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

Nikon D7000 vs Canon EOS D60

Nikon D7000
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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
Has live view
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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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS D60.
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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" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 24fps 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
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
6 fps vs 3 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
True resolution
Higher true resolution
16.1 MP vs 6.3 MP
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Capture more than 2.5x more detail in your photos
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 5.4 f-stops better
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses vs 220 lenses
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Almost the same
Size
Smaller
132×105×77 mm vs 150×107×75 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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
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
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
D60220 lenses
D7000230 lenses
Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
Pentaprism
Common Weaknesses
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D601,000 ISO
D70006,400 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
D606.3 MP
D700016.1 MP
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen size Very small screens Help
D601.8"
D70003"

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$735 - $897 body only

$989 - $1,197 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

$647 body only

$578 - $747 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

$413 - $497 body only

$489 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$677 body only

$974 with 55-300mm lens

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$724 body only

$929 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 D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$914 - $1,197 body only

$1,497 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously while recording movies
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$580 - $747 body only

$709 - $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

Canon EOS D60 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D70

Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

$546 with 18-70mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15

Pro digicam

$780

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 D7000 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$799 - $834 body only

$949 - $1,134 with 28-135mm lens

Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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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