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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

Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

D600

Nikon D600
Details
Part Code NEX-6L EOS 700D VBA340AE
Review Date 7 Dec 2012 7 Jun 2013 13 Nov 2012
Price ex VAT £683 £515 £1,287
Price inc VAT £820 £618 £1,544
Overall rating 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Performance 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Features & Design 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6
Image quality 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Value for Money 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Basic specifications
Camera megapixel rating 16.0mp 18.0mp 24.3mp
Camera screen size 3.0in 3.0in 3.2in
Camera optical zoom range 3x N/A
Camera maximum resolution 4912 x 3264 5184 x 3456 6016 x 4016
Camera optical image stabilisation in kit lens in kit lens in kit lens
Weight and dimensions
Weight 470g N/A 850g
Dimensions 120 x 43 x 67mm (WDH) 133 x 79 x 100mm (WDH) 141 x 82 x 113mm (WDH)
Battery
Battery type included Lithium-ion Lithium-ion Lithium-ion
Battery life (CIPA standard) 360 shots 440 shots 900 shots
Charger included? yes yes yes
Other specifications
Built-in flash? yes yes yes
Aperture range f3.5 - f5.6 fUnknown - fUnknown fN/A - fN/A
Camera minimum focus distance 25.00m N/A
Shortest focal length (35mm equivalent) 24 N/A
Longest focal length (35mm equivalent) 75 N/A
Minimum (fastest) shutter speed 1/4,000 1/4,000 1/4,000
Maximum (slowest) shutter speed 30s 30s 30s
Bulb exposure mode? no yes yes
RAW recording mode? yes yes yes
Exposure compensation range +/- 3EV +/- 5EV +/- 5EV
ISO range 100 - 25600 100 - 12800 50 - 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 10.0fps 4.0fps 5.5fps
Exposure bracketing? yes yes yes
White-balance bracketing? no yes yes
Memory-card type SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo SDXC Dual SDXC
Viewfinder coverage 100% 95% 100%
LCD resolution 922k 1,040k 921k
Secondary LCD display? no no yes
Video/TV output? no yes no
Body construction Magnesium Alloy Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber Magnesium alloy, plastic
Tripod mounting thread? yes yes yes
Data connector type Proprietary USB USB 2 Mini-USB
Manual, software and accessories
Full printed manual? yes yes
Software supplied Image Data Converter 4.2, PlayMemories Home 1.3 ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor Nikon ViewNX 2
Accessories supplied USB cable N/A
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