Nikon D600 vs Canon EOS 1000D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D600 and Canon EOS 1000D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Nikon D600 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 1000D is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D600 were released 2012 and Canon EOS 1000D was released 2008. That is a 4 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon D600 2012
Canon EOS 1000D 2008

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D600 has a "Nikon FX"-sensor while Canon EOS 1000D has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Nikon D600 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Canon EOS 1000D 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** 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 (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Nikon D600 has a 24,3 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 1000D has 10,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Nikon D600 24,3 MP
24160256 pixels
6016 x 4016
Canon EOS 1000D 10,1 MP
10077696 pixels
3888 x 2592

Nikon D600 has a 140 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 1000D. 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

Nikon D600 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 1000D. Nikon D600 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 6400 while Canon EOS 1000D has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D600 100-6400
Canon EOS 1000D 100-1600

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.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D600
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1000D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D600 can shoot up to 5,5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 1000D can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D600 5,5
Canon EOS 1000D 3

Ability to record movies

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

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Nikon D600. Unfortunately Canon EOS 1000D does not support recording movies and movie clips.

Weight

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 51% heavier than Canon EOS 1000D and its 502 gr (or 1.11 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon D600 760 gr
1.68 lb
Canon EOS 1000D 502 gr
1.11 lb

Nikon D600 vs Canon EOS 1000D Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Nikon D600 and Canon EOS 1000D, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Nikon D600
Canon EOS 1000D
Name Nikon D600 Canon EOS 1000D
Manufacturer Nikon Canon
Release Date and Price
Nikon D600
Canon EOS 1000D
Release Year 2012 2008
Release Date 2012-09-13 2008-06-10
MSRP 2099 USD 729 USD
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Camera Type
Nikon D600
Canon EOS 1000D
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Nikon D600
Canon EOS 1000D
Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 23.9 mm)
Also known as "FX"
APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 6016 x 4016 pixels 3888 x 2592 pixels
Megapixels 24,3 MP 10,1 MP
Image Processor EXPEED 3 DIGIC 3
Image
Nikon D600
Canon EOS 1000D
ISO Range 100 - 6400 100 - 1600
White Balance Presets 12 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Nikon D600
Canon EOS 1000D
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Focus Points 39 7
Lens Mount Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier FX (Full frame)
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Nikon D600
Canon EOS 1000D
Articulated LCD Fixed N/A
Screen size 3,2 2.5
Screen dots 921000 230000
Touch screen No No
Screen type TFT LCD N/A
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7 0.81 (0.51 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A N/A
Photography features
Nikon D600
Canon EOS 1000D
Frames per second 5,5 fps 3 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters 13 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Average
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Nikon D600
Canon EOS 1000D
Video recording Yes No
Video format MPEG4
H.264
N/A
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
N/A
Built-in Microphone Yes No
Built-in Speakers Yes No
Storage
Nikon D600
Canon EOS 1000D
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Nikon D600
Canon EOS 1000D
HDMI Output Yes No
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port Yes No
Wireless Yes
Optional with WU-1B mobile adapter
No
Remote Control Yes (Optional, wired or wireless ) Yes (E3 connector)
GPS Yes
Optional with GP-1
No
Body & Dimensions
Nikon D600
Canon EOS 1000D
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Canon LP-E5 Li-Ion
Battery Life (CIPA) 900 shots N/A
Width 141 mm 126 mm
Height 113 mm 98 mm
Depth 82 mm 65 mm
Weight 760 gram 502 gram