Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of D60 vs 60D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Nikon D60
9.0
EOS 60D
9.6
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Nikon D60
6.8
EOS 60D
7.0
Focus lag and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Nikon D60
8.3
EOS 60D
8.4
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Nikon D60
8.9
EOS 60D
9.2
Reviews from nikonrumors.com, reviews.cnet.com, techradar.com, trustedreviews.com and 2 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Nikon D60
8.6
EOS 60D
9.0

Winner
Canon EOS 60D 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon EOS 60D  based on its image quality, focusing, responsiveness and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon D60 vs EOS 60D

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

Nikon D60
562 ISO
EOS 60D
813 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon D60
260 ms
EOS 60D
253 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Nikon D60
93 ms
EOS 60D
63 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Nikon D60
500 ms
EOS 60D
400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon D60
3 fps
EOS 60D
5.3 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon D60
500 photos
EOS 60D
1,100 photos

Features Key features of the Nikon D60  vs EOS 60D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon D60
10 MP
EOS 60D
17.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon D60
3,200 ISO
EOS 60D
12,800 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 60D
3"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Nikon D60
0.52x
EOS 60D
0.59x

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

Nikon D60
37.2 microns
EOS 60D
18.5 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Nikon D60  vs EOS 60D 

7.2
8.1
It's still fast enough for anyone who's not shooting fast-moving pro sports or land-speed-record wildlife.
EOS 60D

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
8.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Nikon D60  vs
EOS 60D 
Type CCD CMOS
Megapixels 10 MP 17.9 MP
Resolution 3872 x 2592 5184 x 3456
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.6 x 15.8 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.6x
Pixel size 37.2 microns 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 1,600 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 1,600 ISO to 3,200 ISO 6,400 ISO to 12,800 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 Pentaprism
Coverage 95% 96%
Magnification 0.8x 0.95x
Viewfinder size 0.52x 0.59x

performance

Max continuous shooting 3 fps 5.3 fps
Battery life 500 1,100
Continuous shooting
5.3 fps, JPEG
3 fps, JPEG
Focus lag 260 ms 253 ms
Shutter lag 93 ms 63 ms
Startup delay 500 ms 400 ms

video

Nikon D60  vs
EOS 60D 
Video None 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p N/A Yes
Shoots high speed video N/A No
External mic jack N/A 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video N/A Manual
Autofocus type N/A N/A
Autofocus supports continuous N/A N/A

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 2.5" 3"
Resolution 230 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No Yes
Supports live view No Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 126 x 94 x 64 mm 145 x 106 x 79 mm
Thickness 64 mm 79 mm
Weight 522 g 755 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Is a smart camera No No
Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No No
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
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