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

Canon Rebel T2i vs Nikon D60

Winner
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

57

Nikon D60

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T2i

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D60

Color depth
Great color depth
22.5 bits
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 126x94x64 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.5"

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS Rebel T2i. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D60.

differences

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 resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% 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
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
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.5 EV vs 11.4 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
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
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
66.0 vs 65.0
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Almost the same
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.54x vs 0.52x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Focus points
More focus points
9 vs 3
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Startup delay
Slightly less startup delay
400 ms vs 500 ms
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20% less delay when turning on
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
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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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
Slightly 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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent entry-level DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              T2i129x98x62 mm
              D60126x94x64 mm
              Thickness Very thin Help
              T2i2.4"
              D602.5"
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              T2i197 lenses
              D60205 lenses
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              T2i12,800 ISO
              D603,200 ISO
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T2i3.7 fps
              D603 fps
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              T2i17.9 MP
              D6010 MP
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              T2i9
              D603
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              T2i6,400 ISO
              D601,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T2i11.5 EV
              D6011.4 EV
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              T2i440 shots
              D60500 shots
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T2i66.0
              D6065.0
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              T2i0.54x
              D600.52x
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              T2i1080p @ 30fps
              D60None
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T2i784 ISO
              D60562 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 body only

              $549 - $612 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

              $289 - $547 body only

              $447 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

              $262 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

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

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $399 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
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $579 - $684 body only

              $899 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $354 body only

              $591 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              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
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $825 body only

              Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack

              Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $649 - $650 body only

              $649 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $549 body only

              $499 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

              Nikon D60 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $639 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Focus points More focus points
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Nikon D80

              Nikon D80

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,599 body only

              $1,429 with 18-135mm lens

              Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
              Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Size Much larger

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