Nikon D600: Conclusion

by Theano Nikitas Reads (3,560)
Editor's Rating
9.40

TG Ratings Breakdown

    • Image/Video Quality
    • 9
    • Features
    • 9
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 10
    • Performance
    • 9
    • Expandability
    • 10
    • Total Score:
    • 9.40
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Conclusion

The Nikon D600’s release (along with that of the Canon 6D) has made full-frame shooting available to a broader market than ever before. This is particularly important for Nikon users since photographers with DX cameras don’t have to buy new lenses when stepping up to the D600.

Additionally, the D600 offers a 24 megapixel sensor, a full complement of features that almost rival those of the more expensive D800 and performance that will meet the needs of most photographers. Sports shooters and others who need super-fast continuous shooting will, of course, favor the D4 or the Canon 1DX but even so, the D600 has all the markings of a capable but more compact back-up camera.

If you’re interested in full-frame shooting and don’t have the budget — or the need — for the D800 or the D4, the D600 is an excellent alternative. This camera delivers on all counts: image quality, feature set and performance.

Pros:

  • Excellent image quality
  • Full feature set
  • Dual SD card slots
  • Good performance, especially given its 24 megapixel sensor
  • Trickle down features from the D800, e.g., advanced video options

Cons:

  • Slow AF in Live View
  • Smaller AF coverage (compared to D800)
  • Dual SD card slots vs. CF/SD
  • Wi-Fi and GPS require optional accessories (vs. the Canon 6D)


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