Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of D600 vs 7D Mark II

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

continuous shooting


What do the experts think?

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No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon D600 vs EOS 7D Mark II

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Nikon D600
2,980 ISO
EOS 7D Mark II
1,082 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon D600
260 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Nikon D600
300 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon D600
5.5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon D600
900 photos
EOS 7D Mark II
670 photos

Features Key features of the Nikon D600  vs EOS 7D Mark II 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon D600
24.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon D600
25,600 ISO
EOS 7D Mark II
51,200 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Nikon D600
35.7 microns
EOS 7D Mark II
16.8 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Nikon D600  vs EOS 7D Mark II 

As we've come to expect from high-end Nikon DSLRs, the D600's core photographic features are found on or close to the surface of the UI in the form of dedicated control points.
Nikon D600

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Nikon D600  vs
EOS 7D Mark II 
Megapixels 24.2 MP 20 MP
Resolution 6016 x 4016 5472 x 3648
Size Full frame APS-C
Area 35.9 x 24 mm 22.4 x 15 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.6x
Pixel size 35.7 microns 16.8 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 50 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 51,200 ISO
NEF 14bit
NEF 12bit
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 39 65
Cross type focus points 9 65
Supports continuous Yes Yes


Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.7x 1x
Viewfinder size 0.7x 0.62x


Max continuous shooting 5.5 fps 10 fps
Battery life 900 670
Continuous shooting
10 fps
5.5 fps
Focus lag 260 ms 249 ms
Shutter lag 54 ms 52 ms
Startup delay 300 ms 500 ms


Nikon D600  vs
EOS 7D Mark II 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (MPEG-4) 1920 x 1080 @ 59.94 fps (MPEG-4)
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Hybrid detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Hybrid detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes


Size 3.2" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes


Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 141 x 113 x 82 mm 149 x 112 x 78 mm
Thickness 82 mm 78 mm
Weight 850 g 910 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes


Includes a GPS No Yes
Supports HDR Yes Yes
WiFi None None
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
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