Nikon D90 vs. Nikon D600

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Oct 13, 2008
Aug 27, 2008
Sep 13, 2012
 
 
Body: $2099/ £1955.99 ; With 24-85mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR: $2699/£2443.99
 
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
 
Magnesium alloy top and rear, polycarbonate front-plate
 
4288 x 2848
6016 x 4016
3216 x 2136, 2144 x 1424
4512 x 3008, 3936 x 2624, 3008 x 2008, 3008 x 1688, 2944 x 1968
3:2
3:2
12 megapixels
24 megapixels
13 megapixels
25 megapixels
APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
 
Expeed 3
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
Primary Color Filter
 
Auto, 200 - 3200 (plus 6400 with boost)
100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)
 
50
6400
25600
12
12
Yes (5)
Yes (4)
No
No
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Normal, Basic
 
  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed
  • JPEG
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
No
No
Yes
Yes
11
39
Nikon F
Nikon F
1.5×
1×
 
Fixed
Fixed
3
3.2
920,000
921,000
No
No
Super Density TFT color LCD with wide-viewing angle
TFT LCD monitor
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
96%
100%
0.96× (0.64× 35mm equiv.)
0.7×
 
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
  • Program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
Yes (pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
17.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Auto, On, Off, Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
 
1/200 sec
 
  • Single-frame [S] mode
  • Continuous low-speed [CL]
  • Continuous high-speed [CH]
  • Mirror-up [Mup]
  • Quiet Shutter Release
  • Self-timer
4.5 fps
5.5 fps
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Yes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
(2, 3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
(2, 3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
Yes (2 or 3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (2 or 3 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)
 
1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps), 320 x 216 (24 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps)
Motion JPEG
MPEG-4, H.264
Mono
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC/SDXC x 2 slots
None
 
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini Type C)
No
Yes
No
Yes
Eye-Fi Connected
Optional
 
Wu-1b mobile adapter
Yes (Optional ML-L3 or MC-DC2)
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
 
No
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion EN-EL3e rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
850
900
703 g (1.55 lb / 24.80 oz)
850 g (1.87 lb / 29.98 oz)
132 x 103 x 77 mm (5.2 x 4.06 x 3.03)
141 x 113 x 82 mm (5.55 x 4.45 x 3.23)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes
Optional
Optional
GP-1
GP-1