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

Nikon D600

Winner
Nikon D600

94

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Canon EOS 60D

66

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

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 
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differences

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
Lens availability 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
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 Slightly cheaper $699.00 vs $1,299.99
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The best price we've seen is $601 cheaper (around 50% 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
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.70x vs 0.59x
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More than 40% larger viewfinder
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
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
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
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent pro DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              60D:400 ms
              D600:300 ms
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

              Compared to recent pro DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              60D:$699.00
              D600:$1,299.99
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              60D:12,800 ISO
              D600:25,600 ISO
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              60D:5.3 fps
              D600:5.5 fps
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm 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 - $774 body only

              $449 - $599 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 D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $650 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,079 body only

              $1,099 - $1,978 with 28-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $874 - $947 body only

              $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,495 - $1,899 body only

              $2,299 - $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 60D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,048 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

              Nikon D600 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,597 body only

              $1,997 - $2,040 with 24-85mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Weight Lighter
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,297 body only

              $2,997 - $3,040 with 24-120mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Nikon D700

              Nikon D700

              Pro DSLR

              $4,337 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
              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $4,210 with 28-300mm lens

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

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