Nikon D600

Nikon D600

In a small and lightweight chassis, Nikon’s D600 DSLR Camera with 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Lens houses a full-frame 24.3MP FX-format CMOS sensor, as well as an all-purpose zoom lens that is suitable for most circumstances.

A strong engine is also included with the full-sized sensor; the EXPEED 3 processing system, for example, allows for capabilities such as 5.5 frames per second continuous shooting at full resolution. Furthermore, despite its small size, the D600 is still able to fit into a 3.2″ LCD panel.

As a basic lens, the 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Lens supplied with the D600 camera body captures everything from wide-angle to telephoto shots and allows photographers to capture everything they want right out of the box. It also has a 7-blade rounded diaphragm aperture, which allows for beautiful bokeh effects, three aspherical lens elements, one extra-low dispersion ED element, and auto tripod detection, among other things.

Other tough qualities of the D600 camera body allow the camera to adapt to the requirements of the shooter, such as its ability to shoot in low light. Among these characteristics is a wide ISO range of 100-6400, which may be expanded to 50-25600 with an optional adapter.

This enables photos to be recorded in a variety of lighting conditions, ranging from low light to strong light, with the least amount of image noise possible. In addition, the camera includes 39 focus points for wide-area autofocus coverage, which is useful for both still photography and high-definition video recording.

Features such as Nikon’s well-known metering system and inbuilt intelligence let the photographer concentrate on the task at hand in addition to those mentioned above. In order to produce stunning high-definition photos, the camera incorporates the company’s sophisticated Scene Recognition System with 3D Color Matrix Metering II.

To produce precise and balanced photographs, this metering takes into consideration brightness, contrast, subject distance, and color of the scene. The i-TTL flash, auto white balance, subject tracking, and autofocus are all features that are utilized in this photograph.

The Nikon D600 is a high-definition DSLR camera that can capture video in 1080p high-definition. Frame rates may be selected at various resolutions, including 30/25/24p at the maximum resolution and 30/25/24p at 720p.

Among the many other handy features available to photographers while shooting movies are full-time autofocus with face priority, dedicated inputs for a stereo microphone and headphones, Simultaneous Live View, and a slew of other options.

A wide range of interchangeable lenses (both FX and DX format) are compatible with the Nikon D600’s F-mount, providing the photographer with an abundance of creative alternatives. In addition, the camera may be used in conjunction with Nikon’s WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter to send photographs wirelessly to a smartphone or tablet computer.

The adapter may even be used to remotely capture photographs with the D600 when used in conjunction with the appropriate software.

Full-Frame High-Definition SLR Camera in a Small Package

The Nikon D600 offers full-frame, high-resolution performance in a small, cheap HDSLR body – a first for the industry. Each and every detail is captured with lifelike sharpness by the camera’s 24.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor.

This is made possible by the EXPEED 3 processing system, which manages all of the data with speed and precision, allowing for continuous shooting at full quality at up to 5.5 frames per second (fps). Further advantages include quick power-on (0.13 seconds) and little shutter release latency (less than one millisecond) (0.052 seconds).

And the legendary low-light performance that has become synonymous with Nikon is once again demonstrated: capture crystal clear shots from ISO 100 to 6400, with the ability to expand to ISO 50 and up to 25,600 in severe scenarios.

Included is the AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens.

The Nikon D600 camera is packaged with an all-purpose AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Lens, which may be used for a variety of tasks.

There are three aspherical lens elements in total.

This is yet another exclusive Nikon invention that nearly eliminates coma and other forms of aberration, resulting in even greater picture integrity and sharpness.

One Element with Extra-Low Dispersion (ED).

Because of its ability to efficiently minimize chromatic aberration, even at the widest possible aperture settings, a single ED element provides exceptional sharpness and color correction.

Nikon Super Integrated Coating is a kind of coating developed by Nikon (SIC)

Nikon’s Super Integrated Coating improves light transmission while also providing improved color constancy and reducing flare, among other benefits.

Changing the focus mode from M to A (Manual/Auto)

It is possible to convert from automatic to manual focus with almost no lag time utilizing this NIKKOR lens’ focusing mode, which is activated by simply rotating the focusing ring on the front of the lens.

Nikon Silent Wave Motor is a Nikon-only product (SWM)

Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor, a significant advancement in autofocus lens technology, focuses the lens using ultrasonic (inaudible) vibrations rather than a gear system, resulting in an extraordinarily smooth, silent, and precise autofocus operation. Nikon Silent Wave Motor

Focus is drawn to a close.

When using a close-range focus, you’ll be able to focus to a distance of 1.25 feet at any focal length.

