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Nikon D600

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Nikon D600 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Nikon D600 number 3 across all digital cameras.
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117 Reviews + 28 Awards
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Overall Score
43
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 44?

It has great expert reviews and not bad user reviews with an average overall rating of 100%, based on 117 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report design, is easy to use and superior product quality.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
6016 x 4016 pixels image resolution
Quite high megapixel
Heavy
Very low magnification

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the D600 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
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Very Good
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Good

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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

Nikon D600 size in context

Nikon D600 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

28 Industry Awards

This Nikon digital camera has received 28 awards from camera experts.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by review sites Akam.no, Fotovideo.nu, Hardwarezone.com.ph, Alphr.com, Hi-Tech.mail.ru/, Dinside.no/data, Trusted Reviews and Techradar all of whom concluded that this Nikon camera was very good.

Eight additional expert review sites all concluded that this Nikon camera was excellent and gave it their highest award. This Nikon digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Tbreak.ae, Digitaltrends.com, Reviewed.com, Photoreview.com.au, Firstpost.com, CNET.co.uk, 3dnews.ru and Good Gear Guide.com.au.

Websites Lydogbillede.dk, Ljudochbild.se, Camera Labs and PhotographyBlog.com all said that this camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This Nikon camera was given a "Gold" award by both review websites What Digital Camera and Photoxels.com, both of which concluded that this digital camera was superb.

This camera was given a "Best Buy" award by website Expert Reviews who thought that this digital camera was very good.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 57 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this digital camera is 90 out of 100. This puts this camera in the top 4% of all the digital cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, people who bought this Nikon camera rated it as 76%.

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Nikon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 31,432 owner and expert reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases), Nikon has very good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has very good ratings specifically for its cameras compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Nice Design

Two owners who reviewed it thought 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 who bought this digital camera agreed that it 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 Superior Product Quality

Nine customers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was good quality.

Customers Report it is Robust

Six owners who bought the Nikon D600 mentioned that it was well made and two people mentioned that the product was strong and durable.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Two customers reckoned 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

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

10 customers who purchased it reckoned that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

16 customers concluded that the product was able to produce good images, five owners who bought the product reckoned that it had a good image sensor and two owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. two people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good in low light.


Features

6016 X 4016 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon D600 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras. This digital camera has a 6016 x 4016 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras have a 2048 x 1536 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras the best image resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 2560 х 1280 pixels.

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Quite High Megapixel

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. The Nikon D600 has one of the higher megapixels (24.3 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Heavy

Across all the cameras the weights range from 1g to 1.5kg. With a weight of 760 grams, the Nikon D600 is one of the heaviest cameras amongst cameras of this age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon D600 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

At 3.2 inches, the Nikon D600 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras. Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9".

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Nikon D600 has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Night Mode

The Nikon D600 has a night mode. Most of the other cameras also have a night mode.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon D600 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon D600 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras.

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Very Wide Field of View

The field of views of digital cameras range from 1.5% to 170%. When compared to other cameras that we have checked, the Nikon D600's field of view of 170 percent is one of the widest.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Nikon D600 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other cameras also have a headphone outputs.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon D600 has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Nikon D600 supports custom colours, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Nikon D600 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (921,000 pixels) compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have display resolutions (numeric) of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels.

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Supports Live View

The Nikon D600 supports live view, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Nikon D600 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Nikon D600 features noise reduction. Most of the other cameras also feature noise reduction.

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Very Low Magnification

Digital cameras have magnifications of between 0.15x and 100x. The Nikon D600 has one of the lower magnifications (only 0.7 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Nikon D600 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon D600 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Microphone in

The Nikon D600 has a microphone in. Most of the other cameras also have a microphone in.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D600 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the cameras the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.17m. At 0.45 meters, the Nikon D600 has a quite large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon D600 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon D600 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras also support video capability.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 75 millimeters, the Nikon D600 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras is -2, the largest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4. At only 1.4, the Nikon D600 has a very small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon D600 features calendar, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

At 22, the Nikon D600 has a fairly large maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras. The smallest maximum aperture number of cameras is 1.8, the largest is 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Nikon D600 has an external flash connector. Most of the other cameras also have an external flash connector.

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3D

The Nikon D600 is 3D, as are most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon D600 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other digital cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon D600 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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900 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Nikon D600 which takes 900 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 75 millimeters, the Nikon D600 has one of the longest minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst cameras of this age. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 2.3mm, the longest is 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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6016 X 4016 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D600 has a 6016 x 4016 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras. Most cameras have a 2256 x 1504 still image resolution(s). This camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 3936 x 2624 and 3008 x 1688.

This camera's still image resolution (6016 x 4016) is in fact the best still image resolution across all digital cameras.

An (L) 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution across similar types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon D600 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). 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. Across all cameras the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released in January 2014.


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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon d600wlk, nikon vr50mm, nikon f3556g, nikon f3545g, nikon f18g, nikon f14g

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