Overview

Take your photography to another level with the D600.

From true wide-angle to super-telephoto, the 24.3-megapixel FX-format sensor delivers incredibly detailed images across the camera’s broad ISO range.

The autofocus system is as sensitive as Nikon’s flagship D4 D-SLR, offering precise subject acquisition down to -1 EV and compatibility with lenses up to f/8 combined open aperture. If video is your medium, Multi-area Full HD D-Movie offers all the flexibility you need for broadcast quality footage.

Weather-sealed to the same degree as the professional Nikon D800 and surprisingly lightweight, the D600 is the perfect way to capture the full perspective.

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Key features

24.3-megapixel FX-format (full-frame) CMOS sensor

With excellent signal-to-noise ratio and wide dynamic range. Delivers richly detailed images with smooth tonal gradations.

24.3-megapixel FX-format (full-frame) CMOS sensor

Highly sensitive autofocus with Multi-CAM4800 39-point AF system

Delivers fast and precise coverage across the frame. Sensitive down to -1 EV and compatible up to f/8.

Highly sensitive autofocus with Multi-CAM4800 39-point AF system

ISO 100–6400

Extendable up to 25,600 (equivalent) and down to 50 (equivalent). Enables faster shutter speeds for finely detailed images with minimal noise.

ISO 100–6400

Multi-area D-Movie

Multi-area D-Movie

Records FX- and DX-format Full HD (1080p) movies in 30p, 25p and 24p. Max recording time approx. 29 minutes 59 seconds. Offers uncompressed HDMI output to external devices and high-fidelity audio control.

EXPEED 3

EXPEED 3

Image processing engine with 14-bit A/D conversion and 16-bit image processing for superb tonal gradation.

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

Ideal for high-contrast scenes. Takes two shots within a single shutter release to create an image with an extremely wide dynamic range, low noise and rich color gradation.

Active D-Lighting: capture more detail in high-contrast lighting conditions. Nikon’s Active D-Lighting automatically retains the details in both dark and bright areas for stunning images with natural contrast.

Scene Recognition System: the camera’s image sensor and its 2,016-pixel RGB sensor provide precise data to the Scene Recognition System, which optimizes exposure, autofocus and white balance immediately before the shutter is released for sharply defined images.

Time-lapse shooting: use Interval Timer Shooting to trigger the shutter at preset intervals. Use Time Lapse Photography to save images as movie files and view slow action in fast playback, with playback rates from 24 to 36,000 times faster than normal.

Picture Controls customize the look of your stills and videos by fine-tuning parameters such as sharpness, saturation, and hue before capture.

Precision 8-cm (3.2-in.), 921k-dot, VGA LCD monitor with automatic monitor brightness control. Delivers bright, crisp image playback with a wide color reproduction capacity.

High-performance viewfinder with approx. 100% frame coverage and 0.7x magnification. Offers DX Crop Mode with viewfinder marking.

5.5 fps continuous shooting: capture fast-moving action at five-and-a-half frames per second.

Quiet shooting mode: perfect for discreet photography, the sound of the camera’s mirror return mechanism is noticeably reduced.

Mirror balancer: minimizes the bounce of the mirror’s down movement, extending viewing time and allowing more time for AF operation—one reason the D600 achieves AF and focus tracking even during high-speed continuous shooting.

Compact, light and durable: built to withstand severe conditions, the camera boasts magnesium alloy top and rear covers and weighs only 760 g (without battery). Weather-sealed to the same degree as Nikon’s professional D800 SLR, it offers enhanced resistance to moisture and dust.

Dual-axis electronic virtual horizon: you can confirm the camera's position relative to the horizontal plane and its pitch (forward or rear rotation) using the LCD monitor, or the viewfinder.

Twin SD card slots: two SD memory card slots offer enhanced shooting flexibility. Use the second card when the first is full, or record stills on one and movies on another. SDXC and UHS-I compatible.

Wireless transfer: Nikon’s optional WU-1b Mobile Adapter lets you share images directly from the D600 to a smartphone or tablet, or to control the camera remotely via your smart device*.

 

* Compatible with iOS and Android smart devices. This feature requires use of a dedicated application that can be downloaded for free from Google Play™ and the iTunes Store®.
Android™, Google, Google Play, YouTube, and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc.

