for the iPhone® and iPad® mobile digital devices will be available on September 15, 2012.2

When connected, users are able to share their images taken with the D600 through their mobile device to their social circles, as well as send and download images from their camera to a compatible device.3 The adapter also allows users to remotely fire the D600’s shutter from up to 50 feet from the camera, which is ideal for capturing photos from unique vantage points.

Nikon D600: NIKKOR, Speedlight and System Compatibility

Supporting the D600 is Nikon’s heritage in optical excellence, more than 70 NIKKOR AF and AF-S compatible lenses for maximum versatility. Those with DX-format lenses will also be happy to know that these lenses can also be used on the camera as well as the ability to set DX crop for stills or video to extend the reach of telephoto or telephoto zoom lenses.

Nikon D600 SLR camera with optional Nikon SB-700 speedlight flash

Nikon D600 SLR Camera with optional Nikon SB-700 Speedlight Flash

The new Nikon D600 HD-SLR is also a gateway to Nikon’s renowned Creative Lighting System (CLS) which illuminates a whole new world of creative image making using multiple Speedlights. A built-in Speedlight commander can control multiple Speedlights such as Nikon’s SB-700, SB-910 or Wireless Close Up Speedlight System, and the camera can also control up to two individual speedlight groups for further creative control.

Nikon D600 SLR: Rugged Construction

Built to withstand the wide variety of shooting conditions enthusiasts face, the body of the D600 is sealed and gasketed against dirt and moisture. The camera uses magnesium alloy top and rear construction to provide a lightweight camera with maximum durability. The shutter has been tested for 150,000 cycles, and sensor cleaning is also employed. The battery is rated for approximately 900 shots, affording photographers the ability to shoot all day. Additionally, the optional MB-D14 Multi Power Battery Pack extends the grip for comfort and can effectively double the battery capacity when using two batteries.

The D600 is also built with an emphasis on handling with thoughtful ergonomics and button placement, in a body that is compact enough to carry comfortably on any excursion. The hand grip has been improved for comfort, while the overall impression from using the camera is reassuringly solid. To avoid accidental engagement, the shutter button has been recessed, while the Mode Dial can be looked.

Nikon D600 SLR Camera Price and Availability

The Nikon D600 will be available on September 18, 2012 in the US for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $2,099.95, for body only, or with the AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR for the SRP of $2,699.95.

The Nikon WU-1b wireless transfer adapter unit will be also available on September 18, 2012 for an SRP of $59.95.

The Nikon MB-D14 Multi Power Battery Pack for the Nikon D600 SLR will be available in late September for a suggested retail price of $320.

The Nikon D600 SLR body only will have a Canadian manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $2179.99, and the kit with AF-S 24-85mm F/3.5-4.5G ED VR zoom lens will be $2749.99. We do not have a confirmed product release date for the Nikon D600 SLR in Canada.

Nikon D600 digital SLR camera with Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm F/3.5-4.5G VR zoom lens front side view

Nikon D600 SLR Camera Sample Image Gallery

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Nikon D600 digital SLR camera side view

