Updated (October 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 60D vs Nikon D610

Nikon D600 vs Canon EOS 60D

Winner
Nikon D600

89

Canon EOS 60D

60

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 60D

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

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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
More lenses available
220 lenses vs 171 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
Smaller
145×106×79 mm vs 141×113×82 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 3.2"
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Almost the same
Shutter lag
Slightly less shutter lag
253 ms vs 260 ms
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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
$819.95 vs $1,357.48
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The best price we've seen is $538 cheaper (around 40% 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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1.6 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"
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Around 10% larger screen
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
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
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
True resolution
Higher true resolution
24.2 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
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 2 f-stops 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
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              60D400 ms
              D600300 ms
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              60D3.1"
              D6003.2"
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              60D253 ms
              D600260 ms
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

              Compared to recent pro DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              60D$819.95
              D600$1,357.48
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              60D12,800 ISO
              D60025,600 ISO
              Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
              9
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              60D5.3 fps
              D6005.5 fps
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              60D9
              D60039

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              competitors

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $999 body only

              $1,019 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,399 body only

              $1,799 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
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $713 - $797 body only

              $948 - $1,097 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $840 body only

              $1,099 - $1,138 with 18-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 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

              $479 body only

              $720 with 18-55mm lens

              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $490 - $649 body only

              $581 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon Kiss X5

              Canon Kiss X5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

              Nikon D600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,174 - $1,497 body only

              $1,649 - $1,997 with 24-85mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Weight Lighter
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $1,585 - $1,997 body only

              $2,125 - $2,697 with 24-120mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon D7200

              Nikon D7200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $968 - $1,097 body only

              $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Nikon D700

              Nikon D700

              Pro DSLR

              $2,740 body only

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Focus points More focus points
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $2,285 body only

              True resolution Significantly 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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