As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Nikon D600 is also often compared to boutiques, entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless. The Nikon D600's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D610 and the D5600) and Canon (such as the EOS 6D and the EOS R)

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 a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 2,359k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,640,000 ISO), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has much more shutter lag (260 ms vs 209 ms) and has slightly fewer focus points (39 vs 153).

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
1 year newer
$790 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,774 - $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 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 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

  • Inexpensive: $999.00 vs $1,434.69

Nikon D700

Nikon D700
3 years older
$1,591 (body only)
$2,277 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: $1,590.99 vs $1,434.69
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D800

Nikon D800
4 months older
$1,299 - $1,879 (body only)
$3,464 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

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
2 years newer
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the D600)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly thinner: 3.1" vs 3.2"

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 D500

Nikon D500
3 years newer
$1,399 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,114 - $2,397 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the D600)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 921k dots
  • Many more focus points: 153 vs 39
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 1,640,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the D600)

  • Lower true resolution: 20.7 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the D500 and D600

  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Inexpensive: $1,399.00 vs $1,434.69

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D600 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a much longer battery life (900 shots vs 370 shots), has interchangeable lenses, has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), has more storage slots (2 vs 1) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 2,100k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (24.2 MP vs 30.1 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 102,400 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5.5 fps vs 8 fps).

Canon EOS R

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6 years newer
$1,994 - $2,299

Significant advantages of the EOS R (vs the D600)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 921k dots
  • Many more focus points: 5,655 vs 39

Significant disadvantages of the EOS R (vs the D600)

  • Much shorter battery life: 370 shots vs 900 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the EOS R and D600

  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 900 shots
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

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 0.55x), takes much higher resolution photos (24.2 MP vs 16.1 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 significantly 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 173 ms) and slightly fewer lenses available (171 lenses vs 230 lenses).

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
4 years newer
$468 - $597 (body only)
$500 - $647 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
  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the D5600 and D600

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 39
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
2 years newer
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 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)

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

common strengths of the D7200 and D600

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.70x
  • Weather sealed

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
1 year older
$602 (body only)

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 D7100

Nikon D7100
9 months newer
$709 (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

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.70x
  • Weather sealed

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
4 years newer
$309 (body only)
$395 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the D600)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Professional size (141×113×82 mm)
  • Much lighter: 395 g vs 850 g

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.55x vs 0.70x
  • Much lower true resolution: 24 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the D3400 and D600

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
5 months newer
$600 (body only)
$567 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), significantly larger viewfinder (0.70x vs 0.46x), much better viewfinder coverage (100% vs 92%) and can focus continuously while recording movies.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 24fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,620k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 51,000 ISO).

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
2 years newer
$998 (body only)
$1,198 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
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the D600)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 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 fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 171 lenses

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and D600

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

Sony A7

Sony A7
1 year newer
$798 (body only)
$965 - $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
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Professional size (141×113×82 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (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 A7 and D600

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

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
4 years newer
$1,498 (body only)
$1,925 - $2,198 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the D600)

  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 921k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the D600)

  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.37x vs 0.70x
  • Much shorter battery life: 410 shots vs 900 shots

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GH5 and D600

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 171 lenses

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm X-Pro2
3 years newer
$1,699 (body only)
$1,964 - $2,299 23mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-Pro2 (vs the D600)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 921k dots
  • More focus points: 273 vs 39
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (141×83×56 mm) vs Professional size (141×113×82 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the X-Pro2 (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much less viewfinder coverage: 92% vs 100%
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the X-Pro2 and D600

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

Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10
3 years newer
$522 (body only)
$400 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T10 (vs the D600)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Mid size (118×83×41 mm) vs Professional size (141×113×82 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the X-T10 (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.41x vs 0.70x

common strengths of the X-T10 and D600

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