Nikon D600 vs Nikon D5

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D600 and Nikon D5. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D600
Nikon D5

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.

Nikon D600 were released 2012 and Nikon D5 was released 2016. That is a 4 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 D5 Nikon 2016

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "FX") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Since both cameras have a Full frame sensor there will be no crop factor.

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 D5 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)

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

Resolution

Nikon D600 has a 24,3 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D5 has 21 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 D5 21 MP 20742656 5588 3712

Nikon D600 has a 16 % larger resolution than Nikon D5. 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 D5 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D600. Nikon D5 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 102400 while Nikon D600 has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D600 100-6400
Nikon D5 100-102400

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 D5

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 D5 can shoot up to 14 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D600 5,5
Nikon D5 14

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Nikon D600 and Nikon D5 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 D5 weighs 1415 gr (equal to 3,12 lb) which is 86% 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 D5 1415 gr 3,12 lb