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Nikon D600

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A multi award winning and fully featured SLR digital camera, perfect for wildlife photography
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Nikon D600 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Nikon D600 number 224 across all digital cameras.
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117 Reviews + 28 Awards
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Why Has it Scored 61?

It has great expert reviews and not bad user reviews with an average overall rating of 88%, based on 117 reviews. This digital camera has received 28 awards including a "Recommended" award from Akam.no plus seven other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Tbreak.ae plus seven other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report design, is easy to use and product quality.
The D600 has some great features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
Fairly high megapixels sensor
6016 x 4016 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 232 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 194 in portrait photography cameras as well being excellent for sports photography, ranking number 215 in sports photography cameras.
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Nikon D600 Video Reviews


How Big is the Nikon D600?

The Nikon D600 is 141mm wide and 82mm tall. It is 113mm deep and weighs 760g.

Nikon D600 front dimensions

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Nikon D600 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

28 Industry Awards

This camera has received 28 awards from experts.

The writers at eight expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this Nikon digital camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from Akam.no, Fotovideo.nu, Hardwarezone.com.ph, Hi-tech.mail.ru/, Dinside.no/data, Trusted Reviews and Techradar and Alphr.com gave it a "Recommended A-List" award.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review sites Tbreak.ae, Digitaltrends.com, Reviewed.com, Photoreview.com.au, Firstpost.com, CNET.co.uk, 3dnews.ru and Good Gear Guide.com.au all of whom decided that this Nikon camera was exceptional.

The authors at four additional expert review sites all concluded that this Nikon camera was very good. Camera Labs and PhotographyBlog.com both gave this camera a "Highly Recommended" award, it received an "Especially Recommended 6 Star" award from Lydogbillede.dk and it received an "Especially Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se.

This camera received a "Gold" award from both websites What Digital Camera and Photoxels.com, both of which decided that this Nikon digital camera was marvellous.

The expert at website Expert Reviews thought that this Nikon digital camera was a sensible purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on 57 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews this camera has an average expert rating of 90 out of 100. This means that camera experts think this Nikon camera is one of the very best digital cameras.

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Average Owner Reviews

On average, D600 owners rated this digital camera 76 out of 100.

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Very Good Brand

Based on 30,771 expert and owner reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases), Nikon has very good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has very good reviews specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Two owners who purchased it wrote that it was good looking.

  • With excellent photography results and comfortable design, photography lovers will…
  • Handling and ergonomics are very nice indeed (for my hands anyway…
    C. Thorne (Amazon) - September 2012
  • Stunning FF camera in a very tidy little (but not too little) package!
    C. Thorne (Amazon) - September 2012
  • It is a beautiful piece of kit…
    Dk Price (Amazon) - February 2013
  • This thing has just smoked me! Gorgeous, beautiful massively detailed photographs…

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Two customers mentioned that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold.

  • With excellent photography results and comfortable design, photography lovers will…
  • Build quality feels superb; handling should be familiar to…
  • It's solidly constructed and feels comfortable to hold…
    Photoreview.com.au November 2012
  • Great camera let down by poor quality control…
    Kiril K (Amazon) - December 2012
  • Once you've done this a few times it becomes intuitive and no slower to use than on the older camera…
    CR (Amazon) - January 2013
  • The camera feels nice and chunky and really fine build quality with great instant access to settings via the plethora of buttons on the rear…

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Nine owners mentioned that the product was good quality.

Users Report it is Robust

Six people who reviewed it wrote that it was well made and two people said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus.

  • If you only shoot static subjects, or habitually only use the centre focusing points, you will love this camera…
  • Focus is lightning quick and although the 39 focus points are across the middle of the viewfinder…
  • It was not me changing the lens that caused the problems…
    Abales (Amazon) - October 2012
  • As other reviewers indicated this amount of dust is clearly not due to lens changes, something is falling apart inside the camera…
    Kiril K (Amazon) - December 2012
  • One big annoyance is the lack of direct 100% magnification in review - one has to zoom all the way in…
    Kiril K (Amazon) - December 2012
  • Great camera, focus issues…
    Abraham (Amazon) - December 2012

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

10 owners said in their reviews that the Nikon D600 was good value for money.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

16 owners reckoned that the Nikon D600 was able to produce good images, five people considered that this digital camera had a good image sensor and two owners thought it had a good picture resolution. two customers agreed that it was good in low light, however 11 buyers wrote in their review that the Nikon D600 did not take good photos. and eight people said in their reviews that the product did not have a good image sensor. three people mentioned in their reviews that the product was not able to produce good images.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £896.70 it is more expensive than 83% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon D600 and the United Kingdom price of £896.70 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,212.50 (£1,579.52).

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Features

Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available

Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Nikon lens range

Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Nikon D600's sensor megapixels of 24.3MP is in the highest 5% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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6016 X 4016 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Nikon D600 is 6016 x 4016 pixels. That's 52% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Digital cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the digital cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000. The Nikon D600's ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600 is in the highest 15% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Heavy

Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Nikon D600's weight of 760g is in the heaviest 4% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon D600 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Has a Night Mode

The Nikon D600 has a night mode. 96% of digital cameras do not have a night mode.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon D600 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D600 supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D600 features flash exposure compensation. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Very Wide Field of View

The field of views of digital cameras range from 1.5% to 170%, and the average field of view is 100%. The Nikon D600's field of view of 170% is in the widest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Headphone Output

The Nikon D600 has a headphone output, unlike 94% of digital cameras which do not have a headphone output.

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900 Battery Life

The Nikon D600 is a digital camera that takes 900 shots battery life.

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3D

The Nikon D600 is 3D, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras are not 3D.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon D600 has a tripod mount. 75% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Nikon D600 has an external flash connector. 87% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Nikon D600's display diagonal of 3.2" is fairly large compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 8% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon D600 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Microphone in

The Nikon D600 has a microphone in, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon D600 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D600 has a GPS (satellite), unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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6016 X 4016 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D600 supports a maximum still image resolution of 6016 x 4016 pixels. That's 52% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras and is in fact the best supported resolution across all digital cameras. This camera also supports a still image resolution of 3936 x 2624 pixels and 3008 x 1688 pixels.

A 384 x 480 pixels resolution is the worst supported resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon D600 supports Full HD video, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon D600 has a shoe mounting point. 90% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Nikon D600 supports custom colours, unlike 94% of digital cameras which do not support custom colours.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon D600 features calendar. 86% of cameras do not feature calendar.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon D600 features brightness adjustment. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon D600 has an HDMI port, unlike 71% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon lenses range in aperture from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Nikon D600 features noise reduction. 92% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon D600 has an anti-dust function, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released in January 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon f3556g
Barcodes 00018208132034, 00018208254880, 00018208886241, 00018208924936, 00018208924943, 00018208995615, 00018208995622, 00018208995639, 08033737551639, 08033737551646, 08033737551653, 08033737551660, 08033737551677

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