Canon EOS 6D vs Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D600 vs Nikon D800

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Reasons For

13 Reasons For
30mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a maximum focal length of 105mm, but the Canon EOS 70D is only an 88mm maximum focal length digital camera (17mm shorter) and the Nikon D600 is only a 75mm maximum focal length digital camera (30mm shorter).
Three times shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 5mm shorter than the Canon EOS 70D () and 51mm shorter than the Nikon D600 ().
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera, and so do the Canon EOS 70D and the Nikon D800. That's 19,200 higher than the Nikon D600 (25,600).
2% wider field of view Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 100% field of view digital camera, and so do the Nikon D600 and the Nikon D800. That's 2% wider than the Canon EOS 70D (100%).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, and so does the Canon EOS 70D. That's 119,000 pixels higher than the Nikon D600 and the Nikon D800 (921,000 pixels).
Vastly higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 0.71x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.71x higher than the Canon EOS 70D (0.7x) and 0.01x higher than the Nikon D600 and the Nikon D800 (0.7x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Vastly higher maximum playback zoom Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 10x maximum playback zoom digital camera. That's 10x higher than the Canon EOS 70D ().
Lighter Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a weight of 755g (as does the Canon EOS 70D), but the Nikon D600 is a 760g digital camera (5g heavier) and the Nikon D800 is a 900g digital camera (145g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

10.8mm thinner Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 71.2mm deep digital camera. That's 7.3mm thinner than the Canon EOS 70D (81.28mm), 10.8mm thinner than the Nikon D600 (81.28mm) and 10.08mm thinner than the Nikon D800 (81.28mm).
Bigger battery capacity Edit
Canon EOS 6D is 1,800mAh battery. That's 1,800mAh bigger than the Canon EOS 70D ().
1090.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon EOS 6D is 1090.00, but the Canon EOS 70D only takes 920.00 shots per battery charge and the Nikon D800 only takes 900.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

USB 2.0 port Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a USB 2.0 port, and so does the Nikon D600, however the Nikon D800 does not.
A bit better user reviews
The average user review score of the Canon EOS 6D is 96% based on 868 reviews, however the average rating of the Canon EOS 70D is 94% (based on 796 reviews), the average rating of the Nikon D600 is 76% (based on 60 reviews) and the average rating of the Nikon D800 is 95% (based on 4 reviews).
14 Reasons For
Vastly smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a maximum aperture of 38, however the Canon EOS 6D is only a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (16 bigger) and the Nikon D600 is only a 16 maximum aperture digital camera (22 bigger).
80% smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 0.25m closest focusing distance digital camera. That's 0.13m smaller than the Canon EOS 6D () and 0.2m smaller than the Nikon D600 ().
Hugely higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600 (as do the Canon EOS 6D and the Nikon D800), but the Nikon D600 is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (19,200 lower).
Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a vari-angle LCD display, and so do the Nikon D600 and the Nikon D800, however the Canon EOS 6D does not have a vari-angle LCD display.
Touch sensitive screen Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a touch sensitive screen, but the Canon EOS 6D does not have a touch sensitive screen.
119,000 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels (as does the Canon EOS 6D), whereas the Nikon D600 and the Nikon D800 are both only 921,000 pixels display resolution digital cameras (119,000 pixels lower).
145g lighter Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 755g digital camera, and so does the Canon EOS 6D. That's 5g lighter than the Nikon D600 (900g) and 145g lighter than the Nikon D800 (900g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

