Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS D60 vs Nikon D7100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS D60

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon EOS D60 over the Nikon D7000.
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon D60

Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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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 @ 24fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
True resolution Much higher true resolution 16.1 MP vs 6.3 MP
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Capture more than 2.5x more detail in your photos
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 6 fps vs 3 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.55x
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More than 20% larger viewfinder
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,000 ISO
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The D7000's maximum light sensitivity is 2.7 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Size Smaller 132x105x77 mm vs 150x107x75 mm
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More than 10% smaller
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
Weight Lighter 780 g vs 855 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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
D7000:205 lenses
Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
Pentaprism
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
D60:6.3 MP
D7000:16.1 MP
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D60:1,000 ISO
D7000:6,400 ISO
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
D60:APS-C 22.7x15.1mm
D7000:APS-C 23.6x15.6mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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competitors

Shared Competitors

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Disadvantages

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$947 body only

$1,247 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$697 - $747 body only

$629 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 body only

$597 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 - $899 body only

$959 - $999 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Thickness Is thicker
Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$715 body only

$950 - $1,079 with 18-105mm lens

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,499 body only

$1,299 - $1,699 with 18-135mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,153 body only

$1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Thickness Is thicker
Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points

Canon EOS D60 Competitors

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

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D7000.

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discussion

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Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (0:17 AM, September 12, 2011)
Hi Jmink99, I think you want the Canon 60D vs Nikon D7000 :)  This comparison is of Canon's 9 year old D60, not the recent 60D.
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (0:17 AM, September 12, 2011)
Hi Fred, I think you want the Canon 60D vs Nikon D7000 :)  This comparison is of Canon's 9 year old D60, not the recent 60D.
 
Fred (0:04 AM, September 12, 2011)
Yeah, the specs are largely incorrect.
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (3:00 PM, August 23, 2011)
Hi JMink, I'll double check our specs, but if you've noticed something wrong please let us know!
 
Jmink99 (2:58 PM, August 23, 2011)
Your specs for the Canon D60 are all wrong...get you facts right!
http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/slr_cameras/eos_60d#Specifications