Nikon D600 review by Ivo Freriks at Camera Stuff Review

Nikon D600 review by Ivo Freriks at Camera Stuff Review

Ivo's lens of choise for this review was the Nikkor 24-85mm f3.5-4.5G VR lens.

"Is the Nikon D600 a game-changer? When you look at the image quality, the Nikon D600 still has to acknowledge the superiority of the Nikon D800E. But that is the best camera we've tested to date. Both cameras are more or less equal in terms of dynamic range, color reproduction in daylight and signal / noise ratio. The Nikon D800E trumps the Nikon D600 in our lab actually only with the automatic white balance in tungsten light and in resolution. The latter is not surprising, because the Nikon D800E has 24 megapixels, and not 36 megapixels like the Nikon D800.

When you consider convenience and price, then the roles are reversed. With the Nikon D600 you will get much value for less than 2000 euros. If you add everything up, then the Nikon D600 could indeed be a game-changer, causing many photographers to switch to a full frame camera. The highest quality with the Nikon D600 will only be achieved by using the best lenses. And even there, Nikon has thought about that and introduced recently two reasonably priced zoom lenses: the Nikon 16-35mm and Nikon 24-85mm."

Pros

High image quality (dynamic range, noise, resolution)
Handy size and comfortable weight for a camera with a full frame sensor
Space for 2 SD cards and Wifi possible with WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
Video includes clean HDMI output

Cons

LCD monitor is not rotatable or pivot able
No integrated GPS and Wifi
Aperture is not adjustable during video recording

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