Technology is a funny thing, it waits for no one. The same is true in digital cameras, it seems new models proliferate at a faster pace every product cycle. The latest DSLR offerings from Canon and Nikon are a pair of mid-sized full-frame DSLR’s. Both Canon and Nikon took very successful cameras, the EOS 5D Mark II and the D700, and made significant improvements in their replacements, the EOS 5D Mark III and Nikon D800. And both of these models are also very successful. Both of these successes left a hole in their line-ups since both companies positioned their new models somewhat upscale from the previous models. That left room in both of their line ups for new “entry” full frame DSLR’s. Thus, the introduction of the Canon EOS 6D and the Nikon D600.
|Canon EOS 6D||Nikon D600|
|Processor||Digic 5+||Expeed 3|
Expanded ISO Range
|Max. Frame Rate||4.5 fps||5.5 fps|
# of Slots
|Body Only Price (USD)||$2099.95||$2099.95|
Both of these models are highly capable, full featured models. Which should you get? Your decision would be easy if you are already an established Nikon or Canon user. However, if you are considering a brand change, or making the jump to a DSLR, your choice can be more difficult. As you can see, most of the major specs are similar, I would make my decision by prioritizing important features to my particular usage. For example, the 6D offers a higher ISO, built-in WiFi and GPS. While the D600 sports a built-in flash (that can also control other external flashes), higher frame rate, 100% viewing and 2 card slots.
No matter which model you choose, you are sure to enjoy the latest technology has to offer.