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Nikon D600 Black 24.3 Megapixels Digital SLR Camera Body - 25488

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Nikon D600 Black 24.3 Megapixels Digital SLR Camera Body, Model D600FXBODY

Finally, the power of a 24.3 MP Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor in a compact, streamlined HD-SLR body. Create brilliant full-frame images and 1080p videos. Capture every detail in stunning clarity with Nikon's superior 39-point AF system with Scene Recognition. Empower your inner filmmaker with cinema-quality HD video recording features. Nikon FX-format quality has never been more attainable.


  • FX-quality images and HD videos
    Passionate photographers who seek exceptional full-frame, high-resolution performance rely on Nikon FX-format HD-SLRs. For the first time ever, that level of performance is available in a compact, affordable HD-SLR. D600's 24.3 megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor captures every detail with lifelike sharpness. Its EXPEED 3 processing system manages all that data with remarkable speed and accuracy, enabling up to 5.5 frames-per-second (fps) continuous shooting at full resolution. And the low-light performance synonymous with Nikon is again proven deserved—shoot crystal clear images from ISO 100 to 6400, expandable down to 50 and up to 25,600 for extreme situations
  • Highly accurate AF System for superior sharpness
    One of the keys to capturing razor-sharp images and HD videos—whether shooting through the viewfinder or with the LCD monitor—is a fast, precise autofocus system, and the D600 has one of the best. 39 focus points with wide-area AF coverage offer endless compositional possibilities. Nine cross-type sensors and seven center focus points work all the way down to f/8 for extended AF functionality with teleconverters and long-reach lenses. When shooting photos or HD video in Live View, Nikon’s responsive contrast-detect AF activates for accurate fulltime autofocusing. Every moment you capture will be razor sharp
  • Flawless metering and onboard intelligence
    The D600 delivers consistently beautiful images and HD videos, thanks to Nikon’s intelligent Scene Recognition System with 3D Color Matrix Metering II. Its 2,016 pixel RGB sensor evaluates every scene, taking into account brightness, contrast, subject distance and the scene colors, all within the time it takes to press the shutter release button. That data is then referenced against an onboard image database for consistently accurate exposures, auto white balance, i-TTL flash and subject-tracking autofocus performance
  • Cinema-quality HD video projects
    Nikon is committed to developing HD-SLRs that empower and inspire filmmakers and video enthusiasts, and the D600 is proof of that commitment. Shoot 1080p HD videos with selectable frame rates of 30p, 25p or 24p and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression. Bend time with 720p HD at 60p, 50p or 30p for ultra-smooth video playback of fast moving subjects, or create slow-motion footage during post processing. Maintain your creative vision with manual exposure control, fulltime AF with face-priority and subject tracking, dedicated inputs for a stereo mic and headphones, still image exporting, and much more. Enhance all that with the dramatic perspectives and depth-of-field control of NIKKOR interchangeable lenses, and you'll dazzle with every video project
  • Optional WU-1b wireless mobile adapter
    With Wi-Fi compatibility, the D600 makes sharing photos even easier. Connect the optional WU-1b Wireless Adapter and wirelessly transfer photos to your smartphone, tablet or any compatible Wi-Fi enabled device. Use your smartphone to instantly upload your shots to the web or email them to a friend. Install Nikon's free Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility and remotely control the D600—see what the camera sees from your smartphone or tablet and fire off shots!
  • Lighting studio optional
    The D600’s built-in pop-up flash opens up new shooting possibilities—and not just in low-light situations. Even well lit subjects can benefit from a balanced fill flash for extra depth and dimension. And since the D600’s flash integrates with Nikon’s i-TTL system, it can act as a Commander and communicate crucial exposure information to two groups of remote flashes across three channels for accurate lighting and exceptional results


