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Nikon D600 vs Nikon D800E

4.92 in
3.35 in
Nikon D600 Digital Camera
Nikon D600
5.7 in
4.8 in
Nikon D800E Digital Camera
Nikon D800E
Available colors
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17 user ratings
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4.5 out of 5
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5 stars
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4 stars
47 %
3 stars
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4.1 out of 5
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Full Comparison

Sensor

Nikon D600Nikon D600
Nikon D800ENikon D800E
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
Image sensor formatFull frameFX
Sensor size1.41 in1.41 in
Sensor photo detectors25.0 Mpx37.0 Mpx
Effective pixels24.0 Mpx36.0 Mpx
Image ratio w:h3:2
  • 5:4
  • 3:2
Max resolution6016 x 4016 px7360 x 4912 px
Other resolutions
  • 4512x3008
  • 3936x2624
  • 3008x2008
  • 3008x1688
  • 2944x1968
  • 6144x4912
  • 6144x4080
  • 5520x3680
  • 4800x3200
  • 4608x3680
  • 4608x3056
  • 3680x2456
  • 3600x2400
  • 3072x2456
  • 3072x2040
  • 2400x1600
ProcessorExpeed 3Expeed 3

Image

Nikon D600Nikon D600
Nikon D800ENikon D800E
ISO
  • 50
  • 100
  • 200
  • 400
  • 800
  • 1600
  • 3200
  • 6400
  • 25600
  • 100
  • 6400
ISO minimum5050
ISO maximum2560025600
Boosted ISO minimum5050
Boosted ISO maximum2560025600
Maximum image resolution6016 x 4000 px7360 x 4912 px
White balance presets1212
White balance modes
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Sunny
  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Flash
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
Custom white balanceyesyes
Supported image file formats
  • JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW
Photo effects
  • Neutral
  • Vivid
  • Neutral
  • Vivid
Image stabilizernono
Image stabilization typeNoNo
Uncompressed formatRAWRAW
HDRyesno
AEB/HDR supportyesyes

Optics and focus

Nikon D600Nikon D600
Nikon D800ENikon D800E
Lens mountNikon FNikon F
Magnification (Crop factor)1.0 x1.0 x
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)LampLamp
Focus adjustmentAuto/ManualAuto/Manual
Contrast autofocusyesyes
Brightness adjustmentyesyes
Focal length multiplier1x1x
Autofocus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Selective
  • Single Auto Focus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Multi Point Auto Focus
  • Single Auto Focus
  • Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) lockyesyes
Manual focusyesyes
Auto Focus (AF) points selection
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Auto
  • Manual
Number of focus points3951
Max number of AF points (incl. assistant)3951
Image stabiliserLens based onlyLens based only
Phase detection autofocusyesyes

Screen and viewfinder

Nikon D600Nikon D600
Nikon D800ENikon D800E
Screen size3.0 in3.2 in
Articulated LCDnono
Screen technologyLCDLCD TFT
Screen dots921000921000
Touch screennono
Field of view100.0 %100.0 %
Live viewyesyes
ViewfinderElectronicElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100.0 %100.0 %
Viewfinder magnification0.7 x0.7 x
Diopter adjustment (D-D)3 - 13 - 1
Eye relief0.81 in0.67 in
Separate info displayyesyes

Photography features

Nikon D600Nikon D600
Nikon D800ENikon D800E
Camera shutter type
  • Electronic
  • Mechanical
Electronic
Minimum shutter speed30.0 s30.0 s
Maximum shutter speed1.0 s1.0 s
Shutter priorityyesyes
Aperture priorityyesyes
Manual exposure modeyesyes
Number of exposures22
Exposure compensation plus55
Exposure compensation minus-5-5
Expousure compensation steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
  • 2/3
  • 1
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
  • 1
Auto exposure lockyesyes
AE EV steps
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
  • 2/3
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1/3
  • 1/2
  • 2/3
  • 1
Continuous shootingyesyes
Self-timer delay
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 2
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
Histogramyesyes
AE frames
  • 2
  • 3
  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
WB Bracketing
Yes
Yes
Subject / scene modesyesno
Flash sync speed1/200s1/250s
Built-in flashyesyes
Flash range1212
Flash modes
  • Auto
  • Fill-in
  • Flash OFF
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Slow Sync
  • Redeye Reduction
  • Slow Sync
External flash connectionHot shoe
  • Hot shoe
  • PC terminal
Flash metering systemi-TTLi-TTL
External flashyesyes
Continuous drive5.5 fps4.0 fps
Scene modes
  • Beach
  • Candlelight
  • Children
  • Close-up
  • Cuisine
  • Dawn
  • Dusk
  • Night landscape
  • Night portrait
  • Party
  • Portrait
  • Snow
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Landscape
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
Self-timeryesyes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
3D supportyesyes
Manual settingsyesyes
Speed (JPEG)5.5 fps4.0 fps
Speed (RAW)5.5 fps4.0 fps
Exposure bracketing0.3 - 3.0±EV0.3 - 1.0±EV

