Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of D7100 vs D600

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

D7100
9.8
Nikon D600
10.0
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

D7100
8.1
Focus lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

D7100
9.0
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

D7100
9.2
Reviews from nikonrumors.com, 1001noisycameras.com, techradar.com, imaging-resource.com and 5 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

D7100
9.2

Winner
Nikon D600 

Camera Rocket recommends the Nikon D600  based on its image quality and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of D7100 vs D600

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

D7100
1,256 ISO
Nikon D600
2,980 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

D7100
3,000 LPH
Nikon D600
2,900 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D7100
251 ms
Nikon D600
260 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

D7100
54 ms
Nikon D600
54 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

D7100
300 ms
Nikon D600
300 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

D7100
6 fps
Nikon D600
5.5 fps

Features Key features of the D7100  vs D600 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

D7100
24 MP
Nikon D600
24.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

D7100
25,600 ISO
Nikon D600
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

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

D7100
3.2"
Nikon D600
3.2"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

D7100
0.61x
Nikon D600
0.7x

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

D7100
15.3 microns
Nikon D600
35.7 microns

Reviews Word on the street

D7100  vs D600 

8.5
8.7
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

9.0
9.0
The D7100 produces noise-free JPEG images at ISO 100-1600, with ISO 3200 also looking pretty good.
D7100

7.8
8.3
On the right shoulder sit the status LCD, dedicated metering and exposure compensation buttons, the power switch circumscribing the shutter button, and a tiny video record button.
Nikon D600

8.0
9.0
Images shot up to ISO 1600 are largely noise-free, with even ISO 3200 producing minimal artefacts.
Nikon D600

Overall

8.5 Out of 10
8.6 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

D7100  vs
D600 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 24.2 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 6016 x 4016
Size APS-C Full frame
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 35.9 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.0x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 35.7 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 6,400 ISO to 25,600 ISO 50 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
NEF 14bit
NEF 12bit
TIFF
RAW
NEF
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 3,000 LPH 2,900 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 3,000 LPH 2,900 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 51 39
Cross type focus points 15 9
Supports continuous Yes Yes

shutter

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

form factor

Size 136 x 107 x 76 mm 141 x 113 x 82 mm
Thickness 76 mm 82 mm
Weight 675 g 850 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

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

video

D7100  vs
D600 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 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 Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3.2" 3.2"
Resolution 1,229 k dots 921 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.94x 0.7x
Viewfinder size 0.61x 0.7x

performance

Max continuous shooting 6 fps 5.5 fps
Battery life 950 900
Continuous shooting
6 fps
5.5 fps
Focus lag 251 ms 260 ms
Shutter lag 54 ms 54 ms
Startup delay 300 ms 300 ms
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