Canon EOS 60D vs Nikon D80

Winner
Canon EOS 60D

89

Nikon D80

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Great color depth
Color depth
22.2 bits
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D80

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 60D.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D80.

competitors

Canon EOS 60D Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$425 - $649 body only

$517 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Smaller
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$317 - $649 body only

$376 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder

Nikon D80 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 body only

$515 - $529 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$2,748 - $3,299 body only

$3,399 - $4,199 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available

discussion

Canon EOS 60D
EOS 60D
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