One option for framing, and the only option for viewing you images and navigating the menus, is a huge 3.2-inch, 921,000 dot LCD screen. Live View still capture and video recording mode both use this as your way of framing and recording. It is also the a great way to review your images for color and focus while in the field. To keep the LCD safe, clean and scratch free, NIkon has also included an LCD cover that can be replaced, but keeps the actual LCD in perfect condition.
Your other option for framing and composing your images is accomplished with the optical viewfinder. The Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder features 0.70x magnification, 100% field of view and built-in diopter adjustment (-3 to +1 m¯¹).
On the left side of the camera you will find all of its I/O ports. At the top are the MIC in and headphone output jacks. The next door down features the USB and HDMI ports for connecting the camera to a computer, printer or HDTV. At the very bottom is the accessory terminal that is used with GPS, WiFi and remote accessories.
The D600 records all of its images and videos to SD/SDHC/SDXC style memory cards. The dual card slots allow you to keep two memory cards installed for more image capture without having to change them. They can also be set up so one card automatically backs up the other or one card captures .jpg images while the other captures RAW data images.
Powering the D600 is a 7.0V, 1900mAh rechargeable Li-Ion battery. Nikon claims are that this battery can capture up to 900 still images on a single charge if you are not shooting with Live View. Also shown above is the portable charger that is included with the camera. The prongs on the top fold down for use. This is an easy way to keep a spare battery charged and on hand at all times.
If you know that one battery will never be enough, the MB-D14 battery grip is available using two EN-EL 15 batteries or 6 AA type batteries. The grip also includes a shutter-release button, AE/AF lock button, multi-selector, and main and sub-command dials, for easy operation when shooting in portrait orientation.
Working with or in the place of the built-in flash, Nikon offers several external flash units that attach easily to the hot shoe on top of the camera. These will greatly increase the camera's flash range as well as give you more advanced, multi-flash lighting options.