Updated (October, 2013): Compare the Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D60

Nikon D5200

Winner
Nikon D5200

79

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Nikon D60

32

Nikon D60

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,284 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
84.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Color depth
Great color depth
24.2 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"
Weight
Light-weight
522 g
 
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Advantages of the Nikon D5200

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Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 60fps 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 1,284 ISO vs 562 ISO
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The D5200 has excellent image quality 1.2 f-stops higher ISO than the D60
Overall image quality Much better image quality 84.0 vs 65.0
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Around 30% better image quality
Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.9 EV vs 11.4 EV
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2.5 f-stops more dynamic range
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
True resolution Much higher true resolution 24 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture around 2.5x more detail in your photos
Focus points Many more focus points 39 vs 3
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Color depth Better color depth 24.2 bits vs 22.5 bits
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Distinguishes 1.7 more bits of color
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
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 5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The D5200's boost ISO is 3 f-stops better
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The D5200's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $546.95 vs $900.00
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The best price we've seen is $353 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon D60

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Size Much smaller 126x94x64 mm vs 129x98x78 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness Much thinner 2.5" vs 3.1"
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Around 20% thinner
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 260 ms vs 302 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
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Almost the same
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder 0.52x vs 0.51x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Weight Slightly lighter 522 g vs 555 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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
              500 ms startup delay
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              D5200:6,400 ISO
              D60:1,600 ISO
              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
              D5200:0.51x
              D60:0.52x
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              D5200:302 ms
              D60:260 ms
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              500 shots
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus Help
              D5200:Contrast detection
              D60:None
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              D5200:5 fps
              D60:3 fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $695 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              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
              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $352 - $415 body only

              $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $699 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,257 body only

              $1,150 - $1,330 with 18-105mm lens

              Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon D5200 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D5200.

              Nikon D60 Competitors

              Advantages

              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 D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $600 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

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