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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Overall image quality
Great image quality
84.0
Color depth
Great color depth
24.2 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS D60

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon EOS D60 over the Nikon D5200.
 
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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 D5200

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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
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24 MP vs 6.3 MP
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Capture around 4x more detail in your photos
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 60fps 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
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
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 2.7 f-stops better
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
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 23.5x15.6mm 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
D5200:205 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
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D60:1,000 ISO
D5200:6,400 ISO
Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
D60:0.55x
D5200:0.51x
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
D60:3 fps
D5200:5 fps
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
D60:APS-C 22.7x15.1mm
D5200:APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$747 body only

$650 - $847 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

$547 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 D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 body only

$389 - $477 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

$378 - $415 body only

$495 - $564 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 - $648 body only

$200 - $570 with 18-55mm 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

$640 body only

$850 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 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$650 - $699 body only

$450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Canon EOS D60 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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

Nikon D5200 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$200 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Color depth Worse color depth

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