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Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Verdict

Nikon cuts the cost but not the quality in this capable full-frame SLR

Review Date: 13 Nov 2012

Price when reviewed: £1287

Full review

Overall Rating
6 stars out of 6

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Comparison

Product

Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D
Details
Part Code VBA340AE NEX-6L EOS 700D
Review Date 13 Nov 2012 7 Dec 2012 7 Jun 2013
Price ex VAT £1,287 £683 £515
Price inc VAT £1,544 £820 £618
Overall rating 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Performance 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Features & Design 4 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Image quality 6 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Value for Money 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Basic specifications
Camera megapixel rating 24.3mp 16.0mp 18.0mp
Camera screen size 3.2in 3.0in 3.0in
Camera optical zoom range N/A 3x
Camera maximum resolution 6016 x 4016 4912 x 3264 5184 x 3456
Camera optical image stabilisation in kit lens in kit lens in kit lens
Weight and dimensions
Weight 850g 470g N/A
Dimensions 141 x 82 x 113mm (WDH) 120 x 43 x 67mm (WDH) 133 x 79 x 100mm (WDH)
Battery
Battery type included Lithium-ion Lithium-ion Lithium-ion
Battery life (CIPA standard) 900 shots 360 shots 440 shots
Charger included? yes yes yes
Other specifications
Built-in flash? yes yes yes
Aperture range fN/A - fN/A f3.5 - f5.6 fUnknown - fUnknown
Camera minimum focus distance N/A 25.00m
Shortest focal length (35mm equivalent) N/A 24
Longest focal length (35mm equivalent) N/A 75
Minimum (fastest) shutter speed 1/4,000 1/4,000 1/4,000
Maximum (slowest) shutter speed 30s 30s 30s
Bulb exposure mode? yes no yes
RAW recording mode? yes yes yes
Exposure compensation range +/- 5EV +/- 3EV +/- 5EV
ISO range 50 - 25600 100 - 25600 100 - 12800
Selectable white balance settings? yes yes yes
Manual/user preset white balane? yes yes yes
Progam auto mode? yes yes yes
Shutter priority mode? yes yes yes
Aperture priority mode? yes yes yes
Fully auto mode? yes yes yes
Burst frame rate 5.5fps 10.0fps 4.0fps
Exposure bracketing? yes yes yes
White-balance bracketing? yes no yes
Memory-card type Dual SDXC SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo SDXC
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100% 95%
LCD resolution 921k 922k 1,040k
Secondary LCD display? yes no no
Video/TV output? no no yes
Body construction Magnesium alloy, plastic Magnesium Alloy Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber
Tripod mounting thread? yes yes yes
Data connector type Mini-USB Proprietary USB USB 2
Manual, software and accessories
Full printed manual? yes yes
Software supplied Nikon ViewNX 2 Image Data Converter 4.2, PlayMemories Home 1.3 ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor
Accessories supplied N/A USB cable
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