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 D7200 and the D610) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-GH5S and the Lumix DMC-GH4)

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 2,303 ISO), has much better image quality (94.0 vs 80.0), has much more color depth (25.1 bits vs 23.7 bits), has much wider dynamic range (14.2 EV vs 12.2 EV) and has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3").

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,229k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 3,280,000 ISO), has much more shutter lag (260 ms vs 209 ms), has a slightly shorter battery life (900 shots vs 3780 shots) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second).

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
1 year newer
$930 - $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
$1,419 - $1,697 (body only)
$2,197 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 D800

Nikon D800
4 months older
$1,799 - $2,349 (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

Nikon D700

Nikon D700
3 years older
$56 (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 D5

Nikon D5
3 years newer
$5,561 - $6,497 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5 (vs the D600)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 3,280,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the D5 (vs the D600)

  • Much larger: Large (160×159×92 mm) vs Professional size (141×113×82 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 3.2"
  • Significantly heavier: 1,415 g vs 850 g

common strengths of the D5 and D600

  • Built-in focus motor

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
3 years older
$2,385 24-105mm lens

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

  • 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 II (vs the D600)

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

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and D600

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,815 ISO vs 2,980 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 79.0 vs 94.0
  • Excellent color depth: 23.7 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 records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps), has a significantly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), much larger viewfinder (0.70x vs 0.55x), takes significantly higher resolution photos (24.2 MP vs 17.9 MP) and has a weather sealed body.

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,228k dots), has much more shutter lag (260 ms vs 208 ms), slightly fewer lenses available (171 lenses vs 230 lenses), is older (may 2012 vs february 2013) and is much larger (professional size (141×113×82 mm) vs professional size (132×103×77 mm)).

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
2 years newer
$739 - $997 (body only)
$1,099 - $1,297 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)
$949 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
  • 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

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
4 years newer
$326 (body only)
$398 - $497 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)
  • More lenses available: 230 lenses vs 171 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.55x vs 0.70x
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the D3400 and D600

  • Built-in focus motor

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$400 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the D600)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Professional size (141×113×82 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (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 T3i and D600

  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
3 years older
$1,126 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller: Professional size (132×103×77 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 D90 (vs the D600)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much lower true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 24.2 MP
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the D90 and D600

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.63x vs 0.70x
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism
  • Built-in focus motor

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 none), has slightly less startup delay (300 ms vs 1700 ms), can focus continuously while recording movies and much more lenses available (171 lenses vs 92 lenses).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), 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 204,800 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S

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5 years newer
$2,100 - $2,298 (body only)
$3,225 - $5,567 12mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GH5S (vs the D600)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 921k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GH5S (vs the D600)

  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 440 shots vs 900 shots
  • Much lower true resolution: 10.2 MP vs 24.2 MP

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GH5S and D600

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Weather sealed

Sony A7

Sony A7
1 year newer
$798 (body only)
$800 - $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
  • Much 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

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

Sony A7R

Sony A7R
1 year newer
$1,961 - $2,998 (body only)
$3,297 - $3,398 24-70mm 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

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

Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1
2 years newer
$3,650 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX1 (vs the D600)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the NX1 (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much fewer lenses available: 55 lenses vs 171 lenses

common strengths of the NX1 and D600

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Incredible startup delay: 700 ms vs 300 ms
  • Weather sealed

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7
2 years newer
$461 (body only)
$765 12-42mm, 40-150mm lenses

Significant advantages of the E-PL7 (vs the D600)

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

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL7 (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentaprism
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the E-PL7 and D600

  • Incredible startup delay: 500 ms vs 300 ms
  • 24p support
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
1 year newer
$998 - $1,498 (body only)
$1,709 14-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the D600)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the D600)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
  • Much shorter battery life: 500 shots vs 900 shots

common strengths of the DMC-GH4 and D600

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