Nikon D600 vs D700: which camera is the better upgrade?

Nikon D600 vs D700: which camera is the better upgrade?

In addition to bringing out the highly touted D4 and D800 this year, Nikon recently announced what was then the world’s first ‘entry-level’ full-frame DSLRs, the Nikon D600. But as we get to grips with what this new Nikon camera offers, it’s also worth comparing it to older Nikon cameras, which will likely see a drop in street price. In this post we’ll compare the Nikon D600 vs D700 to see if the latter, a classic Nikon DSLR, can still hold its own when compared to the newer D600.

Nikon D4 beats Canon DSLRs, D3x, D700 in lab test

Nikon D4 beats D3x, D700, Canon DSLRs in lab test

Our testing team has the Nikon D4 in for testing and has found that the D4 beats the Nikon D3x, Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Nikon D700 and Canon EOS 5D Mark II in our signal to noise ratio when shooting JPEGS.

Our lab includes a specially designed chart which is shot in carefully controlled conditions, with the resulting images analysed using DXO Analyser software.
Our team tests for both signal to noise ratio – which indicates how clean an image will be, and dynamic range.

Though the Nikon D4 came tops when shooting JPEGs, with raw images the Nikon D4 beats everything aside from the Canon EOS 5D Mark II between ISO 1600 and 6400. Right up at ISO 6400, it is also beaten by the Nikon D700.