Updated (May 2012): Compare the Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D600

Nikon D600 vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Nikon D600

100

Nikon D5100

67

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
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.6 EV
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D600.

competitors

Nikon D600 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,410 - $1,797 body only

$1,999 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,497 body only

$1,646 - $1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Lowest price Cheaper
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$769 - $997 body only

$1,099 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Lens availability More lenses available
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Thickness Thinner
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$299 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

$588 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Focus points More focus points
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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Katie (2:20 PM, March 23, 2013)
I am looking to upgrade from the d5100 to the d600 so this review was really helpful.


Thanks :)


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Avatar for Muhammad Yehia Muhammad Yehia (1:58 PM, February 12, 2013)
i have the D5100 and it's awesome .