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Advantages of the Nikon D600

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Low light performance
Much lower noise at high ISO
2,980 ISO vs 2,303 ISO
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The D600 has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Overall image quality
Significantly better image quality
94.0 vs 80.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
24.2 MP vs 12.1 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Color depth
Better color depth
25.1 bits vs 23.5 bits
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Distinguishes 1.6 more bits of color
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
14.2 EV vs 12.2 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Viewfinder coverage
Much better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
5.5 fps vs 5 fps
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10% faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
850 g vs 1,074 g
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More than 20% lighter
Size
Slightly smaller
141×113×82 mm vs 147×123×77 mm
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Around 10% smaller
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Advantages of the Nikon D700

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Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.72x vs 0.70x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
51 vs 39
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Cheaper
$105.79 vs $2,199.00
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The best price we've seen is $2,093 cheaper (20.8x less)
Thickness
Thinner
3" vs 3.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
1000 shots vs 900 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Low light performance Very low noise at high ISO Help
              D6002,980 ISO
              D7002,303 ISO
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              D60094.0
              D70080.0
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              D60025.1 bits
              D70023.5 bits
              Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
              D6000.70x
              D7000.72x
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Built-in focus motor Built-in focus motor Help
              Autofocuses with more lenses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              D600260 ms
              D700197 ms
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              D600300 ms
              D700400 ms
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              D6005.5 fps
              D7005 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              D600921k dots
              D700922k dots

              Compared to recent pro DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              D60014.2 EV
              D70012.2 EV
              Size Fairly small Help
              D600141×113×82 mm
              D700147×123×77 mm
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              D600$2,199.00
              D700$105.79
              Common Weaknesses
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              D60039
              D70051
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              D600900 shots
              D7001000 shots
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              D6001080p @ 30fps
              D700None

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