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-1D X 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 975 ISO), has much better image quality (94.0 vs 82.0), has much more color depth (25.1 bits vs 23.5 bits), has much wider dynamic range (14.2 EV vs 12.1 EV) and has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3").

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,620k dots), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5.5 fps vs 10 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has much more shutter lag (260 ms vs 197 ms).

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
2 years newer
$1,419 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,899 - $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

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
similar age
$999 - $1,029 (body only)
$1,399 - $1,999 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)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • Significantly less viewfinder coverage: 97% vs 100%

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

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
1 year newer
$1,100 - $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 D700

Nikon D700
3 years older
$104 (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)

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

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 D500

Nikon D500
3 years newer
$1,549 - $1,897 (body only)
$2,497 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
  • Light weight: 860 g vs 850 g

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
3 years newer
$5,103 - $5,499 (body only)
$6,298 16-35mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS-1D X Mark II (vs the D600)

  • Shoots much faster: 16 fps vs 5.5 fps
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS-1D X Mark II (vs the D600)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 975 ISO vs 2,980 ISO
  • Much worse image quality: 66.0 vs 94.0
  • Worse color depth: 22.3 bits vs 25.1 bits

common strengths of the EOS-1D X Mark II and D600

  • None found

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 16.1 MP), has a weather sealed body and has much less startup delay (300 ms vs 500 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 screen which flips out, has much more shutter lag (260 ms vs 200 ms) and slightly fewer lenses available (171 lenses vs 230 lenses).

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
2 years newer
$749 - $797 (body only)
$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
  • 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 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 D5100

Nikon D5100
1 year older
$350 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the D600)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (127×97×79 mm) vs Professional size (141×113×82 mm)
  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 171 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.70x
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 24.2 MP

common strengths of the D5100 and D600

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
3 years newer
$999 (body only)
$945 - $1,049 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

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year newer
$439 (body only)
$500 - $599 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
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (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 D5300 and D600

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

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
1 year older
$1,275 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

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D600 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), slightly larger viewfinder (0.70x vs 0.50x), takes slightly higher resolution photos (24.2 MP vs 16.3 MP) and records movies in 24p.

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), 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 - $1,998 (body only)
$998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the D600)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly 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

  • Large viewfinder size: 0.71x vs 0.70x
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Incredible startup delay: 1700 ms vs 300 ms

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2
4 years newer
$1,238 - $1,399 (body only)
$1,591 - $1,699 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T2 (vs the D600)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Many more focus points: 325 vs 39

Significant disadvantages of the X-T2 (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 X-T2 and D600

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

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
2 years newer
$1,210 - $1,398 (body only)
$1,598 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7 II (vs the D600)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 7 II (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 7 II and D600

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

Sony A7S

Sony A7S
1 year newer
$1,998 (body only)
$2,538 30mm 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 more startup delay: 2000 ms vs 300 ms
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the A7S and D600

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

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1
1 year newer
$1,299 (body only)
$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

Leica T Typ 701

Leica T Typ 701
1 year newer
$1,079 (body only)

Significant advantages of the T Typ 701 (vs the D600)

  • Much larger screen: 3.7" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,300k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the T Typ 701 (vs the D600)

  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 900 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 4 lenses vs 171 lenses
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the T Typ 701 and D600

  • Very large screens: 3.7" vs 3.2"
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 900 shots