The Nikon D600 is one of the most affordable full-frame DSLRs ever, so is it the camera we’ve all been waiting for? We find out in the What Digital Camera Nikon D600 review

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Nikon D600

Overall score:92%
Image Quality:95%


  • Excellent image quality, price, handling


  • AF points biased towards the centre of the frame


Nikon D600 Review


Price as reviewed:


Value & Verdict

Nikon D600 review – Value

It’s still a serious investment for anyone considering buying one, but when you consider just over a year ago and a 24MP full-frame Nikon DSLR would have set you back over £5000, the price of the D600 looks remarkable. Not only that, but it’s priced very competitively with Canon’s recently announced 20MP EOS 6D full-frame DSLR.

Nikon D600 review – Verdict

For many photographers, Nikon has it the sweet spot with the D600 – a perfect blend of size, image quality, performance and price.

Virtually identical in size to the D7000, the D600 is noticeably smaller than any other full-frame DSLR we’ve seen, yet still feels well-made and comfortable to hold.

The full-frame chip that they’ve managed to squeeze into it delivers excellent results, with the level of detail, noise performance and colour reproduction really impressing.

It handles nicely too – controls are easy to access and the menu system clear and concise, while key areas such as the AF delivers the goods.

Add to that the price and the Nikon D600 is the camera many enthusiasts have been waiting for.


ISO:100-6400, extendable to ISO 50-25,600
Video:1080 (24/25/30p) HD video & 720 (25/30/50/60p) HD video
Built-in Flash:Yes
Lens Mount:Nikon F
White Balance:Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, colour temperature, all with fine-tuning
Memory Card:SD/SDHC/SDXC
Exposure Comp:-/+5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
Cable Release:No
Compression:Fine, Normal and Basic
PC Socket:No
Viewfinder Type:Optical
Output Size:6016 x 4016px
LCD:3.2in, 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD display
Field of View:100%
Colour Temp Control:2500-10,000K
AF Points:39 selectable points
White Balance Bracket:2-3 exposures in 1, 2 or 3 steps
Sensor:24.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor
Max Flash Sync:1/200th
Focal Length Mag:1x
DoF Prview:Yes
Dust Reduction:Yes
Metering System:2016-pixel RGB sensor
Built-in Image Stabilisation:No, lens-based
Live Mode:Yes
Movie Mode:Yes
Exposure Modes:P, S, A, M, Auto, Scene, User settings
Connectivity:Hi-Speed USB, HDMI
Power:Rechargeable Li-ion battery
File Format:Raw (NEF), JPEG, Raw + JPEG
Dimensions:141 x 113 x 82mm
Focusing Modes:AF-S (Single), AF-C (Continuous), AF-A (auto AF-S/AF-C selection), MF
Shutter Speeds:30-1/4000th second, plus Bulb
Drive Mode:Single, Continuous L (1-5fps), Continuous H (5.5fps), quiet shutter release, self-timer, remote control, mirror-up
Colour Space:sRGB, Adobe RGB
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Design
  3. 3. Performance
  4. 4. Image Quality
  5. 5. Value & Verdict
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