17.62mm shorter Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 104.3mm tall digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is a 110.5mm tall digital camera (6.2mm taller), the Nikon D600 is a 113mm tall digital camera (8.7mm taller) and the Nikon D800 is a 121.92mm tall digital camera (17.62mm taller).
A little narrower Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a width of 139mm, however the Canon EOS 6D is a 144.5mm wide digital camera (5.5mm wider), the Nikon D600 is a 141mm wide digital camera (2mm wider) and the Nikon D800 is a 144.78mm wide digital camera (5.78mm wider).
Significantly lighter lens weight Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 205g lens weight digital camera. That's 395g lighter than the Canon EOS 6D () and 595g lighter than the Nikon D600 ().
39.3mm shorter lens length Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a lens length of 75.2mm, however the Canon EOS 6D is a 93mm lens length digital camera (17.8mm longer) and the Nikon D600 is a 114.5mm lens length digital camera (39.3mm longer).
Smaller lens diameter Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 69mm lens diameter digital camera. That's 14.4mm smaller than the Canon EOS 6D () and 14mm smaller than the Nikon D600 ().
Available from 27 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More popular
The Canon EOS 70D is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 7623 by sales volume in our digital cameras, but the Canon EOS 6D ranks No. 54313 and the Nikon D600 ranks No. 96121.
14 Reasons For
Vastly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 10.7x optical zoom digital camera. That's 10.7x bigger than the Canon EOS 6D and the Canon EOS 70D (). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

20.6 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon D600 has a minimum aperture of 1.4, but the Canon EOS 6D is a 4 minimum aperture digital camera (2.6 larger) and the Canon EOS 70D is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera (20.6 larger).
99x shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon D600 has a flash sync-speed of 0.01s, whereas the Canon EOS 6D, the Canon EOS 70D and the Nikon D800 are all 1s flash sync-speed digital cameras (0.99s longer).
Larger maximum memory card size Edit
The Nikon D600 has a maximum memory card size of 32GB, but the Canon EOS 70D is only a unknownGB maximum memory card size digital camera (32GB smaller).
Two memory slots Edit
The Nikon D600 has two memory slots, however the Nikon D800 only has one memory slot.
7% larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D600 has a screen size of 3.2", and so does the Nikon D800. That's 0.2" larger than the Canon EOS 6D and the Canon EOS 70D (3.2"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Nikon D600 has a vari-angle LCD display (as do the Canon EOS 70D and the Nikon D800), however the Canon EOS 6D does not have a vari-angle LCD display.
2% wider field of view Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 100% field of view digital camera, and so do the Canon EOS 6D and the Nikon D800. That's 2% wider than the Canon EOS 70D (100%).
3D compatible Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 3D compatible digital camera (as is the Nikon D800), however the Canon EOS 6D is not 3D compatible. Read more

3D compatible cameras can take 3D photos with varying degrees of success. Cameras with 2 lenses will generally be able to capture the best 3D pictures.

3D pictures allow you to capture the feel of a place better than a 2D picture could. However you will need a 3D compatible screen to appreciate the results.

Bigger eye relief Edit
Nikon D600 is 20.6mm Eye relief, but the Canon EOS 70D is only a unknownmm Eye relief digital camera (20.6mm smaller) and the Nikon D800 is only a 17mm Eye relief digital camera (3.6mm smaller). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

USB 2.0 port Edit
The Nikon D600 has a USB 2.0 port, and so does the Canon EOS 6D, but the Nikon D800 does not.
Vastly bigger frame rate Edit
The Nikon D600 has a frame rate of 5.5fps, however the Canon EOS 70D is only a unknownfps Frame rate digital camera (5.5fps smaller).
Cheaper by £37
The Nikon D600 costs £469.00, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is £818.99, the Canon EOS 70D is £505.99 and the Nikon D800 is £1,509.99.
Seventeen more awards
The Nikon D600 has 27 awards from expert review sites, however the Canon EOS 6D has 10 awards, the Canon EOS 70D has 16 awards and the Nikon D800 has 26 awards.
10 Reasons For
45% higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D800 is a 36.3MP digital camera. That's 16.1MP higher than the Canon EOS 6D and the Canon EOS 70D (36.3MP) and 12MP higher than the Nikon D600 (36.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

