Updated (October, 2013): Compare the Nikon D610 vs Nikon Coolpix 5200

Nikon D600

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Nikon Coolpix 5200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D600

Overall image quality
Great image quality
94.0
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
True resolution
High true resolution
24.2 MP
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,980 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix 5200

Size
Really small
Compact 88x60x37 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
180 g
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D600

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.2" vs 1.5"
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More than 2x larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 110k dots
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Around 8.5x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24.2 MP vs 5 MP
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Capture around 5x more detail in your photos
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 35.9x24.0mm vs 1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm
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More than 22.5x larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5.5 fps vs 2.5 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The D600's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Viewfinder Has a through-the-lens viewfinder Pentaprism vs Tunnel
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Through-the-lens viewfinders let you see exactly what your photo will look like
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon 5200

Size Much smaller 88x60x37 mm vs 141x113x82 mm
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6.7x smaller
Weight Much lighter 180 g vs 850 g
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4.7x lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.5" vs 3.2"
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2.2x thinner
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $150.00 vs $1,359.95
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The best price we've seen is $1,210 cheaper (9.1x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              D600:Pentaprism
              5200:Tunnel
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 - $899 body only

              $929 - $997 with 18-105mm lens

              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 - $747 body only

              $629 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $831 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,153 body only

              $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $715 body only

              $950 - $1,079 with 18-105mm lens

              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon D600 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,597 body only

              $1,997 - $2,040 with 24-85mm lens

              Weight Lighter
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $947 body only

              $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,495 - $1,899 body only

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

              GPS Has a GPS
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Nikon D700

              Nikon D700

              Pro DSLR

              $2,299 body only

              $3,595 with 24-120mm lens

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,297 body only

              $2,997 - $3,030 with 24-120mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix 5200 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,098 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Larger screen
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $669 - $700 body only

              $845 - $970 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

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