Updated (August 2010): Compare the Canon EOS 60D vs Nikon Coolpix 5200

Canon EOS 60D vs Nikon Coolpix 5200

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Canon EOS 60D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix 5200

Size
Really small
Compact (88×60×37 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
180 g

Items often bought with the Canon 60D or Nikon 5200

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 60D.
Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix 5200.

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Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 1.5"
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2x larger screen
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 110k dots
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Around 9.5x higher resolution screen
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 5 MP
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Capture more than 3.5x more detail in your photos
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5.3 fps vs 2.5 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder
Has a through-the-lens viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Tunnel
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Through-the-lens viewfinders let you see exactly what your photo will look like
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The 60D's maximum light sensitivity is 8 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/2000s
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4x faster max shutter speed
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon 5200

Size
Much smaller
88×60×37 mm vs 145×106×79 mm
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6.2x smaller
Weight
Much lighter
180 g vs 755 g
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4.2x lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.5" vs 3.1"
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2.1x thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              60DPentaprism
              5200Tunnel
              Common Weaknesses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $495 - $649 body only

              $581 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Kiss X5

              Canon Kiss X5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,230 - $1,399 body only

              $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $465 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $312 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $999 body only

              $919 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $840 body only

              $949 - $1,039 with 28-135mm lens

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $720 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              Nikon Coolpix 5200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Nikon Coolpix 3200

              Compact

              $140

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Larger screen
              True resolution Slightly lower true resolution
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

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