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

Great image quality
Overall image quality
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.2 EV
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Great viewfinder


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

$389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$310 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$360 body only

$480 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Canon EOS 60D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D


$799 - $899 body only

$870 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Startup delay More startup delay
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$470 - $649 body only

$529 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$715 - $749 body only

$749 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder


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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