Updated (December 2011): Compare the Canon EOS 60D vs Nikon D800

Nikon D800 vs Canon EOS 60D

Winner
Nikon D800

89

Canon EOS 60D

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,979 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
96.0
Great color depth
Color depth
25.6 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.4 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 60D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D800.

competitors

Nikon D800 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,650 - $1,997 body only

$2,479 - $2,497 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,420 - $2,797 body only

$3,060 - $3,497 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,249 - $2,599 body only

$2,700 - $3,199 with 24-105mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Canon EOS 60D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$850 - $999 body only

$949 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$429 - $649 body only

$520 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,199 body only

$1,349 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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Nikon D800
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