Conclusion: All the extensive features that would make an enthusiast purchase this camera are here, however the price can be a bit steep since it just goes slightly higher than the D7000, but assuming the price drops over time, the D600 is a definite pick up for anyone who wants to start shooting professionally.
Excerpt: There appears to be a move towards increasing the number of camera models with full frame (ie 24x36mm) sensors. Sony, for one, has even released a fixed mirror DSLR model with a full frame sensor. Going back to the film camera days companies just couldn’t leave 35mm alone: Kodak stupidly tried the disk camera taking 11x8mm exposures … and the pictures were woeful!
Summary: It is hard to describe the D600 without superlatives. This 24 megapixels full-frame DSLR simply delivers the lowest image-noise and highest dynamic-range from any digital camera to date. Add to that the lowest street price of any current full-frame camera and we have an easy winner. Image quality from the Nikon D600 when used a sufficiently high-quality lens is hard to fault. Metering could stand to be improved but it easily corrected.
Pros: Class-leading image noise, Class-leading dynamic-range, Good color-accuracy after tweaking, Speedy autofocus, Generally fast and responsive, Ultra-short black-out, Flexible self-timer and exposure delay, Very sharp LCD, Highly customizable with plenty of controls, Dual memory cards can provide instant backup, Excellent build quality, Manual focus assist direction indicator
Cons: Under-exposure more frequent than usual, Light entering OVF skews metering, Increased softness at ISO 3200+, Strong anti-alias filter, EC button placement not ideal, Indistinct ISO button, Poor Live-view, not, Bizarre, Exposure Delay, No 16:9 guidelines for time-lapse, Slow playback mode, Only one level axis shown in OVF
Summary: Although initially slightly disappointed in some of the D600's specification, this camera has really impressed me. The size and weight are spot-on, remaining bulky enough to be taken seriously, yet small and light enough to carry around. The handling and navigation are intuitive and the viewfinder is nice and bright. Autofocus is surprisingly adept, and the burst and buffer are sufficient for its needs.
Nikon’s newest, smallest, lightest full-frame digital SLR is also its cheapest
Good Gear Guide.au
10 October 2012
Summary: Nikon's newest, smallest and lightest full-frame digital SLR is also it's cheapest. It's not far behind professional bodies in terms of its feature-set, and it's got the image quality chops to flatter any subject. It's a very appealing camera for price-conscious upgraders and first-time enthusiast buyers.
Pros: Excellent image quality, Near-perfect compromise between ease of use and functionality, Impressively low price tag
Cons: Inferior in some ways to Canon's competing 6D, Some artificial impediments versus the D800, Minor design niggles