Technical Specifications

TypeSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mountNikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective pixels24.3 million
Image sensor35.9 x 24.0 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)
Total pixels24.7 million
Dust-reduction systemImage sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image size (pixels)FX (36 x 24) image area: 6,016 x 4,016 (L) 4,512 x 3,008 (M) 3,008 x 2,008 (S); DX (24 x 16) image area: 3,936 x 2,624 (L) 2,944 x 1,968 (M) 1,968 x 1,312 (S); FX-format photographs taken in movie live view: 6,016 x 3,376 (L) 4,512 x 2,528 (M) 3,008 x 1,688 (S); DX-format photographs in movie live view: 3,936 x 2,224 (L) 2,944 x 1,664 (M) 1,968 x 1,112 (S)
Storage file formatsNEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed or compressed; JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available; NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control SystemStandard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
MediaSD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Dual card slotSlot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of copies created using NEF+JPEG; pictures can be copied between cards.
File systemDCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
ViewfinderEye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverageFX (36 x 24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical; DX (24 x 16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
MagnificationApprox. 0.7 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint21 mm (-1.0m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment-3 - +1 m-1
Focusing screenType B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirrorQuick return
Depth-of-field previewPressing depth-of-field preview button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes)
Lens apertureInstant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lensesCompatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses) and DX lenses (using DX 24 x 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 can not be used. The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the center 7 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster and the center 33 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/6.8 or faster)
Shutter typeElectronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed1/4000 - 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control), X200
Flash sync speedX=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/200 and 1/250 s)
Release modeSingle frame, continuous low speed (CL), continuous high speed (CH), quiet shutter-release, self-timer, remote control, mirror up
Frame advance rate1-5 fps (CL) or 5.5 fps (CH)
Self-timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Remote release modesDelayed remote, quick-response remote, remote mirror-up
Exposure meteringTTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering methodMatrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data; Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle or average of entire frame); Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Metering range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0-20 EV Spot metering: 2-20 EV
Exposure meter couplingCombined CPU and AI
ModeAuto (auto; auto (flash off)); scene (portrait; landscape; child; sports; close up; night portrait; night landscape; party/indoor; beach/snow; sunset; dusk/dawn; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colors; food; silhouette; high key; low key); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M); U1 (user settings 1); U2 (user settings 2)
Exposure compensation-5 - +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Exposure bracketing2-3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
Flash bracketing2-3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
White balance bracketing2-3 frames in steps of 1, 2, or 3
ADL bracketing2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 frames using preset values for all frames
Exposure lockLuminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivityISO 100 - 6400 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV. Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-LightingAuto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, Off
AutofocusNikon Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors; the center 33 points are available at apertures slower than f/5.6 and faster than f/8, while the center 7 focus points are available at f/8), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5-3 m/1 ft 8 in.-9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range-1 - +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens servoAutofocus (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 (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus pointsCan be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
AF-area modeSingle-point AF; 9-, 21-, or 39-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lockFocus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flashAuto, portrait, child, close up, night portrait, party/indoor, pet portrait: Auto flash with auto pop-up P, S, A, M, food: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide NumberApprox. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Flash controlTTL: i-TTL flash control using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash modesAuto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off; Auto FP High-Speed Sync supported
Flash compensation-3 - +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash-ready indicatorLights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoeISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting SystemAdvanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; built-in flash can serve as master flash in commander mode; Auto FP High-Speed Sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminalAS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balanceAuto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored), choose color temperature (2500 K-10000 K), all with fine-tuning
Live View - ModesLive view photography (still images), movie live view (movies)
Live view - lens servoAutofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F); Manual focus (M)
Live view - AF-area modeFace-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Live view - autofocusContrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Movie - meteringTTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie - metering methodMatrix
Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rate1,920 x 1,080: 30 p (progressive), 25 p, 24 p; 1,280 x 720: 60 p, 50 p, 30 p, 25 p; Actual frame rates for 60 p, 50 p, 30 p, 25 p, and 24 p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both high and normal image quality
Movie - file formatMOV
Movie - video compressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie - audio recording formatLinear PCM
Movie - audio recording deviceBuilt-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Other optionsIndex marking, time-lapse photography
Monitor8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA), low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with approx. 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and automatic monitor brightness control using ambient brightness sensor
PlaybackFull-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, GPS data display, and auto image rotation
USBHi-Speed USB
HDMI outputType C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminal(s)Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately); GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
Audio inputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio outputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Supported languagesArabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
BatteryOne rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL15 battery
Battery packOptional MB-D14 multi-power battery pack with one rechargeable Nikon EN-EL15 Li-ion battery or six AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries
AC adapterEH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 141 x 113 x 82 mm (5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2 in.)
WeightApprox. 850 g (1 lb 14.0 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 760 g (1 lb 10.8 oz; camera body only)
Operating environment - temperature0-40 °C (+32 - 104 °F)
Operating environment - humidity85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessoriesEN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-25 battery charger, BS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-21 rubber eyecup, BM-14 monitor cover, BF-1B body cap, DK-5 eyepiece cap, AN-DC8 strap, UC-E15 USB cable, ViewNX 2 CD
 

Kits

D600 AF-S 24-85mm VR Kit

Includes the D600 body and the compact and versatile AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR lens. The lens in this kit boasts a broad 24-85mm focal range, second-generation Vibration Reduction and fast, quiet autofocus.