Nikon D600 review
The D800’s little bro packs most of the same awesomeness, but with a more manageable number of megapixels and a more palatable price. On paper there’s a ton of power per pound, with that 24MP full-frame sensor, a built-in flash, dual SD card slots, 39-point autofocus, 5.5fps continuous shooting... The list goes on, so it’s clear that Nikon wasn’t pulling any punches with this one. And despite the higher price, it can be had for well below its RRP.
Nikon may have chosen not to position the D600 in its pro line-up, but there’s nothing remotely amateur about the way this camera looks and feels. Everything about it is sturdy and solid, with the screen protector on the main LCD proving that it means business. The picture-snapping performance doesn’t disappoint either.
The D600 is particularly adept in decent light, laying down vibrant colours and ultra-fine detail, aided by accurate autofocus. Even up to ISO 6400 noise is reasonably well controlled, and sharpness is excellent. As ever, Nikon’s approach to controls is quite different to Canon’s, and neither is right or wrong – you’ll get used to either. That said, the D600’s video record button does seem oddly placed to us
A feature-packed full-framer that’s ready and willing for action