Nikon D600 vs Canon EOS 850D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D600 and Canon EOS 850D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D600
Canon EOS 850D

Manufacturing

Nikon D600 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 850D is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D600 were released 2012 and Canon EOS 850D was released 2020. That is a 8 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D600 Nikon 2012
Canon EOS 850D Canon 2020

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 850D has a "APSC"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Nikon D600 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Canon EOS 850D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

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 850D has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon D600 24,3 MP 24160256 6016 4016
Canon EOS 850D 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000

Nikon D600 has a 1 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 850D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS 850D has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D600. Canon EOS 850D 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 850D 100-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D600
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 850D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D600 can shoot up to 5,5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 850D can shoot up to 7,5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D600 5,5
Canon EOS 850D 7,5

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 850D can shoot movies.

Weight

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

Nikon D600 weighs 760 gr (equal to 1,68 lb) which is 48% heavier than Canon EOS 850D and its 515 gr (or 1,14 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D600 760 gr 1,68 lb
Canon EOS 850D 515 gr 1,14 lb