Made to fuel passion for photography in any situation, the intelligent D600 is fast, responsive, reliable and has the flexibility to respond quickly to unexpected shooting opportunities. This innovative, compact, 24.3-megapixel D-SLR is the smallest and lightest full-frame FX format Nikon has ever crafted. With features like 5.5fps shooting at full-resolution, 100% viewfinder coverage, customisable 39-point AF system and Full HD video capture with an option to record uncompressed footage via HDMI, your creative potential will be immeasurable. High-end photography is accessible with the D600 and should be enjoyed by everyone, not just the professionals.
The new Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor (35.9 x 24.0mm) with 24.3 Megapixels delivers outstanding image quality at a wide sensitivity range from ISO 100 to 6400 (expandable to ISO 50 to 25600 equivalent) utilising large pixel pitch. You can enjoy beautiful bokeh effects that only the FX format with its large image plane can offer. The 14-bit A/D conversion and excellent signal-to-noise ratio generate images with rich tonal gradation and reduced noise. Combined with its high resolution, this achieves high-quality images that can be enlarged or cropped so you can display your work of art just as you would like. To draw out the full potential of this outstanding camera, attach one of the latest NIKKOR lenses and it will become clear just how far the D600 can take you.
Realising superior high-speed processing performance the D600 uses the same EXPEED 3 engine utilised by top-end models like the D4 and D800. The EXPEED 3 image-processor makes light work of data-rich tasks such as Active D-Lighting, high ISO noise reduction, and continuous shooting without sacrificing speed or quality, resulting in truly extraordinary images.
The D600 delivers remarkable AF performance using a Multi-CAM 4800, 39 point autofocus sensor module. 39 tightly packed, strategically placed AF points work like a net to find your subject and lock it into sharp focus. The nine cross-type sensors in the centre provide further accuracy even when light and contrast are scarce. If the maximum effective aperture of your super-telephoto lens gets as slow as f/8 when attaching a 2.0x teleconverter, you can still count on the D600’s AF performance with seven active AF points. This stress-free, precise focusing system is great for shooting at sports events or capturing the perfect wildlife shot. Regardless of your photographic passion, the D600 has AF-area modes optimised to suit your subject matter. For moving subjects try the powerful Dynamic-area AF or the intelligent 3D-tracking feature, and for stationary subjects the single-point AF is perfect for landscapes. Alternatively choose the D600’s Auto-area AF which will automatically detect the main subject for you and which, when combined with the Scene Recognition System utilising the 2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor, further improves accuracy resulting in superior shots you’ll want to show off.
Making the dynamic-area AF even more effective, high-speed continuous shooting can be achieved at approximately 5.5 fps in both FX and DX formats for up to 100 shots. A redesign of the shutter-release button which is strategically surrounded by the power switch means your finger is ready and poised for action as soon as the camera is switched on. And with the camera being ready in as little as 0.13 s, and release time lag being minimised to approximately 0.052 s, close to that of the Nikon D4, you can capture unexpected photo opportunities in an instant.
Thanks to the redesign and reassessment of many camera components the D600 is compact, lightweight (weighing only 760g without battery) and boasts superior agility. Its highly robust and durable body, made in part from magnesium alloy, is effectively sealed to attain superior dust-prevention and weather-resistant performance equivalent to that of the D800 series. With a slightly deeper and longer front groove and rubber thumb rest this compact design still manages to accommodate a wide-range of hand sizes for maximum grip. Furthermore, the flattened power switch and adjusted angle of the shutter-release button both contribute to making finger movements more natural and strain-free after prolonged use.
When shooting large image files, recording speed and card capacity matter. The D600 comes equipped with double SD card slots that are compatible with the latest UHS-I compliant cards for faster data transfer. The camera also supports SDXC, the SD cards’ large-capacity standard, to ensure stress-free and productive shooting. Having two SD cards available simultaneously offers a number of advantages, including backup recording, RAW/JPEG separate recording and more.
A precise understanding of every element in the frame can be crucial to your compositional intentions, especially when shooting landscapes. The D600 is equipped with a newly developed glass prism optical viewfinder that gives you approximately 100% frame coverage and 0.7x magnification. Enjoy a bright and clear view thanks to the large FX-format sensor, plus a focusing screen that is designed to make sharp focus fast and intuitive in both autofocus and manual. For crisp image playback the large, wide-viewing angle, 8-cm (3.2-in.), 921k-dot HD LCD monitor with an anti-reflective design comes with an automatic brightness control allowing easy image confirmation in both bright and dimly lit places.
Based on the same technology as the acclaimed Nikon D800, the D600’s Multi-area D-Movie function offers all the flexibility required for photographers who want to shoot video. Both FX- and DX- format video recording is possible in Full HD (1080p) at 24, 25 or 30fps with a maximum recording time of almost 30 minutes. And a wide variety of movie applications such as Live view operation and Time-lapse photography combine to ensure large format movie shooting at its best.
A variety of practical and innovative in-camera tools help to make the most of every shooting opportunity and ensure your pictures are captured to perfection. HDR (High Dynamic Range) controls overexposure and underexposure to render a well-balanced, natural image with little noise and with an extensive range of tones. When facing extremely high-contrast lighting beyond the camera’s dynamic range, Nikon’s exclusive Active D-Lighting helps you maintain details in the highlights without losing them in the shadows. And if you want to take shots at certain times of the day or night the Time-lapse shooting function enables the shutter to be triggered at preset intervals. Time-lapse shooting saves images as movie files that allow slow action to be viewed in fast playback, with playback rates from 24 to 36,000 times faster than normal.
Finally; the amazing Nikon D600 can be enhanced still further. By attaching the optional WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter to the camera’s USB connector you can transfer images directly to any smartphone or tablet, and control the camera remotely via the smart device. A great way to easily share high-quality images, preview shots on a larger screen, or experiment with full-frame self-portraits. Based on CIPA Guidelines.  JPEG, excluding fine/Large in FX format (max. 57 shots).  50mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1.
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