As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Nikon D600 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless. The Nikon D600's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D750 and the D610) and Canon (such as the EOS 6D and the EOS 5D Mark III)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D600 compared to other pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs none), has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has much less startup delay (300 ms vs 400 ms), can focus continuously while recording movies and has more storage slots (2 vs 1).

However, on average it has much more shutter lag (260 ms vs 209 ms), is thicker (3.2" vs 3"), is less popular and has a slower max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second).

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
2 years newer
$1,349 - $1,397 (body only)
$1,719 - $1,897 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the D600)

  • Higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Shoots faster: 6.5 fps vs 5.5 fps

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the D600)

  • None found

common strengths of the D750 and D600

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2
  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
1 year newer
$1,016 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,834 - $2,447 28-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the D600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the D600)

  • None found

common strengths of the D610 and D600

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2
  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
similar age
$999 - $1,022 (body only)
$1,412 - $1,699 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the D600)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much thinner: 2.8" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the D600)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Significantly fewer focus points: 11 vs 39

common strengths of the 6D and D600

  • Inexpensive: $999.00 vs $1,456.09

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
3 months older
$2,199 (body only)
$2,300 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the D600)

  • More focus points: 61 vs 39
  • Much thinner: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the D600)

  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and D600

  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2

Nikon D700

Nikon D700
3 years older
$1,567 (body only)
$2,302 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D700 (vs the D600)

  • Significantly thinner: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the D700 (vs the D600)

  • Much lower true resolution: 12.1 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the D700 and D600

  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Inexpensive: $1,566.89 vs $1,456.09
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D800

Nikon D800
4 months older
$1,799 - $1,999 (body only)
$3,515 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D800 (vs the D600)

  • Much higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the D800 (vs the D600)

  • Shoots significantly slower: 4 fps vs 5.5 fps

common strengths of the D800 and D600

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2
  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D600 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps), has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), much larger viewfinder (0.70x vs 0.54x), takes much higher resolution photos (24.2 MP vs 16.1 MP) and has a weather sealed body.

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,228k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has much more shutter lag (260 ms vs 208 ms), slightly fewer lenses available (171 lenses vs 230 lenses) and is much larger (professional size (141×113×82 mm) vs prosumer size (129×98×78 mm)).

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
2 years newer
$709 - $797 (body only)
$1,097 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the D600)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much smaller: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Professional size (141×113×82 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the D600)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.70x

common strengths of the D7200 and D600

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.70x
  • Weather sealed

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year newer
$474 (body only)
$458 - $500 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D600)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Professional size (141×113×82 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.70x
  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the D5300 and D600

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 39

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
3 years older
$599 (body only)
$1,754 18-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller: Professional size (132×103×77 mm) vs Professional size (141×113×82 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 3" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the D600)

  • Much lower true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.63x vs 0.70x

common strengths of the D90 and D600

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.63x vs 0.70x
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
9 months newer
$711 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the D600)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much smaller: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Professional size (141×113×82 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the D600)

  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.70x

common strengths of the D7100 and D600

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.70x
  • Weather sealed

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
1 year older
$3,515 18-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller: Professional size (132×105×77 mm) vs Professional size (141×113×82 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the D600)

  • Much lower true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.70x

common strengths of the D7000 and D600

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.70x
  • Weather sealed
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
5 months newer
$419 (body only)
$564 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the D600)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (129×98×78 mm) vs Professional size (141×113×82 mm)
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.70x
  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the D5200 and D600

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 39
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D600 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), has a weather sealed body, has much less startup delay (300 ms vs 1700 ms) and can focus continuously while recording movies.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,229k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 51,200 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$398 - $448 (body only)
$490 - $498 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the D600)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Professional size (141×113×82 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 171 lenses

common strengths of the A6000 and D600

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony A7

Sony A7
1 year newer
$798 (body only)
$998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the D600)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Professional size (141×113×82 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the D600)

  • Much more startup delay: 1700 ms vs 300 ms
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the A7 and D600

  • Weather sealed
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
3 years newer
$688 - $748 (body only)
$834 - $848 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D600)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Significantly more focus points: 425 vs 39

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 900 shots

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and D600

  • Weather sealed
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
2 years newer
$898 (body only)
$998 - $1,339 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7 II (vs the D600)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the 7 II (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 900 shots

common strengths of the 7 II and D600

  • Weather sealed
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony A7R

Sony A7R
1 year newer
$1,532 (body only)
$3,198 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7R (vs the D600)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Much smaller: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Professional size (141×113×82 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A7R (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 900 shots

common strengths of the A7R and D600

  • Weather sealed
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20
4 years newer
$699 - $749 (body only)
$630 - $799 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T20 (vs the D600)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly more focus points: 325 vs 39

Significant disadvantages of the X-T20 (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 900 shots

common strengths of the X-T20 and D600

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each has a built-in flash