Canon EOS 60D vs Nikon D5300
Top 13 Reasons for the
Canon EOS 60D
Compared to Nikon D5300
Amply faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
6% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Has a flip-out screen
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Has a 24p cinema mode
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Substantially faster maximum shutter speed
2x faster maximum shutter speed. A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
Is dustproof and water resistant
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
Has a microphone in
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
Measurably longer battery life
500 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
Explicitly faster flash X-sync
25% faster flash X-sync. Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.
Marginally higher resolution (screen)
1040 k dots
1037 k dots
3 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
Has an electronic viewfinder
An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display showing the image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image, they can be more compact, focusing is easier with digital zoom, and they can also sometimes have extra info on the display, eg. a live histogram.
A tad more viewfinder coverage
1 % more viewfinder coverage. With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.
Canon EOS 60D is better than Nikon D5300 because...
Top 18 Reasons for the
Compared to Canon EOS 60D
Notably more megapixels (photo)
33.89% more megapixels (photo)
Distinctly larger sensor
15.6 x 23.5 mm
14.9 x 22.3 mm
10.33% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
Appreciably lower noise at high ISO
1.65x lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
Appreciably more focus points
30 more focus points. The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
Vastly better image quality
17 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
Considerably higher maximum light sensitivity
2x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
Significantly better video recording quality
1080 x 60 fps
1080 x 29.97 fps
2x better video recording quality
Amply better color depth
8.11% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
Has a stereo microphone
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
The device can connect to WiFi.
Clearly wider dynamic range
20.87% wider dynamic range. The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
A bit bigger screen size
6.67% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
20 mm narrower
Has timelapse function
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
8 mm shorter
2.60 mm thinner
Has microphone in
External microphone can be connected to the camera for hi def sound.