Canon EOS 60D vs Nikon D810A

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 60D and Nikon D810A. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 60D
Nikon D810A


Canon EOS 60D is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D810A is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS 60D were released 2010 and Nikon D810A was released 2015. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS 60D Canon 2010
Nikon D810A Nikon 2015

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 60D has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D810A has a "FX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS 60D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Nikon D810A 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)


Canon EOS 60D has a 18 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D810A has 36 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS 60D 18 MP 17915904 5184 3456
Nikon D810A 36 MP 36152320 7360 4912

Nikon D810A has a 102 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 60D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS 60D has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D810A. Canon EOS 60D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Nikon D810A has 200 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 60D 100-12800
Nikon D810A 200-12800

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 60D
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D810A

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 60D can shoot up to 5,3 pictures per seconds and Nikon D810A can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 60D 5,3
Nikon D810A 5

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Canon EOS 60D and Nikon D810A can shoot movies.


The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Nikon D810A weighs 880 gr (equal to 1,94 lb) which is 17% heavier than Canon EOS 60D and its 755 gr (or 1,66 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 60D 755 gr 1,66 lb
Nikon D810A 880 gr 1,94 lb