Updated (October, 2013): Compare the Nikon D400 vs Nikon D610

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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 Nikon D400

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
205 lenses
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon D400

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Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 152 lenses
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More than 30% more lenses available
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 5.5 fps
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Around 50% faster continuous shooting
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 15 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Focus points More focus points 51 vs 39
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Weight Slightly lighter 800 g vs 850 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon D600

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Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 35.9x24.0mm vs APS-C 23.2x15.4mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.70x vs 0.61x
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More than 30% larger viewfinder
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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.2"
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
D400:24.1 MP
D600:24.2 MP
Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
Pentaprism
Built-in focus motor Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
Autofocuses with more lenses
Storage slots Multiple storage slots Help
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Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
100%
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Weight Heavy Help
D400:800 g
D600:850 g
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

Compared to recent pro DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
25,600 ISO
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
921k dots

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,097 - $1,197 body only

$1,394 - $1,430 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Size Is slightly smaller
Overall image quality Has slightly lower image quality
Low light performance Is significantly more noisy at high ISO
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,899 body only

$2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Thickness Is thinner
Weight Is significantly heavier
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Nikon D800

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$3,297 body only

True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$3,199 - $3,399 body only

$3,799 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,257 body only

$1,330 with 18-105mm lens

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
True resolution Takes significantly lower resolution photos
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$747 body only

$679 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots

Nikon D400 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$278 body only

$427 - $440 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Significantly lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

Nikon D600 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,797 - $1,997 body only

$2,297 - $2,397 with 24-85mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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