Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Nikon D600

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Nikon D600

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Reasons For

13 Reasons For
Vastly smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a maximum aperture of 38, however the Nikon D600 is only a 16 maximum aperture digital camera (22 bigger).
Significantly shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a minimum focal length of 29mmmm, but the Nikon D600 is a 75mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (46mm longer).
Smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 0.39mm closest focusing distance digital camera. That's 0.06m smaller than the Nikon D600 (0.45mm).
Twenty-six more auto focus points Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has 65 auto focus points, however the Nikon D600 only has 39 auto focus points.
A lot higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a JPEG frame rate of 60fpsfps, whereas the Nikon D600 is only a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps lower).
0.3x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a lens magnification ratio of 1xx, but the Nikon D600 is only a 0.7xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.3x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

7% bigger eye relief Edit
Canon EOS 7D Mark II is 22mmmm Eye relief. That's 1.4mm bigger than the Nikon D600 (20.6mmmm). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

0.59999999999999mm shorter Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 112.4mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Nikon D600 is a 113mmmm tall digital camera (0.59999999999999mm taller).
3.8mm thinner Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a depth of 78.2mmmm, however the Nikon D600 is an 82mmmm deep digital camera (3.8mm thicker).
Lighter lens weight Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 480gg lens weight digital camera. That's 320g lighter than the Nikon D600 (800gg).
9% smaller lens diameter Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 76.6mmmm lens diameter digital camera. That's 6.4mm smaller than the Nikon D600 (83mmmm).
Available from 38 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
User reviews are hugely better
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has an average user review score of 100%, but the Nikon D600 has an average rating of 76% (based on 60 reviews).
13 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D600 has a megapixel count of 24.3MPMP, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is only a 20.9MPMP digital camera (3.4MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

16% more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D600 has a total megapixel count of 24.7MPMP, however the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is only a 20.9MPMP digital camera (3.8MP less).
4.2 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 1.4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 4.2 smaller than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (1.4).
Nine diaphragm blades Edit
The Nikon D600 has nine diaphragm blades, however the Canon EOS 7D Mark II only has seven diaphragm blades.
12m flash guides Edit
The Nikon D600 has 12m flash guides, however the Canon EOS 7D Mark II only has 11m flash guides.
One more memory slot Edit
The number of memory slots on the Nikon D600 is two, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II only has one memory slot.
A bit larger screen size Edit
Nikon D600 is 3.2"" screen, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is only a 3"" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D600 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels pixels, however the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is only a 1,040,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (920 pixels lower).
8% lighter Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 760gg digital camera. That's 60g lighter than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (760gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

7.6mm narrower Edit
Nikon D600 is 141mmmm wide, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 148.6mmmm wide digital camera (7.6mm wider).
Two hundred and thirty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon D600 takes 900 shots shots per battery charge, however the Canon EOS 7D Mark II only takes 670 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

$1,144 cheaper
The Nikon D600 is $1,144 cheaper than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II.
Twenty-six more awards
The Nikon D600 has 27 awards, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has 1 award.

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
17% lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a megapixel count of 20.9MPMP, however the Nikon D600 is a 24.3MPMP digital camera (3.4MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

3.8MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a total megapixel count of 20.9MPMP, whereas the Nikon D600 is a 24.7MPMP digital camera (3.8MP more).
75% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 5.6 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 4.2 larger than the Nikon D600 (1.4).
Only seven diaphragm blades Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a seven diaphragm blades digital camera, whereas the Nikon D600 only has nine diaphragm blades.
Only 11m flash guides Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is an 11m flash guide digital camera, whereas the Nikon D600 only has 12m flash guides.
One less memory slot Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has one memory slot, however the Nikon D600 only has two memory slots.
0.2" smaller screen size Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a screen size of 3"", however the Nikon D600 is a 3.2"" screen digital camera (0.2" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

920x lower display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Nikon D600 is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (920 pixels higher).
Heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is an 820gg digital camera. That's 60g heavier than the Nikon D600 (760gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Marginally wider Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a width of 148.6mmmm, however the Nikon D600 is a 141mmmm wide digital camera (7.6mm narrower).
Two hundred and thirty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a digital camera that takes 670 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Nikon D600 only takes 900 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

