Nikon D600 vs Canon EOS R5 C

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D600 and Canon EOS R5 C. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Nikon D600 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS R5 C is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D600 were released 2012 and Canon EOS R5 C was released 2022. That is a 10 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon D600 2012
Canon EOS R5 C 2022

Type of camera

Nikon D600 is a DSLR camera while Canon EOS R5 C is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

Even though the camera sensors might be called differently they are both considered Full frame which means that the focal length of the lenses is not affected. There is no crop factor on any of these cameras and sensors.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Nikon D600 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Canon EOS R5 C 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier

** 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 R5 C has 45 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 R5 C 45 MP
44761088 pixels
8192 x 5464

Canon EOS R5 C has a 85 % larger resolution than Nikon D600. 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 R5 C has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D600. Canon EOS R5 C has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Nikon D600 has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D600 100-6400
Canon EOS R5 C 100-51200

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.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS R5 C belongs to the Canon EOS R-system and needs an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E, and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D600
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS R5 C

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 R5 C can shoot up to 20 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D600 5,5
Canon EOS R5 C 20

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 R5 C 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.

Canon EOS R5 C weighs 770 gr (equal to 1,7 lb) which is 1% heavier than Nikon D600 and its 760 gr (or 1,68 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon D600 760 gr
1,68 lb
Canon EOS R5 C 770 gr
1,7 lb