With full-frame power, the 24.3 megapixel Nikon D600 makes a great choice of professional DSLR cameras made for avid photographers. For those looking to capture next-level pictures, Nikon D600 can make a hefty choice, starting at a base price of $2099.95.

Nikon D600 boasts of a full-frame, HD-SLR performance in a compact and streamlined body, which is a blend of magnesium alloy and polycarbonate panels that also keeps the camera lightweight.

The power of a pro-level Nikon FX-format camera lets you create stunning full-frame images, along with cinema-quality 1080p videos, superior low-light performance, blazing fast framing and burst rates, built-in HDR, wireless photo sharing and much more. The camera’s resolution of 5.5 frames per second (fps) offers continuous shooting. The D600 uses a 39-point autofocus system and 2,016 pixel RGB metering sensor.

The 1/4000th second maximum shutter, the 1/200th sec maximum flash speed, makes it a great camera with a faster shutter speed. To offer easy connectivity, Nikon has designed D600 with Wi-Fi compatibility via the optional accessory. There is also a dual SD card slot incorporated in the camera.

The Nikon D600 has an extended ISO range from 50 to 25,600, which offers good quality and great light-gathering capability. Along with a large 3.2-inch 921K-dot LCD screen, the D600 has an optical viewfinder with a 100 percent field of view.

The camera’s 39-point autofocus system with Scene recognition captures details in images with great clarity. Seven of the focus points on D600 can focus at f/8, which offers the sensitivity required when using a teleconverter and long lens. Focus speed is very good, offered in the choice of 39, 21, or 9 dynamic focus points when in continuous autofocus, or 39 or 11 points in single autofocus.

With continuous focus and 3D tracking modes, the camera identifies a subject quickly and accurately. The video quality it offers is sharp in broad daylight, but the quality falls apart in low light. Moire and rolling shutter distortions are evident. Inexplicably, you can’t change the aperture of the lens in Live View mode.

Autofocus is handled in one of three ways: manual focus for the smoothest, most silent results; AF-S for single autofocus that can be set-up before exposure and updated during capture by a half press of the shutter; and AF-A for full-time autofocus. The last mode is “always on” and will often be fishing out the focus with a rather clunky, noisy effect rendered in playback.

Nikon D600

Type: Single-lens reflex digital camera

Lens: Mount Nikon F bayonet mount

Pixels: 24.3 million

Sensor Size: 35.9mm x 24.0mm

Image Sensor Format: FX

Image Sensor Type: CMOS

Total Pixels: 24.7 million

Price: $2100 (body only)/ $2800 w/ 24-85mm f/3.5 lens

Max ISO: 6400 (Standard)/ 25600 (expanded)

Max Image Size: 6,016 × 4,016 pixels

Video: 1920 x 1080 30/25/24 and 1280 x 720 60/50/30/25

Max Drive: 5.5 frames-per-second at full resolution

Screen: 921,000-dot dot, 3.2-inch LCD

Storage: Dual-SD card slots

Dimensions: Width: 5.6 in. (141mm)
Height: 4.4 in. (113mm)
Depth: 3.2 in. (82mm)

Weight: 26.8 ounces