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 D610 and the D7200) and Canon (such as the EOS 6D and the EOS 5D Mark IV)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D600 compared to other pro DSLR competitors include: it is much less noisy at high ISO (2,980 ISO vs 2,340 ISO), has much better image quality (94.0 vs 82.0), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs none), has much more color depth (25.1 bits vs 23.8 bits) and has much wider dynamic range (14.2 EV vs 12.2 EV).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,229k dots), has much more shutter lag (260 ms vs 209 ms), is older (may 2012 vs october 2013), is thicker (3.2" vs 3") and is less popular.

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
1 year newer
$880 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,453 - $1,997 24-85mm 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

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,925 ISO vs 2,980 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 94.0 vs 94.0
  • Excellent color depth: 25.1 bits vs 25.1 bits

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
2 years newer
$1,329 - $1,697 (body only)
$1,821 - $2,197 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the D600)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the D600)

  • None found

common strengths of the D750 and D600

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,956 ISO vs 2,980 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 93.0 vs 94.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.8 bits vs 25.1 bits

Nikon D700

Nikon D700
3 years older
$1,536 (body only)
$2,178 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D700 (vs the D600)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D700 (vs the D600)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower true resolution: 12.1 MP vs 24.2 MP

common strengths of the D700 and D600

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,303 ISO vs 2,980 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 80.0 vs 94.0
  • Excellent color depth: 23.5 bits vs 25.1 bits

Nikon D800

Nikon D800
4 months older
$1,799 - $2,433 (body only)
$2,666 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)

  • None found

common strengths of the D800 and D600

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,979 ISO vs 2,980 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 96.0 vs 94.0
  • Excellent color depth: 25.6 bits vs 25.1 bits

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
similar age
$999 - $1,269 (body only)
$1,499 - $1,999 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 fewer focus points: 11 vs 39
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the 6D and D600

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 2,340 ISO vs 2,980 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 82.0 vs 94.0
  • Excellent color depth: 23.8 bits vs 25.1 bits

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
4 years newer
$2,375 - $3,099 (body only)
$3,143 - $3,999 24-105mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Higher true resolution: 30.1 MP vs 24.2 MP

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

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and D600

  • Fairly small: Professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs Professional size (141×113×82 mm)
  • Light weight: 890 g vs 850 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D600 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), much larger viewfinder (0.70x vs 0.54x), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24.2 MP vs 17.9 MP), has a weather sealed body and has much less startup delay (300 ms vs 400 ms).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,228k dots), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has much more shutter lag (260 ms vs 173 ms).

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
2 years newer
$705 - $997 (body only)
$1,297 - $1,347 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the D600)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 921k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 171 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the D600)

  • Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
  • Significantly 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 D5600

Nikon D5600
4 years newer
$580 - $597 (body only)
$569 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the D600)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much less startup delay: 200 ms vs 300 ms
  • Much less shutter lag: 111 ms vs 260 ms

Significant disadvantages of the D5600 (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.70x
  • No weather sealing
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the D5600 and D600

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 39
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D7100

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

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the D600)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 171 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the D600)

  • Significantly 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
$1,250 18-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller: Professional size (132×105×77 mm) vs Professional size (141×113×82 mm)
  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 171 lenses
  • Significantly thinner: 3" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the D600)

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

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
10 months newer
$500 (body only)
$539 - $859 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the D600)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.53x vs 0.70x
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24.2 MP

common strengths of the T5i and D600

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
3 years newer
$941 - $999 (body only)
$950 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the D600)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.70x
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the EOS 80D and D600

  • Weather sealed
  • Many focus points: 45 vs 39
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D600 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), has much less startup delay (300 ms vs 2700 ms), can focus continuously while recording movies, much more lenses available (171 lenses vs 58 lenses) and has a built-in focus motor.

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (3.2" vs 4.8"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,229k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 409,600 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony A7

Sony A7
1 year newer
$749 - $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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • 24p support

Fujifilm X-H1

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5 years newer
$1,649 - $1,899 (body only)
$2,650 - $2,848 16-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-H1 (vs the D600)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the X-H1 (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 310 shots vs 900 shots

common strengths of the X-H1 and D600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony A7S

Sony A7S
1 year newer
$1,993 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,798 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7S (vs the D600)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 409,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Professional size (141×113×82 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A7S (vs the D600)

  • Much more startup delay: 2000 ms vs 300 ms
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the A7S and D600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • 24p support

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
2 years newer
$1,110 - $1,398 (body only)
$1,299 - $1,598 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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • 24p support

Samsung Galaxy NX

Samsung Galaxy NX
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the NX (vs the D600)

  • Much larger screen: 4.8" vs 3.2"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,440k dots vs 921k dots

Significant disadvantages of the NX (vs the D600)

  • Much more startup delay: 2700 ms vs 300 ms
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much fewer lenses available: 55 lenses vs 171 lenses

common strengths of the NX and D600

  • Very large screens: 4.8" vs 3.2"
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • 24p support

Sony Alpha a7 III

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5 years newer
$1,898 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,098 - $2,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a7 III (vs the D600)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a7 III (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the Alpha a7 III and D600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • 24p support