Nikon D600 vs Canon EOS 70D
This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D600 and Canon EOS 70D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Nikon D600 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 70D is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.Nikon D600 were released 2012 and Canon EOS 70D was released 2013. That is a 1 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS 70D||2013|
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 70D 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 70D||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 70D has 20,2 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
6016 x 4016
|Canon EOS 70D||
5472 x 3648
Nikon D600 has a 21 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 70D. 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.
Canon EOS 70D has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D600. Canon EOS 70D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Nikon D600 has 100 to 6400.
|Canon EOS 70D||100-12800|
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 70D
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 70D can shoot up to 7 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 70D||7|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
In this case, both Nikon D600 and Canon EOS 70D 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 1% heavier than Canon EOS 70D and its 755 gr (or 1,66 lb).
|Nikon D600||760 gr
|Canon EOS 70D||755 gr