EOS 60D vs D3100


Canon EOS 60D
Nikon D3100

Canon EOS
60D

vs

Nikon
D3100

differences

Reasons to consider the Canon 60D

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
Lens focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0,59x vs 0,51x
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More than 30% larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 5.3 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 80% faster continuous shooting
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The 60D’s maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
True resolution Higher resolution 17.9 MP vs 14.2 MP
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Around 30% higher resolution
Dynamic range Slightly more dynamic range 11,5 EV vs 11,3 EV
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0,2 f-stops more dynamic range
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 96% vs 95%
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Reasons to consider the Nikon D3100

Movie continuous focus Continuously focuses recording movies Yes vs No
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Record movies without worrying about focus
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 919 ISO vs 813 ISO
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The D3100 has a slight edge (0,2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Size Smaller 124x96x73 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Color depth Slightly better color depth 22,5 bits vs 22,2 bits
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Distinguishes more than 20% more colors
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 67.0 vs 66.0
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 505 g vs 755 g
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Around 50% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper 1 090 kr vs 8 874 kr
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The best price we’ve seen is 7 784 kr cheaper (more than 8x less)
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 169 lenses vs 162 lenses
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Almost the same
Thickness Thinner 2,9″ vs 3,1″
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Around 10% thinner
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.1×15.4mm vs APS-C 22.3×14.9mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Nikon D3100 Learn more about
the Nikon D3100
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recommendations

Relative to the best recent DSLRs, and ignoring price

Canon EOS 60D Canon EOS 60D
83 vs 73
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Nikon D3100 Nikon D3100
Green arrow Snapsort recommends the Canon EOS 60D. This recommendation, however, should be taken with a grain of salt since it doesn’t always make sense to compare a pro DSLR with a entry-level DSLR.

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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
60D: 1080p @ 30fps
D3100: 1080p @ 24fps
Screen size Large screens Help
3,0″
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
60D: 162 lenses
D3100: 169 lenses
Supports 24p 24p support Help
For that film look
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

7 349 kr – 7 549 kr body only

8 049 kr with 18-55mm lens

Weight Is slightly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

6 142 kr – 11 897 kr body only

6 625 kr – 6 884 kr with 18-55mm lens

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

4 549 kr – 4 654 kr body only

Size Is slightly smaller
Weight Is significantly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

6 390 kr – 6 688 kr body only

11 975 kr – 13 044 kr with 18-200mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Canon EOS 500D

Canon EOS 500D

Entry-level DSLR

5 349 kr – 5 569 kr body only

5 598 kr – 6 090 kr with 18-55mm lens

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Supports 24p Doesn’t record movies in 24p
Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000

Entry-level DSLR

4 703 kr – 5 214 kr body only

5 783 kr – 6 229 kr with 18-105mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

9 713 kr – 10 348 kr body only

14 848 kr – 15 589 kr with 16-85mm lens

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Weight Is significantly heavier

Canon EOS 60D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

10 619 kr – 12 178 kr body only

13 069 kr – 13 664 kr with 17-85mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Thickness Thinner
Movie format Does not take movies
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

13 089 kr – 13 590 kr body only

15 446 kr – 16 590 kr with 18-135mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D3100.

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