$1,144 more expensive
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is more expensive than the Nikon D600 by $1,144.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has received 1 award, the Nikon D600 has received 27 awards.
14 Reasons Against
Two times bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon D600 has a maximum aperture of 16, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 38 maximum aperture digital camera (22 smaller).
46mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon D600 has a minimum focal length of 75mmmm, whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 29mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (46mm shorter).
0.06m larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 0.45mm closest focusing distance digital camera. That's 0.06m larger than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (0.45mm).
Twenty-six less auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Nikon D600 is 39, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II only has 65 auto focus points.
Vastly lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D600 has a JPEG frame rate of 30fpsfps, however the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 60fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
A lot lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D600 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.7xx, whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 1xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.3x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Smaller eye relief Edit
The Nikon D600 is a 20.6mmmm Eye relief digital camera. That's 1.4mm smaller than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (20.6mmmm). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

Moderately taller Edit
The Nikon D600 has a height of 113mmmm, however the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 112.4mmmm tall digital camera (0.59999999999999mm shorter).
A little thicker Edit
Nikon D600 is 82mmmm deep, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 78.2mmmm deep digital camera (3.8mm thinner).
40% heavier lens weight Edit
The Nikon D600 is an 800gg lens weight digital camera. That's 320g heavier than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (800gg).
Bigger lens diameter Edit
The Nikon D600 is an 83mmmm lens diameter digital camera. That's 6.4mm bigger than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (83mmmm).
Fewer sellers
Only 3 shops sells the Nikon D600, but 41 retailers sell the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Over two years older
The Nikon D600 is older than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II by three years.
Significantly Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Nikon D600 is only 76%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is 100% (based on 3 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
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27 Awards
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Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
tweakers.net: Very Good
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20.9MP 24.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 6016 x 4016
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 1688
 5472 x 3648
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 6016 x 4016
 3936 x 2624
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 4016
 6016 x 4016
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.4 x 15 35.9 x 24
Total Megapixel Count
20.9MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 10.7x
Maximum Aperture
38
BEST
16
Minimum Aperture
5.6 1.4
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
216mm 75mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
29mm
BEST
75mm
Focal Length Range
18 - 135 28 - 300
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 50mm
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
16/12 8/7
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Diaphragm Blades
7 9
BEST
Filter Size
67mm 58mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 tracking
 AI
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 One Shot Focus
 AI Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 tracking
 AI
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 One Shot Focus
 AI Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.39m
BEST
0.45m
Auto Focus Point
65
BEST
39
Focus Points Selection
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Speed
 64
 100
 160
 200
 400
 640
 1600
 6400
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 80
 320
 800
 3200
 64
 100
 160
 200
 400
 640
 1600
 6400
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 80
 320
 800
 3200
Maximum ISO Speed
51,200 6,400
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Partial
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Partial
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/2EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/2EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide
11m 12m
BEST
Flash Sync-Speed
BEST
0.01s
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 32GB
Memory Slot
1 2
BEST

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
1x
BEST
0.7x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Sunny
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Sunny
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,3,5,10,20
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 DCF
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Highlights
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Highlights
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Start-Up Time
1ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 6 Expeed 3
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 -3 - 1
Eye Relief
22mm
BEST
20.6mm
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Dawn
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Dawn
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
Display Language
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 NOR
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 NOR

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
820g 760g
BEST
Height
112.4mm
BEST
113mm
Depth
78.2mm
BEST
82mm
Width
148.6mm 141mm
BEST
Lens Weight
480g
BEST
800g
Lens Length
96mm 114.5mm
BEST
Lens Diameter
76.6mm
BEST
83mm
Weight Including Battery
910g 850g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E6N EN-EL15
Shot Per Battery Charge
670 shots 900 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB

Other Features

Software CD
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour Temperature
Unknown - Click to provide data 10,000K
Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.5fps

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
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