Canon EOS 1100D

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Canon EOS 1100D

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Nikon D60

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Nikon D60

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1100D

Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
100 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
110 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D60

Color depth
Great color depth
22.5 bits
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 126x94x64 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.5"
 
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Advantages of the Canon 1100D

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Movie format Shoots movies 720p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots HD (720p) video as well as still pictures
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 755 ISO vs 562 ISO
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The 1100D has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Screen size Significantly larger screen 2.7" vs 2.5"
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Around 10% larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 110 ms vs 260 ms
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2.4x less delay when taking photos
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Startup delay Less startup delay 100 ms vs 500 ms
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5x less delay when turning on
Battery life Longer battery life 700 shots vs 500 shots
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40% more shots per battery charge
True resolution Higher true resolution 12.2 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Lowest price Much cheaper $449.95 vs $1,000.00
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The best price we've seen is $550 cheaper (2.2x less)
Focus points More focus points 9 vs 3
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 1100D's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder 0.54x vs 0.52x
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 459 g vs 522 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Sensor size Much larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Color depth Better color depth 22.5 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.6 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.4 EV vs 11 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Size Much smaller 126x94x64 mm vs 130x100x78 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Overall image quality Better image quality 65.0 vs 62.0
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Almost the same
Thickness Much thinner 2.5" vs 3.1"
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Around 20% thinner
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              1100D:197 lenses
              D60:205 lenses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              1100D:100 ms
              D60:500 ms
              Weight Light weight Help
              1100D:459 g
              D60:522 g
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              1100D:720p @ 30fps
              D60:None
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              1100D:12.2 MP
              D60:10 MP
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3 fps
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              1100D:2.7"
              D60:2.5"
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1100D:6,400 ISO
              D60:1,600 ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              1100D:9
              D60:3
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              1100D:11 EV
              D60:11.4 EV
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              1100D:0.54x
              D60:0.52x
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              1100D:62.0
              D60:65.0
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              1100D:755 ISO
              D60:562 ISO

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              Shared Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $492 body only

              $579 with 18-135mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 - $387 body only

              $401 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $517 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $750 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 450D

              Canon EOS 450D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $423 body only

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $400 body only

              $458 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 1000D

              Canon EOS 1000D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $840 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

              Canon EOS 1100D Competitors

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              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $379 body only

              $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Canon EOS 550D

              Canon EOS 550D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $857 with 18-135mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Canon EOS 500D

              Canon EOS 500D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $931 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO

              Nikon D60 Competitors

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              Nikon D80

              Nikon D80

              Entry-level DSLR

              $975 body only

              $595 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Size Much larger
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $715 body only

              $988 with 18-105mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon D40

              Nikon D40

              Entry-level DSLR

              $459 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

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