Nikon claims that the D600—their new small, light and affordable full-frame DSLR—is targeted at advanced amateur and pro photographers, plus what Nikon calls the “evolving photographer.”
The D600 hosts a 24.3-megapixel full-frame (36 x 24mm) FX-format CMOS sensor, paired with an EXPEED 3 image processor. Its ISO range is 100-6400, while its shutter speed ranges from 1/4000 to 30sec. The D600 also carries a 39-point AF system and can continuously take photos at 5.5 frames per send (fps).
It features 100% viewfinder coverage and a 3.2-inch LCD screen. The D600 can take videos in Full HD at 30, 25, or 24 fps and also has a D-Movie function that enables recording in either FX- or DX-based movie format.
It’s compatible with the WU-1b Wireless Adapter (that was debuted in the release of the D3200) that enables you to wirelessly control the D600 with a smartphone or tablet (via the Wireless Mobile Adapter Utility) and to easily transfer photos to these devices.
It’s more compact than Nikon’s other full-frame shooters (like the D4, D3x and the D800), checking in at 141 x 113 x 82mm and 760g. Additionally, its magnesium alloy body hosts double SD card slots and is dust- and moisture-proof.
Yoshizo Mori, Nikon Corporation general manager of the 1st Development Department, says that the Nikon D600 is designed to be the perfect compromise between a consumer DSLR and a professional one.