  • Type: Single-lens reflex digital camera
  • Lens Mount: Nikon F bayonet mount
  • Picture Angle: Nikon FX format
  • Effective Pixels: 24.3 million
  • Sensor Size: 35.9mm x 24.0mm
  • Image Sensor Format: FX
  • Image Sensor Type: CMOS
  • Total Pixels: 24.7 million
  • Dust-reduction system: Image sensor cleaning
  • Dust-Off Reference Photo: Yes
  • Image Area (pixels)
    • FX-format
      • (L) 6,016 x 4,016
      • (M) 4,512 x 3,008
      • (S) 3,008 x 2,008
    • DX-format
      • (L) 3,936 x 2,624
      • (M) 2,944 x 1,968
      • (S) 1,968 x 1,312
  • File Format Still Images
    • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant; can be selected from Size Priority and Optimal Quality
    • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline Compliant with fine (approx 1:4), Normal (approx 1:8) or Basic (approx 1:16) Compression
    • NEF (RAW): Lossless Compressed, Compressed or Uncompressed 12 or 14 bit
    • TIFF (RGB)
  • Picture Control
    • Landscape
    • Monochrome
    • Neutral
    • Portrait
    • Standard
    • User-customizable Settings
    • Vivid
  • Storage Media
    • SD
    • SDHC
    • SDXC
  • Card Slot: 2 Secure Digital (SD)
  • File System
    • Compliant with DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0
    • DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
    • EXIF 2.3 (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
    • PictBridge
  • Viewfinder: Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder
  • Viewfinder Frame Coverage
    • FX (36x24): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical Approx.
    • DX (24x16): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
  • Viewfinder Magnification: 0.70x Approx.
  • Viewfinder Eyepoint: 20.6mm (-1.0m¯¹)
  • Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment: Built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +1 m¯¹)
  • Focusing Screen: Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII with AF Area Brackets (grid lines can be displayed)
  • Reflex Mirror: Quick-return type
  • Lens Aperture: Instant-return type
  • Depth-of-field Control: Yes
  • Lens Compatibility at a Glance
    • AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
    • Metering with AI lenses
  • Compatible Lenses
    • AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 × 16 1.5x 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.
  • Shutter type: Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
  • Shutter Speed
    • 1/4000 to 30 sec.
    • Bulb
  • Fastest Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec.
  • Slowest Shutter Speed: 30 sec.
  • Flash Sync Speed
    • Up to 1/200 sec.
    • Synchronizes with shutter at 1/250s or slower
  • Bulb Shutter Setting: Yes
  • Shutter Release Modes
    • Continuous 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 Shooting Options
    • FX-format
    • CH: Up to 5.5 frames per second
    • CL: Up to 1-5 frames per second
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution: 5.5 frames per second
  • Self-timer: 2, 5, 10, 20 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
  • Exposure Metering System: TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
  • Metering Method
    • Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8mm circle in center of frame
    • Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)
    • Spot: Meters 4mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
  • Metering Range
    • 0 to 20 EV (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering)
    • 0 to 20 EV (spot metering)
  • Exposure Meter Coupling
    • CPU
    • AI
  • Exposure Modes
    • Aperture-Priority (A)
    • Manual (M)
    • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
    • Shutter-Priority (S)
  • Exposure Compensation: ±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
  • Exposure Bracketing: 2 or 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV
  • Exposure Lock: Yes
  • Mirror Lock Up: Yes
  • ISO Sensitivity
    • ISO 100 - 6400
    • Lo-1 (ISO 50)
    • Hi-1 (ISO 12,800)
    • Hi-2 (ISO 25,600)
  • Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity: 100
  • Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity: 6400
  • Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity: Lo-1 (ISO 50 equivalent)
  • Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity: HI-2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)
  • Expanded ISO Sensitivity Options
    • Hi-1 (ISO-12,800 equivalent) in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
    • Hi-2, (ISO-25,600 equivalent) 1 EV
  • Long Exposure Noise Reduction: Yes
  • High ISO Noise Reduction
    • Low
    • Normal
    • High
    • Off
  • Active D-Lighting
    • Auto
    • Extra High
    • High
    • Normal
    • Low
    • Off
  • D-Lighting Bracketing
    • 2 frames using selected value for one frame
    • 3–5 frames using preset values for all frames
  • Single-point AF Mode: Yes
  • Dynamic AF Mode: Number of AF points: 9, 21, 39 and 39 (3D-tracking)
  • Auto-area AF Mode: Yes
  • Autofocus System: Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection
  • Detection Range: -1 to 19 EV (ISO 100, 68°F/20°C)
  • Lens Servo
