Canon EOS D60 vs Nikon D3500

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS D60 and Nikon D3500. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Canon EOS D60 is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D3500 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS D60 were released 2002 and Nikon D3500 was released 2018. That is a 16 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS D60 2002
Nikon D3500 2018

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 "Canon APS-C"-sensor while Nikon D3500 has a "Nikon DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS D60 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Nikon D3500 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

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 D60 has a 6,3 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D3500 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS D60 6,3 MP
6291456 pixels
3072 x 2048
Nikon D3500 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Nikon D3500 has a 281 % 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, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D3500 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS D60. Nikon D3500 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS D60 has 100 to 1000.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS D60 100-1000
Nikon D3500 100-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big difference between these two cameras. Canon EOS D60 has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D3500 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D3500 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.
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 work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS D60
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3500

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS D60 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Nikon D3500 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS D60 3
Nikon D3500 5

Ability to record movies

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

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording movies and movie clips and that is Nikon D3500. Sadly, the Canon EOS D60 does not support this.


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

Canon EOS D60 weighs 855 gr (equal to 1,88 lb) which is 134% heavier than Nikon D3500 and its 365 gr (or 0,8 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS D60 855 gr
1,88 lb
Nikon D3500 365 gr
0,8 lb

Canon EOS D60 vs Nikon D3500 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS D60 and Nikon D3500, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Canon EOS D60
Nikon D3500
Name Canon EOS D60 Nikon D3500
Manufacturer Canon Nikon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS D60
Nikon D3500
Release Year 2002 2018
Release Date 2002-02-22 2018-08-30
MSRP 1199 USD 499 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS D60
Nikon D3500
Camera Type Digital SLR camera Digital SLR camera
Canon EOS D60
Nikon D3500
Sensor Size APS-C (1.6x) DX / APS-C (1.5x)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 3072 x 2048 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 6,3 MP 24 MP
Image Processor Digital Signal Processing LSI (Image Engine) EXPEED 4
Canon EOS D60
Nikon D3500
ISO Range 100 - 1000 100 - 25600
White Balance Presets 5 12
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS D60
Nikon D3500
Autofocus Motor Yes No
Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Face Detection
Focus Points 3 11
Lens Mount Canon EF
Compatible lenses
Nikon F
Compatible lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
DX / APS-C (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS D60
Nikon D3500
Articulated LCD Fixed Fixed
Screen size 1.8 3
Screen dots N/A 921000
Touch screen No No
Screen type N/A TFT LCD
Live view No Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.88 (0.55 35mm equiv.) 0.85 (0.57 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS D60
Nikon D3500
Frames per second 3 fps 5 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters 7 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-timer Yes Yes
Timelapse Yes No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Center Weighted
Exposure Compensation 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS D60
Nikon D3500
Video recording No Yes
Video format N/A MPEG4
Video resolution N/A 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone No Yes
Built-in Speakers No Yes
Canon EOS D60
Nikon D3500
Memory Card Compact Flash
Canon EOS D60
Nikon D3500
Microphone port No No
Headphone port No No
Wireless No Yes
Built-in, SnapBridge (Bluetooth only)
Remote Control Yes (N3 connector) Yes (via Smartphone)
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS D60
Nikon D3500
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Battery Pack BP-511
EN-EL14a lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 620 shots 1550 shots
Width 150 mm 124 mm
Height 107 mm 97 mm
Depth 75 mm 70 mm
Weight 855 gram 365 gram