Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon Coolpix 5200

Canon EOS 60D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix 5200

Size
Really small
Compact 88x60x37 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
180 g
 
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Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" 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
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
True resolution Much higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 5 MP
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Capture more than 3.5x more detail in your photos
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
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/1.8" 7.2x5.3mm
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More than 8.5x larger sensor
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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The 60D's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
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 (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 88x60x37 mm vs 145x106x79 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 Common Weaknesses
        Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
        60D:Pentaprism
        5200:Tunnel
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,099 - $1,231 body only

        $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 body only

        $749 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $721 - $1,050 body only

        $900 - $1,385 with 18-105mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $720 - $797 body only

        $847 - $897 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon Rebel T4i

        Canon Rebel T4i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $650 body only

        $715 - $1,044 with 18-55mm lens

        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon EOS 6D

        Canon EOS 6D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,750 - $1,899 body only

        $2,397 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash

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        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $647 body only

        $747 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Weather sealed No weather sealing
        Canon EOS 7D

        Canon EOS 7D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,299 body only

        $1,599 - $1,999 with 18-135mm lens

        Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
        Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

        Nikon Coolpix 5200 Competitors

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        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Nikon Coolpix 3200

        Compact

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

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