45% more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D800 is a 36.8MP digital camera. That's 16.2MP more than the Canon EOS 6D (36.8MP), 15.9MP more than the Canon EOS 70D (36.8MP) and 12.1MP more than the Nikon D600 (36.8MP).
51.00 auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D800 has 51.00 auto focus points, however the Canon EOS 6D only has 11.00 auto focus points, the Canon EOS 70D only has 19.00 auto focus points and the Nikon D600 only has 39.00 auto focus points.
75% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D800 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera, and so do the Canon EOS 6D and the Canon EOS 70D. That's 19,200 higher than the Nikon D600 (25,600).
50% higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D800 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Canon EOS 6D and the Nikon D600 (60fps) and 10fps higher than the Canon EOS 70D (60fps).
Larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D800 has a screen size of 3.2", and so does the Nikon D600. That's 0.2" larger than the Canon EOS 6D and the Canon EOS 70D (3.2"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Nikon D800 has a vari-angle LCD display (as do the Canon EOS 70D and the Nikon D600), however the Canon EOS 6D does not have a vari-angle LCD display.
Wider field of view Edit
The Nikon D800 is a 100% field of view digital camera, and so do the Canon EOS 6D and the Nikon D600. That's 2% wider than the Canon EOS 70D (100%).
3D compatible Edit
The Nikon D800 is a 3D compatible digital camera (as is the Nikon D600), however the Canon EOS 6D is not 3D compatible. Read more

3D compatible cameras can take 3D photos with varying degrees of success. Cameras with 2 lenses will generally be able to capture the best 3D pictures.

3D pictures allow you to capture the feel of a place better than a 2D picture could. However you will need a 3D compatible screen to appreciate the results.

Slightly better expert reviews
Based on 120 expert reviews, the average review score of the Nikon D800 is 91%, but the average rating of the Canon EOS 6D is 87% (based on 49 reviews), the average rating of the Canon EOS 70D is 90% (based on 77 reviews) and the average rating of the Nikon D600 is 90% (based on 113 reviews).

Reasons Against

24 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 20.2MP digital camera, and so does the Canon EOS 70D. That's 4.1MP lower than the Nikon D600 (36.3MP) and 16.1MP lower than the Nikon D800 (36.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 20.6MP digital camera. That's 0.3MP less than the Canon EOS 70D (36.8MP), 4.1MP less than the Nikon D600 (36.8MP) and 16.2MP less than the Nikon D800 (36.8MP).
Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 16 bigger than the Canon EOS 70D () and 6 smaller than the Nikon D600 ().
Vastly larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a minimum aperture of 4, however the Canon EOS 70D is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera (18 larger) and the Nikon D600 is a 1.4 minimum aperture digital camera (2.6 smaller).
A lot larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a closest focusing distance of 0.38m, however the Canon EOS 70D is a 0.25m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.13m smaller) and the Nikon D600 is a 0.45m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.07m larger).
Only 11.00 auto focus points Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is an 11.00 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 70D only has 19.00 auto focus points, the Nikon D600 only has 39.00 auto focus points and the Nikon D800 only has 51.00 auto focus points.
0.99s longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a flash sync-speed of 1s (as do the Canon EOS 70D and the Nikon D800), but the Nikon D600 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s shorter).
Lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera, and so does the Nikon D600. That's 20fps lower than the Canon EOS 70D (60fps) and 30fps lower than the Nikon D800 (60fps).
Only one memory slot Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a one memory slot digital camera, and so do the Canon EOS 70D and the Nikon D800, whereas the Nikon D600 only has two memory slots.
7% smaller screen size Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 3" screen digital camera, and so does the Canon EOS 70D. That's 0.2" smaller than the Nikon D600 and the Nikon D800 (3.2"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Does not have a vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Canon EOS 6D does not have a vari-angle LCD display, however the Canon EOS 70D, the Nikon D600 and the Nikon D800 do.
Does not have a touch sensitive screen Edit
The Canon EOS 6D does not have a touch sensitive screen, but the Canon EOS 70D has a touch sensitive screen.
Not 3D compatible Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is not 3D compatible, however the Nikon D600 and the Nikon D800 are. Read more

3D compatible cameras can take 3D photos with varying degrees of success. Cameras with 2 lenses will generally be able to capture the best 3D pictures.

