Updated (October, 2012): Compare the Canon EOS D60 vs Nikon D5200

Nikon D5100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS D60

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon D60

Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.55x vs 0.51x
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Around 20% larger viewfinder
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Thickness
Thinner
3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D5100

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
16.1 MP vs 6.3 MP
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Capture more than 2.5x more detail in your photos
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
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
4 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,000 ISO
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The D5100's maximum light sensitivity is 2.7 f-stops better
Size
Smaller
127x96x78 mm vs 150x107x75 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
560 g vs 855 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.7x15.1mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
D60:197 lenses
D5100:205 lenses
Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
D60:3 fps
D5100:4 fps
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
D60:6.3 MP
D5100:16.1 MP
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D60:1,000 ISO
D5100:6,400 ISO
Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
D60:0.55x
D5100:0.51x
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
D60:APS-C 22.7x15.1mm
D5100:APS-C 23.6x15.6mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$309 - $527 body only

$389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 body only

$597 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Thickness Is thicker
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $550 body only

$549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$272 body only

$390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$625 body only

$679 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Weight Is slightly heavier
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

Canon EOS D60 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$2,149 - $2,297 body only

$2,997 with 24-120mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Thickness Thicker

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$430 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Weight Lighter
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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