Nikon D600 vs Nikon D300S

Winner
Nikon D600

87

Nikon D300S

61

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
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Great color depth
Color depth
25.1 bits
 

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
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate

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 D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,111 - $1,497 body only

$1,561 - $1,897 with 24-85mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Weight Lighter
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,560 - $1,997 body only

$2,108 - $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

$879 - $1,097 body only

$1,389 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

Nikon D300S Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$879 - $1,097 body only

$1,389 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Startup delay More startup delay
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$729 - $797 body only

$1,097 - $1,594 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$530 body only

$575 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Better image quality
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points

discussion

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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?