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

Nikon D5200 vs Canon EOS D60

Nikon D5200
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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 21 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS D60. Explore our gallery of 50 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
3.0" 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
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
24 MP vs 6.3 MP
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Capture around 4x more detail in your photos
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
129x98x78 mm vs 150x107x75 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
555 g vs 855 g
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Around 40% lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,000 ISO
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The D5200's maximum light sensitivity is 2.7 f-stops better
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
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
D603 fps
D52005 fps
Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
D600.55x
D52000.51x
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Screen size Very small screens Help
D601.8"
D52003.0"

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$647 - $697 body only

$580 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$420 - $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
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 - $650 body only

$620 - $700 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
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$279 - $557 body only

$349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$354 body only

$429 with 18-55mm lens

Thickness Is thicker
Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$612 with 75-300mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$734 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

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$487

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

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D5200.

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