    • Autofocus (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 mode
    • 9, 21 or 39 point Dynamic-area AF
    • Auto-area AF
    • Single-point AF
    • 3D-tracking (39 points)
  • Focus Lock
    • Focus can be locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
    • Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)
  • Focus Modes
    • Auto 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
  • Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points: 39
  • Autofocus Sensitivity: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
  • Autofocus Fine Tune: Yes
  • Built-in Flash: Yes
  • Flash Bracketing: 2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV
  • Built-in Flash Distance: 39 ft. (ISO 100)
  • X-Sync Speed: 1/200
  • Top FP High Speed Sync: Up to 1/4000
  • Flash Control: TTL: 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
  • Flash Sync Modes
    • Front-curtain sync (normal)
    • Rear-curtain sync
    • Red-Eye reduction
    • Red-Eye reduction with slow sync
    • Slow sync
  • Flash Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV
  • Flash-ready indicator: Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit such as SB-910, SB-900, SB-400, SB-80DX, SB-28DX or SB-50DX is fully charged
  • Accessory Shoe: Yes
  • Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS): CLS Supported
  • White Balance
    • Auto
    • Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K)
    • Cloudy
    • Direct Sunlight
    • Flash
    • Fluorescent (7 types)
    • Incandescent
    • Preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored)
    • Shade
  • White Balance Bracketing: 2 or 3 exposures
  • Live View Shooting
    • Photography Live View Mode
    • Movie Live View Mode
  • Live 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 AF
  • Live View Autofocus: Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
  • Live View Scene Auto Selector
    • Auto mode
    • Auto (flash off) mode
  • Movie Metering: TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
  • Movie Maximum recording time
    • 20 minutes at highest quality
    • 29 minutes 59 seconds at normal quality
  • Movie File Format: MOV
  • Movie Video Compression: H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
  • Movie Audio recording format: Linear PCM
  • Movie
    • HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
    • HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
    • HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
    • HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
    • HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps
    • HD 1,280x720 / 30 fps
    • HD 1,280x720 / 25 fps
  • Movie Audio
    • Built-in microphone, monaural
    • External stereo microphone (optional)
  • Monitor Size: 3.2 in. diagonal
  • Monitor Resolution: 921,000 Dots
  • Monitor Type: Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
  • Monitor Angle of View: 170-degree wide-viewing angle
  • Monitor Adjustments
    • Brightness, 5 levels
    • Brightness control using ambient brightness sensor
  • Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator: Yes
  • Playback Functions
    • Auto Image Rotation
    • Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
    • Highlights
    • Histogram Display
    • Image Comment
    • Movie Playback
    • Movie Slideshow
    • Playback with Zoom
    • Slideshow
  • In-Camera Image Editing
    • Color Balance
    • Color Outline
    • Color Sketch
    • D-Lighting
    • Distortion Control
    • Edit Movie
    • Filter Effects
    • Fisheye
    • Image Overlay
    • Miniature Effect
    • Monochrome
    • NEF (RAW) Processing
    • Perspective Control
    • Quick Retouch
    • Red-Eye Correction
    • Resize
    • Selective Color
    • Side-by-Side Comparison
    • Straighten
    • Trim
  • Image Comment: Yes
  • Interface
    • Accessory 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 Functionality
    • Eye-Fi Compatible
    • WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
  • GPS
    • GP-1 GPS unit
    • GP-1A GPS unit
  • Save/Load Camera settings: Yes
  • Total custom Settings: 50
  • My Menu: Yes with customization
  • Recent Settings: Yes
  • Supported Languages
    • Arabic
    • Brazilian Portuguese
    • Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
    • Czech
    • Danish
    • Dutch
    • English
    • Finnish
    • French
    • German
    • Greek
    • Hindi
    • Hungarian
    • Indonesian
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Norweigan
    • Polish
    • Portuguese
    • Romanian
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Swedish
    • Thai
    • Turkish
    • Ukrainian
  • Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings: Yes
  • World Time Setting: Yes
  • Battery / Batteries: EN-EL15 Lithium-ion
  • Battery Battery Life (shots per charge): 900 shots per charge (Battery Life) (CIPA)
  • AC Adapter
    • EH-5b AC Adapter
    • Requires EP-5B Power Supply Connector
  • Battery Charger: MH-25 Quick Charger
  • Tripod Socket: 1/4 in.
  • Operating Environment: 0–40 °C (+32–104 °F)
  • Supplied Accessories
    • EN-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