3D pictures allow you to capture the feel of a place better than a 2D picture could. However you will need a 3D compatible screen to appreciate the results.

6% taller Edit
Canon EOS 6D is 110.5mm tall. That's 6.2mm taller than the Canon EOS 70D (121.92mm), 2.5mm shorter than the Nikon D600 (121.92mm) and 11.42mm shorter than the Nikon D800 (121.92mm).
Wider Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 144.5mm wide digital camera. That's 5.5mm wider than the Canon EOS 70D (144.78mm), 3.5mm wider than the Nikon D600 (144.78mm) and 0.28mm narrower than the Nikon D800 (144.78mm).
395g heavier lens weight Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a lens weight of 600g, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 205g lens weight digital camera (395g lighter) and the Nikon D600 is an 800g lens weight digital camera (200g heavier).
17.8mm longer lens length Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 93mm lens length digital camera. That's 17.8mm longer than the Canon EOS 70D () and 21.5mm shorter than the Nikon D600 ().
18% bigger lens diameter Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a lens diameter of 83.4mm, however the Canon EOS 70D is a 69mm lens diameter digital camera (14.4mm smaller) and the Nikon D600 is an 83mm lens diameter digital camera (0.40000000000001mm smaller).
More expensive by £350
The Canon EOS 6D is £313 more expensive than the Canon EOS 70D and £349.99 more expensive than the Nikon D600.
Less retailers
The Canon EOS 6D is only stocked by 26 shops, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is stocked by 30 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by over one year
The Canon EOS 6D is ten months older than the Canon EOS 70D and 16 months older than the Nikon D600.
Less popular
The Canon EOS 6D is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 54313 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Canon EOS 70D ranks No. 7623.
Seventeen less awards
The Canon EOS 6D has only received 10 awards, whereas the Canon EOS 70D has received 16 awards, the Nikon D600 has received 27 awards and the Nikon D800 has received 26 awards.
Expert review Rating is a bit Worse
The Canon EOS 6D's average expert score is 87%, however the Canon EOS 70D's is 90% (based on 77 reviews), the Nikon D600's is 90% (based on 113 reviews) and the Nikon D800's is 91% (based on 120 reviews).
18 Reasons Against
Vastly lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a megapixel count of 20.2MP (as does the Canon EOS 6D), however the Nikon D600 is a 24.3MP digital camera (4.1MP higher) and the Nikon D800 is a 36.3MP digital camera (16.1MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Significantly less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a total megapixel count of 20.9MP, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is a 20.6MP digital camera (0.3MP less), the Nikon D600 is a 24.7MP digital camera (3.8MP more) and the Nikon D800 is a 36.8MP digital camera (15.9MP more).
94% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 18 larger than the Canon EOS 6D () and 20.6 larger than the Nikon D600 ().
17mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is an 88mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 17mm shorter than the Canon EOS 6D () and 13mm longer than the Nikon D600 ().
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a minimum focal length of 29mm, but the Canon EOS 6D is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (5mm shorter) and the Nikon D600 is a 75mm minimum focal length digital camera (46mm longer).
Thirty-two less auto focus points Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has 19.00 auto focus points, however the Nikon D600 only has 39.00 auto focus points and the Nikon D800 only has 51.00 auto focus points.
Longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera, and so do the Canon EOS 6D and the Nikon D800. That's 0.99s longer than the Nikon D600 (1s).
10fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a JPEG frame rate of 50fps, whereas the Canon EOS 6D and the Nikon D600 are both 30fps JPEG frame rate digital cameras (20fps lower) and the Nikon D800 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (10fps higher).
One less memory slot Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has one memory slot (as do the Canon EOS 6D and the Nikon D800), however the Nikon D600 only has two memory slots.
0.2" smaller screen size Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a screen size of 3" (as does the Canon EOS 6D), however the Nikon D600 and the Nikon D800 are both 3.2" screen digital cameras (0.2" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

