Updated (May 2012): Compare the Nikon D600 vs Nikon D3

Nikon D600 vs Nikon D3

Winner
Nikon D600

109

Nikon D3

97

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
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
9 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
88 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
4300 shots
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

galleries

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

Nikon D600 Competitors

Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,497 body only

$1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Weight Lighter
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $997 body only

$1,076 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Nikon D3 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$2,297 with 24-120mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D3S

Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Shoots movies
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$3,687 body only

Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
Size Much smaller
Battery life Much shorter battery life

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