• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 35mm 860.4mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Nikon D600 advantages over Nikon Df

  • Less expensive
    $1497* vs $2997
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Fast startup
    ~0.30 vs 0.6 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More telephoto lens reach
    85 mm vs 50 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 50 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens

Nikon Df advantages over Nikon D600

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 7.31 vs 5.97 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Higher effective ISO
    3,279 vs 2,980 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1400 vs 900 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Lighter weight
    983g vs 1350g
    Lighter weight
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 28 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    29 vs 14 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • 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
  • 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

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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.

  • Same sensor and processor as professional D4; Great image quality; Arguably the best available-light shooter in its class; Handsome, retro styling; Weather-sealed design; Big, clear full-frame viewfinder; Excellent battery life

  • Expensive; Bulky, yet handgrip is quite modest; Some controls are clumsy; Plastic body panels don't gel with retro aesthetic; Autofocus isn't in the same league as image quality; No AF assist lamp; No movie capture; No portrait grip; Single card slot

The Competition

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Nikon D600
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $2817
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Less shutter lag
Nikon Df
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $2817
  • 35mm
  • External Mic Jack
  • More cross-type AF points

Compared to Sony A99

Nikon D600
Sony A99
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon Df
Sony A99
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon 6D

Nikon D600
Canon 6D
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1356
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon Df
Canon 6D
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $1356
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Nikon D610

Nikon D600
Nikon D610
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Faster RAW shooting
Nikon Df
Nikon D610
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon D750

Nikon D600
Nikon D750
  • $1497
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon Df
Nikon D750
  • $2747
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
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