Canon EOS D60 vs Nikon D300

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS D60 and Nikon D300. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS D60
Nikon D300

Manufacturing

Canon EOS D60 is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D300 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS D60 were released 2002 and Nikon D300 was released 2006. That is a 4 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS D60 Canon 2002
Nikon D300 Nikon 2006

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS D60 has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D300 has a "DX"-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 D60 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Nikon D300 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

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)

Resolution

Canon EOS D60 has a 6,3 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D300 has 12,3 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 D60 6,3 MP 6291456 3072 2048
Nikon D300 12,3 MP 12212224 4288 2848

Nikon D300 has a 94 % larger resolution than Canon EOS D60. 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

Nikon D300 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS D60. Nikon D300 has an ISO range that stretches from 200 to 6400 while Canon EOS D60 has 100 to 1000.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS D60 100-1000
Nikon D300 200-6400

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.
Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS D60 do not work with Canon EF-S lenses but this is also shown at our compatibility charts.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS D60
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D300

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS D60 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Nikon D300 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS D60 3
Nikon D300 6

Ability to record movies

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

Though, neither Canon EOS D60 or Nikon D300 can shoot movies so if that is a functionality that you are really looking for you should look elsewhere.

Weight

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 D300 weighs 925 gr (equal to 2,04 lb) which is 8% heavier than Canon EOS D60 and its 855 gr (or 1,88 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS D60 855 gr 1,88 lb
Nikon D300 925 gr 2,04 lb