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Advantages of the Nikon D600

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Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
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
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5.5 fps vs 5 fps
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10% faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
141×113×82 mm vs 147×123×77 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
850 g vs 1,074 g
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More than 20% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$1,484.39 vs $1,572.29
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The best price we've seen is $88 cheaper (around 10% less)
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Focus points
More focus points
51 vs 39
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.72x vs 0.70x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Battery life
Longer battery life
1000 shots vs 900 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
3" vs 3.2"
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Around 10% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              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
              Focus points Many focus points Help
              D60039
              D70051
              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
              Weight Heavy Help
              D600850 g
              D7001,074 g
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              D600$1,484.39
              D700$1,572.29
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Size Large Help
              D600141×113×82 mm
              D700147×123×77 mm
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              D6001080p @ 30fps
              D700None
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              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
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              171 lenses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              D600$1,484.39
              D700$1,572.29
              Common Weaknesses
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              D60024.2 MP
              D70012.1 MP

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