2% narrower field of view Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a field of view of 98%, whereas the Canon EOS 6D, the Nikon D600 and the Nikon D800 are all 100% field of view digital cameras (2% wider).
7.3mm thicker Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a depth of 78.5mm, however the Canon EOS 6D is a 71.2mm deep digital camera (7.3mm thinner), the Nikon D600 is an 82mm deep digital camera (3.5mm thicker) and the Nikon D800 is an 81.28mm deep digital camera (2.78mm thicker).
One hundred and seventy less shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a digital camera that takes 920.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon EOS 6D only takes 1090.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£37 more expensive
The Canon EOS 70D is more expensive than the Nikon D600 by £36.99.
Six months older
The Canon EOS 70D is older than the Nikon D600 by six months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Canon EOS 70D has received 16 awards, the Nikon D600 has received 27 awards and the Nikon D800 has received 26 awards.
Slightly Lower expert review Score
The Canon EOS 70D has an average expert rating of 90%, but the Nikon D800 has an average expert rating of 91% (based on 120 reviews).
Slightly Lower user review Score
The Canon EOS 70D has an average user rating of 94%, but the Canon EOS 6D has an average user rating of 96% (based on 868 reviews) and the Nikon D800 has an average user rating of 95% (based on 4 reviews).
23 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 24.3MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP higher than the Canon EOS 6D and the Canon EOS 70D (36.3MP) and 12MP lower than the Nikon D800 (36.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 24.7MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP more than the Canon EOS 6D (36.8MP), 3.8MP more than the Canon EOS 70D (36.8MP) and 12.1MP less than the Nikon D800 (36.8MP).
Two times bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 16 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 6 bigger than the Canon EOS 6D () and 22 bigger than the Canon EOS 70D ().
30mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon D600 has a maximum focal length of 75mm, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is a 105mm maximum focal length digital camera (30mm longer) and the Canon EOS 70D is an 88mm maximum focal length digital camera (13mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 75mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 51mm longer than the Canon EOS 6D () and 46mm longer than the Canon EOS 70D ().
A lot larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Nikon D600 has a closest focusing distance of 0.45m, but the Canon EOS 6D is a 0.38m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.07m smaller) and the Canon EOS 70D is a 0.25m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.2m smaller).
Only 39.00 auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D600 has 39.00 auto focus points, however the Nikon D800 only has 51.00 auto focus points.
19,200 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 19,200 lower than the Canon EOS 6D, the Canon EOS 70D and the Nikon D800 (25,600).
30fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera, and so does the Canon EOS 6D. That's 20fps lower than the Canon EOS 70D (60fps) and 30fps lower than the Nikon D800 (60fps).
119,000 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, and so does the Nikon D800. That's 119,000 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 6D and the Canon EOS 70D (921,000 pixels).
2% lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 0.7x lens magnification ratio digital camera, and so does the Nikon D800. That's 0.01x lower than the Canon EOS 6D (0.7x) and 0.7x higher than the Canon EOS 70D (0.7x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

5g heavier Edit
The Nikon D600 has a weight of 760g, whereas the Canon EOS 6D and the Canon EOS 70D are both 755g digital cameras (5g lighter) and the Nikon D800 is a 900g digital camera (140g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

