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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

Canon EOS 700D

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Nikon D600

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Sony Alpha NEX-6

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