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Nikon D600 vs. Nikon D3100

 Ok I agree, It’s not common to compare a entry level specification with a full-frame but we are doing our job.

Nikon D600 Digital DSLR features – 24.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor, EXPEED 3 Processor, 3.2″ LCD Monitor, 1080p HD Video Capture, 100-6400 ISO – Expandable to 50-25600, 5.5 fps Continuous Shooting, 39 Wide-Area AF Focus Points, Stereo Mic & Headphone Inputs, i-TTL Flash and Wi-Fi Connectivity with Optional Adapter.

Nikon D3100 Digital DSLR features – 14.2MP DX Sensor, 3″ LCD. Live View, HD 1080p Video w/ Sound & Autofocus, 11-point Autofocus, 3 Frames per Second Shooting, ISO 100 to 3200 (Expand to 12800-Hi2), Self Cleaning Sensor, EXPEED 2, Image Processing Engine and Scene Recognition System.

Features / Models Nikon D600 Nikon D3100
Megapixel 24.3 megapixels 14.2 megapixels
Sensor size / type Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) APS-C (23.1 x 15.4 mm)
Image processor Expeed 3 Expeed 2
AF points 39 11
ISO 100 – 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 – 25600 with boost) Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (12800 with boost)
Lens mount Nikon FX mount Nikon DX mount
Shutter Min/Max 30 sec 1/4000 sec 30 sec 1/4000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed Yes (5.5, 1-5 fps) Yes (3 fps, unlimited JPEG)
Video 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps) 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30, 25, 24 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
Display Fixed 3.2″ 921,000 TFT LCD monitor Fixed 3″ 230,000 TFT LCD monitor
Viewfinder 100 % 95%
Battery Life (CIPA) 900
Dimensions and Weight 141 x 113 x 82 mm 760 g 124 x 96 x 75 mm 505 g

DxOMark Lab Sensor Score

Features / Models Nikon D600 Nikon D3100
Overall Score 94 67
Portrait (Color Depth) 25.1 bits 22.5 bits
Landscape (Dynamic Range 14.2 Evs 11.3 Evs
Sports (Low-Light ISO) 2980 ISO 919 ISO

Common Features 
Shutter range

Reason to buy Nikon D600
Big Sensor
Better ISO range
Better Image Processor
More AF point with advance AF system
Better ISO range
Fast Top Continuous Shooting Speed
More frames rate options available during video shooting
Better Display
5% Bright Viewfinder

Reason to buy Nikon D3100 
AFFORDABLE

Price Factor: Great Price difference Nikon D3100 will cost you approx $500 and Nikon D600 will cost you approx $2000.

Conclusion: Nikon D600 is a clear winner

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