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Nikon Digital SLR Camera D600 Specifications

Type
Type
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount
Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Effective pixels
Effective pixels
24.3 million
Image sensor
Image sensor
35.9 x 24.0 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)
Total pixels
24.7 million
Dust-reduction system
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Storage
Image size (pixels)
  • FX format (36x24): 6,016 x 4,016 (L), 4,512 x 3,008 (M), 3,008 x 2,008 (S)
  • DX format (24x16): 3,936 x 2,624 (L), 2,944 x 1,968 (M), 1,968 x 1,312 (S)
  • FX-format photographs taken in movie live view: 6,016 x 3,376 (L), 4,512 x 2,528 (M), 3,008 x 1,688 (S)
  • DX-format photographs taken in movie live view: 3,936 x 2,224 (L), 2,944 x 1,664 (M), 1,968 x 1,112 (S)
File format
  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed or compressed
  • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available
  • NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media
SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Dual card slots
Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage or for separate storage of copies created using NEF+JPEG; pictures can be copied between cards
File system
DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Eye-level pentaprism single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverage
  • FX (36x24): Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
  • DX (24x16): Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
Magnification
Approx. 0.7x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint
21 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment
-3 to +1 m-1
Focusing screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VIII screen with AF area brackets (framing grid can be displayed)
Reflex mirror
Quick return
Depth-of-field preview
Pressing depth-of-field preview button stops lens aperture down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or by camera (other modes)
Lens aperture
Instant return, electronically controlled
Lens
Compatible lenses
Compatible with AF NIKKOR lenses, including type G and D lenses (some restrictions apply to PC lenses), DX lenses [using DX (24x16) image area], AI-P NIKKOR lenses, and non-CPU AI lenses (A and M modes only); IX-NIKKOR lenses, lenses for the F3AF, and non-AI lenses cannot be used
The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster (the electronic rangefinder supports the center 7 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/8 or faster and the center 33 focus points with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/6.8 or faster)
Shutter
Type
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed
1/4,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time (requires optional ML-L3 Remote Control), X200
Flash sync speed
X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/200 and 1/250 s)
Release
Release modes
S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Q (quiet shutter-release), (self-timer), (remote control), MUP (mirror up)
Frame advance rate
Approx. 1 to 5 fps (CL) or approx. 5.5 fps (CH)
Self-timer
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 s
Remote release modes
Delayed remote, quick-response remote, remote mirror-up
Exposure
Metering
TTL exposure metering using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method
  • Matrix: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data
  • Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12-mm circle in center of frame; diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15 or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle or average of entire frame)
  • Spot: Meters 4-mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used)
Range
(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)
  • Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV
  • Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV
Exposure meter coupling
Combined CPU and AI
Exposure modes
Auto (auto; auto [flash off]), scene (portrait, landscape, child, sports, close up, night portrait, night landscape, party/indoor, beach/snow, sunset, dusk/dawn, pet portrait, candlelight, blossom, autumn colors, food, silhouette, high key, low key), programmed auto with flexible program (P), shutter-priority auto (S), aperture-priority auto (A), manual (M), U1 (user settings 1), U2 (user settings 2)
Exposure compensation
-5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Exposure bracketing
2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2 or 3 EV
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100 to 6400 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 6400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting
Can be selected from auto, extra high, high, normal, low or off
ADL bracketing
2 frames using selected value for one frame or 3 frames using preset values for all frames
Focus
Autofocus
Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 39 focus points (including 9 cross-type sensors; the center 33 points are available at apertures slower than f/5.6 and faster than f/8, while the center 7 points are available at f/8), and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range
-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Lens servo
  • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status
  • Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus point
Can be selected from 39 or 11 focus points
AF-area modes
Single-point AF, 9-, 21- or 39-point dynamic-area AF, 3D-tracking, auto-area AF
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Flash
Built-in flash
, , , , , , : Auto flash with auto pop-up
P, S, A, M, : Manual pop-up with button release
Guide number
Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Flash control
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 2,016-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600 or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash modes
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off; auto FP high-speed sync supported
Flash compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash bracketing
2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 2 or 3 EV
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting
System (CLS)
Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with built-in flash, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; built-in flash can serve as master flash in commander mode; auto FP high-speed sync and modeling illumination supported with all CLS-compatible flash units except SB-400; Flash Color Information Communication and FV lock supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminal
AS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter (available separately)
White balance
White balance
Auto (2 types), incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored), choose color temperature (2,500 K to 10,000 K); all with fine-tuning
White balance bracketing
2 to 3 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3
Live View
Modes
Live view photography (still images), movie live view (movies)
Lens servo
  • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time servo AF (AF-F)
  • Manual focus (M)
AF-area modes
Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
Autofocus
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Movie
Metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering method
Matrix
Frame size (pixels)
and frame rate
  • 1,920 x 1,080; 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p
  • 1,280 x 720; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p
  •  Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively; options support both high and normal image quality
File format
MOV
Video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format
Linear PCM
Audio recording device
Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Maximum length
Approx. 29 min. 59 s (20 min. depending on frame size/rate and movie quality settings)
Other options
Index marking, time-lapse photography
Monitor
Monitor
Monitor 8-cm (3.2-in.), approx. 921k-dot (VGA), low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with approx. 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and automatic monitor brightness control using ambient brightness sensor
Playback
Playback
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, GPS data display and auto image rotation
Interface
USB
Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminal
Remote cord: MC-DC2 (available separately)
GPS unit: GP-1 (available separately)
Audio input
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio output
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
Supported languages
Supported languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Power source
Battery
One EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Battery pack
Optional MB-D14 Multi-Power Battery Pack with one EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery or six AA alkaline, Ni-MH, or lithium batteries
AC adapter
EH-5b AC Adapter; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
Tripod socket
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions / weight
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
Approx. 141 x 113 x 82 mm/ 5.6 x 4.4 x 3.2 in.
Weight
Approx. 850 g/1 lb 14.0 oz with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 760 g/1 lb 10.8 oz (camera body only)
Operating environment
Operating environment
Temperature: 0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F; humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Accessories
Supplied accessories
(may differ by country or area)
EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-25 Battery Charger, DK-5 Eyepiece Cap, DK-21 Rubber Eyecup, UC-E15 USB Cable, AN-DC8 Camera Strap, BM-14 LCD Monitor Cover, BF-1B Body Cap, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
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Memory card capacity