8% taller Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 113mm tall digital camera. That's 2.5mm taller than the Canon EOS 6D (121.92mm), 8.7mm taller than the Canon EOS 70D (121.92mm) and 8.92mm shorter than the Nikon D800 (121.92mm).
14% thicker Edit
The Nikon D600 has a depth of 82mm. That's 10.8mm thicker than the Canon EOS 6D (81.28mm), 3.5mm thicker than the Canon EOS 70D (81.28mm) and 0.72mm thicker than the Nikon D800 (81.28mm).
Wider Edit
The Nikon D600 has a width of 141mm. That's 3.5mm narrower than the Canon EOS 6D (144.78mm), 2mm wider than the Canon EOS 70D (144.78mm) and 3.78mm narrower than the Nikon D800 (144.78mm).
595g heavier lens weight Edit
The Nikon D600 has a lens weight of 800g, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is a 600g lens weight digital camera (200g lighter) and the Canon EOS 70D is a 205g lens weight digital camera (595g lighter).
35% longer lens length Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 114.5mm lens length digital camera. That's 21.5mm longer than the Canon EOS 6D () and 39.3mm longer than the Canon EOS 70D ().
Bigger lens diameter Edit
The Nikon D600 has a lens diameter of 83mm, but the Canon EOS 6D is an 83.4mm lens diameter digital camera (0.40000000000001mm bigger) and the Canon EOS 70D is a 69mm lens diameter digital camera (14mm smaller).
Only 900.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon D600 is a digital camera that takes 900.00 shots per battery charge, and so does the Nikon D800, whereas the Canon EOS 6D only takes 1090.00 shots per battery charge and the Canon EOS 70D only takes 920.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Not as many stockists
The Nikon D600 is only stocked by 3 stores, however the Canon EOS 6D is stocked by 26 shops and the Canon EOS 70D is stocked by 30 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Less popular
The Nikon D600 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 96121 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Canon EOS 6D ranks No. 54313 and the Canon EOS 70D ranks No. 7623.
Expert review Rating is marginally Worse
The Nikon D600 has an average expert score of 90%, but the Nikon D800 has an average expert rating of 91% (based on 120 reviews).
User review Rating is hugely Worse
The Nikon D600 only has an average user score of 76%, but the Canon EOS 6D has an average user rating of 96% (based on 868 reviews), the Canon EOS 70D has an average user rating of 94% (based on 796 reviews) and the Nikon D800 has an average user rating of 95% (based on 4 reviews).
16 Reasons Against
Significantly longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon D800 has a flash sync-speed of 1s (as do the Canon EOS 6D and the Canon EOS 70D), whereas the Nikon D600 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s shorter).
Only one memory slot Edit
The Nikon D800 has one memory slot, and so do the Canon EOS 6D and the Canon EOS 70D, however the Nikon D600 only has two memory slots.
119,000 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon D800 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, and so does the Nikon D600. That's 119,000 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 6D and the Canon EOS 70D (921,000 pixels).
Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D800 is a 0.7x lens magnification ratio digital camera, and so does the Nikon D600. That's 0.01x lower than the Canon EOS 6D (0.7x) and 0.7x higher than the Canon EOS 70D (0.7x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Smaller eye relief Edit
Nikon D800 is only 17mm Eye relief, but the Canon EOS 70D is a unknownmm Eye relief digital camera (17mm smaller) and the Nikon D600 is a 20.6mm Eye relief digital camera (3.6mm bigger). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

145g heavier Edit
The Nikon D800 has a weight of 900g, whereas the Canon EOS 6D and the Canon EOS 70D are both 755g digital cameras (145g lighter) and the Nikon D600 is a 760g digital camera (140g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

