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24.3 Megapixels | FX Format | Wireless shooting with the optional WU-1b | Full HD Video

The Nikon D600 is packed full of impressive features, whilst still being the smallest and lightest full-frame (FX) DSLR in Nikon’s history. With many of the same great features as the D4 and D800, this camera is perfect for you if you’re looking to upgrade to full-scale photography.

  • Stunning quality 24.3 Megapixel Full Frame (FX) CMOS sensor and ISO range expandable from 50 – 25,600 for superior low light performance.
  • Full (1080p) HD video recording Combined with the new EXPEED 3 processor, you can now shoot broadcast quality Full (1080p) HD video. The Nikon D600 can also record uncompressed movies to an external recorder, preserving the quality of the uncompressed files.
  • Easy Sharing Wireless shooting with the optional WU-1b adaptor using a smart device.

Excels at travel, action, and portraiture photography.

  • 1 24.3 Megapixel FX CMOS sensor
  • 2 Wireless shooting & easy sharing
  • 3 Full (1080p) HD Video
  • 4 Superior low light performance
  • 5 Compact, lightweight & weather resistant
  • 6 39-Auto Focus points
  • 7 Twin SD memory card slots
  • 8 Built-in HDR

Want to share your pictures on the go?


WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter

By using the WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter, you can transmit images from the D600 to a Wi-Fi equipped smart device* such as a smartphone or tablet, and share your images to social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter.

You can also shoot through your mobile device using the Live view function** of the D600, together with the use of the WU-1b.

Initially, the WU-1b is compatible only with smart devices running the Android OS. However, additional support for iOS will be available for download from iTunes from the 15th of September. The WU-1b is available separately for purchase.

*Dedicated application is required. The application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store (free). Compatible OS: Andoird 2.3 series (smartphone); Android 3.X series (tablet). The iOS compatible application will be available soon. ** Live view function is not compatible when shooting video remotely with the smart device.

Chasing the light - Full HD video sample


Create stunning Full HD videos

Delivering HD movies is a breeze with the D600; using the full quality of the 24.3 megapixels and EXPEED 3 processing engine means you can shoot full (1080p) HD.

Click the image to the left to watch a video sample from the D600, shot exclusively using the Nikon D600 by Florian Schulz & Salomon Schulz.

You can also watch the 'Making of' movie by clicking here.

Time-lapse photography made easy


The D600 makes creating time-lapses easy

Time-lapse photography lets you shoot automatically at designated intervals and then save the sequence as a movie to replay slow-moving activity at high speed.

The D600 allows you to simply set the shooting interval and time on the menu display to generate a movie within the camera, from 24 to 36,000 times faster than regular playback.

In no time you’ll be recording a dramatic sequence of natural marvels such as the movements of stars or the blooming of flowers with ease.



24.3 Megapixel FX-Format (Full Frame) CMOS Sensor

The Nikon D600 is a full frame DSLR with a CMOS sensor and an impressive 24.3 Megapixels. The camera is capable of superior low light performance, with an ISO range from 100 – 6400, which is expandable to the equivalent of 50 – 25,600.

Easy sharing – plus the ability to shoot wirelessly

By attaching the optional WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter you can connect your D600 with smartphones or tablets. Using the remote shooting function, you can see the live-view display of the camera on your smartphone or tablet, so you can shot from the best angle. Plus, any photo you take can be easily shared to social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The WU-1b is compatible with devices using Android OS and Apple iOS.

The smallest and lightest among all Nikon FX-Format cameras

The D600 weighs just 760g – the lightest among Nikon FX-Format cameras. The body is compact enough to be taken anywhere and will fit easily into your camera bag. It is also highly durable, with a magnesium alloy frame and has extensive sealing for superior weather-resistant performance and dust-prevention.

Shoot videos in glorious 1080p HD quality

Delivering high-resolution movies is a breeze with the D600; using the full quality of the 24.3 megapixels and EXPEED 3 processing engine means you can shoot full (1080p) HD. You can also shoot in two different modes – either DX or FX format, allowing you greater creative control over how close you want to get to your subject. Plus, with the ability to attach the external Nikon ME-1 microphone you’ll have crystal clear audio.

