Nikon D600 vs Canon EOS 6D : The DSLR Kings Lock Horns

Comparisons can rarely get as big as this. Today, we compare two of the most popular versions of full-frame DSLR cameras, from the biggest DSLR makers – Canon and Nikon. Now we’ve always loved pitting Canon DSLRs against Nikon DSLRs, but we assure you that the war is just as interesting even in these basic DSLR entrants.

The Sensor: While both models are fitted with the full-frame sensors, we have to lean towards Nikon for its 24.3 MP resolution sensor within the D600, when compared to Canon’s 20.2 MP sensor. Now it depends on which side of the boat you prefer to be on – while some argue that too many megapixels could reproduce images with too much noise, we feel it’s always safer to have more resolution so that you do not lose out on quality even when cropping the image.

The Processor: Both Canon and Nikon have gone all out in bringing the very latest and best processor technology to their respective models. The EOS 6D is powered by Canon’s latest Digic 5+ image processor and the D600 has an Expeed 3 processor. But in terms of sensitivity, Canon takes the lead offering a range of ISO speeds from 100 all the way up to 25, 600, that can be expanded up to ISO 50-102,400. The D600 lags in this regards offering ISO 100-6400, expandable till ISO 50-25,600. So if you are looking to click pictures in low light settings, we suggest going with the EOS 6D for better compositions.

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Video: With cameras today offering HD video recording, it’s becoming far more convenient to use the same device for capturing still images as well as videos. In this regards, both cameras score pretty well, supporting full HD video recording capabilities. However, for that extra convenience, the D600 comes with a HDMI output for its video files, making it a better option for professional photographers.

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The Extras: In terms of memory options, the EOS 6D has 1 SD card slot, while the D600 has 2 SD card slots, making it more convenient from a storage perspective. The D600 also has a slightly larger 3.2 inch screen, when compared to the EOS 6D’s 3 inch screen. Even in terms of viewfinder, we have to say that the Nikon model offers 100% coverage as opposed to Canon’s 97% coverage.

For the slight edge it has over Canon, the Nikon model is also slightly higher priced but we can hope that the prices would come down in some time in the market. If you are looking to pick up the D600, the good news is that it’s already out in the market, but if it’s the EOS 6D that you desire, you will have to wait until December for it to launch.

 

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