Nikon’s Full Frame dSLR, the D600 Cheif Complaint is Clipping

Call it what you want–clipping or blown highlights– that white or one-tone color blast that sometimes appear in your images, a color tone that can’t be fixed and that makes a really good photo not-so-good.

Frequent clipping isn’t the only complaint about this camera. Spots also appear in the frame from particles of lubricant that land on the sensor when the mirrors move.

The full-frame (24X36 mm sensor) dSLR camera most likely to cause your image to reveal fewer tones in an object or subject and occasional spots in the frame is the Nikon D600, a seemingly good camera upon first inspection, but one with two fatal flows that similar models such as the new Canon 6D don’t have. That’s according to last October’s CNET review of the Nikon D600.

The 24 MP camera has all of the features any professional or advanced amateur would want–low ISOs for good detail and tonality, fast burst-shooting (5.5 fps) and HD video mode, but the camera’s weaknesses far outweigh its strengths.

About the author

Matthew Bamberg

Matthew Bamberg has provided photographs and written articles for various Southern California newspapers and magazines, including The Desert Sun and The Press-Enterprise. More recently, Matt has been teaching at UC Riverside while also authoring several books like the Quick and Easy Secrets book series (Cengage), Killer Photos with Your iPhone (with Kris Krug and Greg Ketchum, Cengage), the 50 Greatest Photo Opportunities in San Francisco (Cengage) and Digital Art Photography For Dummies (Wiley).