Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR review: specs and price

Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR

Why is Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR better than the average?

  • Sensor size

    35.9 x 24mmvs259.9mm
  • Megapixels (main camera)

  • Maximum light sensitivity

    25600 ISOvs24608.99 ISO
  • Battery life (CIPA)

  • Noise

    2980 ISOvs1216.06 ISO
  • Image quality

  • Fastest shutter speed

  • Viewfinder coverage


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1.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
2.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
5.is dustproof and water-resistant
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
6.has an optical viewfinder
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.


1.sensor size

35.9 x 24mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.


The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.Has timelapse function
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
5.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.


1.has a microphone input
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.has a stereo microphone
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.has stereo speakers
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.


CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.



2980 ISO

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
4.Has a remote control
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
6.has an external memory slot
Nikon D600 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm VR
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

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