Nikon D5600 vs Canon EOS 60D Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

D5600 vs EOS 60D - Side by side

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Nikon D5600 vs Canon EOS 60D Specs

D5600

  • Introduced in November 2016
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C (DX)
  • 24 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta mirror)
  • 81.00mm (3.2") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount F
  • WiFi built-in
  • 124.0 x 97 x 70mm³ (4.9" x 3.8" x 2.8")
  • 465g (15.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for D5600

EOS 60D

  • Introduced in September 2010
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 18 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta prism)
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount EF, EF-S
  • No WiFi
  • 144.5 x 105.8 x 78.6mm³ (5.7" x 4.2" x 3.1")
  • 755g (24.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS 60D

D5600 vs EOS 60D Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: D5600 an EOS 60D sensor comparison

D5600 vs EOS 60D: Viewfinder

D5600 has an optical viewfinder with penta mirror. It has magnification of 0.54x and covers 95% of view field.

The EOS 60D has an optical viewfinder with a penta prism. It's magnification is 0.59x covering 96% of view field.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

D5600 (0.54x)

EOS 60D (0.59x)

Simulated viewfinder of the D5600Simulated viewfinder of the EOS 60D

Better choice: Canon EOS 60D

Nikon D5600 VS Canon EOS 60D Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon D5600 a better choice

D5600

EOS 60D

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2018.00
Auto Focus points (4)399
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO100 - 6400 ISO
Touch screen (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)970900
Weighs less (2)465g
(15.0 oz.)
755g
(24.4 oz.)
More portable (2)842cm³
(53 cu.in.)
1202cm³
(76 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the D5600 are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the rather comfortable touch screen, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the EOS 60D. Another advantage over the EOS 60D: the more compact size and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The D5600 scores 24 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon EOS 60D

D5600

EOS 60D

Better viewfinder (4)Penta mirrorPenta prism
Larger lens selection (3)200220
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS 60D are the better viewfinder, the larger selection of lenses.

Yields 7 points for the EOS 60D.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

D5600

EOS 60D

Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Speed (frames/second)55
Sensor cleaning
Built-in flash
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
External microphone
Nikon D5600 VS Canon EOS 60D Dimensions

Look at front view of the D5600 and EOS 60D

D5600 und EOS 60D, front viewD5600 und EOS 60D, front view

Top view of cameras

D5600 und EOS 60D, view from aboveD5600 und EOS 60D, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon D5600

Canon EOS 60D

24
7

We recommend Nikon D5600 as better choice.

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