Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs Nikon D60

Canon Rebel T2i

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Canon EOS Rebel T2i

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Nikon D60

33

Nikon D60

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Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T2i

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D60

Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 126x94x64 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.5"
 
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Advantages of the Canon T2i

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Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 784 ISO vs 562 ISO
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The T2i has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
True resolution Much higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture around 80% more detail in your photos
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.7 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 20% faster continuous shooting
Focus points More focus points 9 vs 3
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.5 EV vs 11.4 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 66.0 vs 65.0
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The T2i's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder 0.54x vs 0.52x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $674.00 vs $999.00
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The best price we've seen is $325 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The T2i's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 400 ms vs 500 ms
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20% less delay when turning on
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 252 ms vs 260 ms
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Almost the same
Thickness Thinner 2.4" vs 2.5"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D60

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Sensor size Much larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Color depth Better color depth 22.5 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
Battery life Longer battery life 500 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Size Slightly smaller 126x94x64 mm vs 129x98x62 mm
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Very small Help
              T2i:129x98x62 mm
              D60:126x94x64 mm
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              T2i:197 lenses
              D60:205 lenses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              T2i:400 ms
              D60:500 ms
              Thickness Very thin Help
              T2i:2.4"
              D60:2.5"
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              T2i:12,800 ISO
              D60:3,200 ISO
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T2i:3.7 fps
              D60:3 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              T2i:6,400 ISO
              D60:1,600 ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              T2i:9
              D60:3
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T2i:11.5 EV
              D60:11.4 EV
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              T2i:0.54x
              D60:0.52x
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T2i:66.0
              D60:65.0
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T2i:784 ISO
              D60:562 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $831 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $270 - $387 body only

              $399 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $418 body only

              $399 - $539 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $415 body only

              $545 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $899 body only

              $959 - $999 with 18-135mm lens

              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $715 body only

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

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

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              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,098 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $680 - $700 body only

              $489 - $820 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Nikon D60 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D80

              Nikon D80

              Entry-level DSLR

              $975 body only

              $595 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Size Much larger
              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $299 body only

              $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Nikon D70

              Nikon D70

              Pro DSLR

              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Screen size Much smaller screen

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