Nikon D2X vs Canon EOS D60

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D2X and Canon EOS D60. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Nikon D2X is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS D60 is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D2X were released 2004 and Canon EOS D60 was released 2002. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon D2X 2004
Canon EOS D60 2002

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D2X has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS D60 has a "APSC"-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 **
Nikon D2X 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Canon EOS D60 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** 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 (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)


Nikon D2X has a 12,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS D60 has 6,3 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Nikon D2X 12,2 MP
12212224 pixels
4288 x 2848
Canon EOS D60 6,3 MP
6291456 pixels
3072 x 2048

Nikon D2X 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, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D2X has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS D60. Nikon D2X has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 3200 while Canon EOS D60 has 100 to 1000.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D2X 100-3200
Canon EOS D60 100-1000

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't 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 work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D2X
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS D60

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D2X can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS D60 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D2X 5
Canon EOS D60 3

Ability to record movies

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

Though, neither Nikon D2X or Canon EOS D60 can shoot movies so if that is a functionality that you are really looking for you should look elsewhere.


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.

Nikon D2X weighs 1200 gr (equal to 2,65 lb) which is 40% heavier than Canon EOS D60 and its 855 gr (or 1,88 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon D2X 1200 gr
2,65 lb
Canon EOS D60 855 gr
1,88 lb