Nikon D600 Digital SLR Camera Body 24.3 Megapixel, FX Format - USA Warranty

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About Nikon D600

Nikon D600, FX-quality images and HD videos Nikon's most compact full-frame HD-SLR

Passionate photographers who seek exceptional full-frame, high-resolution performance rely on Nikon FX-format HD-SLRs. For the first time ever, that level of performance is available in a compact, affordable HD-SLR. D600's 24.3 megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor captures every detail with lifelike sharpness. Its EXPEED 3 processing system manages all that data with remarkable speed and accuracy, enabling up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting at full resolution. And the lowlight performance synonymous with Nikon is again proven deserved - shoot crystal clear images from ISO 100 to 6400, expandable down to 50 and up to 25600 for extreme situations.

A remarkable new breed of FX-format HD-SLR
D600's 24.3 megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor captures every detail and nuance with the least possible noise. Nikon's EXPEED 3 processing system manages all that data with remarkable speed and accuracy, enabling up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting at full resolution.

Flawless metering and Onboard Intelligence
D600's 2,016 pixel RGB sensor evaluates every scene, taking into account brightness, contrast, subject distance and the scene colors and is referenced against an onboard image database for consistently accurate AE, auto wh ite balance, i-TTL flash and subject tracking autofocus performance.

All Day Shooter
Wide ISO range from 100 to 6400, ca n be set as highas ISO 25600, lets photographers shoot under varying lighting conditions with extremely low noise.

Cinema-quality HD video projects
Shoot Full HD (1080p) videos with selectable frame rates of 30/25/24p or 720p HD at 60/50/30/25/24p. Equipped with manual exposure control, fulltime AF with face-priority, dedicated inputs for a stereo mic and headphones, still image exporting, Simultaneous Live View, uncompressed 8-bit full HD via HDMI port and much more. NIKKOR interchangeable lenses offer dramatic perspectives and a cinematic look perfect for your customers next project

Share images easily - anytime, anywhere. Wi-Fi connectivity with the optional WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
Using the optional WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter users can automatically send great pictures to their smartphone or tablet and even remotely capture images from the D600. With its easy to use app, now when you can't wait to share that great D600 image you don't have to. Share it to your smartphone or tablet in an instant.

The Nikon D600 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Nikon D600 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon D600 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon D600: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD and Quiet

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Good image quality (49),High ISO performance (44),Easy to use (38),Fast / accurate auto-focus (37),Image stabilization (37),Large clear LCD (35),Fast shutter speed (28),Quiet (25)
Best Uses:
Low light (37),Landscape/scenery (36),Family photos (34),Travel (32),Weddings (30),Wildlife (24),Sports/action (23),Video (14)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (26),Semi-pro photographer (24),Pro photographer (9)

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

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
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
Picture Control System
User-customizable Settings
Storage Media
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)
Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder
Viewfinder Frame Coverage
FX (36x24): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical Approx.
DX (24x16): 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
Bulb Shutter Setting
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
2, 5, 10, 20 sec. Timer duration electronically controlled
1/4000 to 30 sec.
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
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
Metering System
TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
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
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
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity
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
High ISO Noise Reduction
Active D-Lighting
Extra High
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
Dynamic AF Mode Number of AF points
9, 21, 39 and 39 (3D-tracking)
Auto-area AF Mode
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
Autofocus Sensitivity
-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Autofocus Fine Tune
Built-in Flash
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
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
Nikon Creative Lighting System
(CLS) CLS Supported
White Balance
Choose color temperature (2500K-10000K)
Direct Sunlight
Fluorescent (7 types)
Preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored)
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
Movie Video Compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio recording format
Linear PCM
HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 60 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 50 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 30 fps
HD 1,280x720 / 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
Playback Functions
Auto Image Rotation
Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar)
Histogram Display
Image Comment
Movie Playback
Movie Slideshow
Playback with Zoom
In-Camera Image Editing
Color Balance
Color Outline
Color Sketch
D-Lighting Distortion Control
Edit Movie
Filter Effects
Image Overlay
Miniature Effect
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Quick Retouch
Red-Eye Correction
Selective Color
Side-by-Side Comparison
Image Comment
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
GP-1 GPS unit
GP-1A GPS unit
Save/Load Camera settings
Total custom Settings
My Menu
Yes with customization
Recent Settings
Supported Languages
Brazilian Portuguese
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)

Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time
World Time Setting
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)
Nikon U.S.A.