Nikon D600 FX Format SLR Camera Specifications

Image Sensor35.9 x 24.0 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)
35mm equivalent focal length 1x
Effective ResolutionApprox. 24.3 megapixels
Still Image File Format and SizeFX format (36×24): 6,016 x 4,016 (L), 4,512 x 3,008 (M), 3,008 x 2,008 (S)
DX format (24×16): 3,936 x 2,624 (L), 2,944 x 1,968 (M), 1,968 x 1,312 (S)
FX-format photographs taken in movie live view: 6,016 x 3,376 (L), 4,512 x 2,528 (M), 3,008 x 1,688 (S)
DX-format photographs taken in movie live view: 3,936 x 2,224 (L), 2,944 x 1,664 (M), 1,968 x 1,112 (S)
Image ProcessingEXPEED 3
Dust-ReductionImage sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Viewfinder TypeEye-level glass pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinderFrame coverage:
FX (36×24) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
DX (24×16) Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% verticalMagnification: Approx. 0.7x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)Eyepoint: 21 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)Diopter adjustment: -3 to +1 m-1Focusing screen: Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Memory Card TypeSD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards can be used
Two SD memory card slots. Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of copies created using NEF+JPEG; pictures can be copied between cards
Exposure ModesAuto (auto; auto [flash off]), scene (portrait, landscape, child, sports, close up, night portrait, night landscape, party/indoor, beach/snow, sunset, dusk/dawn, pet portrait, candlelight, blossom, autumn colors, food, silhouette, high key, low key), programmed auto with flexible program (P), shutter-priority auto (S), aperture-priority auto (A), manual (M), U1 (user settings 1), U2 (user settings 2)
LCD Monitor3.2-inch approx. 921k-dot (VGA), low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with approx. 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and automatic monitor brightness control using ambient brightness sensor
• Brightness: Adjustable to one of seven levels
Movie Recording OptionsMovie
HD 1,920×1,080 / 30 fps
HD 1,920×1,080 / 25 fps
HD 1,920×1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 50 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 30 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 25 fps
Live View FunctionPhotography Live View Mode
Movie Live View ModeLive View Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (MF)Live View AF-area mode
Face-priority AF
Wide-area AF
Normal-area AF
Subject-tracking AFLive View Autofocus
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Movie Maximum recording time 20 minutes at highest quality
29 minutes 59 seconds at normal qualityMovie File Format
MOVMovie Video Compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video CodingMovie Audio recording format
Linear PCMMovie Audio
Built-in microphone, monaural
External stereo microphone (optional)
Movie Recording LengthApprox. 29 min. 59 s (20 min. depending on frame size/rate and movie quality settings)
Playback FunctionsFull-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, GPS data display and auto image rotation
Focusing SystemNikon Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors; the center 33 points are available at apertures slower than f/5.6 and faster than f/8, while the center 7 points are available at f/8), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.)
AF PointsCan be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
AF Working Range-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
AF servoAutofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); Continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
AF Area Modes9, 21 or 39 point Dynamic-area AF
Auto-area AF
Single-point AF
3D-tracking (39 points)
Focus ModesAuto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Continuous-servo (AF-C)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Normal area
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Wide area
AF LockFocus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
AF Assist BeamYes dedicated bulb
Time Lapse PhotographyYes with custom programmable settings
Depth of Field PreviewPressing depth-of-field preview button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes)
Drive ModesContinuous low-speed [CL] mode; 1-5 frames per second
Continuous high-speed [CH] mode; 5.5 frames per second
Mirror-up [Mup] mode
Quiet Shutter Release
Self-timer mode
Single-frame [S] mode
Continuous ShootingApprox. 1 to 5 fps (CL) or approx. 5.5 fps (CH)
Metering TypeTTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering ModesMatrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12-mm circle in center of frame; diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15 or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle or average of entire frame)
Spot: Meters 4-mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Metering Range0 to 20 EV (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering)2 to 20 EV (spot metering)
AE LockAvailable
Exposure Compensation±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB)2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2 or 3 EV
ISO RangeISO 100 to 6400 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available,/td>
Active D-LightingAuto
Extra High
Active D-Lighting Bracketing2 frames using selected value for one frame
3–5 frames using preset values for all frames
Shutter Speed1/4,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time (requires optional ML-L3 Remote Control), X200
White BalanceAuto
Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K)
Direct Sunlight
Fluorescent (7 types)
Preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored)
White Balance Bracketing2 to 3 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3
Flash ControlTTL: i-TTL flash control using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor are available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-700, or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighting metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Built-in Flash TypeAuto Pop-Up, Guide Number: Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Built-in Flash ModesAuto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off; auto FP high-speed sync supported
Red eye ReductionYes – with red eye reduction bulb
TTL HotshoeYes supports dedicated Nikon Speedlight external flash
Flash SyncX=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/200 and 1/250 s)
Flash Exposure Compensation-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash Exposure Bracketing2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2 or 3 EV
Nikon Creative Lighting SystemAdvanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; built-in flash can serve as master flash in commander mode; auto FP high-speed sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Picture ControlLandscape
User-customizable Settings
Lens CompatibilityCompatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses), DX lenses [using DX (24×16) image area], AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (A and M modes only); IX-NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used
The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the center 7 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster and the center 33 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/6.8 or faster)
In-Camera Image EditingColor Balance
Color Outline
Color Sketch
Distortion Control
Edit Movie
Filter Effects
Image Overlay
Miniature Effect
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Quick Retouch
Red-Eye Correction
Selective Color
Side-by-Side Comparison
Virtual Horizon Camera IndicatorYes
Custom Functions50 Custom Settings and My Menu option
Image CommentAdd a comment or User copyright information (can be set in camera)
GPS CompatibilityOptional GP-1 GPS unit
Menu LanguagesArabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional, Danish, Dutch, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech, Norweigan, Thai, Turkish
InterfaceAccessory Terminal: Remote Cord: MC-DC2 (available separately); GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
HDMI output: Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Headphone Connector
Hi-speed USB
Stereo Microphone Input
Wi-Fi FunctionalityEye-Fi Compatible
WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
Supplied SoftwareNikon ViewNX 2
Battery1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15Battery Life:Approx. 900 shots
Optional Vertical Release Battery GripOptional MB-D14 Multi-Power Battery Pack with one EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery or six AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries
Dimensions (W x H x D)141 x 113 x 82 mm/ 5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2 in.
WeightApprox. 850g with battery and memory card
Optional Remote Control Shutter ReleaseYes
Supplied Nikon D600 AccessoriesEN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
MH-25 Quick Charger
EG-D2 Audio Video Cable
UC-E15 USB Cable
BM-14 LCD Monitor Cover
DK-21 Rubber Eyecup
AN-DC8 Strap
DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
BF-1B Body Cap
BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap
NikonView NX2 CD ROM

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