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).
How It Stacks Up
Nikon cancels DL compacts amid 'extraordinary' losses
As part of a fundamental restructuring, it's shedding 1,000 employees via voluntary retirement.
Nikon's D5600 midrange DSLR hits the US this month for $800
The camera is a minor update to the D5500 from 2015.