Updated (October, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 650D vs Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Winner
Nikon D610

100

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Canon EOS 600D

61

Canon EOS 600D

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D610

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,980 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
94.0
Color depth
Great color depth
25.1 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
14.2 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
 
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Advantages of the Canon 600D

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Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 197 lenses vs 152 lenses
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Around 30% more lenses available
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Size Smaller 133x99x79 mm vs 141x113x82 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 570 g vs 850 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $549.99 vs $1,896.95
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The best price we've seen is $1,347 cheaper (3.4x less)
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 3.2"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D610

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Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO 2,980 ISO vs 793 ISO
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The D610 has excellent image quality 1.9 f-stops higher ISO than the 600D
Overall image quality Much better image quality 94.0 vs 65.0
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More than 40% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 14.2 EV vs 11.5 EV
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2.7 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 25.1 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 3 more bits of color
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder 0.70x vs 0.53x
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Around 80% larger viewfinder
Startup delay Much less startup delay 300 ms vs 1500 ms
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5x less delay when turning on
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 35.9x24.0mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 2.5x larger sensor
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Focus points Significantly more focus points 39 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 24.2 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 60% faster continuous shooting
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Battery life Longer battery life 900 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 260 ms vs 283 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The D610's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              600D:283 ms
              D610:260 ms
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $656 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thinner
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,699 - $1,899 body only

              $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $370 - $400 body only

              $485 - $625 with 18-55mm lens

              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $647 body only

              $544 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,049 - $1,150 body only

              $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 - $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $915 - $1,299 body only

              $1,284 - $1,299 with 18-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon EOS 600D Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,042 body only

              $1,253 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon EOS 1100D

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $659 body only

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon EOS 100D

              Canon EOS 100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $822 body only

              $895 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Color depth Worse color depth

              Nikon D610 Competitors

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              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 - $1,147 body only

              $1,394 - $1,430 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
              Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $2,797 - $3,297 body only

              $3,144 with 55-200mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
              Nikon D810

              Nikon D810

              Pro DSLR

              $3,297 body only

              $4,997 with 35mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,549 - $1,600 body only

              $1,997 - $2,150 with 24-85mm lens

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,399 body only

              $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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