Nikon D600 Reviews

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(based on 219 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


Superb images notwithstanding intial dirty sensor setback

FIRST THE SENSOR SPOTS,ETC: I purchased the Nikon D600 in Oct of 2012. I was aware of the sensor dust/oil problem but bought it knowing that the same experience with my D7000 cleared up after a couple thousand shots. Given the design of the D600 is basically the same as the D7000 I was confident that the sensor problem would simply go away. That said I still sent it to Nikon in November and they cleaned the mirror box which is the commonly accepted cause of this issue as well as the sensor wh...

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FIRST THE SENSOR SPOTS,ETC: I purchased the Nikon D600 in Oct of 2012. I was aware of the sensor dust/oil problem but bought it knowing that the same experience with my D7000 cleared up after a couple thousand shots. Given the design of the D600 is basically the same as the D7000 I was confident that the sensor problem would simply go away. That said I still sent it to Nikon in November and they cleaned the mirror box which is the commonly accepted cause of this issue as well as the sensor which got rid of the problem straight-away. I ensure that I run the in-camera sensor clean function once before starting a day's shooting. If the sensor becomes contaminated such that my Giottos blower can't remove it then I use wet swabs which is very easy with a full frame sensor. I HIGHLY recommend all owners of this camera with this problem do the same. I am very disappointed at the seeming lack of quality control by Nikon in first releasing the D7000 with it's problems and then, apparently not learning a thing from that experience allowing the same type of blunder to occur upon releasing the D600 to market. I really like using Nikon equipment which offers outstanding performance but this QC issue could dramatically hurt their profits down the line since many people are intolerant of this kind of failure. New customers in particular. NOW TO THE CAMERA: My specific requirement was a full frame camera with low ISO capability and exceptionally wide dynamic range without breaking the bank. The D600 offered it all at a price that was right for me. I paid full retail for the body only and even with all the subsequent discounts I am not disappointed in the least. The improvement in dynamic range with the D600 over the D7000, which was very good, is quite noticeable. Nature photography is my primary interest along with landscape images. In absolutely every respect I am more than satisfied with the image quality of the D600 and those images are everything that I had learned to expect from a first class full frame camera. I considered the D800 but I was already used to the ergonomics of the D7000 which are nearly identical in the D600 so the more professional controls on the D800 did not interest me. The 36 megapixels would have been nice but after considerable inspection of photos take with the D800 and the D600 under virtually identical circumstances with the same lenses I could not discern enough of a difference to warrant the additional price of the D800. After dealing with the sensor problem I can still confidently recommend the D600 to anyone ALSO willing to do the same. Once past the sensor brouhaha the images the D600 produces are nothing short of awe inspiring.


Most Liked Negative Review


It's going back ... to the store!

Luckily I bought my D600 at a store that will accept returns. My D600 is going back. Dust and oil on the sensor, just like all the other reports. Wow, disappointed. The good news is once Nikon finally addresses and acknowledges this issue, the D600 will be a fantastic camera. So many great features. If you compare this camera to the Canon 6D, this one wins every time. But I can't accept that I have to deal with oil and dust on the seÃ+/-or after only 100 shots. Cleaned the sensor, and then t...

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Luckily I bought my D600 at a store that will accept returns. My D600 is going back. Dust and oil on the sensor, just like all the other reports. Wow, disappointed. The good news is once Nikon finally addresses and acknowledges this issue, the D600 will be a fantastic camera. So many great features. If you compare this camera to the Canon 6D, this one wins every time. But I can't accept that I have to deal with oil and dust on the seÃ+/-or after only 100 shots. Cleaned the sensor, and then the spots keep reappearing. Not acceptable. I've had mine for 4 weeks and the problem isn't getting any better. I switched from Nikon to Canon when I went digital back in 2002. The D600 brought me back to Nikon. Guess I'm now going back to Canon and paying the $1500 up charge to get a Canon 5D MkIII. Canon's customer service has been exceptional to me with all 3 of the EOS DSLR's that I've owned. Even when the 5D MkIII was first introduced, it had a problem with light leaks. Canon acknowledged the problem and took care of their customers quickly. My question is this: Where are you Nikon? We're all waiting to love this camera! The D600 could be a real winner, if you would just address and take care of the dust and oil issues.

