If you are considering investing in the Nikon D600 or Nikon D750 then this review is for you. We have independently reviewed the performance of these two popular Nikon DSLR’s and after reading you will know which, if either, is worth your money.
Nikon D600 Features
The D600 is a DSLR camera with a 24.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, making it the first from Nikon to feature this size (starting at 18 megapixels back in 2009).
Full-frame sensors have larger individual pixels than their smaller APS-C counterparts, which allows them to suck up more light (a good thing when you’re shooting in low light) and thus record better quality images with less noise.
The D600 also has a 3.2-inch 921,000-dot LCD screen on the rear, which is sharp and clear enough for framing shots and viewing photos.
The body is sealed well and built from magnesium alloy for durability, and it uses a shutter that can shoot at speeds of 1/4000th of a second up to 30 seconds, although this is not as impressive as the D750.
In terms of performance the D600 can shoot continuously at 5fps; this may sound low but it has proved more than enough for most situations.
Who Is It For
The D600 is aimed at serious hobbyists and professionals who want the highest quality images they can get.
It is an ideal camera for travel and street photography, although the smaller size of the full-frame sensor means that it is not as versatile as APS-C cameras in this regard.
What Could Be Improved
While the D600 offers a good kit lens option, its 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G VR, it is not as wide or fast as Canon cameras aimed at a similar market.
The built-in flash is also poor and will only be useful in the darkest of conditions.
What the camera really needs is an optional wider lens than the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.
Nikon D750 Features
The D750 is a mid-range to high-end DSLR camera with a 24.3MP full frame sensor. It was introduced to replace the D610 and boasts the same sensor, but has a higher maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800 (compared to 6,400 on the D610) and has an improved 51-point autofocus system – the same as that found in the Nikon D810.
The D750 also has a tilting LCD screen which can be tilted up and down, as well as a slightly smaller 3.2-inch 921k dot screen.
Who Is It For
The D750 is aimed at serious hobbyists and professionals who want a full-featured camera which is smaller than the Nikon D810 but higher resolution. The 51 point AF system is better than the 39 point system on the D610, providing extra precision for achieving perfect focus on moving subjects at high shutter speeds.
What Could Be Improved
The D750’s sensor is the same as the one used in the Nikon D810, giving it lower resolution and less dynamic range than other full-frame cameras.
By introducing a slightly faster f/2.8-4.9 maximum aperture with Nikon’s NEF (RAW) processing, however, this camera will appeal to photographers who are looking for greater depth of field and are willing to compromise on resolution.
Which Should You Get
The Nikon D600 is a good choice for many people thanks to its higher resolution, but at a larger body size.
In addition, it also has a wider range of lenses available than the Nikon D750.
For most photographers the Nikon D750 is the better buy thanks to its high resolution, tilting LCD screen and improved 51-point autofocus system.
However, if you are a professional looking for high resolution photographs with shallow depth of field then the Nikon D600 is a better choice.
If you are looking for just casual snapshots in good light or low-light situations then neither camera will be optimal.