Over the years I have specialized in documenting the natural world in all its diversity, shooting landscapes, to aerials, to intimate portraits of wildlife. I often get asked the difficult question what single camera I could recommend for a nature photographer. I now would not hesitate to name the new D600 because of its versatility.
In nature photography weight often matters and with the D600 you have the finest Nikon technology in a compact light-weight, yet robust FULL FRAME camera body, that delivers incredible images. With 24mp, fast AF, 5.5 frames/sec. and fantastic high ISO capabilities it has met the golden mean. It allows the photographer to use the beautiful array of super wide-angles like the 14-24 while it still lets you auto-focus at F8 with my most favorite wildlife lens: the 200 – 400mm bringing it to a 800mm super-telephoto. The image quality of the high resolution 24mp sensor is breathtaking; but beware as this camera will challenge you as it does not compromise any mistakes in your photography technics like the slightest off-focus or camera shake.
The versatility of the camera does not end on the photography side. It delivers fantastic HD video files, lets you AF while filming. You can also monitor your take on a fantastic 3.2 inch LCD, that still allows you to see the image at extreme steep angles. With the full frame sensor you can be filming with a cine-look through the use of shallow depth of field, while the light weight body design can be easier put on camera cranes and magic arms. I love creating multimedia presentations and for that the new time-lapse feature is a handy little gismo.
Never before has there been such a compact camera that is loaded with with so many fantastic features. Now there are no limits to your creativity. The D600 is a true all-rounder.