Reviewed by 219 customers

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Cruella de Vil


from Undisclosed

The bad people at Nikon have stolen all the spots of every Dalmatian in the world and put them in this camera. The main purpose of the camera is to take pictures. How can you do that with oil spots all over the sensor. Its like a car that splatters engine oil on your windshield while you are driving. No recall! Just sent my camera in to be serviced, and depending on the outcome, it will determine if I stay a Nikon customer. UPDATE: Camera came back dirty and am having problems with shipping labels in both Chrome and IE. Horrible!


built like a tank - dropped 5 feet & survived


from Hillsburgh, Erin, ON N0B, Canada

I bought the D600 refurbished over a year ago - perhaps it was returned for the oily sensor issue. Got a great camera for a great price. I own several Nikon cameras (film & digital) including the D700, D2X & F4S. The image quality & resolution are amazing imho. I use it a lot handheld with the 80-400mm VR for shooting birds - a great combination. It is a nice size & weight for hiking compared to my larger heavier D700 & D2X. My D600 has over 11,000 shutter actuations on it and have had no issues at all - except for one close call which was my own fault. I was in a rush to get to the airport one day and put my D600 with attached 28-300 mm VR into my camera back pack & headed down to the parking garage. Put our suitcases into the trunk & as I was swinging my backpack off my shoulder, a loud crack echoed through the garage & saw the camera & lens sliding along the concrete floor. With a few expletives, I picked up the camera, & a small piece of black plastic & put them back into my back pack.Apparently I had in my haste, forgotten to close the zipper in my backpack. . Headed to the airport with thoughts of having to buy a new camera and/or lens ( $3000+/-) when I got back home. After we got to the departure gate lounge I reluctantly took out my D600 & attached lens for a closer examination.The end of the lens hood was a little flattened & chipped & there were a few scuffs on the camera body but no obvious external damage. It's all internal damage I thought. I then took a shot of a helicopter taxiing just outside our window & had a peak at the image on the screen - it looked normal - I was amazed. The old heavy metal Nikon film cameras have often been described as being "built like a tank" but I didn't think I would be describing a plastic covered digital Nikon in the same way. My D600 & 28-300 mm lens are still going strong - thank you Nikon !!


Still today good quality body for the price.


from Minnesota, USA

First I will state I do love the camera body and images from it I am a Nikon guy but I do not like constant issues. When I purchased the body I did not have a issue but I received an email stating the problem and they would upgrade it for free so I sent it in. I received it back and I was incredibly happy they tested less than 10 shots after I image tested myself I took it with on a wedding I had. I had multiple lock up issues. I found my command dial would not lock, green light would stay on as if the buffer was full but the images that came out were beautiful and the client was happy so no fuss I had other bodies. Sent it back they replaced the encoder and command dial they took less than 10 test shots and I had it back. This time I was sure I had my d600 back and was again very happy with it. I purchased the d750 as well it had issues so I returned it to avoid this type of thing again thinking I would go with the d810 since I had 0 issues with the d800 and no worries I had a practically new d600 for any winter stuff that might come up. After 500 shots the oil spots came back so again I sent in the camera but now this time I had no other body since I sold my others to upgrade for this year. This time they had it for 2 weeks and when it came back to me it was cleaned up looked new the photos are clean but the data showed Nikon took over 3000 "test" shots with it!!! They said they sometimes need to take multiple test shots. I said a camera with under 10000 on the shutter sells for more than over they said it will not change the resale value. Thats my story take it as you will I have a lot invested in Nikon and even purchased a new d610 to complete a few valentine shoots I had but instead of the 810 I personally may have to switch.


Great camera, small size and weight.


from Washington, DC area, USA

I would give this camera a rating of 4.5 out of 5. I bought it as a second, smaller, lighter, body to use along with my D800 and am very happy with how it is working in that regard. Don't let the dust issue stop you from getting one. Nikon fixed mine for free and it was out of warranty. The image quality is terrific--more than adequate for practically any use. Makes my D800 somewhat un-necessary in that regard. I thought it might be a step down from the D800, but the difference seems to be negligible and not worth worrying about. Live view works great for focusing big slow telephoto lenses. It allows me to get much improved lens performance. In fact, one huge old tele-zoom that I love has actually seen improved performance with this camera body. Terrific! The optional infrared remote trigger works beautifully with the mirror-up option when shooting with a huge slow telephoto lens. Works beautifullyl with my extensive collection of old manual focus Nikkor lenses that I have accumulated since 1967. The optional 24-85mm kit lens is an extremely useful and versatile travel lens. Not too large, as are so many modern lenses. I would prefer a faster lens but the increased size/bulk would likely be prohibitive for easy carry. Dislikes are minor: Need more "non-CPU lens" data entry points than the 9 provided. Viewfinder is a bit small for my glasses. No need for the built-in flash. No need for video. Would prefer a shutter speed dial rather than the command wheel. Cannot mount my old 7.5mm f/5.6 fisheye-Nikkor lens.


