Comparing Canon EOS 60D vs Nikon D5300

1. Canon EOS 60D

15 Reasons why Canon EOS 60D is better

Comparing Canon EOS 60D vs Nikon D5300

1.Reasonably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
5.3fpsvs 5fps (Nikon D5300)
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
2.Has a flip-out screen
Yesvs No (Nikon D5300)
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
3.Sizably longer battery life
1100shotsvs 600shots (Nikon D5300)
CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
4.Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
Yesvs No (Nikon D5300)
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
5.Significantly faster maximum shutter speed
0.000125svs 0.00025s (Nikon D5300)
A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
6.Has a 24p cinema mode
Yesvs No (Nikon D5300)
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
7.Somewhat higher resolution (screen)
1040k dotsvs 1037k dots (Nikon D5300)
A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
8.Is dustproof and water resistant
Yesvs No (Nikon D5300)
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
9.Has a microphone in
Yesvs No (Nikon D5300)
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
10.Weather sealed
Yesvs No (Nikon D5300)
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
11.Has an electronic viewfinder
Yesvs No (Nikon D5300)
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.
12.A little bit more viewfinder coverage
96%vs 95% (Nikon D5300)
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.
13.Noticeably faster flash X-sync
0.004svs 0.005s (Nikon D5300)
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.
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15.Better at low light photos
Significantly better at low light places (not using the flash)
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2. Nikon D5300

22 Reasons why Nikon D5300 is better

Comparing Nikon D5300 vs Canon EOS 60D

1.Significantly more megapixels (photo)
24.1MPvs 18MP (Canon EOS 60D)
2.Notably larger sensor
23.5 x 15.6mmvs 22.3 x 14.9mm (Canon EOS 60D)
The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
3.Noticeably more focus points
39vs 9 (Canon EOS 60D)
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.
4.Significantly lower noise at high ISO
1338ISOvs 813ISO (Canon EOS 60D)
The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
5.Noticeably better image quality
83vs 66 (Canon EOS 60D)
A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
6.Substantially higher maximum light sensitivity
25600ISOvs 12800ISO (Canon EOS 60D)
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.
7.Appreciably better video recording quality
1,080 x 60fpsvs 1,080 x 29.97fps (Canon EOS 60D)
8.Has WiFi
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 60D)
The device can connect to WiFi.
9.Significantly better color depth
24bitsvs 22.2bits (Canon EOS 60D)
The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
10.Has a stereo microphone
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 60D)
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
125mmvs 145mm (Canon EOS 60D)
98mmvs 106mm (Canon EOS 60D)
13.Noticeably wider dynamic range
13.9Evsvs 11.5Evs (Canon EOS 60D)
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.
76mmvs 78.6mm (Canon EOS 60D)
15.Has timelapse function
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 60D)
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.
16.Notably bigger screen size
3.2"vs 3" (Canon EOS 60D)
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
17.Has GPS
Yesvs No (Canon EOS 60D)
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
18.Has flip-out vari-angle LCD display
much more convenient to take pictures from different angles
19.Latest Wi-Fi Technology
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20.Has microphone in
External microphone can be connected to the camera for hi def sound.
21.Shoots 1080p 24 fps video
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
It has built-in wi-fi technology (IEEE [url]
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