Videography features

Nikon D600Nikon D600
Nikon D800ENikon D800E
Maximum resolution1920 x 1080 px1920 x 1080 px
Video recordingyesyes
Recording resolutions
  • 640 x 480
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 1280 x 720
  • 1920 x 1080
HD typeFull HDFull HD
Supported video file formats
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
Analog signal format system
  • NTSC
  • PAL
NTSC
Camera playback
  • Highlights
  • Movie
  • Single image
  • Slide show
  • Thumbnails
  • Movie
  • Single image
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1280 x 7201280 x 720
Max frame rate (highest resolution)30.0 fps30.0 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)60.0 fps60.0 fps
Motion JPEG frame rate30.0 fps30.0 fps

Audio features

Nikon D600Nikon D600
Nikon D800ENikon D800E
Built-in microphoneyesyes
Microphone typeMonoMono
Speaker typeMonoMono
Voice recordingyesyes
Supported audio file formatsLPCMPCM
Noise reductionnoyes

Design

Nikon D600Nikon D600
Nikon D800ENikon D800E
Body typeSLRSLR
Body materialAluminum-magnesiumAluminum-magnesium
Colour of product
  • Black
  • Red
Black
Anti-dust systemyesyes
Environmentally sealedyesyes

Dimensions

Nikon D600Nikon D600
Nikon D800ENikon D800E
Weight19.93 oz31.75 oz
Width4.92 in5.7 in
Height3.35 in4.8 in
Depth4.19 in3.21 in

Storage

Nikon D600Nikon D600
Nikon D800ENikon D800E
Compatible memory cards
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Dual memory card slotsyesyes
Memory slots21
Storage types
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • Compact Flash Type I
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Camera file system
  • DCF 2.0
  • DPOF 1.1
  • Exif 2.3
  • DCF 2.0
  • DPOF
  • Exif 2.3

Power

Nikon D600Nikon D600
Nikon D800ENikon D800E
Power source type
  • AC
  • Battery
Battery
Battery life (CIPA)330900
Battery technology
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
Battery level indicatoryesyes
Number of batteries supported11
AC adapter includedyesyes

Connectivity

Nikon D600Nikon D600
Nikon D800ENikon D800E
HDMIyesyes
HDMI ports quantity11
HDMI connector typeMicroMini
USB version2.03.1
Microphone portyesyes
Remote controlyesyes
PictBridgeyesyes
NFCnono
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)yesyes
Firewirenono

Other features

Nikon D600Nikon D600
Nikon D800ENikon D800E
Timelapse recordingyesyes
GPSyesno
Orientation sensoryesyes
Calendaryesyes
Energy Star certifiednono
Languages support
  • ARA
  • CHI
  • CHI
  • CZE
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • DUT
  • ENG
  • ESP
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • GRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • JPN
  • KOR
  • NOR
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUM
  • RUS
  • SWE
  • THA
  • TUR
  • UKR
  • ARA
  • CHI
  • CHI
  • CZE
  • DAN
  • DEU
  • DUT
  • ENG
  • ESP
  • FIN
  • FRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • JPN
  • KOR
  • NOR
  • POL
  • POR
  • RUM
  • RUS
  • SWE
  • THA
  • TUR
  • UKR
Tripod mounting supportedyesyes
Image editing modesRotating
  • Resizing
  • Rotating
  • Trimming

Pros & Cons

Pros
      Cons

          Often compared with Nikon D600

          Often compared with Nikon D800E