• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 50.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Nikon D600 advantages over Canon 5DS R

  • Less expensive
    $1497 vs $3699
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 4.14 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.30 vs 0.5 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,980 vs 2,308 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    14.2 vs 12.4 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 900 vs 700 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.4 fps vs 4.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    5.4 fps vs 4.9 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon 5DS R advantages over Nikon D600

  • More cross-type AF points
    41 vs 9
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Newer
    2 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    50.6 vs 24.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • More AF points
    61 vs 39
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Great controls for amateur or pro; Good grip and heft; Impressive low-light performance; Very good dynamic range; Excellent battery life; Built-in lens correction.

  • Dust and oil spatter problem; Moire problem with certain subjects; Slower X-sync speed; Slow AF in Live view mode; Aliasing in videos.

  • Phenomenal resolution and sharpness; Fine Detail Picture Style is like in-camera Unsharp Mask; Excellent print quality; Decent high ISO performance; Improved normalized dynamic range compared to 5D Mark III; Decent burst speed with good buffer depths; Built-in intervalometer & timelapse movie mode.

  • AF speed tested closer to consumer-level DSLRs; Dynamic range lower than competing models from Nikon & Sony; Lack of OLPF means subject to more aliasing artifacts with some subjects; No 60p video frame rate; No headphone jack; Timelapse video is only 1080p.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 6D

Nikon D600
Canon 6D
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1222
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon 5DS R
Canon 6D
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Newer
  • $1222
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D610

Nikon D600
Nikon D610
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Faster RAW shooting
Canon 5DS R
Nikon D610
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Newer
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D750

Nikon D600
Nikon D750
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon 5DS R
Nikon D750
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • More pixels
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon 5DS

Nikon D600
Canon 5DS
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Newer
Canon 5DS R
Canon 5DS
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Sony A99 II

Nikon D600
Sony A99 II
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Canon 5DS R
Sony A99 II
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
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