Image Stabilization with Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) technology

Photographers may shoot handheld with Nikon VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization, which is tuned to each lens, to capture substantially clearer photos and HD films at shutter speeds up to four stops slower than would otherwise be feasible. This is true even in low light.

Auto-detection of the tripod

Nikon’s Vibration Reduction image stabilization technology identifies whether the camera is placed on a tripod and corrects for shutter vibration with pinpoint accuracy.

Internal Focusing is a technique for concentrating on one’s own thoughts.

All internal optical movement is restricted to the interior of the non-extending lens barrel, allowing for a more compact and lightweight design – as well as a closer focusing distance – than is possible with an extended lens.

Diaphragm with 7 Blades that are rounded

At its widest aperture settings, the rounded 7-blade diaphragm creates a stunning, natural background blur (Bokeh) that complements the subject.

Other Characteristics

-G-Type lens with distance information and a wide field of view

3-Aspherical components and one extra-low dispersion glass ED element are used in this design

Superior Sharpness is achieved by the use of an extremely accurate autofocus system.

The D600 includes 39 focus points, which give wide-area AF coverage and virtually limitless compositional options, thanks to the use of contrast detection.

In addition, the 9 cross-type sensors and 7 center focus points are operational down to f/8.0, providing extended AF performance when using teleconverters or long-reach lenses.

Photographing or recording high-definition video in Live View, Nikon’s quick contrast-detect AF kicks in to provide accurate full-time autofocusing.

Metering and Onboard Intelligence are two important features of a vehicle.

With the help of Nikon’s sophisticated Scene Recognition System with 3D Color Matrix Metering II, the D600 captures consistently gorgeous still photos and high-definition films in high-definition.

Every scene is evaluated by the camera’s 2,016-pixel RGB sensor in less than a second, taking into account brightness, contrast, subject distance, and the colors of the scene. All of this happens while the shutter release button is held down.

Following that, the data is compared to an onboard image database to ensure consistently correct exposures, auto white balance, i-TTL flash, and subject-tracking focusing performance.

HD Video Projects with a Cinematic Quality

Use MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression to capture high-definition films in 1080p at various frame rates of 30p, 25p, or 24p. Use 720p HD at 60, 50, or 30 frames per second to generate ultra-smooth video playback of fast-moving subjects, or use it to make the slow-motion film after the fact in post-production.

Continuous autofocus with face priority and subject tracking, dedicated inputs for a stereo microphone and headphones, still picture output, and a host of other features let you maintain your own creative vision.

The dramatic perspectives and depth-of-field flexibility provided by NIKKOR interchangeable lenses will add even more impact to your images. It should be noted that when filming in D-movie mode, manual adjustment of the aperture is not possible.

With the WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter, you may easily share images with others.

Customers who purchase the optional WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter will be able to immediately transfer fantastic photographs to their smartphone or tablet, as well as remotely capture images from the D600 camera.

With its easy software, you no longer have to wait to share that fantastic shot when you can’t wait to do so. It may be sent directly to your smartphone or tablet in seconds.

Nikon D600 Specs

MSRPBody: $2099/ £1955.99 ; With 24-85mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR: $2699/£2443.99
Body typeMid-size SLR
Max resolution6016 x 4016
Other resolutions4512 x 3008, 3936 x 2624, 3008 x 2008, 3008 x 1688, 2944 x 1968
Image ratio w:h3:2
Effective pixels24 megapixels
Sensor photodetectors25 megapixels
Sensor sizeFull frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorExpeed 3
ISO100 – 6400 in 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps (50 – 25600 with boost)
Boosted ISO (minimum)50
Boosted ISO (maximum)25600
White balance presets12
Custom white balanceYes (4)
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Normal, Basic
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View
Digital zoomNo
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points39
Lens mountNikon F
Focal length multiplier
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3.2″
Screen dots921,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT LCD monitor
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.7×
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject / scene modesYes
Built-in flashYes (Pop-up)
Flash range12.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flashYes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear-curtain
Continuous drive5.5 fps
Metering modesMultiCenter-weighted average spot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
AE Bracketing(2, 3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes (2 or 3 frames in steps of 1, 2, or 3 mired)
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC x 2 slots
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (Mini Type C)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
Wireless notesWu-1b mobile adapter
Remote controlYes (Optional, wired or wireless )
Environmentally sealedYes (Water and dust resistant)
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)900
Weight (inc. batteries)850 g (1.87 lb / 29.98 oz)
Dimensions141 x 113 x 82 mm (5.55 x 4.45 x 3.23″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPS notesGP-1

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