Updated (October, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300 vs Canon EOS 60D

Winner
Nikon D5300

81

Canon EOS 60D

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Great image quality
Overall image quality
83.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 60 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 60D. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5300.

differences

Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.59x vs 0.54x
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More than 20% larger viewfinder
Battery life
Longer battery life
1100 shots vs 600 shots
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More than 80% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Startup delay
Slightly less startup delay
400 ms vs 500 ms
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20% less delay when turning on
Viewfinder coverage
Better viewfinder coverage
96% vs 95%
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
5.3 fps vs 5 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Nikon D5300

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Overall image quality
Significantly better image quality
83.0 vs 66.0
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Around 30% better image quality
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.9 EV vs 11.5 EV
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2.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth
Better color depth
24 bits vs 22.2 bits
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Distinguishes 1.8 more bits of color
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
1,338 ISO vs 813 ISO
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The D5300 has a slight edge (0.7 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
39 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
True resolution
Higher true resolution
24 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
200 ms vs 253 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Size
Smaller
124x99x76 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The D5300's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight
Significantly lighter
480 g vs 755 g
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Around 40% lighter
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The D5300's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              60D197 lenses
              D5300205 lenses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              60D$579.00
              D5300$569.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              60D96%
              D530095%
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $649 - $650 body only

              $649 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $499 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $790 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $949 body only

              $1,249 with 18-135mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $627 body only

              $400 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Cross type focus points Has slightly fewer cross-type focus points
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $897 body only

              $1,160 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $685 with 18-55mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,399 body only

              $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Lens availability Fewer lenses available

              Nikon D5300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D5300.

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              Avatar for Pasindu Pasindu (6:44 PM, December 24, 2013)
              nice camerasss