Nikon D600 – why I bought this camera!

Nikon D600 was the camera I finally chose, after searching the internet for several weeks. Recently, I wanted to replace my old Nikon D60, which I have been very pleased with. Actually it was not that much doubt that I wanted a Nikon DSLR camera again. Despite that I am only an amateur photographer, I was looking for a full frame camera this time. I do a lot of photo shoots for websites I work with, and want best quality pictures. After reading a lot of reviews and blogs about the Nikon D600, I was sure this was the camera I should buy.


Nikon D600

My brand new camera, waiting to be unpacked!

It’s Nikons smallest fullframe body, but it’s packed with functions, and the photo quality are outstanding. Furthermore it has HD video, which might be of use in the future for my website projects as well. The fact that the D600 is the smallest Nikon FX camera suits me well too. The dimensions (5.6 in. (141 mm) W – 4.4 in. (113 mm) H – 3.2 in. (82 mm) D)are somewhat larger than the D60, but I got used to it very quickly, and now my old D60 feels almost a bit tiny in comparison. The Nikon D600 is very comfortable to carry around, and does not feel too big to bring with me, whenever I go for a city walk or or if I want to explore the countryside for some good photo opportunities. And certainly not with my 50 mm lens.

Lenses for my Nikon D600

Because the camera was a bit over budget, I had to wait buying more than one lens to start with. My first FX lens choice was the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G. This is a great lens for both portraits and everyday shooting. It is an inexpensive and extremely useful lens and because of the small size, its perfect to put in the bag if you only want to carry one single lens. When time comes, I suppose my next lens will be the AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR. I’ve read a lot of positive feedback on both lenses in different Nikon blogs, and reviews.


Here is some information of the camera at Nikon’s US site:

Nikon D600

And the lenses:

AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G

AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR



I read a lot of reviews of the camera, and they all are very positive, so I wasn’t actually afraid that I should be disappointed.
Here is a thorough review from Ken Rockwell (who also has plenty of other articles worth reading on his website): Review D600


Author: Lasse

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