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Nikon D600 vs. Canon 5D Mark III

 Nikon D600 is a Entry Level Full Frame DSLR whereas Canon 5D Mark III is a Mid-Range Full Frame DSLR, see the specification comparison review below and select the best one.

Nikon D600 vs Canon 5D Mark III Specification Review

Features / Models Nikon D600 Canon 5D Mk III
Megapixel 24.3 megapixels 22.3 megapixels
Sensor size / type Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Image processor Expeed 3 Digic 5+
AF points 39 61
ISO 100 – 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 – 25600 with boost) Auto, 100 – 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
Lens mount Nikon F mount Canon EF mount
Shutter Min/Max 30 sec 1/4000 sec 30 sec 1/8000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed Yes (5.5, 1-5 fps) 6 fps
Video 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps) 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
Display Fixed 3.2″ 921,000 TFT LCD monitor Fixed 3.2″ 1,040,000 Clear View II TFT LCD
Viewfinder 100 % 100%
Battery Life (CIPA) 900 950
Dimensions and Weight 141 x 113 x 82 mm 760 g 152 x 116 x 76 mm 950 g

Now its time for DxOMark Lab Score

Features / Models Nikon D600 Canon 5D Mk III
Overall Score 94 81
Portrait (Color Depth) 25.1 bits 24 bits
Landscape (Dynamic Range 14.2 Evs 11.7 Evs
Sports (Low-Light ISO) 2980 ISO 2293 ISO

Price Factor 
Canon 5D Mark III $3460 (approx)
Nikon D600 $2000 (approx)   
You save $1460 if you purchase Nikon D600 Camera

Reasons to Buy Nikon D600

  1. Affordable
  2. Bit Better Low Light ISO Performance (Almost Same)
  3. Light Weight

Reason to Buy Canon5D Mark III

  1. More AF Point / Advance AF system
  2. Better ISO Range
  3. More shutter range
  4. Bit More Fast Top Continuous Shooting Speed
  5. Better Display

Other factors:Nikon D600 AF support F8 Lenses required for Bird or Astrophotography

Conclusion: Both DSLR have almost same low light ISO score, but  Nikon D600 is the best entry level fullframe camera by Nikon and Affordable, Canon 5D Mark III will cost you approx $1500 more but you get Advance AF system so decision is your’s, but due to huge Price difference and bit better low light score, Nikon D600 Wins. For Sport shooters we recommend Canon 5DMark III.

  Camera Comparison Review Recommends Nikon D600


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