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 4.4"
  • Width: 5.6"
  • Depth: 3.2"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 26.8 oz
  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Effective Pixels24.3 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)4.4
Width (inches)5.6
Depth (inches)3.2
Built-In FlashYes
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
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.2
LCD TypeWide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2, 5, 10, 20 sec.
Shutter Speed1/4000 to 30 sec.
Storage MediaSD, SDHC, SDXC
Power SourceEN-EL15 Lithium-ion
White BalanceAuto, Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K), Cloudy, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored), Shade


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Finally, the big brother to the D7000!

I've had this camera for a little over a week now, upgrading from the Nikon D7000 as many probably will. I am absolutely pleased with this product. If you want to go full...Read complete review

I've had this camera for a little over a week now, upgrading from the Nikon D7000 as many probably will. I am absolutely pleased with this product. If you want to go full frame and you have the D7000 or something similar without spending a fortune, this is it! I will highlight the key benefits over the D7000 below, mainly from a video perspective. If you are expecting a "pro" FX body for cheap, then this is not the product for you. This is pretty much the D7000 with an FX sensor, slightly larger dimensions and some extra features. The good: 24 megapixels, more than enough, but not so much so that quality and high ISO performance is affected negatively when filming etc. Less mpix = better quality per pixel. Video straight out of the camera at full HD 1080p is amazing, so clear and crips, just a little touch up in post makes it look really nice! A very welcome addition for me is the 720p at 60FPS. I was actually contemplating another body to have with my D7000 just to be able to shoot 60FPS. Kind of hoped it would be 1080P at 60FPS but that's a dream for now, no camera in this class or price range has that so. So just that alone makes up for the investment if you are running two bodies today to be able to film 60FPS. Headphone jack, great addition if you want to monitor audio. I personally run an external recorder and only use built in audio for referense, but still great to have! Manual audio levels, hadn't seen or heard about that until I went thru the menus, very nice! Uncompressed HDMI out, oh yeah! Hook it up to a NINJA 2 recorder and you will get even better video quality! So that's kind of touching on the upgraded features for video compared to the D7000. As for photos, well, they look absolutely gorgeous. The full frame really shows off with the clean color reproduction and dynamic range. Just blows me away to be honest. Not that the D7000 looked bad, but this is noticably better! Granted the FX lens help, in my case 50 AF-S 1.8G #get it !#. Bigger viewfinder is alot easier to work with. The fact that my lenses are now actually what they say they are, in focal lenght, helps alot. I thought the whole crop factor was confusing when getting lesnes. And up until recently I was under the impression that the focal lenghts advertised for DX lenses were already "converted", but that is not the case. More shallow depth of field and nicer bokeh is always nice, but it has hurt me a little bit when filming table top product reviews etc. as the depth of field is so shallow and hard to pin point, but that is just an application issue, you just have to be creative and film your product from multiple angles instead to cover all areas in focus. The not-so-good: Some things I do not like that I have noticed, minor work-flow and handling issues. Picture zoom in and out buttons reversed place from the D7000 #+ and - buttons#, confusing, but I see that the D7000 was the odd one of the camera line up so it makes sense. I normally film in M mode, but check my settings with A mode beforehand outside of live view. The settings from non live view A mode does not carry over when switching to video live view, so I have to memorize the settings before switching. NOTE: This is for ISO only obviously, sorry. Not a huge deal but that worked a treat on the D7000. I guess that is because of the split live view modes for photo and video, which I by the way do not really understand why it is necessary. For filming, I do not understand why they can't offer seamless continous filming with auto-split of 20 mins per file. Canon do it without frame drop, so why not this. I hate when I am shooting and all of a sudden I notice the camera has stopped recording and I don't know where it left off. Obviously a workflow issue at this point but still. One thing I noticed in the specs, which will probably never affect me personally, but that I found odd was, the highest shutter speed of 1/4000th of a second, and not 1/8000th. Seems like an odd compromise, not sure why they did that. Also, the focus points are way too tight together. I think it's to be compatible in DX mode or something, but seriously. I would rather have reduced number of points in DX mode and have greater spread in FX mode. This is annoying! If you are moving from the D7000 or similar DX camera, a big issue might be that you only have DX lenses. Thankfully this camera has a DX crop mode feature so you can use your DX lenses without problems, but you cut the censor area and megapixels off and so I wouldn't recommend it in the long run as you are handicapping the cameras ability to deliver fully. If you are planning to upgrade to this, try to rotate out your DX lenses for FX lenses before hand so the hit on your wallet is limited! For some reason the little scroll bar in the Custom Shooting menu #I think that is what it's called, the one with all the AF settings etc.# is removed, compared to the D7000 menus. Which means you can't see how far you have scrolled within the category you are in, instead you only see the color and letter referense for the category at the top. Annoying little miss there. Might get fixed in FW. Maybe not a big deal to most. The live view video recording button is now at the top to the left of the shutter button. I do not like this at all. Several times I have tried hitting record and it won't start and I look thru my settings wondering why it doesn't work, only to find out I hit the meter mode button instead, which is next to and behind the record button. Would have prefered the live view center button to also be the record button. You can however change this in the menus so that the shutter release button #for photos# in video mode acts as the record button, which would work better I think. The covers for the in and output jacks on the side should not be hinged. I am so scared of breaking them off or whatever. Some sort of rubber pop in design would be better, so that they could be removed if desired. I can't explain what I mean in words but the hinges have me on edge a little, especially when running cables in there that might get caught and add tension to the covers etc. Also, as with the D7000, I think the card slot door should have a more positive lock in when closed. Sometimes when I grip it in and out of my hand, on occasion, the card door has been slid open by this. Not as bad on the D600 as on my D7000, but still. Lock button for mode dial, hmm... Not sure if that is a negative or not but it's an extra step to have to do to switch over, never had a problem with it switching by "itself" on the D7000 so. Wishful thinking, price point could of been a few hundred lower to differentiate it from the bigger brother D800 a little more. But considering Can ONs response #6D ?# with noticably worse features for the same price or slightly higher, I think you'd have to be satisfied with this! Conclusion: I think that about wraps it up for what I have experienced with the camera so far. Despite the small flaws I described above I am sure this will be a good companion for many years to come for both photo and video! Highly recommended! Glad I finally moved up to FX so I dont have to worry about my DX gear and lenses getting outdated or discontinued.


