Updated (March 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 60D vs Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200 vs Canon EOS 60D

Nikon D3200


Canon EOS 60D



Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,131 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.2 EV

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Great viewfinder
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
253 ms shutter lag
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second


Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 60D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3200.


Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$299 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$455 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$444 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Canon EOS 60D Competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$515 body only

$949 with 18-135mm lens

Size Smaller
Lowest price Cheaper
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$469 - $649 body only

$539 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Smaller
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$305 - $649 body only

$344 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack


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Chathura (9:46 AM, October 07, 2014)
Recently I bought a Nikon d3200 .The Image quality is awsome. And its the Best entry level DSLR in the market which fits the budget.I surfed the web for a long time before buying this camera, but trust me this has the best positive reviews in the net.
Avatar for Soha Osama Soha Osama (11:56 AM, August 02, 2014)
Which is better !? canon 60D or Nikon 3200 ? :( I wanna get a pro one soon .. i don't wanna waste my money ! and change my cam after a year ?
Tharanga (11:13 AM, April 09, 2014)
Cool. I thought to buy Nikon.. I was in doubt which one to buy... ^_^
Bob (4:03 PM, August 12, 2013)
I don't see how any objective measure can rate the D3200 above the 60D. The 60D is a midrange prosumer model while the D3200 is Nikon's entry level model. Perhaps the image quality on the Nikon is better but the difference would be minute to most people, get the 60D if you to use manual settings, for those happy with automatic mode, the D3200 will do fine.
Avatar for Blind Charles Blind Charles (3:55 AM, July 21, 2013)
Opinions always vary. That said, I did just get a Nikon D3200 for various reasons. Three main reasons are due to my budget, higher megapixel and it being a newer DSLR. The review is great and points out to pros & cons of both cameras. However, keep in mind that the EOS 60D is an older model. I am happy with my Nikon.
gaurav (5:52 AM, April 17, 2013)
both are great cameras if you want greenish tone then you have to buy cannon
for natural photography cannon is good but other wise nikon is good
galegopc (4:33 AM, March 30, 2013)
I own a D5000, a D90; I had a D3100 and a Rebel 450D. Just bought a 60D and I'm loving it. It is fast, accurate and has all the feel a PRO camera can give you without the price tag. Add some good glass to it and you are going to be on your way!!! I just had this camera for 3 days and it really changed my perspective between Nikon/Canon dilemma. I will keep the D90 because I like it so much but will start using more and more the D60 to be familiar with both. I still believe a photographer must have this kind of interaction to be able to play any camera without hesitation in case is necessary to change brands and get the job done and done well! Thanks snapsort for all of your reviews that made possible a wise decision on my new camera.
lukash (2:32 PM, March 24, 2013)
I will buy both :)
rendra (7:06 PM, December 18, 2012)
who is the best for video? 60d or d3200?
soheil33 (6:57 AM, May 05, 2012)
when canons new camera is coming?  650d?
soheil33 (6:56 AM, May 05, 2012)
i like canon but this nikon is very different 24mp vs 18mp?!!!!!
bikash (6:03 PM, April 21, 2012)
i m can't understand what is better