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
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
14.2 EV
 

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
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5.5 fps vs 2.5 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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
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
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
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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 D610

        Nikon D610

        Pro DSLR

        $1,897 body only

        $2,797 with 28-300mm lens

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,147 body only

        $1,447 - $1,470 with 18-140mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Nikon D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $738 - $840 body only

        $950 - $990 with 18-105mm lens

        Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,099 - $1,231 body only

        $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

        Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
        Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $783 - $797 body only

        $881 - $897 with 18-55mm lens

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $437 - $520 body only

        $530 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Nikon D600 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 6D

        Canon EOS 6D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,663 - $1,899 body only

        $2,341 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        GPS Has a GPS
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Nikon D800

        Nikon D800

        Pro DSLR

        $2,797 body only

        $3,300 - $4,087 with 24-85mm lens

        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Nikon D700

        Nikon D700

        Pro DSLR

        $3,330 body only

        Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points
        Shutter lag Less shutter lag
        Movie format Does not take movies
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Pro DSLR

        $3,399 body only

        $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

        Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range

        Nikon Coolpix 5200 Competitors

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        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Larger screen
        True resolution Lower true resolution
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 body only

        $749 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Much larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $285 body only

        $385 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Significantly heavier

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