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

Nikon D600 vs Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Winner
Nikon D600

89

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

74

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
Great color depth
Color depth
25.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.2 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.71x
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps

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 D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,266 - $1,497 body only

$1,897 with 24-85mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Weight Lighter
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,628 - $1,997 body only

$2,479 - $2,497 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$876 - $1,047 body only

$1,347 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,255 - $1,499 body only

$1,800 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,199 - $2,599 body only

$2,700 - $3,199 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$830 - $999 body only

$975 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

discussion

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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.