The difference between Nikon D600 and Nikon D800
When it comes to investing in a camera your usage and specifications are important, but especially the price as the DSLR’s get upgraded all the time, as the D600 is two-thirds the price of the Nikon D800. I have listed the difference in specifications:
The D600 is equipped with 35.9 x 24mm Full Frame FX format, 5.95µm pixel size, image sensor, the D800 has a sensor size of 35.9 x 24mm Full Frame FX format CMOS, 4.88µm pixel size.
The D600 gives a picture resolution of 6016 × 4016 (24.3 effective megapixels), the Nikon 800 boasts a picture resolution of 7,360 × 4,912 (36.3 effective megapixels).
Both the D600 and the D800 are equipped with The Nikon F-mount which is a type of interchangeable lens mount developed by Nikon for its 35 mm SLR cameras.
Both the cameras feature the same flash which is Manual pop-up; guide number 12/39 at ISO 100 (m/ft). Similarly both the cameras have the same electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter.
The shutter speed range of the D600 is 1/4000 to 30 sec, bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec the D800 differs and is the shutter speed is 1/8000 to 30 sec, bulb, X-sync at 1/250 sec.
The exposure metering of the D600 is through the lens metering, 3D Color Matrix Metering II metering with a 2,016 pixel RGB sensor. The D 800 has TTL 3D Color Matrix Metering II with a higher rating of 91,000-pixel RGB sensor.
Both the cameras are able to do metering in three modes-Matrixes metering, center-weighted metering, spot metering.
The D600 uses a 39-point AF system compared to the D800′s more sophisticated Multi-CAM 3500FX 51-point AF and this is a very big drawback with the D600
Both the D600 and the D800 has Instant single-servo (AF-S); continuous-servo (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); manual (M) modes of focus.
Both the cameras feature optical pentaprism viewfinder with 100 % coverage.