Nikon D600 First Look: Is this DSLR a D800 Killer?

They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words. But what if the scene you’re viewing can’t be described so easily–should you switch the camera to HD Video mode? That’s what I do.
Serious photographers who are looking for one of the best values in HD-SLRs have lots of choices these days when it comes to shooting with dual-personality, interchangeable lens cameras. And the new kid on the block, the Nikon D600, is about to take center stage. It’s a relatively affordable, well-built, full frame, camera that’s nearly as comfortable shooting Full HD 1080p video as it is capturing fast, sharp, high-speed action photos that can be printed at 24 x 36 inches without degradation.
I got a chance to handle one behind the scenes at a Nikon Preview event on Sept. 12, 2012, about 15 hours before the world found out (more than enough time to stop drueling!) My thoughts, and a few close peeks at the camera are contained in the video above.

Now that I have one in hand, expect some in-depth feedback on the camera with its new kit lens, the Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G VR lens. And perhaps a few videos that have a lot to say.

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Michael J. McNamara
Michael J. McNamara

Michael J. McNamara is the Editor-in-Chief of the McNamara Report, Director of In-Depth Focus Labs, and former Exec. Technology Editor at Popular Photography Magazine. His photo and video portfolios can be viewed at

  • Amilyshurtz

    I’ve read some article says that there are a number of
    picture styles which can be used when shooting in modes such as manual,
    aperture and shutter priority. The creative control modes can only be used as
    their own independent modes, but you can increase or decrease the level of
    their affect.