Nikon D600 Specifications
Nikon D600 (30.0 oz./850 g with battery and card) with 24-85mm VR. enlarge. This free website's biggest source of support is when you use these links, especially this link to the body at Adorama, and the kit with 24-85mm VR at Adorama and all the versions and accessories at Adorama, or this link to it at Amazon, when you get anything, regardless of the country in which you live. Thank you! Ken.
AF Motor and Aperture Encoders, Nikon D600. enlarge.
With a built-in AF motor and an aperture feeler for manual-focus lenses, it works great with every Nikon auto- or manual-focus lens made since 1977!
The D600 works perfectly with every AF lens made since 1987, AF, AF-I, AF-D and AF-S.
It also works great with AI and AI-S manual-focus lenses, and if you update the really old ones to AI, all Nikon's SLR lenses from as far back as 1959 work just fine with color matrix metering and aperture-priority auto exposure and full EXIF data.
This means you never have to buy today's new lenses unless you want to.
More at Nikon Lens Compatibility.
Nikon D600 Sensor Assembly. enlarge.
14-bit linear ADC, 16-bit processing.
FX (24 x 35.9mm): 6,016 x 4,016 (L, 24MP), 4,512 x 3,008 (M, 13.5 MP) or 3,008 x 2,008 (S, 6 MP).
(if snapped during movie live view these are cropped to 16:9: 6,016 × 3,376 (L), 4,512 × 2,528 (M) or 3,008 × 1,688 (S).)
No 5:4 cropped mode.
DX (16 x 24mm): 3,936 x 2,624 (L, 10MP), 2,944 x 1,968 (M, 6MP) or 1,968 x 1,312 (S, 2.6MP).
(if snapped during movie live view these are cropped to 16:9: 3,936 × 2,224 (L), 2,944 × 1,664 (M) or 1,968 × 1,112 (S).)
Nikon D600 sensor, with custom-inscribed low-pass filter. enlarge.
100 ~ 6,400 in the usual modes.
ISO 50 ~ 25,600 if you invoke the L-1 or H+ ISO settings, named that way simply to warn you that the picture may start to get a little ratty.
For both photos and for video.
Up to about 19x magnification for focus checking.
Can't use the entire frame; crops-off 16:9 from the 3:2 sensor and uses that in both FX and in DX.
1,920 x 1,080 @ 29.97p, 25p or 23.976p: 24 MBPS or 12 MBPS.
1,280 x 720 @ 59.94p or 50p: 24 MBPS or 12 MBPS.
1,280 x 720 @ 29.97p or 25p: 12 MBPS or 8 MBPS.
Maximum clip length: 20 to 30 minutes.
Saves as MOV files containing H.264 MPEG-4 video and linear PCM audio.
Linear PCM, recorded only along with video.
Input jack for Nikon ME-1 stereo mic ($130).
Auto or manual levels.
Stereo headphone jack.
5.5 FPS in FX.
5.5 FPS in DX.
Depending on card, to 100 continuous shots in JPG or 16 in raw. (Only 57 in JPG LARGE FINE.)
100% coverage FX.
(97% coverage DX.)
0.7x magnification with 50mm lens.
Switchable grid, in FX only.
Roll and pitch displayed on rear LCD.
Roll-only displayed in finder, using the exposure bar graph.
39 points, mostly all crammed into the center of the FX image.
AF-assist incandescent light bulb, range 1.5-10' (0.5 ~ 3 m).
AF fine-tuning, if you have slight errors with certain lenses.
New CAM4800 sensor array, which has the same size and sensor locations as the DX-sized CAM4800DX AF sensor of the D7000.
Better than most previous sensors that only worked with lenses as slow as f/5.6, this new sensor can work with lens and teleconverter combinations as slow as f/8!
Like all DSLRs of 2012, it is not yet a full-frame AF system; it only sees a bunch of sensors all pretty much in the middle of the frame. The N55's three AF sensors pretty much cover the same area.
Notice that the AF areas don't cover as broad an area vertically or horizontally as do most other FX cameras:
All AF points. These all work with lenses as slow as f/5.6. The red ones are cross-type, working with lenses and teleconverter combinations as slow as f/7.1.
In other words, all the sensors work with all lenses. Only if you're using a slow lens and a teleconverter (never a great idea), the D600's AF sensors may still work great, even better than older cameras.
These AF points work with lenses as slow as f/7.1. The red ones are cross-type with lenses as slow as f/7.1.
These AF points work with lenses as slow f/8. The red one is the only cross-type sensor that works with lenses as slow as f/8.
Simplified 11-AF point option for ease of selection.
2,016 pixel RGB 3-D matrix meter.
i-TTL for flash.
Nikon D600 Shutter. enlarge.
1/4,000 ~ 30 seconds and Bulb.
Time exposures with ML-L3 Remote Control ($17).
Carbon fiber and Kevlar, tested to 150,000 cycles.
Self-diagnostic shutter monitor.
Flash Sync: 1/200.
Quiet Mode: Disconnects cycle with mirror-up. Doesn't sound as useful as the Canon 5D Mark III's complete-cycle Quiet mode.
Remote Release: ML-L3 Remote Control ($17).
GN 39/12 (Feet/meters at ISO 100).
Controls wireless flash.
No uncompressed NEF option, thank goodness.
NEF + JPG.
NEF is in 12- or 14-bit with lossy or lossless compression.
3.2," 921,000 dots.
Nikon D600 Dual SD Card Slots. enlarge.
Two SD slots.
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector.
3.5mm powered stereo mic input.
3.5mm headphone output.
Nikon D600 magnesium alloy top and bottom covers. enlarge.
Top and Bottom Covers: Magnesium alloy.
Rated 900 shots.
If you use the MB-D14 grip, you can use a second EN-EL15 for a total of 1,800 shots, and the D600 will swap seamlessly between them. The grip can take six AA cells instead. You'll get 450 shots with 6-AA alkaline cells alone, or about 1,350 total with the EN-EL-15 in the camera and 6-AA in the grip.
Same dorky MH-25 charger, too.
Nikon EN-EL15 Li-Ion Battery.
Nikon MH-25 Charger and Stub (USA).
MH-25 battery charger.
In the USA, the charger comes with both a cord and a more portable semi-folding stub.
Optional MB-D14 grip takes the EN-EL15 battery, or 6 AA cells.
Optional AC adapter EH-5a and EP-5 power connector.
5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2 inches WHD.
141 x 113 x 82 millimeters WHD.
30.0 oz. (850g) with battery and SD card.
26.8 oz. (760g) stripped naked without battery, card, strap, monitor cover or lens.
Made in Thailand.
DK-5 Eyepiece Cap.
DK-21 Rubber Eyecup.
UC-E15 USB Cable.
AN-DC8 Camera Strap.
BM-14 LCD Monitor Cover.
BF-1B Body Cap.
BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover.
Nikon ViewNX 2 software CD-ROM.
April 2014: about $1,500 used.
13 September 2012.
Nikon promised the D600 for 18 September 2012, and lo and behold, that's when stores started to ship them. Bravo Nikon!
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