UPDATED Nikon D600 Images, High ISO Samples and More!

Girl with Nikon D600 in yellow and black dress

Photo from ClubSnap.com

Sample images from press meetings and reviews are popping up all over. You can already find High ISO samples with 100% crops showing the capabilities of the D600’s new 24.3 MP full-frame image sensor.

First off, we have some 100% crops at different ISO levels from ClubSnap, a photography enthusiast community based in Singapore. These photos were taken at Nikon’s D600 announcement and hands-on meeting for the press. There are also some shots of the D600 sitting next to a Nikon D800.

Next, we have dpreview sharing 21 preview photos. These photos were made with a D600 with the 24-120mm f/4 VR lens. This constant aperture lens makes for a nice pairing with the D600, and probably gives slightly better results than you would get using the 24-85mm VR included in the standard Nikon D600 kit. Dpreview prodvides links to download the full resolution samples for all you pixel peepers.

Nikon showed the following D600 introduction/promotional video at the worldwide press meetings:

An inspiring D600 movie (long version) was created by Steve Simon and Florian Schulz with some amazing time-lapse and aerial photography. The scenery is breathtaking, not to mention the video was shot entirely using the Nikon D600. Check it out here:

After you watch the D600 movie, check out the how they made it. They shot and produced the video entirely themselves using prototype Nikon D600 cameras. They explain some of the camera features including how they shot video in the field. You may note they shot video in Alaska in winter, so the D600 has been in testing and development for some time. Amazing and inspiring work!

UPDATE: Imaging Resource has posted night shots using the D600 in this image gallery. They are a good example of what the D600 can do in real-world high ISO situations. Full resolution versions can be viewed along with complete EXIF data. The images were taken using the 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 VR kit lens.

Regarding their experience using the D600:

 “I love shooting the Nikon D600. I was able to get a few decent shots last night, as well as two ISO series. I didn’t have my tripod so a few shots were a little soft, as I relied on posts and rails to stabilize, but so many of the shots were handheld thanks to the D600’s very high ISO capability.”

11 thoughts on “UPDATED Nikon D600 Images, High ISO Samples and More!

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  3. In dxomark the charts to get clicks in screen mode (100% magnified, pixel to pixel), then you can see all the key tested data that in d600 gotten slightly better, like SNR18, TR, DR, Color depth. In screen mode of the dxomark charts, the SNR18 in d600 is 40.6dB/ISO79, TR 8.9bits, DR 13.44EV, very excellent!

    I did not care for what is “overall score”.

    1/8000s max vs. 1/4000s max. For amateur who must get a shutter 1/8000s in camera? In 1996, I had bought SLR camera is shutter 1/8000s max. However, in fact years I have never used speed higher than 1/2000s.

    The d600 flash sync, “X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/250 s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/200 and 1/250 s)”, if you are with a fill-flash mode in outdoors, then the sync 1/250s is actually usable.

    A real difference, the d800 body internal has an alloyed mirror box assembly unit, while is also with the alloyed base behind the body mount. (the backside at the body mount circle). The d600 mirror box unit is plastics, and the body mount fixed onto the plastic base. In Eos5d/5d2/5d3 or Pentax K5/K5II there is also a plastic mirror box unit, same cases. For an alloyed mirror box in cameras have only Nikon d1-d4/d300/d700/d800 and Canon eos 1d series.

    The real key things do not relate with a polycarbonate shell, that is not a problem. The famed Nikon F4s was a polycarbonate top cover. A high tenacity of polycarbonate shell is very perdurable, which is not inferior plastics.
    Conversely, an alloyed shell but the inside is a plastic mirror box, it is disadvantage, it merely gained a higher price sales. To cheat eyes of customers. This trick creating was by an originator Canon at 1990s, some years later Pentax imitated Canon trick, and MZ-S launched at 2001, ( Z1p was that Ptentax’s a last top model kept an alloyed mirror box), but the period Nikon F100 was still continuing an alloyed mirror box.
    I am willing to accept the polycarbonate shell, but the mirror box must be alloyed, die-casting and cutting alloys.
    Unlike to a outside shell, the inner mirror box must be better rigidity and anti-deformation, and it should also be favoring to control the mirror upward flipped a slap oscillation could get a better damping, an alloyed mirror box would be better. And, the body mount can be fixed on an alloyed base, which is also safer.
    Regrettably, most of people merely noticed the outside shell is with alloy.

    The d600 is favoring with high level amateurs. The d800 more pays attention to professional cameramen.

  4. People ought to notice the Nikon d1-d4/d300/d700/d800 and Canon eos 1d series, they taken an alloyed mirror box, not plastic.

    why is the d4/d800 holding an alloyed mirror box? Could a plastic mirror box be as better as one? a heavy lens mounted at a plastic base with screws connected into plastic, Could it be a better one?

    The d600 is a half alloyed body, well then, that being the case, why is the alloyed material built a shell for d600, but is not a mirror box? Why the polycarbonate is not a shell in the d600?

    an alloyed shell but the inside is a plastic mirror box, which merely gained a higher price selling. To cheat eyes of customers. This trick as an original inventor did not relate to Nikon, but now Nikon also learned for a follower.

    about the costs:
    an alloyed mirror box + a polycarbonate shell = the same costs = an alloyed shell + a plastic mirror box.

    which one is better?

