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Canon 60D vs Nikon D7000

Portability
59
Imaging
58
Features
80
Overall
66
Canon EOS 60D front
 
Nikon D7000 front
Portability
59
Imaging
56
Features
76
Overall
64

Canon 60D vs Nikon D7000 Key Specs

Canon 60D
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Raise to 12800)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 755g - 145 x 106 x 79mm
  • Launched November 2010
  • Succeeded the Canon 50D
  • Refreshed by Canon 70D
Nikon D7000
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Bump to 25600)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 780g - 132 x 105 x 77mm
  • Revealed November 2010
  • Old Model is Nikon D90
  • Updated by Nikon D7100
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Canon 60D vs Nikon D7000 Overview

Here, we will be analyzing the Canon 60D and Nikon D7000, both Advanced DSLR cameras by rivals Canon and Nikon. The image resolution of the 60D (18MP) and the D7000 (16MP) is relatively close and both cameras have the identical sensor sizing (APS-C).

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The 60D was brought out within a month of the D7000 so they are of a similar generation. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Mid-size SLR).

Before delving straight to a comprehensive comparison, here is a concise overview of how the 60D grades versus the D7000 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon 60D over the Nikon D7000

 60D D7000 
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution1040k921kSharper screen (+119k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Nikon D7000 over the Canon 60D

 D7000 60D 

Common features in the Canon 60D and Nikon D7000

 60D D7000 
RevealedNovember 2010November 2010Same generation
Focus manually More precise focusing
Screen size3"3"Same screen measurement
Touch screen Neither features Touch screen

Canon 60D vs Nikon D7000 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to carry around your camera often, you will need to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Canon 60D enjoys outer dimensions of 145mm x 106mm x 79mm (5.7" x 4.2" x 3.1") accompanied by a weight of 755 grams (1.66 lbs) whilst the Nikon D7000 has dimensions of 132mm x 105mm x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0") accompanied by a weight of 780 grams (1.72 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you select at that moment. The following is a front view scale comparison of the 60D versus the D7000.

Canon 60D vs Nikon D7000 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the 60D and D7000 is 59 and 59 respectively.

Canon 60D vs Nikon D7000 top view buttons comparison

Canon 60D vs Nikon D7000 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it can be hard to visualize the contrast in sensor sizes merely by researching specifications. The pic here will help provide you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the 60D and D7000.

To sum up, each of the cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit different resolution. You should count on the Canon 60D to provide you with greater detail having its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will allow you to crop pictures a good deal more aggressively.

Canon 60D vs Nikon D7000 sensor size comparison

Canon 60D vs Nikon D7000 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 60D vs Nikon D7000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon 60D
Portrait photography with Nikon D7000
74
has manual focus
megapixel count good (18MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
has face detection focus
saves RAW formats
73
manual focus
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
offers face detect focus
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon 60D Street photography advice
Nikon D7000 Street photography advice
66
screen articulates fully
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
environment proofing
lack of image stabilization
58
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
environment proof
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon 60D Sports photography info
Nikon D7000 Sports photography info
66
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
megapixel count good (18 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
environment proofing
better than average battery (1,100 CIPA)
comes with phase detect auto focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
66
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
megapixel count good (16MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
offers tracking focus
environment proof
great battery life (1,050 shots)
supports phase detect auto focus
max frames per second low (6.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Canon 60D as a Travel photography camera
Nikon D7000 as a Travel photography camera
68
better than average battery (1,100 shots)
environment proofing
megapixel count good (18 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
no Timelapse function
66
great battery life (1,050 per charge)
environment proof
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
does not have a selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 60D Landscape photography advice
Nikon D7000 Landscape photography advice
69
has manual focus
switch lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
megapixel count good (18MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
environment proofing
better than average battery (1,100 CIPA)
lack of image stabilization
no Timelapse function
73
manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
megapixel count good (16MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
environment proof
great battery life (1,050 per charge)
two card slots
does not have image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 60D Vlogging info
Nikon D7000 Vlogging info
67
screen is selfie friendly
has face detection focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does have external microphone socket
lack of image stabilization
29
offers face detect focus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with microphone socket
does not have a selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
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Canon 60D vs Nikon D7000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 60D and Nikon D7000
 Canon EOS 60DNikon D7000
General Information
Company Canon Nikon
Model Canon EOS 60D Nikon D7000
Class Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Launched 2010-11-10 2010-11-30
Physical type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Digic 4 Expeed 2
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 22.3 x 14.9mm 23.6 x 15.7mm
Sensor surface area 332.3mm² 370.5mm²
Sensor resolution 18 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Highest Possible resolution 5184 x 3456 4928 x 3264
Maximum native ISO 6400 6400
Maximum enhanced ISO 12800 25600
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 9 39
Cross focus points 9 9
Lens
Lens mounting type Canon EF/EF-S Nikon F
Total lenses 326 309
Focal length multiplier 1.6 1.5
Screen
Type of display Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 1,040k dots 921k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech Clear View TFT color LCD TFT LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 96 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.6x 0.64x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000s 1/8000s
Continuous shutter rate 5.0fps 6.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 13.00 m 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/250s 1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps) 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24, 25, 30 fps), 640 x 424 (24 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 755 gr (1.66 lb) 780 gr (1.72 lb)
Physical dimensions 145 x 106 x 79mm (5.7" x 4.2" x 3.1") 132 x 105 x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 66 80
DXO Color Depth score 22.2 23.5
DXO Dynamic range score 11.5 13.9
DXO Low light score 813 1167
Other
Battery life 1100 pictures 1050 pictures
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LP-E6 EN-EL15
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, remote) Yes (2 or 10 seconds)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single 2
Retail pricing $899 $1,049