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

Nikon D610 vs Canon EOS 600D

Winner
Nikon D610

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Canon EOS 600D

61

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D610

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

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

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Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 600D.
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differences

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
133×100×80 mm vs 141×113×82 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Weight
Lighter
570 g vs 760 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$514.11 vs $1,199.95
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The best price we've seen is $686 cheaper (2.3x 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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1.6 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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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"
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Around 10% larger screen
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
39 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 60% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder coverage
Much better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Battery life
Longer battery life
900 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
True resolution
Higher true resolution
24.2 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Cross type focus points
More cross-type focus points
9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
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 2 f-stops better
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              600D3.1"
              D6103.2"
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              600D283 ms
              D610260 ms
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              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

              $300 - $547 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thinner
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,269 - $1,399 body only

              $1,799 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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $413 - $497 body only

              $489 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $368 body only

              $479 - $640 with 18-55mm lens

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $849 - $999 body only

              $929 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $579 - $747 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

              $749 - $900 body only

              $849 with 28-135mm lens

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

              Canon EOS 600D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $775 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 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

              $649 - $699 body only

              $929 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon EOS 100D

              Canon EOS 100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $510 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Nikon D610 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $1,997 body only

              $2,697 with 24-120mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon D7200

              Nikon D7200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $959 - $1,197 body only

              $1,259 - $1,497 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 D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $759 - $897 body only

              $959 - $1,197 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 D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,422 - $1,642 body only

              $2,112 - $2,656 with 24-85mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon D810

              Nikon D810

              Pro DSLR

              $2,997 body only

              $3,300 - $3,697 with 24-120mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower

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