Canon EOS R vs Nikon D600

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS R and Nikon D600. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Canon EOS R is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D600 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS R were released 2018 and Nikon D600 was released 2012. That is a 6 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS R 2018
Nikon D600 2012

Type of camera

Canon EOS R is a Mirrorless camera while Nikon D600 is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

Even though the camera sensors might be called differently they are both considered Full frame which means that the focal length of the lenses is not affected. There is no crop factor on any of these cameras and sensors.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS R 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Nikon D600 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)


Canon EOS R has a 30 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D600 has 24,3 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS R 30 MP
30105600 pixels
6720 x 4480
Nikon D600 24,3 MP
24160256 pixels
6016 x 4016

Canon EOS R has a 25 % larger resolution than Nikon D600. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS R has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D600. Canon EOS R has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 40000 while Nikon D600 has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS R 100-40000
Nikon D600 100-6400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS R belongs to the Canon EOS R-system and needs an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E, and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS R
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D600

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS R can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds and Nikon D600 can shoot up to 5,5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS R 8
Nikon D600 5,5

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS R and Nikon D600 can shoot movies.


The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Nikon D600 weighs 760 gr (equal to 1,68 lb) which is 15% heavier than Canon EOS R and its 660 gr (or 1,46 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS R 660 gr
1,46 lb
Nikon D600 760 gr
1,68 lb