Updated (October, 2013): Compare the Nikon D610 vs Nikon D7100

Nikon D600

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Nikon D600

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Nikon D7100

85

Nikon D7100

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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 D7100

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
205 lenses
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D600

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Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 2,980 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
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The D600 has excellent image quality 1.2 f-stops higher ISO than the D7100
Overall image quality Better image quality 94.0 vs 83.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 35.9x24.0mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.70x vs 0.61x
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Around 30% larger viewfinder
Color depth Better color depth 25.1 bits vs 24.2 bits
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Distinguishes 0.9 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 14.2 EV vs 13.7 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
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Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 152 lenses
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More than 30% more lenses available
Focus points More focus points 51 vs 39
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 5.5 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 15 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Size Smaller 136x107x76 mm vs 141x113x82 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 251 ms vs 260 ms
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 765 g vs 850 g
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10% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $1,146.95 vs $1,599.95
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The best price we've seen is $453 cheaper (around 30% less)
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              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.2"
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              D600:14.2 EV
              D7100:13.7 EV
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              D600:25.1 bits
              D7100:24.2 bits
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              300 ms startup delay
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              D600:24.2 MP
              D7100:24 MP
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Focus points Many focus points Help
              D600:39
              D7100:51
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
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              Storage slots Multiple storage slots Help
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              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              D600:260 ms
              D7100:251 ms
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,099 - $1,231 body only

              $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $721 - $840 body only

              $930 - $990 with 18-105mm lens

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              True resolution Takes significantly lower resolution photos
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 - $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,897 body only

              $2,797 - $2,800 with 28-300mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,668 - $1,899 body only

              $2,364 - $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 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              $1,599 - $1,799 with 18-135mm lens

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $2,797 body only

              $3,890 - $5,190 with 24-70mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon D600 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D600.

              Nikon D7100 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D7100.

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              Avatar for Kjetil Pedersen Kjølsø Kjetil Pedersen Kjølsø (7:33 AM, August 21, 2013)
              Hi, in this test Snapsort says that the d7100 have a "Continuous autofocus" during video recording. Is that really correct?
               
              Ben (1:26 AM, August 21, 2013)
              D600 body is now about $1899 + TAX. which is the same price as D7100+Lens.... But I will choose D600 for 1 reason---> FX
               
              PadreP10 (3:08 AM, August 13, 2013)
              Could we solve the D7100 limitation on low noise at high ISO with using flash? or not? If yes wich will be good. I mean I am not a pro and I would like to buy a mid range price camera.
               
              Avatar for Connor Ross Connor Ross (8:07 PM, July 11, 2013)
              Nope, the ISO on the D600 goes down to 25, even with it at 100 it's fine at 1/4000 f/1.8 .
               
              Avatar for Connor Ross Connor Ross (8:05 PM, July 11, 2013)
              Don't be stupid, Snapsort compares every camera to every camera.
               
              Alex (8:12 PM, June 21, 2013)
              It is quite silly to compare a full frame camera with a crop sensor body. It is just two different types of cameras. And I do not understand why do they call D600 "professional", when in fact it is an entry level full frame camera, that is a big hit among amateurs, - and D7100 "entry level", which it the top of the line APC-S camera, used by many pros who prefer a DX for their needs? All the advantages of D600 stem from its larger sensor. Otherwise D7100 is packed with better, pro level features.
               
              Avatar for GURMEET MATHARU GURMEET MATHARU (11:10 AM, May 25, 2013)
              WHETHER LENSE 16-85VR CAN BE USED WITH FULL FRAME CAMERAS
               
              Avatar for Eric Belanger Eric Belanger (2:40 PM, April 05, 2013)
              Thats funny! You think like Me.
               
              Avatar for Eric Belanger Eric Belanger (2:35 PM, April 05, 2013)
              what r u trying to do bokeh the sun? I shoot outdoors, sometimes at 1.8 and dont go near 1/4000. focal length affects bokeh also, so unless your shooting Macro at 1.4 into the sun or you need your depth of field to be 1/64 of an inch, its not going to happen, besides most Macro lenses are f2.8. The job of a camera is too capture light, The one that does it the best is the winner, as far as im concerned. You ever see a race car that didnt go fast? Or a plane that couldnt Fly? The reason we pay alot for better glass is because they let more light through, so we can reduce noise and motion blur. Need I say More. The D7100 Kicks ass in the crop world, But its not Full Frame!
               
              Avatar for Mario Aguila Mario Aguila (3:57 PM, April 04, 2013)
              For outdoor and studio portrait the noise is not and issue; but low shutter speed is a real problem for outdoor portrait.
               
              xlege art (2:02 AM, April 04, 2013)
              but then d600 is still a full frame cam plus lower noise performance you can't compensate bokeh for total performance
              1/4000 is a small price to pay for a very cheep ff cam it is not the best but there is a huge difference between a ff cam and a crop cam trust me

              I've been there.
               
              Avatar for Mario Aguila Mario Aguila (2:04 AM, March 25, 2013)
              For the moment, D7100 win in 11 categories versus 2 in favor of D600. And to me the max shutter speed 1/8000 versus onley 1/4000 is vital for portrait with a good bokeh. I don't like to put neutral density filter to correct the exposición.
               
              Avatar for juan delgado juan delgado (2:17 AM, March 18, 2013)
              oh did i mention its a full frame D600 ISO 800 is like ISO 100 on a D7100
               
              Avatar for juan delgado juan delgado (2:14 AM, March 18, 2013)
              winner is the D600 better image quality, better dynamic range, very low noise at high ISO, better color and its full frame only difference with D7100 has more amateur features (smaller, lighter, more frames per second for spray and prying to god you get on good shot, more cheap lenses and close to $1,000 cheaper for consumers/tourists to purchase.
               
              Avatar for juan delgado juan delgado (2:14 AM, March 18, 2013)
              nope D600 is still winner
               
              Avatar for Mario Aguila Mario Aguila (2:26 PM, March 17, 2013)
              So, the winner is Nikon D7100