Most Liked Negative Review


It's going back ... to the store!

Luckily I bought my D600 at a store that will accept returns. My D600 is going back. Dust and oil on the sensor, just like all the other reports. Wow, disappointed. The...Read complete review

Luckily I bought my D600 at a store that will accept returns. My D600 is going back. Dust and oil on the sensor, just like all the other reports. Wow, disappointed. The good news is once Nikon finally addresses and acknowledges this issue, the D600 will be a fantastic camera. So many great features. If you compare this camera to the Canon 6D, this one wins every time. But I can't accept that I have to deal with oil and dust on the señor after only 100 shots. Cleaned the sensor, and then the spots keep reappearing. Not acceptable. I've had mine for 4 weeks and the problem isn't getting any better. I switched from Nikon to Canon when I went digital back in 2002. The D600 brought me back to Nikon. Guess I'm now going back to Canon and paying the $1500 up charge to get a Canon 5D MkIII. Canon's customer service has been exceptional to me with all 3 of the EOS DSLR's that I've owned. Even when the 5D MkIII was first introduced, it had a problem with light leaks. Canon acknowledged the problem and took care of their customers quickly. My question is this: Where are you Nikon? We're all waiting to love this camera! The D600 could be a real winner, if you would just address and take care of the dust and oil issues.

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A Camera on Life Support


from Citrus Heights, CA, USA

I have been using Nikon cameras since 1976 (F2A, Nikkomat) and have since owned a coolpix, D40, D90, D7000, and now a D600. It is clear that the newer digital cameras lack the solidity and reliability of the old 35mm variants. After the fiasco trying to get the D7000 multi-function switch repaired inside of the warranty period, Nikon sent it back, then said it was out of warranty, I went to a FX camera, the D600. I sent it in to have the shutter assembly changed, and then took it on a three month trip to South America from which I just returned. The camera ceased to function after a hard, very hard two day, 8-hours a day, hike, to the Lost City in Colombia. The weather sealing clearly is not adequate. A month later my top info panel winked out, and finally, last month, at a crucial time, when I needed visual acuity for bird photography, the diopter could not be adjusted anymore, and I had to shoot at blurred images in the viewfinder. I also have blobs on my sensor again, some of which may be dust, some seem to stick. Since Nikon Corp. IMO, was a quality equipment manufacturer, leading the pack of pro cameras for years, I expected a little better from them. Maybe I did not spend enough money? Be that as it may, once the problems of the D600 became evident, I thought that the company should have offered D600 owners a trade-in upgrade path to other models in their line-up. I would happily go for a D750 or higher model, to shed this problem-ridden D600. Currently, this is my quandary. If I send the camera in to have it fixed, they will say that it is out of warranty, even though they just had their hands on it, changing the shutter assembly, four or five months ago. The problems may have been caused by that, one can't be sure. So I am conflicted here about which way to go here. Bottom line is, this is a camera I would not wish on anyone at this point.

