Nikon D60 vs Nikon Z7 II

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D60 and Nikon Z7 II. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D60
Nikon Z7 II

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.

Nikon D60 were released 2008 and Nikon Z7 II was released 2020. That is a 12 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D60 Nikon 2008
Nikon Z7 II Nikon 2020

Type of camera

Nikon D60 is a DSLR camera while Nikon Z7 II is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D60 has a "DX"-sensor while Nikon Z7 II has a "FX"-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 D60 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Nikon Z7 II 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Nikon D60 has a 10,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon Z7 II has 46 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 D60 10,2 MP 10036224 3872 2592
Nikon Z7 II 46 MP 45441024 8256 5504

Nikon Z7 II has a 353 % larger resolution than Nikon 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 Z7 II has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D60. Nikon Z7 II has an ISO range that stretches from 64 to 25600 while Nikon D60 has 100 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D60 100-3200
Nikon Z7 II 64-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Nikon Z7 II has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D60 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D60 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 D60
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z7 II

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D60 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Nikon Z7 II can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D60 3
Nikon Z7 II 10

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 Nikon Z7 II. Sadly, the Nikon D60 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.

Nikon Z7 II weighs 705 gr (equal to 1,55 lb) which is 35% heavier than Nikon D60 and its 522 gr (or 1,15 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D60 522 gr 1,15 lb
Nikon Z7 II 705 gr 1,55 lb