Nikon D600 Digital SLR Camera Features and Technical Specifications

Nikon D600 DSLR camera is the lightest and smallest FX-format camera from Nikon. This new camera offers excellent performance and a 24.3-megapixel image sensor for superior image quality. Despite having the smallest and lightest body among Nikon FX-format cameras, the D600 offers advanced performance.

It is equipped with a new FX-format CMOS image sensor with 24.3-million effective pixels and the same EXPEED 3 image-processing engine built into high-end Nikon DSLRs (D4, D800, D800E) for superior definition and image quality. Nikon D600, FX-quality images and HD videos Nikon’s most compact full-frame HD-SLR.

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Nikon D600 Features

  • Nikon’s most compact FX-format HD-SLR. Optimized for FX-format quality and versatility; streamlined for compactness and ease-of-use.
  • Newly developed 24.3 MP FX-format CMOS sensor delivers endless resolution and sharpness across a wide range of lighting situations.
  • Ultra-fast EXPEED 3 image processing, Nikon’s original comprehensive processing concept, achieves unrivaled high-speed performance and accuracy.
  • Noise-free shooting from ISO 100 to 6400, expandable down to 50 and up to 25,600 for extreme lighting situations.
  • Intelligent Scene Recognition System with 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Nikon’s innovative onboard metering system, uses a high-performance 2,016-pixel RGB sensor for consistently beautiful results.
  • Ultra fast performance 5.5 fps continuous shooting, fast power-up (just 0.13 sec) and minimal shutter release lag (~0.052 sec).
  • Superior 39-point AF system with 9 cross-type sensors and seven center points that work with an extended selection of teleconverters and long-reach lenses plus contrast-detect AF for fulltime AF during Live View shooting.
  • Cinema-quality Full HD (1080p) video recording with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression, selectable frame rates, manual exposure control, fulltime AF with face-priority and subject tracking, dedicatedstereo mic and headphone inputs, ultrasmooth 60p slow motion, time lapse shooting and much more.
  • Share your best D600 images anytime, anywhere with the optional WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter. Wirelessly transfer photos to your smartphone, tablet or any compatible Wi-Fi enabled device, then upload your shots to the web or email them to a friend. With the WU-1b you can remotely control the D600 and see what the camera sees from your smartphone
  • WU-1b you can remotely control the D600 see what the camera sees from your smartphone or tablet and fire off shots!
  • Compatible with all NIKKOR lenses, FX- and DX-formats alike, for maximum creativity.

Nikon D600 Specifications

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet mount
Picture Angle Nikon FX format
Effective Pixels 24.3 million
Image Sensor CMOS sensor, 35.9mm x 24.0mm, Nikon FX format
Total Pixels 24.7 million
Dust-Reduction System Image sensor cleaning
Dust-Off Reference Photo Yes
File Format 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 System Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
User-customizable Settings
Vivid
Storage Media SD
SDHC
SDXC
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 (36×24): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical Approx.
DX (24×16): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
Viewfinder Eyepoint 20.6mm (-1.0)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment Built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +1)
Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x Approx.
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII with AF Area Brackets (grid lines can be displayed)
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.
Reflex Mirror Quick-return type
Slowest Shutter Speed 30 sec.
Depth-of-field Control Yes
Bulb Shutter Setting Yes
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec.
Lens Compatibility at a Glanc AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
Metering with AI lenses
Shutter Type Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Self-timer 2, 5, 10, 20 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
Speed 1/4000 to 30 sec.
Bulb
Flash Sync Speed Up to 1/200 sec.
Synchronizes with shutter at 1/250s or slower
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 at full resolution 5.5 frames per second
Mirror Lock Up Yes
Metering System TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering System 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 Combined CPU and 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 Lock Yes
Exposure Bracketing 2 or 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV
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 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 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 1,920×1,080 / 30 fps
HD 1,920×1,080 / 25 fps
HD 1,920×1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 50 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 30 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 25
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 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.
Approx. Dimensions Width: 5.6 in. (141mm)
Height: 4.4 in. (113mm)
Depth: 3.2 in. (82mm)
Approx. Weight 26.8oz. (760g) – camera body only
Operating Environment 0-40 °C (+32 104 °F)
Warranty Nikon U.S.A.