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

Nikon D600 vs Nikon Coolpix 5200

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Nikon D600

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D600

Great image quality
Overall image quality
94.0
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,980 ISO
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
 

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
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
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
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
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 $1,357.48
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The best price we've seen is $1,207 cheaper (9x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              D600:Pentaprism
              5200:Tunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              $770 with 18-140mm 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 body only

              $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $859 - $1,099 body only

              $1,330 - $1,449 with 18-135mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $557 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $708 body only

              $906 with 55-300mm lens

              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $536 body only

              $579 - $599 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 D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $429 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon D600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,399 - $1,497 body only

              $1,997 with 24-85mm lens

              Weight Lighter
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $997 body only

              $1,170 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,328 - $1,799 body only

              $2,099 - $2,199 with 24-105mm lens

              GPS Has a GPS
              Size Smaller
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Nikon D700

              Nikon D700

              Pro DSLR

              $3,944 body only

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

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,297 body only

              $2,997 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

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $149

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

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $630 - $750 with 18-55mm lens

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

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