• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Canon 60D advantages over Nikon D7000

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    216 mm vs 158 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    34 vs 19 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    15 vs 10 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Nikon D7000 advantages over Canon 60D

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,167 vs 813 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.9 vs 11.5 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • More AF points
    39 vs 9
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.9 fps vs 5.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    5.9 fps vs 5.3 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent 18-megapixel sensor with superb detail; Very good high ISO performance, especially for 18-megapixel subframe sensor; 3.0-inch, 1,040K-dot Vari-angle LCD is very useful for video and Live View; Sharp 18-135 kit lens with above average zoom range and I.S.; Full HD (1920x1080) movies at 30/25/24p, 60/50p at 1280x720.

  • Body not as rugged as mag-alloy 50D; AF assist only works when flash is up, though flash can be forced off; Auto-exposure not reliable in very low light; No continuous autofocus in Movie mode.

  • Very good image quality; Better than average noise vs. detail handling at high ISOs; Very good dynamic range in JPEGs, excellent in RAW files; Lots of high-end features in a relatively compact body; 6 fps burst mode.

  • Viewfinder not as accurate as specified; Viewfinder doesn't show ISO unless adjusting; No live histogram in Live View mode; No phase-detect Live View AF mode.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 7D

Canon 60D
Canon 7D
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $1549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More cross-type AF points
Nikon D7000
Canon 7D
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1549
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More cross-type AF points

Compared to Pentax K-5

Canon 60D
Pentax K-5
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
Nikon D7000
Pentax K-5
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Less shutter lag

Compared to Canon T3i

Canon 60D
Canon T3i
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $549
  • APS-C
Nikon D7000
Canon T3i
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Pentax K-30

Canon 60D
Pentax K-30
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup
  • $556
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Nikon D7000
Pentax K-30
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $556
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Pentax K-5 II

Canon 60D
Pentax K-5 II
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup
  • $790
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D7000
Pentax K-5 II
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $790
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
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