Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS D60

Nikon D5100
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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS D60

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

Items often bought with the Nikon D5100 or Canon D60

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differences

Advantages of the Canon D60

Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.55x vs 0.51x
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Around 20% larger viewfinder
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" 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
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
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
Higher true resolution
16.1 MP vs 6.3 MP
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Capture more than 2.5x more detail in your photos
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 5.4 f-stops better
Size
Smaller
127×97×79 mm vs 150×107×75 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
230 lenses vs 220 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
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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
D60220 lenses
D5100230 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
D603 fps
D51004 fps
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D601,000 ISO
D51006,400 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
D606.3 MP
D510016.1 MP
Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
D600.55x
D51000.51x
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen size Very small screens Help
D601.8"
D51003"

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$405 - $497 body only

$479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Focus points Has significantly more focus points
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$559 - $747 body only

$649 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Canon Kiss X5

Canon Kiss X5

Entry-level DSLR

$1,299 body only

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$465 - $647 body only

$545 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$968 - $1,097 body only

$1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Weight Is slightly heavier
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously while recording movies

Canon EOS D60 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$399

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder Doesn't have a through-the-lens viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$494 - $649 body only

$579 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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