17.62mm taller Edit
The Nikon D800 is a 121.92mm tall digital camera. That's 11.42mm taller than the Canon EOS 6D (121.92mm), 17.62mm taller than the Canon EOS 70D (121.92mm) and 8.92mm taller than the Nikon D600 (121.92mm).
13% thicker Edit
The Nikon D800 has a depth of 81.28mm. That's 10.08mm thicker than the Canon EOS 6D (81.28mm), 2.78mm thicker than the Canon EOS 70D (81.28mm) and 0.72mm thinner than the Nikon D600 (81.28mm).
4% wider Edit
The Nikon D800 has a width of 144.78mm. That's 0.28mm wider than the Canon EOS 6D (144.78mm), 5.78mm wider than the Canon EOS 70D (144.78mm) and 3.78mm wider than the Nikon D600 (144.78mm).
Only 900.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon D800 is a digital camera that takes 900.00 shots per battery charge, and so does the Nikon D600, whereas the Canon EOS 6D only takes 1090.00 shots per battery charge and the Canon EOS 70D only takes 920.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Does not have a USB 2.0 port Edit
The Nikon D800 does not have a USB 2.0 port, whereas the Canon EOS 6D and the Nikon D600 have a USB 2.0 port.
More expensive by £1,041
The Nikon D800 is £691 more expensive than the Canon EOS 6D, £1,004 more expensive than the Canon EOS 70D and £1,040.99 more expensive than the Nikon D600.
Not as many stockists
The Nikon D800 is only stocked by 3 retailers, however the Canon EOS 6D is stocked by 26 shops and the Canon EOS 70D is stocked by 30 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by over two years
The Nikon D800 is eight months older than the Canon EOS 6D, 18 months older than the Canon EOS 70D and two years older than the Nikon D600.
One less award
The Nikon D800 has only received 26 awards, however the Nikon D600 has received 27 awards.
User review Rating is slightly Worse
The Nikon D800 has an average user score of 95%, but the Canon EOS 6D has an average user rating of 96% (based on 868 reviews).

Awards

10 Awards
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Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
DP Review: Silver
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PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
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What Digital Camera: Gold
16 Awards
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Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
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27 Awards
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Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
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Digital Versus: 5 Star
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Expert Reviews: Best Buy
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photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
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Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
tweakers.net: Very Good
What Digital Camera: Gold
26 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
camcorderinfo.com: Best of Year
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
fotoguiden.se: Best product
hardwarezone.com.sg: Innovative Design
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
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ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 6 Star
Magnus.de: Buying Tip
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
player.de: Very Good
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tbreak.ae: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20.2MP 20.2MP 24.3MP 36.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5184 x 3456
 3468 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 2736
 3648 x 2048
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
 6016 x 4016
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 1688
 3600 x 2400
 5472 x 3648
 5184 x 3456
 3468 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 2736
 3648 x 2048
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
 6016 x 4016
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 1688
 3600 x 2400
 5472 x 3648
 5184 x 3456
 3468 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 2736
 3648 x 2048
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
 6016 x 4016
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 1688
 3600 x 2400
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 5184 x 3456
 3468 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 2736
 3648 x 2048
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
 6016 x 4016
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 1688
 3600 x 2400
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
 7360 x 4912
 7360 x 4912
 7360 x 4912
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 5:4
BEST
 3:2
 5:4
 3:2
 5:4
 3:2
 5:4
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
Full-Frame Sensor Size
36 x 24 22.5 x 15 35.9 x 24 35.9 x 24
Total Megapixel Count
20.6MP 20.9MP 24.7MP 36.8MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
 5:4
BEST
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
 5:4
BEST
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
 5:4
 3:2
 16:9
 1:1
 5:4
BEST

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 10.7x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
22 38
BEST
16 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
4 22 1.4
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
105mm
BEST
88mm 75mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
29mm 75mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
24 - 70 3.5 - 5.6 28 - 300 Unknown - Click to provide data
Fixed Focal Length
40mm Unknown - Click to provide data 50mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
15/12 13/11 8/7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
9 Unknown - Click to provide data 9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
77mm 58mm 58mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.38m 0.25m
BEST
0.45m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
11 19 39 51
BEST
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600
BEST
25,600
BEST
6,400 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100 100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s 30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s 1s 1s
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
 B
 B
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Red-eye reduction
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 12m 12m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed