Updated (May 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Nikon D600

Nikon D600 vs Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Winner
Nikon D600

100

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

84

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D600

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,980 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
94.0
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.2 EV
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
206 ms shutter lag
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Color depth
Great color depth
23.7 bits

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D600.

competitors

Nikon D600 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,419 - $1,797 body only

$1,956 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,149 - $1,497 body only

$1,900 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Lowest price Cheaper
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$109 body only

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,039 - $1,299 body only

$1,699 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,149 - $2,299 body only

$2,685 - $2,899 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Weight Slightly heavier
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,078 - $1,499 body only

$1,469 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

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Showing 6 comments

Avatar for Dhy Strike Dhy Strike (3:29 PM, December 09, 2013)
wahahahaha! Your comment made me laugh!
 
LarJ (2:28 PM, April 29, 2013)
The D600 is full frame as well.
 
Andre (4:27 AM, April 26, 2013)
prefer 5d, full frame and Less shutter lag, lose d600
 
D600 (2:14 AM, February 01, 2013)
You can pick a D600 less than $2000 now. I upgraded from D90 and never knew what I was missing. Mark II is also great. You cannot go wrong with either, but if you'll mainly use it for movies I guess Mark II is still a better option. Good luck!
 
Rilz (11:51 AM, September 24, 2012)
Im gonna buy one of these. Im going to be shooting short films. 5dmii $1700 vs d600 $2100. What do I pick???
 
Avatar for Jo Jo (4:54 PM, September 22, 2012)
I will definitely invest in a Nikon d600.