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With the D600, Nikon essentially takes its pro-level D800 DSLR, gives it a lighter body, a lower megapixel count, a simplified set of controls -- and a price cut of almost $1,000, making it one of the most affordable full-frame DSLRs available. The D600 takes very sharp pictures, and thanks to that full-frame sensor, excels at shooting in virtually any lighting conditions, all the way up to ISO 6400. It can capture 5.3 frames per second in burst mode, and has a very good HD movie mode. At over $2,000, the D600 may not be cheap, and buying good full-frame lenses to take full advantage of its capabilities will bump the price up even more. But if you've been waiting for a pro-level Nikon at a consumer-friendly price, you'll find the D600 hard to beat (if you're a Canon shooter looking for the same, you'll want to check out the EOS 6D, due out later this year).

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Critic reviews

8.6
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  • Image quality
    10
  • Video quality
    8.2
  • Battery life
    9.2
  • Design and form factor
    8.4
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Speed (start-up time, lag)
    8.0
  • Ease of use
    8.4

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User reviews

9.0
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9.0
Digital Photography Review Nov 13, 2012

The Nikon D600 brings full frame functionality to the masses along with dual SD card slots and 100% viewfinder coverage. Image quality at high ISO sensitivities is outstanding and a wealth of customization options enables quick access to shooting controls.

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8.0
Gizmodo Sep 25, 2012

This camera's so good, we'd even say that a lot of people who would otherwise shell out for the D800 or 5D Mark III might consider the D600 instead. It's really more than just a scaled-down professional camera for amateurs.

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8.0
PC Mag Sep 28, 2012

The Nikon D600 is essentially a D7000 with an FX sensor, but lacks some of the extra features found in the Canon EOS 6D.

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8.0
CNET Oct 9, 2012

The Nikon D600 is a really good camera for the money, as long as you're willing to shell out for the lenses that can do it justice.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Oct 8, 2012

It’s not so much that the D600 offers anything brand, brand new. It doesn’t. But what you get for the price - and don’t forget there’s no cheaper full-frame DSLR out there - is spot on.

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9.0
PC World Australia Oct 4, 2012

Nikon's newest, smallest and lightest full-frame digital SLR is also it's cheapest. It's not far behind professional bodies in terms of its feature-set, and it's got the image quality chops to flatter any subject. It's a very appealing camera for price-conscious upgraders and first-time enthusiast...

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9.0
Imaging Resource Dec 13, 2012

Overall, though, our experience with the Nikon D600 was quite positive. It's an excellent digital SLR with plenty of years of Nikon engineering in its design, and it shows. We have no trouble recommending it highly.

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8.0
CNET AU Oct 3, 2012

Offering a range of video controls and still-image quality refined over generations of Nikon cameras, the D600 is an impressive SLR that signals a new era in full-frame photography.

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9.0
TechRadar Sep 28, 2012

The Nikon D600 is a terrific camera. To produce a full-frame sensor with comparable image quality to the likes of the Nikon D4, Nikon D800 and Canon EOS 5D Mark III is no mean feat in itself; but to house it in a body that's almost as small and light as a cropped-sensor DSLR is barely believable.

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9.0
TrustedReviews Oct 3, 2012

For many photographers, Nikon has it the sweet spot with the D600 as it offers a perfect blend of size, image quality, performance and price. Overall, the Nikon D600 looks to be every inch the camera many enthusiasts have been waiting for and we have no hesitation in recommending it.

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9.0
Sydney Morning Herald Oct 11, 2012

For anyone with Nikon lenses and accessories, the D600 is the logical step into full-frame photography. FX lenses made for the smaller APS sensor are recognised by the D600, which crops the image automatically for the reduced image area. For serious video makers, there is a lot to like.

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9.0
Photography Life Oct 4, 2012

Without a doubt, the Nikon D600 will be a very popular camera. I suspect it will be far more popular than the Nikon D800/D800E, especially after people realize that it is not some crippled camera, but a very functional DSLR with impressive performance characteristics.

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9.0
Photography Blog Oct 1, 2012

If you think you can live with that and a few other limitations / omissions versus the D800; the smaller, lighter and cheaper Nikon D600 will serve you just as well as the more expensive model - and even give you faster frame rates and more manageable raw file sizes as an added bonus.

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9.0
jmagella jmagella

At $2,000 it is a little pricy, but you get a full frame sensor. If you have DX lens now get ready to sell them off and buy the lenses that allow you to get what you paid for... 24 megapixels.

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