High-density 39-point Auto-Focus (AF) system

Equipped with a 39-point AF system, the D600 can acquire and track your subjects precisely. Built with a Multi-CAM 4800 auto focus sensor module, nine cross-type sensors cover the centre area with seven points that are compatible with f/8.

Superior high-speed processing performance

The image-processing engine in the D600 is the same as used for the flagship Nikon D4 and D800. The EXPEED 3 engine provides superior high-speed image processing, so you can keep shooting even in extremely demanding situations.

Start up quick and just keep shooting

With an approximate start-up time of just 0.13 seconds and a shutter-release time lag of 0.052 seconds, you’ll never miss that moment again. Plus, you can keep shooting at high-speed – 5.5 Frames Per Second (FPS) – perfect for sports and action photography. Please note these timings are based on CIPA guidelines.

Backup or shoot more – the choice is yours

With twin SD memory card slots, the D600 gives you the option to backup your photos to a second memory on the go, or use the second SD card as even more space for your photos. The twin SD card slots are compatible with high-speed SDXC and UHS-I. Plus, you can also use the new Eye-Fi card, allowing wireless transmission of your photos to a Mac or PC.

Crystal clear large display – 921k-dot

The LCD monitor is an impressive 3.2 inches with approximately 921k-dots, meaning you can review your photos with astounding clarity and detail. Furthermore, the D600 has an ambient brightness sensor. If the monitor brightness is set to Auto, the camera automatically adjusts LCD brightness when the monitor turns on according to the environmental lighting conditions.

Wide ISO sensitivity range

The ISO capabilities of the D600 are astounding – with the ability to expand to ISO 50 – 25600 equivalent in harsh lighting situations. The D600’s large FX-format CMOS sensor responds to a variety of lighting situations such as the harsh glare of the midday sun, the low light of dusk, a dimly lit interior or a night scene. Also, the superior noise reduction function reduces noise effectively at high ISO settings, and suppresses noise even for low-contrast subjects such as hair or grass.

Scene Recognition System with enhanced accuracy

The Scene Recognition System recognises the subject’s situation accurately prior to shooting and allows precise control of the camera. The D600 finely analyses the subject’s situation, including brightness and colour before shooting, employing information from the 2,016-pixel RGB sensor and image sensor, and applies it to autofocus, auto exposure, i-TTL balanced fill-flash and auto white balance control.

Made for comfort

The D600 is designed for comfort – with an ergonomically designed power switch, shutter release button and improved grip. So you can shoot for longer and in more comfort than ever before – perfect for shooting long events.

Energy saving design

An efficient power circuit, the highly energy-efficient EXPEED 3 and other features reduce the power consumption of the D600. It adopts the EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, which is the same as the D800 series and D7000. It’s possible to shoot approximately 900 shots of still images on one charge of the EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery.

Time-lapse photography made easy

Time-lapse photography lets you shoot automatically at designated intervals and then save the sequence as a movie to replay slow-moving activity at high speed. The D600 allows you to simply set the shooting interval and time on the menu display to generate a movie within the camera, from 24 to 36,000 times faster than regular playback. In no time you’ll be recording a dramatic sequence of natural marvels such as the movements of stars or the blooming of flowers with ease

Reproduce the exact scene around you with Active D-Lighting

Active D-Lighting preserves details in both highlights and shadows, ensuring enhanced image quality. The D600 can maintain moderate contrast to reproduce brightness as you see it, even when shooting high-contrast subjects in backlit situations.

HDR (High Dynamic Range) built in

The D600 comes with HDR built in – which means the camera takes two images in one shutter release at different exposures and merges them together to produce a single image that has a wider dynamic range.

‘Scene Modes’ choose the most appropriate settings for you

The D600 incorporates Scene Modes. If you select a mode according to the scene, the D600 automatically chooses the most appropriate settings. There are a variety of modes including Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close up, Night portrait, Night landscape, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Pet portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn colours, Food, Silhouette, High Key, and Low Key.

In-built retouching

Retouch your photos or movies on the go with the D600. The retouch menus are extensive and include special effect such as miniature effect and selective colour.

