Updated (October, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS D60 vs Nikon D5300

Nikon D5200 vs Canon EOS D60

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Great image quality
Overall image quality
84.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24.2 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
Has live view
Live view
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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS D60

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS D60.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5200.

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 D5200

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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 @ 60fps 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
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
24 MP vs 6.3 MP
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Capture around 4x 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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,000 ISO
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The D5200's maximum light sensitivity is 5.4 f-stops better
Size
Smaller
129×98×78 mm vs 150×107×75 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
555 g vs 855 g
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Around 40% 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
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
D60197 lenses
D5200205 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
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D601,000 ISO
D52006,400 ISO
Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
D600.55x
D52000.51x
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
D603 fps
D52005 fps
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen size Very small screens Help
D601.8"
D52003"

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$677 body only

$430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Weight Is slightly lighter
HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$579 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 - $547 body only

$379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$465 - $650 body only

$589 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Thickness Is thicker
Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$548 - $566 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$759 - $897 body only

$959 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$649 - $699 body only

$929 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Canon EOS D60 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,299 - $1,497 body only

$1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Thickness Significantly thicker
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$785

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 D5200 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$368 body only

$479 - $640 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$684 with 18-55mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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