Note – the Canon 7D is in here as comparison as Canon’s top of the line APS-C sensor camera.

By the Specs –
Brand

Nikon

Canon

Canon

Canon

Canon

Camera Name

D600

5D Mark II

5D Mark III

Canon 6D

Canon 7D

Release Date Sep 13, 2012 Sep 17, 2008 Mar 2, 2012 Sep 17, 2012 Sep 1, 2009
MSRP Body: $2099 | with 24-85mm $2699 Body: $1899.00 | with 24-105mm $2,799 Body only: $3499 | with 24-105mm: $4299 Body only: $2099 | with 24-105mm: $2899 Body: $1499 | 18-135mm $1699
Max Resolution 6016 x 4016 5616 x 3744 5760 x 3840 5472 x 3648 5184 x 3456
Alternative Resolutions 4512 x 3008, 3936 x 2624, 3008 x 2008, 3008 x 1688, 2944 x 1968 4080 x 2720, 2784 x 1856, 5616 x 3744, 3861 x 2574, 2784 x 1856 3840 x 2560, 2880 x 1920, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 1824, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480 5184 x 3456, 3888 x 2592, 3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728
Effective MP 24.3 megapixels 21.0 megapixels 22.3 megapixels 20.2 megapixels 18.0 megapixels
Processor Expeed 3 Digic 4 Digic 5+ Digic 5+ Dual Digic 4
ISO 100 – 6400 (50 – 25600 with boost) 100 – 6400 (50 – 25600) 100 – 25600(50 -102400) 100 – 25600 (50 -102400) 100 – 6400 (12800 with boost)
White balance presets 12 6 6 6 6
Custon WB Yes (4) Yes (1) Yes (1) Yes Yes (1)
JPEG Quality Fine, Normal, Basic Fine, Normal Fine, Normal Fine, Normal Fine, Normal
# of Focus Points 39 9 61 11 19
Lens Mount Nikon F mount Canon EF mount Canon EF mount Canon EF mount Canon EF/EF-S mount
Crop Factor 1× 1× 1× 1× 1.6×
LCD Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
LCD Size 3.2 3 3.2 3.2 3
LCD Dots 921,000 920,000 1,040,000 1,040,000 920,000
Touchsrceen No No No No No
Maximum Shutter 1/4000 sec 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec 1/4000 sec 1/8000 sec
Scene Modes Yes No No Yes Yes
Flash Yes (Pop-up) No No No Yes (Pop-up)
Flash Sync Speed 1/200 sec (1/250 w/ reduced flash
range)
1/200 sec 1/200 sec 1/180 sec 1/250 sec
Burst Rate Yes (5.5, 1-5 fps) Yes (3.9 fps max 78 JPEG, 13 RAW) Yes (6 fps) Yes (4.5 fps) Yes (8 fps)
Exposure compensation ±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±2 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ±5 EV (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x
480 (25, 30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x
480 (25, 30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50
fps)
memory format SD/SDHC/SDXC x 2 slots Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive Compact Flash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive cards
HDMI Out Yes (Mini Type C) Yes (HDMI mini) Yes (HDMI mini) Yes (HDMI Mini) Yes
GPS Unit Optional None Optional BuiltIn None
Weather Sealing Yes (Water and dust resistant) Yes Yes Yes (Splash and dust resistant) Yes (Water-resistant, Dust-resistant)
Battery life/# of shots on full charge 900 850 950 800
Weight 760 g (1.68 lb / 26.81 oz) 850 g (1.87 lb / 29.98 oz) 950 g (2.09 lb / 33.51 oz) 770 g (1.70 lb / 27.16 oz) 860 g (1.90 lb / 30.34 oz)
Dimensions 141 x 113 x 82 mm (5.55 x 4.45 x
3.23)
152 x 114 x 75 mm (5.98 x 4.49 x
2.95)
152 x 116 x 76 mm (5.98 x 4.57 x
2.99)
145 x 111 x 71 mm (5.71 x 4.37 x
2.8)
148 x 111 x 74 mm (5.83 x 4.37 x
2.91)
Timelapse Recording Yes Yes (by cable and PC) Yes (by cable and PC) Yes (by cable and PC) Yes (by USB cable and PC)
GPS Optional None Optional BuiltIn Optional
GPS Units GP-1 GP-E2 Image tagging and tracking modes GP-E2

The 6D has:

  • Wi-fi and GPS
  • Larger ISO range
  • An AF module that may be better-performing in low-light

The D600 has:

  • More megapixels
  • Uncompressed HDMI recording and a headphone jack
  • Faster flash sync speed 1/200 vs 1/180
  • A built-in flash with wireless flash control
  • More AF points
  • Slightly faster burst speed
  • 2 SD card slots – Stick an Eye-fi Card in one and you have some of the wireless capabilities of the 6D
  • Crop modes For a bit more zoom and using your DX lenses on an FX body.  Can’t use EF-S lenses on the 6D.
  • Ships on September 18th, 2012,  6D ships in December)

 

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