Nikon D40x vs Canon EOS D60

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D40x and Canon EOS D60. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D40x
Canon EOS D60

Manufacturing

Nikon D40x is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS D60 is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D40x were released 2007 and Canon EOS D60 was released 2002. 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
Nikon D40x Nikon 2007
Canon EOS D60 Canon 2002

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D40x has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS D60 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 D40x 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Canon EOS D60 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 D40x has a 10 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 Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon D40x 10 MP 10036224 3872 2592
Canon EOS D60 6,3 MP 6291456 3072 2048

Nikon D40x has a 60 % 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 D40x has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS D60. Nikon D40x has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 3200 while Canon EOS D60 has 100 to 1000.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D40x 100-3200
Canon EOS D60 100-1000

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Canon EOS D60 has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D40x does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D40x 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 that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D40x
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS D60

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D40x can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS D60 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D40x 3
Canon EOS D60 3

Ability to record movies

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

Though, neither Nikon D40x or Canon EOS D60 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.

Canon EOS D60 weighs 855 gr (equal to 1,88 lb) which is 64% heavier than Nikon D40x and its 522 gr (or 1,15 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D40x 522 gr 1,15 lb
Canon EOS D60 855 gr 1,88 lb