Record Screens & Menus


While shooting with the D600, the large LCD screen can be used to show your camera's shooting and operating settings. This is an easy way to look over everything quickly to assure that you are ready to shoot. These menus can be accessed by pressing the INFO button on the back of the camera. Some camera settings can also be changed or set from the second screen. 

You also have the ability to use Live View for shot composition using the LCD screen. Here you will see most of the same information that is shown on the screen when not in Live View mode. Other than what you see here (like the digital level and grid lines), there is not a lot adjustments to what you see on the screen. Any changes that you do make will have to come from the camera menu, they are not available at the touch of a button. 

Like compact point-n-shoot cameras, the D600 has a set of scene modes, specially programmed for specific shooting situations: Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-Up, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Pet Portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn Colors, Food, Silhouette, High Key and Low Key.

The set picture control menu features 6 presets for camera settings for popular types of shooting. All of the settings above are adjustable and can be saved, so you can set them to be exactly the way you would like. This makes it much easier and faster to adjust the camera for different shoots without having to change these settings individually.

Shooting Menu:
  • Reset Shooting Menu - Reset the shooting settings to the factory defaults
  • Storage Folder - Choose the folder that the camera will store your images in
  • File Naming - Set the parameters for the naming of your captured images
  • Role Played by card in Slot 2 - Overflow, Backup, RAW Slot 1 - JPEG Slot 2
  • Image Quality - NEF + JPEG (Fine, Normal, Basic), NEF, JPEG (Fine, Normal, Basic)
  • Image Size - Large 6016x4016, Medium 4512x3008, Small 3008x2008
  • Image Area - Auto DX crop (on or off), Choose (FX, DX)
  • JPEG Compression - Size Priority, Optimal Quality
  • NEF recording - Type (lossless, compressed), NEF bit depth (12-bit, 14-bit)
  • White Balance - Auto 1-2, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Choose Color Temp, Preset Manual
  • Set Picture Control - Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape
  • Manage Picture Control - Allows you to edit, save and delete the picture controls
  • Auto Distortion Control - On or Off
  • Color Space - sRGB, Adobe RGB
  • Active D-Lighting - Auto, Extra High, High, Normal, Low, Off
  • HDR (high dynamic range) - HDR Mode (Off, On series, On single photo), Exposure Differential (Auto, 1EV, 2EV, 3EV), Smoothing (High, Normal, Low)
  • Vignette control - High, Normal, Low, Off
  • Long Exposure NR - On or Off
  • High ISO NR - High, Normal, Low, Off
  • ISO Sensitivity Settings - ISO Sensitivity (Auto, Low (1, 0.7, 0.3), 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, Hi (0.3, 0.7, 1, 2) - Auto ISO Sensitivity Control (On or Off) - Maximum Sensitivity (set between ISO 200 and Hi 2) - Minimum Shutter Speed (Auto, 1/2000s - 1s)
  • Remote Control Mode - Delayed Remote, Quick Response Remote, Remote Mirror-Up
  • Multiple Exposure - On or Off, Number of shots, auto gain on or off
  • Interval Timer Shooting - Choose start time for interval shooting, number of images and time between images
  • Time Lapse Photography - Choose start time for interval shooting, number of images and time between images
  • Movie Settings - Frame Size/Rate (1920x1080 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1280x720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p) - Movie Quality (High, Normal), Microphone (Off, Auto Sensitivity, Manual Sensitivity), Destination (Card Slot 1, Card Slot 2)

Custom Menu:

  • Autofocus
    • a1 AF-C priority selection - Choose from "release" or "focus"
    • a2 AF-S priority selection - Choose from "release" or "focus"
    • a3 Focus Tracking with lock-on - Chooses the response time for adjusting focus
    • a4 AF point illumination - Select how the focus points are illuminated
    • a5 Focus point wrap-around - wrap or no wrap-around
    • a6 Number of focus points - choose 11 or 39 focus points
    • a7 Built-in AF-assist illuminator - On or Off
    • a8 Live view/movie AF - adjust auto-focus settings for live view and movie mode

