Nikon D600 vs Canon EOS 400D
This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D600 and Canon EOS 400D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Nikon D600 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 400D is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.Nikon D600 were released 2012 and Canon EOS 400D was released 2006. That is a 6 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS 400D||2006|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D600 has a "FX"-sensor while Canon EOS 400D has a "APSC"-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
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
|Canon EOS 400D||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)
Nikon D600 has a 24,3 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 400D has 10,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
6016 x 4016
|Canon EOS 400D||
3888 x 2592
Nikon D600 has a 140 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 400D. 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.
Nikon D600 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 400D. Nikon D600 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 6400 while Canon EOS 400D has 100 to 1600.
|Canon EOS 400D||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 400D
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 400D can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 400D||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 400D does not support recording movies and movie clips.
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 37% heavier than Canon EOS 400D and its 556 gr (or 1,23 lb).
|Nikon D600||760 gr
|Canon EOS 400D||556 gr