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
Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, 39 focus points (including nine cross-type sensors)
Single point, continuous AF, Dynamic AF modes or use 3D tracking to keep pace with a moving subject
Image formats: 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. Also NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Full HD movie mode 1,920 x 1,080 (progressive, 1080p) at 30p(29.97fps)/25p(25fps)/24p(23.976fps), 1,280 x 720 at 60p(59.94fps)/50p/30p/25p. File format: MOV: H.264/MPEG-4 AVCExpeed video processor. Audio format: Linear PCM. Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable. HDMIHD video out with support of uncompressed video. Maximum film length of approx. 29 min. 59 s (20 min. depending on frame size/rate and movie quality settings)
GPS interface for direct geotagging supported by Nikon GP-1
DxOMark reviewed the D600 sensor image quality and assigned it an overall score of 94, the third-highest-rated camera sensor in its camera sensor database, behind the D800 and its sibling, the Nikon D800E.
According to Digital Photography Review, its build quality and user interface are between the D7000 and the high-end full-frame D800. It includes almost all of the video capabilities of the D800, except that the D600 body cannot adjust aperture during video recording.
Service advisories and release of successor (D610)Edit
Following complaints of dust accumulation on the D600's sensor, in late November 2012, a user created a timelapse video as evidence that was then widely reported in photography-related publications. Three months later, Nikon responded with a service advisory that referred to "the natural accumulation of dust", and advised users to perform "manual cleaning using a blower bulb" before contacting a service center.
On October 8, 2013, the Nikon D610 was announced, a direct successor of the D600, and the D600 was shortly thereafter noted as having been discontinued. The D610 has been described as "a very minor refresh", but does include a new shutter unit. It was speculated that the D610 was released solely to address the oil and dust issues of the D600.
In January 2014, the website Nikon Rumors reported that some users were receiving D610 units back in response to sending their D600 units in for repair, and Nikon responded by stating this was done on a case-by-case basis. On February 26, Nikon issued another service advisory according to which they will perform full inspection, cleaning, and replacement of the shutter unit for all D600 units sent in, regardless of warranty status, and free of charge. On March 18, the Chinese government ordered Nikon to stop selling the D600, forcing Nikon to recall all remaining units from dealers. Ten days later, Nikon published a third advisory noting that "Nikon will replace [...] with a new D600 or an equivalent model" any cameras "upon which the above service has been performed several times" "if a number of multiple (sic) granular black spots are still noticeable". On June 30, it was revealed Nikon had allocated 1.8 billion Yen (17.6 million USD) for the cost of these repairs and replacements over the past financial year.
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