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

Nikon D600 vs Nikon D400

Nikon D600
Nikon D400

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
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D400

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
205 lenses
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

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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
Focus points
More focus points
51 vs 39
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Cross type focus points
More cross-type focus points
15 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
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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Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
0.70x vs 0.61x
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More than 30% larger viewfinder
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
3.2"
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
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
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
100%
Storage slots Multiple storage slots Help
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Common Weaknesses
Weight Heavy Help
D400800 g
D600850 g
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

Compared to recent pro DSLRs

Common Strengths
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
1080p @ 30fps
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Common Weaknesses
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
25,600 ISO
Cross type focus points Few cross-type focus points Help
D40015
D6009
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
921k dots

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,315 - $1,497 body only

$1,699 - $1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$897 body only

$1,160 - $1,197 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
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,997 body only

$2,697 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,499 body only

$3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$688 with 18-55mm lens

Size Is slightly smaller
Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$950 - $1,197 body only

$1,240 - $1,497 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
Overall image quality Has slightly lower image quality
Low light performance Is significantly more noisy at high ISO
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$570 - $747 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

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,699 body only

$2,049 with 18-135mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
GPS Has a GPS
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

Nikon D600 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$4,019 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
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Nikon D800

Nikon D800

Pro DSLR

$2,575 - $2,679 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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