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Cruella de Vil


from Undisclosed

The bad people at Nikon have stolen all the spots of every Dalmatian in the world and put them in this camera. The main purpose of the camera is to take pictures. How can you do that with oil spots all over the sensor. Its like a car that splatters engine oil on your windshield while you are driving. No recall! Just sent my camera in to be serviced, and depending on the outcome, it will determine if I stay a Nikon customer. UPDATE: Camera came back dirty and am having problems with shipping labels in both Chrome and IE. Horrible!

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built like a tank - dropped 5 feet & survived


from Hillsburgh, Erin, ON N0B, Canada

I bought the D600 refurbished over a year ago - perhaps it was returned for the oily sensor issue. Got a great camera for a great price. I own several Nikon cameras (film & digital) including the D700, D2X & F4S. The image quality & resolution are amazing imho. I use it a lot handheld with the 80-400mm VR for shooting birds - a great combination. It is a nice size & weight for hiking compared to my larger heavier D700 & D2X. My D600 has over 11,000 shutter actuations on it and have had no issues at all - except for one close call which was my own fault. I was in a rush to get to the airport one day and put my D600 with attached 28-300 mm VR into my camera back pack & headed down to the parking garage. Put our suitcases into the trunk & as I was swinging my backpack off my shoulder, a loud crack echoed through the garage & saw the camera & lens sliding along the concrete floor. With a few expletives, I picked up the camera, & a small piece of black plastic & put them back into my back pack.Apparently I had in my haste, forgotten to close the zipper in my backpack. . Headed to the airport with thoughts of having to buy a new camera and/or lens ( $3000+/-) when I got back home. After we got to the departure gate lounge I reluctantly took out my D600 & attached lens for a closer examination.The end of the lens hood was a little flattened & chipped & there were a few scuffs on the camera body but no obvious external damage. It's all internal damage I thought. I then took a shot of a helicopter taxiing just outside our window & had a peak at the image on the screen - it looked normal - I was amazed. The old heavy metal Nikon film cameras have often been described as being "built like a tank" but I didn't think I would be describing a plastic covered digital Nikon in the same way. My D600 & 28-300 mm lens are still going strong - thank you Nikon !!


Still today good quality body for the price.


from Minnesota, USA

First I will state I do love the camera body and images from it I am a Nikon guy but I do not like constant issues. When I purchased the body I did not have a issue but I received an email stating the problem and they would upgrade it for free so I sent it in. I received it back and I was incredibly happy they tested less than 10 shots after I image tested myself I took it with on a wedding I had. I had multiple lock up issues. I found my command dial would not lock, green light would stay on as if the buffer was full but the images that came out were beautiful and the client was happy so no fuss I had other bodies. Sent it back they replaced the encoder and command dial they took less than 10 test shots and I had it back. This time I was sure I had my d600 back and was again very happy with it. I purchased the d750 as well it had issues so I returned it to avoid this type of thing again thinking I would go with the d810 since I had 0 issues with the d800 and no worries I had a practically new d600 for any winter stuff that might come up. After 500 shots the oil spots came back so again I sent in the camera but now this time I had no other body since I sold my others to upgrade for this year. This time they had it for 2 weeks and when it came back to me it was cleaned up looked new the photos are clean but the data showed Nikon took over 3000 "test" shots with it!!! They said they sometimes need to take multiple test shots. I said a camera with under 10000 on the shutter sells for more than over they said it will not change the resale value. Thats my story take it as you will I have a lot invested in Nikon and even purchased a new d610 to complete a few valentine shoots I had but instead of the 810 I personally may have to switch.

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Great camera, small size and weight.


from Washington, DC area, USA

I would give this camera a rating of 4.5 out of 5. I bought it as a second, smaller, lighter, body to use along with my D800 and am very happy with how it is working in that regard.

Don't let the dust issue stop you from getting one. Nikon fixed mine for free and it was out of warranty.

