Updated (January, 2014): Compare the Nikon D3300 vs Nikon D60

Nikon D3200

Winner
Nikon D3200

73

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Nikon D60

32

Nikon D60

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,131 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
81.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Color depth
Great color depth
24.1 bits
 

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 Nikon D3200

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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
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO 1,131 ISO vs 562 ISO
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The D3200 has excellent image quality 1 f-stop higher ISO than the D60
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 81.0 vs 65.0
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More than 20% better image quality
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 921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x 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
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.2 EV vs 11.4 EV
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1.8 f-stops more dynamic range
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24.2 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture around 2.5x more detail in your photos
Color depth Better color depth 24.1 bits vs 22.5 bits
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Distinguishes 1.6 more bits of color
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Focus points More focus points 11 vs 3
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 4 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The D3200's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $476.95 vs $900.00
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The best price we've seen is $423 cheaper (around 50% less)
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The D3200'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
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 540 shots vs 500 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Weight Slightly lighter 505 g vs 522 g
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Almost the same
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Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs APS-C 23.2x15.4mm
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Almost the same
Size Significantly smaller 126x94x64 mm vs 125x96x76 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness Much thinner 2.5" vs 3"
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Around 20% thinner
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder 0.52x vs 0.50x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 260 ms vs 276 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              205 lenses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              D3200:400 ms
              D60:500 ms
              Weight Light weight Help
              D3200:505 g
              D60:522 g
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              D3200:12,800 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
              D3200:4 fps
              D60:3 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              D3200:6,400 ISO
              D60:1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              D3200:0.50x
              D60:0.52x
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              D3200:276 ms
              D60:260 ms
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              D3200:11
              D60:3
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus Help
              D3200:Contrast detection
              D60:None
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              D3200:1080p @ 30fps
              D60:None

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $699 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $647 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $352 - $415 body only

              $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $278 body only

              $427 - $440 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $400 - $419 body only

              $399 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor

              Nikon D3200 Competitors

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              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $699 - $849 body only

              $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Slightly lighter
              Overall image quality Much worse image quality
              Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

              Nikon D60 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D80

              Nikon D80

              Entry-level DSLR

              $975 body only

              $1,475 with 18-135mm 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 D40

              Nikon D40

              Entry-level DSLR

              $459 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

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