The following table shows the approximate number of pictures that can be stored on an 8 GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I card at different image quality, image size, and image area settings.

FX (36 x 24) image area*

Image quality
Image size
File size1
No. of images1
Buffer capacity2
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 12-bit
-
23.4 MB
190
22
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 14-bit
-
29.2 MB
147
16
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 12-bit
-
20.7 MB
258
27
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 14-bit
-
25.4 MB
215
16
JPEG fine3
Large
Medium
Small
12.4 MB
7.4 MB
3.8 MB
506
853
1600
57
100
100
JPEG normal3
Large
Medium
Small
6.2 MB
3.7 MB
1.9 MB
1000
1600
3200
100
100
100
JPEG basic3
Large
Medium
Small
3.2 MB
1.9 MB
1.0 MB
1900
3200
6300
100
100
100
  • *Includes images taken with non-DX lenses when On is selected for Auto DX crop.

DX (24 x 16) image area*

Image quality
Image size
File size1
No. of images1
Buffer capacity2
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 12-bit
-
10.9 MB
426
62
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 14-bit
-
13.4 MB
332
38
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 12-bit
-
9.7 MB
571
86
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 14-bit
-
11.7 MB
480
61
JPEG fine3
Large
Medium
Small
5.9 MB
3.7 MB
2.2 MB
1000
1700
2900
100
100
100
JPEG normal3
Large
Medium
Small
3.0 MB
1.9 MB
1.1 MB
2100
3300
5700
100
100
100
JPEG basic3
Large
Medium
Small
1.5 MB
1.0 MB
0.6 MB
4100
6300
10000
100
100
100
  • *Includes images taken with DX lenses when On is selected for Auto DX crop.
  • 1All figures are approximate. File size varies with scene recorded.
  • 2Maximum number of exposures that can be stored in memory buffer at ISO 100. Drops if optimal quality is selected for JPEG compression, ISO sensitivity is set to Hi 0.3 or higher, or long exposure noise reduction or auto distortion control is on.
  • 3Figures assume JPEG compression is set to Size priority. Selecting optimal quality increases the file size of JPEG images; number of images and buffer capacity drop accordingly.

Approved memory cards

The following SD memory cards have been tested and approved for use in the camera. Cards with class 6 or faster write speeds are recommended for movie recording. Recording may end unexpectedly when cards with slower write speeds are used.

SD memory cards
SDHC memory cards2
SDXC memory cards3
SanDisk
2GB*1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
64 GB
Toshiba
Panasonic
4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB,
16 GB, 24 GB, 32 GB
48 GB, 64 GB
Lexar Media
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB
-
Platinum II
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
Professional
Full-HD Video
-
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB
  • 1Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be used support 2 GB cards.
  • 2Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be used are SDHC-compliant. The camera supports UHS-I.
  • 3Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be used are SDXC-compliant. The camera supports UHS-I.