  • Metering/Exposure
    • b1 ISO sensitivity step value - 1/3 or 1/2 step
    • b2 EV steps for exposure control - 1/3 or 1/2 step
    • b3 Easy exposure compensation - on(auto reset), on, off
    • b4 Center-weighted area - choose the area given most weight 
    • b5 Fine tune optimal exposure - customize optimal exposure for each metering method

  • Timers/AE Lock
    • c1 Shutter-Release Button AE-L - Controls whether the exposure locks when the shutter release is half-pressed, or only when the AE-L/AF-L button is depressed
    • c2 Standby Timer - No Limit, 30m, 10m, 5m, 1m, 30s, 10s, 6s, 4s
    • c3 Self-timer - Length of self-timer delay: 2, 5, 10, 20S; Number of shots: 1 - 9, and interval between shots: .5s, 1s, 2s, or 3s.
    • c4 Monitor off delay - select how long monitor displays before turning off automatically
    • c5 Remote on duration - 1, 5, 10 or 15 minutes

  • Shooting/Display
    • d1 Beep - High, Low or off; Pitch - High or Low
    • d2 Viewfinder Grid Display - Turns on grid lines in viewfinder
    • d3 ISO display and Adjustment - Choose whether ISO sensitivity is shown in the viewfinder frame-count display
    • d4 Screen Tips - on or off
    • d5 CL mode shooting speed - 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 fps.
    • d6 Max. continuous release - 1 - 100
    • d7 File No. Seq. - Sequential file numbering options (On, Off or Reset)
    • d8 Information Display - auto/manual
    • d9 LCD illumination - on or off
    • d10 Exposure Delay Mode - Delay shutter release by about 1 sec to minimize camera shake caused by mirror slap
    • d11 Flash Warning - on or off
    • d12 MB-D14 battery type - select type of battery being used so the battery life meter will be accurate(when using battery grip)
    • d13 Battery order - select which battery is used first

  • Bracketing/Flash
    • e1 Flash Sync speed - choose from 1/250 (auto fp) to 1/60 seconds
    • e2 Flash shutter speed - select from 1/60 to 30 seconds
    • e3 Flash Control for Built-in Flash - Controls built-in flash mode, TTL, Manual, Repeating flash, and Commander mode
    • e4 Expsure Comp. for Flash - Entire Frame, Background only
    • e5 Modeling Flash - on or off 
    • e6 Auto Bracketing set - Controls what settings are used in AE Bracketing mode: AE bracketing, WB bracketing, ADL bracketing
    • e7 Bracketing order - choose order for auto bracketing

  • Controls
    • f1 OK button(shooting mode) - select what the OK button does in shooting mode
    • f2 Assign Fn Button - Controls the function performed by the FN (function) button
    • f3 Assign the preview button - choose the function of the preview button
    • f4 Assign AE-L/AF-L Button - Choose the role of the AE-L/AF-L button; AE/AF Lock, AE lock only, AF lock only, AE lock (hold), AF-ON, FV lock
    • f5 Customize command dials - select role of the command dials
    • f6 Release button to use dial - selects whether or not you need to hold down a selected button to use the control dial to change the setting. 
    • f7 Slot empty release lock - choose whether the shutter can be released when no memory card is in camera.
    • f8 Reverse indicators - decide what side the positive and negative values are displayed for certain exposure values.
    • f9 Assign MB-D14 AE-L/AF-L button - choose what function the button will handle

  • Movie
    • g1 Assign Fn Button - Index Marking, View Photo Shooting Info, AE/AF Lock, AE Lock Only, AE Lock (Hold), AF Lock Only, AF-On, None
    • g2 Assign Preview Button - Index Marking, View Photo Shooting Info, AE/AF Lock, AE Lock Only, AE Lock (Hold), AF Lock Only, AF-On, None
    • g3 Assign AE-L/AF-L button - Index Marking, View Photo Shooting Info, AE/AF Lock, AE Lock Only, AE Lock (Hold), AF Lock Only, AF-On, None
    • g4 Assign Shutter Button - Take Photos, Record Movies

The D600 is capable of capturing full 1080p HD video with stereo sound if you should ever come across a situation when a still image is just not enough. Movie sizes and quality can be seen in the shooting menu above. The D600 offers MIC in and Headphone jacks that allow you to use optional equipment to enhance the audio captured when recording video.

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