    • If cost were no object every camera would be built to the same level as the flagship model — and it would be priced accordingly. If you have a preference or need for an alloy internal frame, there are cameras that have it. A manufacturer will make what they think the market will buy. You call it “cheating,” marketers call it differentiating. Try selling an alloy frame camera with a plastic body and you may have a hard time convincing consumers that the “plastic body” camera is better than the competition with an alloy body. Make it all alloy and the price goes up and the competition gets the sale. Objectively the alloy frame may be better for strength and durability but the consumers who this camera was designed for will probably not need the alloy frame. They wouldn’t want to pay for it and wouldn’t want the added weight. The plastic frame with plastic front D600 is better for the target market than an all-alloy camera at a higher price and weight — that is what Nikon decided.

      • quoted:
        To try selling an alloy frame camera with a plastic body and you may have a hard time convincing consumers that the “plastic body” camera is better than the competition with an alloy body.
        Objectively the alloy frame may be better for strength and durability but the consumers who this camera was designed for will probably not need the alloy frame.

        My thought is unlike above,
        Nikon had ever having F90/F90s/F90x, that were with an alloy frame mirror box internal and a whole polycarbonate shell, but it was a huge total number sold.

        Pentax Z1p was with an alloy frame mirror box internal and a whole polycarbonate shell, but it was very popular, which did not seem like a fake ” metal body” k-5 at a slump.

        an alloy shell but a plastic innards, it is actually a real cheating. Why the alloyed material merely built a shell, not a mirror box? In an alloy shell’s cost ought to be used onto the innards, and not with shell.

        If Nikon d600 was an alloyed mirror box, then Nikon can be enough drumbeating himself, but is unlike a follower behind Canon. Nikon did not want to look like a leader?

  5. 1. a flip-mirror upward movement can bring up a slap damping oscillation.
    an alloyed mirror box has holding a mass density in higher, it can lower harmful vibration from a same accelerated energy, compared with a plastic mirror box.
    For the mechanical kinetic energy will be transformed to the heat, in an alloyed mirror box the heat could faster be exhausted.

    2. an alloyed mirror box will better shield the external electric field interference at front of the image sensor. The image sensor is an analog element semiconductor working for small signal system, but is not a digital element, which is easily affected by EMI (electromagnetic interference).

  6. The d600 is a higher pricing than d300,
    why the d600 is no alloyed mirror box?

    no fell down, no collision.
    It merely placed in a camera bag, a heavy Nikon 200mm/f2.8 zoom mounted, and then gets home in this city the time less than one hour. When he held body-grip and taking out the camera from the bag, but awful thing gets showing out. The lens abruptly fell away from the body, a swoop to kiss floor board, the body mount is already broken. A plastic mirror box is within Nikon d70 body. (lastly it gotten the free fix up in Nikon service. However, Could you be willing like the case?)
    To watch here

    broken Nikon d100 mount (a plastic mirror box)

    broken Nikon d80 mount (a plastic mirror box)

    broken Nikon d7000 mount (a plastic mirror box)
    When my cat knocked my Nikon D7000 attached to my 300mm f2.8 Nikkor lens off my desk, I quietly accepted the facts as I didn’t quite know them yet. But when I learned from my Nikon repair guy — who has yet to repair any of my Nikons, but he’s always given great advice — that only the camera was damaged, I was greatly relieved.
    To watch here

    Indestructible d300 body with an alloyed mirror box,
    I also knew other several instances, thereinto a Nikon d300 fell off from desk and is meeting with floor board. A mounted 17-55f2.8 its lens mount is broken away from itself, but the crashed lens the mount still be tightly mounted on the d300 body mount, there is an alloyed mirror box at Nikon d300.
    To watch here

    The d7000 is now a price less than 1000 USD, maybe the d7000 buyers fewer bought and using a heavy lens.
    However, the d600 is now at lowest price $2100 in US market, and the more d600 body buyers would likely buy and use a heavy lens.

    I hope a future d610 will have an alloyed mirror box.

    • D600 is an enthusiast/amateur camera. It is not built for professional use and abuse. D300/D300s is a professional camera. If you are going to mount long lenses and bang your camera around or drop it, you should consider a professional camera. Just as you would not expect a 24-85mm VR kit lens to take the abuse that the 24-70mm 2.8 can withstand.

    • do not directly clicks on third-party webpage. With this URL copies into your web-browser to get seen the image.
      The xitek site did not allow external link. About the d70s and d100 URL link above.

  7. In a polycarbonate shell, for EMC and EMI here is not a problem, the now Nikon fully has ability to process it. You can look in a disassembled Nikon d5100 that the plastic shell coated with thick coppered-layer in internal side, it is correct way to process EMC and EMI in a plastic shell. The internal side coppered-layer is large area (large-size) grounded connection (body).

    The internal coppered-layer is very well electric conductor for this plastic shell, shielding electric field to improve on the EMC and EMI.

    To watch the left side of image,

    To watch the internal side of top cover,

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