Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of D60 vs 1100D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Nikon D60
8.3
EOS 1100D
10.0
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from nikonrumors.com, reviews.cnet.com, techradar.com, trustedreviews.com and 2 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon D60 vs EOS 1100D

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Nikon D60
562 ISO
EOS 1100D
755 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon D60
260 ms
EOS 1100D
110 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Nikon D60
93 ms
EOS 1100D
113 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Nikon D60
500 ms
EOS 1100D
100 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon D60
3 fps
EOS 1100D
3 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon D60
500 photos
EOS 1100D
700 photos

Features Key features of the Nikon D60  vs EOS 1100D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon D60
10 MP
EOS 1100D
12.2 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon D60
3,200 ISO
EOS 1100D
6,400 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Nikon D60
2.5"
EOS 1100D
2.7"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Nikon D60
0.52x
EOS 1100D
0.54x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Nikon D60
37.2 microns
EOS 1100D
26.8 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Nikon D60  vs EOS 1100D 

7.0
7.0
The interface is fun to use and play with and nice and bright, though the LCD could be bigger, 2.5" is quite small by 2008 standards, but I suppose it keeps the camera small.
Nikon D60

8.0
8.0
You can shoot RAW files and JPEGs simultaneously, but only with Basic quality JPEGs.
Nikon D60

Overall

7.9 Out of 10
8.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Nikon D60  vs
EOS 1100D 
Type CCD CMOS
Megapixels 10 MP 12.2 MP
Resolution 3872 x 2592 4272 x 2848
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.6 x 15.8 mm 22.2 x 14.7 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.6x
Pixel size 37.2 microns 26.8 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 1,600 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 3 9

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentamirror Pentamirror
Coverage 95% 95%
Magnification 0.8x 0.87x
Viewfinder size 0.52x 0.54x

performance

Max continuous shooting 3 fps 3 fps
Battery life 500 700
Continuous shooting
3 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 260 ms 110 ms
Shutter lag 93 ms 113 ms
Startup delay 500 ms 100 ms

video

Nikon D60  vs
EOS 1100D 
Video None 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p N/A No
Shoots high speed video N/A No
External mic jack N/A None
Autofocus while shooting video N/A

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 2.5" 2.7"
Resolution 230 k dots 230 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view No Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 126 x 94 x 64 mm 130 x 100 x 78 mm
Thickness 64 mm 78 mm
Weight 522 g 459 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No No
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
Nikon D60
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