Nikon D600 vs Canon EOS 77D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D600 and Canon EOS 77D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Nikon D600 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 77D is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D600 were released 2012 and Canon EOS 77D was released 2017. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon D600 2012
Canon EOS 77D 2017

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 77D 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 77D 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 77D has 24 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 77D 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Nikon D600 has a 1 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 77D. 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 77D has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D600. Canon EOS 77D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Nikon D600 has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D600 100-6400
Canon EOS 77D 100-25600

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 77D

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 77D can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D600 5,5
Canon EOS 77D 6

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 77D can shoot movies.

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 41% heavier than Canon EOS 77D and its 540 gr (or 1.19 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon D600 760 gr
1.68 lb
Canon EOS 77D 540 gr
1.19 lb

Nikon D600 vs Canon EOS 77D Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Nikon D600 and Canon EOS 77D, 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 77D
Name Nikon D600 Canon EOS 77D
Manufacturer Nikon Canon
Release Date and Price
Nikon D600
Canon EOS 77D
Release Year 2012 2017
Release Date 2012-09-13 2017-02-15
MSRP 2099 USD 899 USD
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Camera Type
Nikon D600
Canon EOS 77D
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Nikon D600
Canon EOS 77D
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 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 24,3 MP 24 MP
Image Processor EXPEED 3 DIGIC 7
Image
Nikon D600
Canon EOS 77D
ISO Range 100 - 6400 100 - 25600
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 77D
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 39 45
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 77D
Articulated LCD Fixed Fully articulated
Screen size 3,2 3
Screen dots 921000 1040000
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7 0.82 (0.51 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 0
Photography features
Nikon D600
Canon EOS 77D
Frames per second 5,5 fps 6 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 12 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Average
Multi
Spot
Partial
Average
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Nikon D600
Canon EOS 77D
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Nikon D600
Canon EOS 77D
Memory Card SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Nikon D600
Canon EOS 77D
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Headphone Port Yes No
Wireless Yes
Optional with WU-1B mobile adapter
Yes
Built-in ( Includes Bluetooth LE and NFC)
Remote Control Yes (Optional, wired or wireless ) Yes (via smartphone or Bluetooth remote)
GPS Yes
Optional with GP-1
Yes
Optional
Body & Dimensions
Nikon D600
Canon EOS 77D
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
LP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 900 shots 600 shots
Width 141 mm 131 mm
Height 113 mm 100 mm
Depth 82 mm 76 mm
Weight 760 gram 540 gram