Similar to D7000

The D600's body bears most similarity to the D7000, though the video record controls are slightly different.
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Top controls

A top status LCD is one of the features that separates entry-level dSLRs from more advanced ones.
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Mode dial

While I'm not crazy about the center-button-lock dial design -- Canon does this too -- I generally prefer this kind of mode dial to the electronically set modes on the higher-end cameras. The D600's is basically the same as the D7000's, with the exception of that button.
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Back controls

No design surprises here: the D600 control layout will look familiar to anyone used to shooting Nikon, down to the multicontroller rocker switch I'm not fond of. I do like the location and operation of the Live View/Movie switch, though.
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Dual card slots

Two SDXC slots, always nice to have.
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Connectors

The out-of-focus port (sorry!) is a connector for a wired remote, a micro version of Nikon's standard 10-pin port. There are headphone and mic jacks for audio recording during video shoots, and the HDMI can output an uncompressed signal for hard-disk recording as well as a clean signal without information overlays to a second monitor.
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Video interface

The mic has up to 20 adjustable levels.
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Autofocus mode switch

Just like on other recent Nikons, the button in the middle of the focus mode switch pulls up the focus area options.
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Programmable functions

You operate this function button with the fourth finger of your right hand. It's comfortably placed to accommodate your forefinger on the shutter button.
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Wireless dongle

Wi-Fi isn't built in; this $60 dongle fits into the USB port.
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Big sensor

The D600's naked sensor.
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