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 D750) and Canon (such as the EOS 6D and the EOS 5D Mark II)

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 slightly better image quality (94.0 vs 82.0), has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has much less startup delay (300 ms vs 400 ms) and has in-camera HDR.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 2,359k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has much more shutter lag (260 ms vs 209 ms), is older (may 2012 vs october 2013) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
1 year newer
$1,199 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,900 - $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

  • 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
$1,380 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,956 - $1,997 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the D600)

  • 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 D500

Nikon D500
3 years newer
$1,649 - $1,797 (body only)
$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
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the D600)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the D500 and D600

  • Fairly small: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Professional size (141×113×82 mm)
  • Built-in focus motor
  • Inexpensive: $1,649.00 vs $2,199.00

Nikon D700

Nikon D700
3 years older
$105 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D700 (vs the D600)

  • 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 more noise at high ISO: 2,303 ISO vs 2,980 ISO
  • Significantly worse image quality: 80.0 vs 94.0
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the D700 and D600

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

Nikon D800

Nikon D800
4 months older
$2,899 (body only)

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
$1,077 - $1,199 (body only)
$1,599 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the D600)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the D600)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 2,340 ISO vs 2,980 ISO
  • Significantly worse image quality: 82.0 vs 94.0
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

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

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D600 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much less noisy at high ISO (2,980 ISO vs 1,167 ISO), has much better image quality (94.0 vs 83.0), has much more color depth (25.1 bits vs 23.5 bits), has much wider dynamic range (14.2 EV vs 13.7 EV) and has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3").

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 D7200

Nikon D7200
2 years newer
$759 - $797 (body only)
$1,048 - $1,097 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
  • Significantly 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
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.70x

common strengths of the D7200 and D600

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,333 ISO vs 2,980 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 87.0 vs 94.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.5 bits vs 25.1 bits

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
9 months newer
$629 - $679 (body only)
$919 18-140mm 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
  • Significantly smaller: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Professional size (141×113×82 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the D600)

  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.70x

common strengths of the D7100 and D600

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,256 ISO vs 2,980 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 83.0 vs 94.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.2 bits vs 25.1 bits

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
1 year older
$849 18-55mm 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)

  • Worse color depth: 23.5 bits vs 25.1 bits
  • Much worse image quality: 80.0 vs 94.0
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the D7000 and D600

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,167 ISO vs 2,980 ISO
  • Excellent dynamic range: 13.9 EV vs 14.2 EV
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.62x vs 0.70x

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
5 months newer
$458 (body only)
$533 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the D600)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.70x
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the D5200 and D600

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,284 ISO vs 2,980 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 84.0 vs 94.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.2 bits vs 25.1 bits

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
similar age
$310 (body only)
$419 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Professional size (141×113×82 mm)
  • Much lighter: 505 g vs 850 g
  • Significantly thinner: 3" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the D600)

  • Less dynamic range: 13.2 EV vs 14.2 EV
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.52x vs 0.70x
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the D3200 and D600

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,131 ISO vs 2,980 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 81.0 vs 94.0
  • Excellent color depth: 24.1 bits vs 25.1 bits

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
4 years newer
$549 - $647 (body only)
$629 - $797 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

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 39
  • Great battery life: 970 shots vs 900 shots

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 much less startup delay (300 ms vs 1700 ms), slightly better viewfinder coverage (100% vs 92%) 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 lens), much lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 409,600 ISO), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has much more shutter lag (260 ms vs 178 ms).

Sony A7

Sony A7
1 year newer
$798 - $2,398 (body only)
$998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the D600)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the D600)

  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 900 shots
  • 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
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.71x vs 0.70x
  • Incredible startup delay: 1700 ms vs 300 ms

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$446 - $448 (body only)
$470 - $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 shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 900 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the A6000 and D600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.70x vs 0.70x
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24.2 MP

Sony A7S

Sony A7S
1 year newer
$1,998 (body only)
$2,571 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 shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 900 shots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much more startup delay: 2000 ms vs 300 ms

common strengths of the A7S and D600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.71x vs 0.70x
  • Weather sealed

Sony A7R

Sony A7R
1 year newer
$1,898 - $3,198 (body only)
$2,498 35mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7R (vs the D600)

  • Much higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the A7R (vs the D600)

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

common strengths of the A7R and D600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.71x vs 0.70x
  • Capture very high resolution images: 36.2 MP vs 24.2 MP

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm X-Pro2
3 years newer
$1,499 (body only)
$2,099 - $2,598 23mm lens

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

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Significantly more focus points: 273 vs 39

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

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

common strengths of the X-Pro2 and D600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 24.2 MP

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1
1 year newer
$649 - $1,299 (body only)
$1,026 - $1,699 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T1 (vs the D600)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Standard size (129×90×47 mm) vs Professional size (141×113×82 mm)
  • Much lighter: 440 g vs 850 g

Significant disadvantages of the X-T1 (vs the D600)

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

common strengths of the X-T1 and D600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Incredible startup delay: 1000 ms vs 300 ms
  • Weather sealed