Dust, Dead Pixels :(


from Mexico

Sensor Dust, dead pixels starts to appear before 1 year of regular use, see attached pictures.


A real step up


from Bogotá, Colombia

I had been using an N80 for more than 10 years, and other SLRs for many more. When I had become fed up with the increasing difficulty to get films and processing, I got the camera that seemed to me like it could replace it, and got a D5100. I felt like something was lacking with the small viewfinder and the extensive menus. I learned why it is called an entry-level when getting away from automatic meant a lot of menu navigating. When I learned a FX camera could be within my price expectation, I jumped on the first opportunity. I had foolishly forgot to check if my 28-200mm zoom would work on the D5100, and to me recovering that lens was a good bonus. At once that feeling of missing something was alleviated. The big viewfinder looks like the cameras I was used to and the availability of many buttons and the same two command wheels that the N80 has just felt much better. I was very much bothered by the endless discussion of the oil spots because among all the messages there was very little information to get a real feeling for the size of the problem. I tend to like taking photos in very dark places, so I pretty much never use small apertures. I have noticed spots in test shots of a white wall, but never anything on the real photos. I do not know if those were the spots that were so much talked about. So, the combination of price, low light performance, viewfinder and user interface have been just what I had been needing. Since I have the camera I have taken some very satisfying photos.


Sensor Mess


from Washington, USA

In theory I should love this camera but, I don't. I have multiple Nikon lenses and speed lights and purchased it for close to $2,000 in order to have a full frame camera for my photography business. Landscape photography is the absolutely worse nightmare, the entire frame is a mess in the blue sky area due to dirty sensor issues in the upper left corner especially at f/22. Little specks all over the place that take close to 100-200 clicks to remove in post processing. My husband (a professional engineer) cleaned the sensor with a professional kit after I returned from a trip and discovering the big mess since I needed it for another photo shoot. The mess is endless it's back again a few months later and now I'm sending it in to the Nikon shop for the free repairs and cleaning. Possible two weeks without my camera is the best answer to something that hasn't performed since day one. See screenshot below of the post processing work necessary to meet my standards.


Great Product


from Hartford  -  Photo Enthusiast

With this camera, I am very happy with my move to full frame.


Good Camera, Make Sure to Test it Though!


from South Carolina, USA

I've had my D600 since October now and it has worked well. The main issue I had with it was the slight green tint many people spoke of when it was released. This issue would later develop into the camera exposing pictures in all green or neon purple. There was also an issue with odd lines coming up in the top of the frame we had to be removed pixel by pixel. Very annoying work but Nikon fixed the issue free of charge and since then the camera has worked perfectly fine. Other than that the camera offers excellent quality in photos. 24MP is everything I need and the camera has to worked quickly and well in most situation I have used it in. My only advice is to test it out as soon as you get it. If you have another camera shot as many different environments as possible and compare, make sure there is no irregularity in the color of the images. If there is Nikon should be more than happy to help you fix it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent Full-Frame Camera for the Price!


from Maryland, USA

Let me first start out by saying my D600 had the "Sensor Dust/Oil" problem and although only noticeable at a high F-Stop, it was an issue I'm glad Nikon addressed. After sending my camera in to have the component on the shutter replaced, the "dust/oil" issue has not come back. Besides that minor issue, the camera has been outstanding in every aspect. It truly is hard to find a full-frame camera with the specs of the D600 for the price. Would definitely recommend!


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Questions about this item:

Shopper  Currently have a d3100 - debating on d600 or d800. Will my current lenses fit since body is FX?
KIERAN D  yes, of course. Is Nikon F Mount. I am currently using manual focus 70-200 f4 lens thats 20 years old. If I did it again I would buy the kit lens. I use my DX camera for work, but after buying FX I am lens poor. The camera is flat out awesome.
George G  The D600 DSLR seems to me to be the best current buy; however, the oil/dust/whatever spots problem has me puzzled. Some owners claim "never a problem" while others say "a BIG PROBLEM". How is one to know whether or not to make the purchase???
ROBERT C  Your sensor cleaner maybe turned off. When I was initially setting up my camera I accidentially turned the sensor cleaner off. I discovered the mistake at a later menu entry but never had a spot problem.
Mark C  How long are these Nikon Bundle specials good for?
GLENN M  That is entirely up to the manufacturer or retailer.
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