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The D600 has a full frame 24.3-megapixel FX-format sensor in a weatherproof body, like the D800, but the camera is smaller and 150g lighter. This will be welcomed by those who would prefer full frame but cannot be doing with the heavy weight.
There's no CF card option, but that's less of a disadvantage for most these days.
The top shutter speed is 1/4000sec so the D800 has the edge with a 1/8000sec speed, but in reality how often do you shoot at that speed?
The key difference is resolution. The sensor on the D800 is a whopping 36 megapixels whereas this one is 24 megapixels. For the pro shooting billboards those extra pixels will make all the difference, but for most photographers 24mp is more than enough.
Pros shooting action may also find the 51 focus points of the D800 allows them more accurate focusing.
At the time of writing the D600 is about £400 less than the D800 so if you're up for saving your cash most of you won't be disappointed.
Top view of Nikon D600 (left) and Nikon D800 (right), photos to scale.
Rear view of Nikon D600 (left) and Nikon D800 (right), photos to scale.
|Nikon D600||Nikon D800|
|CCD pixels||24.3Mp (Megapixels)||36.3Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Size||Full Frame||Full Frame|
|Sensor Size (width)||35.9mm||36.5mm|
|Sensor Size (height)||24mm||24mm|
|Screen resolution||921,000 dots||910,000 dots|
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/4000sec||1/8000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||30sec||30sec|
|ISO sensitivity||50 - 25600||50 - 25600|
|Video FPS||60, 30p, 25p and 24p||50,30,24|
|Optical Zoom with Video||Yes||Yes|
|USB||USB 2||USB 3|
|Battery Type||EN-EL15||AA, EN-EL15, EN-EL18 and EP-B5|
|Box Contents||EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery (with terminal cover), MH-25 battery charger, BS-1 accessory shoe cover, DK-21 rubber eyecup, BM-14 monitor cover, BF-1B body cap, DK-5 eyepiece cap, AN-DC8 strap, UC-E15 USB cable, ViewNX 2 CD||EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery with terminal cover, MH-25 battery charger (AC wall adapter supplied only in countries or regions where required), Strap (AN-DC6 for D800, AN-DC6E for D800E), UC-E14 USB cable, USB cable clip, BF-1B body cap, BS-1 Captu|
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