Nikon D600 vs Nikon D1

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D600 and Nikon D1. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D600
Nikon D1


These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.

Nikon D600 were released 2012 and Nikon D1 was released 1999. That is a 13 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
Nikon D1 Nikon 1999

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 Nikon D1 has a "DX"-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)
Nikon D1 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)


Nikon D600 has a 24,3 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D1 has 2,7 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
Nikon D1 2,7 MP 2624000 2000 1312

Nikon D600 has a 821 % larger resolution than Nikon D1. 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

Nikon D600 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D1. Nikon D600 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 6400 while Nikon D1 has 200 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D600 100-6400
Nikon D1 200-1600

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.

Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D600
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D1

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 Nikon D1 can shoot up to 4,5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D600 5,5
Nikon D1 4,5

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 Nikon D1 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, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Nikon D1 weighs 1200 gr (equal to 2,65 lb) which is 58% heavier than Nikon D600 and its 760 gr (or 1,68 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D600 760 gr 1,68 lb
Nikon D1 1200 gr 2,65 lb