Updated (October, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D610

Nikon D600

Winner
Nikon D600

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Canon EOS 60D

72

Canon EOS 60D

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D600

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 60D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
 
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Advantages of the Canon 60D

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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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 197 lenses vs 152 lenses
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Around 30% more lenses available
Battery life Longer battery life 1100 shots vs 900 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Size Slightly smaller 145x106x79 mm vs 141x113x82 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 3.2"
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 755 g vs 850 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $699.00 vs $1,599.95
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The best price we've seen is $901 cheaper (2.3x less)
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Advantages of the Nikon D600

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Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO 2,980 ISO vs 813 ISO
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The D600 has excellent image quality 1.9 f-stops higher ISO than the 60D
Overall image quality Much better image quality 94.0 vs 66.0
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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 22.2 bits
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Distinguishes 2.9 more bits of color
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
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
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.70x vs 0.59x
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More than 40% larger viewfinder
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
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
Focus points Significantly more focus points 39 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 96%
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Almost the same
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 300 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The D600's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              60D:400 ms
              D600:300 ms
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              60D:253 ms
              D600:260 ms
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              60D:5.3 fps
              D600:5.5 fps
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

              Compared to recent pro DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              60D:145x106x79 mm
              D600:141x113x82 mm
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              60D:$699.00
              D600:$1,599.95
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              60D:12,800 ISO
              D600:25,600 ISO
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,099 - $1,231 body only

              $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $749 body only

              $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $721 - $840 body only

              $930 - $990 with 18-105mm lens

              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $650 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              3D Captures 3D images
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,690 - $1,899 body only

              $2,385 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              $1,599 - $1,799 with 18-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,147 body only

              $1,447 - $1,470 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 body only

              $749 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Weather sealed No weather sealing

              Nikon D600 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,897 - $1,997 body only

              $2,797 - $2,800 with 28-300mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $2,797 body only

              $3,890 - $5,190 with 24-70mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon D700

              Nikon D700

              Pro DSLR

              $3,049 body only

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Focus points More focus points
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Movie format Does not take movies

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