Your D600 offers a variety of fully automatic exposure modes, which you access via the Mode dial, shown in Figure 3-1. Your choices include Auto, which is a general purpose, point-and-shoot type of option; Auto Flash Off, which does the same thing as Auto but without flash; and Scene, which gives you access to 19 automatic modes geared to shooting specific types of pictures.
Even in these automatic modes, you have a few ways to control the camera's behavior. The most important settings to check are the following:
For normal shooting, set the dial to the S (Single Frame) position, as shown in the figure; at this setting, you get one picture for each press of the shutter button.