Nikon D600 vs. Canon EOS 6D

We compare the specs of the new Nikon D600 against the new Canon EOS 6D

In the past few days, we've seen two new and very exciting entrants into the middle of the digital SLR market. Canon's EOS 6D sits between the 7D and 5D Mark III in the company's line-up, while the Nikon D600 is a step up from the D7000 and a step down from the D800.

Canon launches EOS 6D entry-level full-frame DSLR
In pictures: the Canon EOS 6D
Australian store leaks new Nikon D600 camera
Australian prices confirmed for Nikon D600

We've taken the specs of each new DSLR and punched it into our comparison table to see who comes out on top.

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Verdict

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Sensor resolution
20.2MP
24.3MP
Nikon D600
Sensor size
35.8mm x 23.9mm
35.9mm x 24.0mm
Draw
Native ISO range
100-25600
100-6400
Canon EOS 6D
Extended ISO range
50-102400
50-25600
Canon EOS 6D
Viewfinder
97% frame coverage
100% frame coverage
Nikon D600
Autofocus
11 AF points
39 AF points
Nikon D600
Max shutter speed
1/4000sec, 100,000 cycles
1/4000sec, 150,000 cycles
Nikon D600
Max shooting speed
4.5 fps continuous
5.5 fps continuous
Nikon D600
Storage
1x SD
2x SD
Nikon D600
Video
1080p Full HD, 30/25/24fps
1080p Full HD, 30/25/24fps
Draw
Connectivity
USB, HDMI, mic
USB, HDMI, mic, GPS
Draw
Built-in flash
No
Yes
Nikon D600
Wireless features
Wi-Fi, GPS
Optional Wi-Fi, GPS
Canon EOS 6D
Dimensions
144.5 x 110.5 x 71.2mm
141 x 113 x 82mm
Draw
Weight
690g (excl. battery)
703g (excl. battery, approx)
Canon EOS 6D
Price (approximate)
$2350 (Canon quoted)
$2500 (average pre-order)
Canon EOS 6D

It's a very close match. The D600 pulls ahead on shooting speed, autofocus, shutter life, storage, resolution, and viewfinder coverage. The EOS 6D is clearly superior in built-in connectivity, weight, ISO range (both native and extended) and in overall approximate price.

Which would you buy, and why? Let us know in the comments below.

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