The image quality is terrific--more than adequate for practically any use. Makes my D800 somewhat un-necessary in that regard. I thought it might be a step down from the D800, but the difference seems to be negligible and not worth worrying about.

Live view works great for focusing big slow telephoto lenses. It allows me to get much improved lens performance. In fact, one huge old tele-zoom that I love has actually seen improved performance with this camera body. Terrific!

The optional infrared remote trigger works beautifully with the mirror-up option when shooting with a huge slow telephoto lens.

Works beautifullyl with my extensive collection of old manual focus Nikkor lenses that I have accumulated since 1967.

The optional 24-85mm kit lens is an extremely useful and versatile travel lens. Not too large, as are so many modern lenses. I would prefer a faster lens but the increased size/bulk would likely be prohibitive for easy carry.

Dislikes are minor:
Need more "non-CPU lens" data entry points than the 9 provided.
Viewfinder is a bit small for my glasses.
No need for the built-in flash.
No need for video.
Would prefer a shutter speed dial rather than the command wheel.
Cannot mount my old 7.5mm f/5.6 fisheye-Nikkor lens.


Dust, Dead Pixels :(


from Mexico

Sensor Dust, dead pixels starts to appear before 1 year of regular use, see attached pictures.


A real step up


from Bogotá, Colombia

I had been using an N80 for more than 10 years, and other SLRs for many more. When I had become fed up with the increasing difficulty to get films and processing, I got the camera that seemed to me like it could replace it, and got a D5100. I felt like something was lacking with the small viewfinder and the extensive menus. I learned why it is called an entry-level when getting away from automatic meant a lot of menu navigating. When I learned a FX camera could be within my price expectation, I jumped on the first opportunity. I had foolishly forgot to check if my 28-200mm zoom would work on the D5100, and to me recovering that lens was a good bonus. At once that feeling of missing something was alleviated. The big viewfinder looks like the cameras I was used to and the availability of many buttons and the same two command wheels that the N80 has just felt much better. I was very much bothered by the endless discussion of the oil spots because among all the messages there was very little information to get a real feeling for the size of the problem. I tend to like taking photos in very dark places, so I pretty much never use small apertures. I have noticed spots in test shots of a white wall, but never anything on the real photos. I do not know if those were the spots that were so much talked about. So, the combination of price, low light performance, viewfinder and user interface have been just what I had been needing. Since I have the camera I have taken some very satisfying photos.


Sensor Mess


from Washington, USA

In theory I should love this camera but, I don't. I have multiple Nikon lenses and speed lights and purchased it for close to $2,000 in order to have a full frame camera for my photography business. Landscape photography is the absolutely worse nightmare, the entire frame is a mess in the blue sky area due to dirty sensor issues in the upper left corner especially at f/22. Little specks all over the place that take close to 100-200 clicks to remove in post processing. My husband (a professional engineer) cleaned the sensor with a professional kit after I returned from a trip and discovering the big mess since I needed it for another photo shoot. The mess is endless it's back again a few months later and now I'm sending it in to the Nikon shop for the free repairs and cleaning. Possible two weeks without my camera is the best answer to something that hasn't performed since day one. See screenshot below of the post processing work necessary to meet my standards.


Good Camera, Make Sure to Test it Though!


from South Carolina, USA

I've had my D600 since October now and it has worked well. The main issue I had with it was the slight green tint many people spoke of when it was released. This issue would later develop into the camera exposing pictures in all green or neon purple. There was also an issue with odd lines coming up in the top of the frame we had to be removed pixel by pixel. Very annoying work but Nikon fixed the issue free of charge and since then the camera has worked perfectly fine. Other than that the camera offers excellent quality in photos. 24MP is everything I need and the camera has to worked quickly and well in most situation I have used it in. My only advice is to test it out as soon as you get it. If you have another camera shot as many different environments as possible and compare, make sure there is no irregularity in the color of the images. If there is Nikon should be more than happy to help you fix it.

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Excellent Full-Frame Camera for the Price!


from Maryland, USA

Let me first start out by saying my D600 had the "Sensor Dust/Oil" problem and although only noticeable at a high F-Stop, it was an issue I'm glad Nikon addressed. After sending my camera in to have the component on the shutter replaced, the "dust/oil" issue has not come back. Besides that minor issue, the camera has been outstanding in every aspect. It truly is hard to find a full-frame camera with the specs of the D600 for the price. Would definitely recommend!

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