Nikon D600 vs Nikon D300S

Winner
Nikon D600

100

Nikon D300S

70

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
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.2 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300S

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D600.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D300S.

competitors

Nikon D600 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,370 - $1,797 body only

$1,956 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,179 - $1,497 body only

$1,900 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Lowest price Cheaper
Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$107 body only

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

Nikon D300S Competitors

Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$107 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,299 body only

$1,499 with 18-135mm lens

Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

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Karen (6:03 AM, October 19, 2012)
The D600's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
The D600's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better

I find it kind of hard to take seriously a site that uses the term "f-stop" where they mean "stop." Shouldn't you know that f-stop is aperture?