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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13 EV
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Live view
Has live view
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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS D60

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon EOS D60 over the Nikon D5100.
 
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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 3.0" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
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 16.1 MP vs 6.3 MP
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Capture more than 2.5x more detail in your photos
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 4 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
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

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Canon D60.

similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
D60:197 lenses
D5100:205 lenses
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
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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
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
D60:APS-C 22.7x15.1mm
D5100:APS-C 23.6x15.6mm
Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
D60:0.55x
D5100:0.51x
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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competitors

Shared Competitors

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Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$329 - $567 body only

$477 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $774 body only

$200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$500 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Focus points Has significantly more focus points
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$597 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Startup delay Has much more startup delay
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$747 body only

$847 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$689 - $929 body only

$775 - $940 with 18-105mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Weight Is slightly heavier
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$690 - $1,257 body only

$900 - $1,150 with 18-105mm 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

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No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS D60.

Nikon D5100 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$278 body only

$375 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Thickness Thinner
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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