Updated (February 2013): Compare the Nikon D600 vs Nikon D7100

Nikon D600 vs Nikon D7100

Winner
Nikon D600

96

Nikon D7100

79

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 viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D600.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D7100.

competitors

Nikon D600 Competitors

Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,262 - $1,497 body only

$1,897 with 24-85mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Weight Lighter
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,650 - $1,997 body only

$2,479 - $2,497 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$850 - $1,047 body only

$1,347 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

Nikon D7100 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$850 - $1,047 body only

$1,347 with 18-140mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$565 - $747 body only

$640 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$850 - $999 body only

$975 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

discussion

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Avatar for anonymous987654321 anonymous987654321 (8:34 PM, June 22, 2014)
Yes, it does have continuous auto focus durring video, however the caviat is its contrast detection vs phase detection when mirror is down. Also a big issue with the D7100 is there is no live view apperture adjustment. You have to get out of live view adjust aperture and go back into video mode. And to Juan Delgado, you sound like someone who saved up just enough to buy a fullframe and now think because you have a D600 and one lens, you have the right to put down crop DSLRs. I have a D7100 as a third backup and it has all the pro feature I could want. Except for the sensor size its exactly like my D800's. Same focus system same features, weather resistant, better screen, programable function button. Not to mention (while nikon makes the best cameras over any other manufacturer...even canon) they really messed up the D600 AF, its like a tiny little sanitary whipe in the middle of the viewfinder.
 
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