Nikon D600 review

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There's plenty of shadow detail here without overexposing highlights

Nikon D600 review

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Rich colours can be captured in default settings

Nikon D600 review

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The Nikon D600's exposure metering hasn't blown out any highlights in the bride's dress

Nikon D600 review

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Although the subjects are in shade, the background isn't distractingly over-exposed

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Despite the full-frame sensor, narrower apertures can still give considerable depth-of-field

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Focusing on subjects like this can be tricky, since it falls just outside the D600's autofocus sensor zone

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Colours are vibrant without being over-saturated

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Shot on a 55-200mm DX format lens, the Nikon D600's image has been cropped to 10.3MP

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Single-point autofocus and patience get results like this

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Note the correctly exposed white stripes and good background shadow detail

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Even in nasty disco lighting like this, the Nikon D600's autofocus couldn't be fooled

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The 24-85mm kit lens can still get close to subjects

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Single-point autofocus selects the right focal point

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This shot required -1EV exposure compensation to subdue the bright backlighting

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Harsh afternoon sunlight couldn't overcome the D600's dynamic range abilities

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Creamy background bokeh blur from the new Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G lens

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Detail is pin-sharp even at the default sharpening setting

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The (late) summer bird

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All the highlight detail here has been retained

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Golden leaves in the golden hour

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Shot into the light, matrix-metering has got the exposure bang-on

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The dim lighting in this venue required f/1.8 at ISO 6400 for a still shot. Image noise is still impressively well controlled.

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Shot in shade, the bright highlight reflections are well maintained

Nikon D600 review

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Great balance of shadow and highlight detail

Nikon D600 review

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Good tonal range and detail

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Here, f/9 aperture was still wide enough to give a shallow depth-of-field

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Superb clarity from the 24.3 sensor and vibrant colour rendition

Nikon D600 review

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Stop down to f/22 and expand the ISO to 50 and you can get smoothed water without an ND filter

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The Auto HDR function really boosts shadow detail at its maximum +/- 3EV setting

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We used +1EV exposure compensation to lift shadow detail at the expense of the brightest highlights

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The latest fashion

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The D600 just avoids over-exposing the suspension coil in this harsh sunlight

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Check out the detail on that tyre