Canon 60D
DSLR Camera
vs Nikon D5200
DSLR Camera

The Guys say...

The D5200 has the advantage of being a newer, more modern camera, with better low-light performance and much higher resolution. The Canon 60D has the advantage of being a more "professional" camera, with a stronger battery, weather sealing, a higher resolution LCD screen, a built-in focus motor, and a real pentaprism viewfinder instead of the pentamirror found in the D5200 and other entry-level models. If you can live with the limitations imposed by the 60D's older sensor, it is a significantly easier camera to use.

What’s good about the Canon EOS 60D

Best price $699
  • 220% more battery life 1,600 shots vs 500 shots

What’s good about the Nikon D5200

Best price
$647
  • Weighs a little bit less than the 60D 17.8 oz vs 26.6 oz
  • Smaller body size 62 in³ vs 73 in³
  • Slightly cheaper street price $647 vs $699
  • Higher sensor resolution 24.1 MP vs 18 MP
  • Larger image sensor 367 mm² vs 332 mm²
  • Better light sensitivity by 1 f-stop 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Newer camera January 2013 vs August 2010
  • Has HDR on-board 60D does not have HDR
  • Has panorama image capture 60D does not have panorama

What the Canon 60D and Nikon D5200 have in common

  • Similar viewscreen resolutions 1040k dots vs 921k dots
  • Same viewscreen size 3.0″
  • Same quality video capture 1080p 30fps
  • Similar continuous shooting speed 5 shots per second vs 5 shots per second
  • interchangeable lenses
  • HDMI port
  • external microphone jack
  • RAW capture
  • hot shoe
  • flip out viewscreen

What’s missing from both the Canon 60D and the Nikon D5200

  • No 3D capture
  • No GPS tagging
  • No waterproof housing
  • No Wi-Fi

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