Tech Specs

Type Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective pixels 24.3 million
Image sensor 35.9 × 24.0 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)
Total pixels 24.7 million
Dust-reduction System Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Image size (pixels) FX (36 × 24) image area :
6,016 × 4,016 (L) 4,512 × 3,008 (M) 3,008 × 2,008 (S)
DX (24 × 16) image area :
3,936 × 2,624 (L) 2,944 × 1,968 (M) 1,968 × 1,312 (S)
FX-format photographs taken in movie live view :
6,016 × 3,376 (L) 4,512 × 2,528 (M) 3,008 × 1,688 (S)
DX-format photographs in movie live view :
3,936 × 2,224 (L) 2,944 × 1,664 (M) 1,968 × 1,112 (S)
File format NEF (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 System Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Double slot Slot 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 system DCF (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
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage FX (36 × 24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
DX (24 × 16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.7 x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint 21 mm (-1.0m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment -3 – +1 m-1
Focusing screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirror Quick return
Depth-of-field preview Pressing depth-of-field preview button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes)
Lens aperture Instant return, electronically controlled
Compatible lenses Compatible with 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 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)
Type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed 1/4000 – 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control), X200
Flash sync speed X=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 mode Single frame, continuous low speed (CL), continuous high speed (CH), quiet shutter-release, self-timer, remote control, mirror up
Frame advance rate 1-5 fps (CL) or 5.5 fps (CH)
Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Remote release modes Delayed remote, quick-response remote, remote mirror-up
Metering TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method Matrix: 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)
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 coupling Combined CPU and AI
Mode Auto (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 bracketing 2-3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
Flash bracketing 2-3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2, or 3 EV
White balance bracketing 2-3 frames in steps of 1, 2, or 3
ADL bracketing 2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 frames using preset values for all frames
Exposure lock Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 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-Lighting Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, Off
Autofocus Nikon 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 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 (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
AF-area mode Single-point AF; 9-, 21-, or 39-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Built-in flash Auto, 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 Number Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Flash control TTL: 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 mode Auto, 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 indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) Advanced 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 terminal AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balance Auto (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
Modes Live view photography (still images), movie live view (movies)
Lens servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F)
Manual focus (M)
AF-area mode Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Autofocus Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering method Matrix
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate 1,920 × 1,080; 30 p (progressive), 25 p, 24 p
1,280 × 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
File format MOV
Video compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format Linear PCM
Audio recording device Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Other options Index marking, time-lapse photography
Monitor 8-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
Playback Full-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
USB Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminal Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately)
GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio output
Supported languages Arabic, 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
Battery One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL15 battery
Battery pack Optional 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 adapter EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 141 × 113 × 82 mm (5.6 × 4.4 × 3.2 in.)
Weight Approx. 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)
Temperature 0-40 °C (+32 – 104 °F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories EN-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

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CNET – ‘Best Pro Cameras’

Classified as one of CNET’s ‘Best Pro Cameras’ with 8.6 rating “Offering a range of video controls and still-image quality refined over generations of Nikon cameras, the D600 is an impressive SLR that signals as new era in full-frame.”


PhotoReview Editor’s Choice, 9/10 “Any compromises made to keep the price of the D600 body affordable appear to be reasonable and this camera is likely to find a place in the kits of serious enthusiasts who want a ‘full frame’ body… and also appeal to pro photographers looking for additional bodies to compliment their existing systems…” Click here to read the full article.

Fairfax Newspapers

Terry Lane: “Full-frame has its magic and Nikon knows how to capture it.Resolution, colour and exposure are outstanding. We tried the camera with different lenses and sharpness is exemplary. Camera responsiveness is excellent.” Click here to read the full review.

ProPhoto Magazine

“The thing is though, these comparisons (with the D800) simply revealed that the D600 is actually very impressive in its own right. It’s still extremely well featured, well built and well specced… And it still delivers a huge amount of imaging performance compared to anything else (except, of course, the D800). Throw in the lighter weight body, the much lighter weight price tag and the lighter weight file sizes, and the D600 has just as much going for it as its higher-res sibling.”

Camera Magazine

“It is extremely well featured, well built and well specced… and it still delivers a huge amount of imaging performance compared to anything else in its class. Throw in the lighter weight body, the much lighter weight price tag and the lighter weight file sizes, and the D600 has just as much going for it as its higher-res sibling.”

Digital Photography Magazine

Superb handling and weight with possibly the perfect balance of pixels and performance at a great price – it would be easy to argue that this is Nikon’s best camera to date. Click here to read the full review


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