Nikon D600 review

We check-out Nikon's latest full-frame SLR

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We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

JPEG signal to noise ratio

Nikon D600 review Signal to noise ratio

JPEG images from the Nikon D600 relate closely to those from the Nikon D800, Nikon D4, Nikon D7000and Canon EOS 5D Mark III for signal to noise ratio, with all cameras producing very similar results. The D600 shows a marked improvement on the D700 at the higher sensitivity settings.

Raw signal to noise ratio

Nikon D600 review TIFF signal to noise ratio

The signal to noise ratios of the TIFF images (after conversion from raw) from the Nikon D600 andNikon D7000 are very similar across the sensitivity range. The professional level Nikon D4 only just taking the lead at higher sensitivities.

The impact of the Nikon D800's higher pixel count makes itself clear with the lower signal to noise ratios across the sensitivity range.

JPEG dynamic range

Nikon D600 review Dynamic Range

Our dynamic range results show that the D600 makes a huge leap in performance when compared with the D700, with results almost mirroring those of the Nikon D800.

Raw dynamic range

Nikon D600 review TIFF dynamic range

This chart indicates that TIFF images (after conversion from raw) from the Nikon D600 have a greater dynamic range than those from the Nikon D700 and Nikon D7000 and show results that are close to theNikon D800 and D4 and the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLR Camera with Lens
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution24.3 Megapixel
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom3.5x
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameNikon
DurabilityDust Resistant, Water Resistant
FeaturesLive View, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer, Orientation Sensor, Time Lapse Function, Noise Reduction, External Flash Shoe, Face Detection
Screen Size8.1 cm (3.2")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeOptical
Weight (Approximate)760 g
Image Sensor Size35.90 mm x 24 mm
Maximum Image Resolution6016 x 4016
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height113 mm
Width141 mm
Depth82 mm
Focal Length24 mm to 85 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
External FlashOptional
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelD600
Product NameD600 Digital SLR Camera
Exposure Control
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Manual
  • Programmed AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
Aspect Ratio3:2
Manufacturer Part NumberVBA340K001
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

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.

Package Contents
  • D600 Digital SLR Camera
  • 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
  • Software CD