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
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

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay

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

$1,397 - $1,497 body only

$1,728 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Lowest price Cheaper
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$1,965 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,049 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Lens availability More lenses available
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,058 - $1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,100 - $2,299 body only

$2,639 - $2,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,088 - $1,499 body only

$1,497 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Focus points More focus points
Low light performance Much 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.