Nikon D3200 vs Canon EOS 60Da

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D3200 and Canon EOS 60Da. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D3200
Canon EOS 60Da

Manufacturing

Nikon D3200 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 60Da is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

These two camera models were both released 2012.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D3200 Nikon 2012
Canon EOS 60Da Canon 2012

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D3200 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS 60Da has a "APSC"-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")
Nikon D3200 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Canon EOS 60Da 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

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)

Resolution

Nikon D3200 has a 24,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 60Da has 18 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon D3200 24,2 MP 24064000 6016 4000
Canon EOS 60Da 18 MP 17915904 5184 3456

Nikon D3200 has a 34 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 60Da. 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 60Da has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D3200. Canon EOS 60Da has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Nikon D3200 has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D3200 100-6400
Canon EOS 60Da 100-51200

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Canon EOS 60Da has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D3200 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D3200 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.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3200
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 60Da

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D3200 can shoot up to 4 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 60Da can shoot up to 5,3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D3200 4
Canon EOS 60Da 5,3

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 of movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS 60Da. Sadly, the Nikon D3200 does not support this.

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.

Canon EOS 60Da weighs 755 gr (equal to 1,66 lb) which is 50% heavier than Nikon D3200 and its 505 gr (or 1,11 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D3200 505 gr 1,11 lb
Canon EOS 60Da 755 gr 1,66 lb