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

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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
Lens focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 3.7 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 20% faster continuous shooting
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
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder 0.54x vs 0.52x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
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 Smaller 126x94x64 mm vs 129x98x62 mm
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Almost the same
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        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"
        Weight Light weight Help
        T2i:530 g
        D60:522 g
        Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
        1/4000 of a second
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        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%
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        T2i:3.7 fps
        D60:3 fps
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        T2i:6,400 ISO
        D60:1,600 ISO
        Focus points Few focus points Help
        T2i:9
        D60:3
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
        Need to shelter it from weather
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        T2i:11.5 EV
        D60:11.4 EV
        Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
        T2i:252 ms
        D60:260 ms
        Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
        T2i:440 shots
        D60:500 shots
        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
        Movie format One shoots movies Help
        T2i:1080p @ 30fps
        D60:None
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        T2i:784 ISO
        D60:562 ISO

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        competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is much larger
        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $285 body only

        $385 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $392 - $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
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 - $580 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
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $699 - $871 body only

        $999 - $1,052 with 18-135mm lens

        Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
        Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $437 - $520 body only

        $530 - $696 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
        Nikon D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $600 - $650 body only

        $789 - $830 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

        $599 body only

        $749 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Overall image quality Worse image quality

        Nikon D60 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon D3000

        Nikon D3000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $249 body only

        $343 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

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

        Nikon D80

        Entry-level DSLR

        $970 body only

        $1,465 with 18-135mm lens

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

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