Nikon D800e vs Canon EOS 60Da

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D800e and Canon EOS 60Da. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Nikon D800e 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 Released
Nikon D800e 2012
Canon EOS 60Da 2012

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D800e has a "FX"-sensor while Canon EOS 60Da 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 D800e 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Canon EOS 60Da 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 D800e has a 36,3 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
Nikon D800e 36,3 MP
36152320 pixels
7360 x 4912
Canon EOS 60Da 18 MP
17915904 pixels
5184 x 3456

Nikon D800e has a 102 % 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, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS 60Da has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D800e. Canon EOS 60Da has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Nikon D800e has 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D800e 100-25600
Canon EOS 60Da 100-51200

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.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D800e
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 60Da

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D800e can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 60Da can shoot up to 5,3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D800e 6
Canon EOS 60Da 5,3

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Nikon D800e and Canon EOS 60Da can shoot movies.


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 D800e weighs 900 gr (equal to 1,98 lb) which is 19% heavier than Canon EOS 60Da and its 755 gr (or 1,66 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon D800e 900 gr
1,98 lb
Canon EOS 60Da 755 gr
1,66 lb