Nikon D700 vs Canon EOS D60

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D700 and Canon EOS D60. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D700
Canon EOS D60

Manufacturing

Nikon D700 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS D60 is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D700 were released 2008 and Canon EOS D60 was released 2002. That is a 6 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D700 Nikon 2008
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 D700 has a "FX"-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 D700 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
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 D700 has a 12,1 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 D700 12,1 MP 12052992 4256 2832
Canon EOS D60 6,3 MP 6291456 3072 2048

Nikon D700 has a 92 % 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 D700 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS D60. Nikon D700 has an ISO range that stretches from 200 to 25600 while Canon EOS D60 has 100 to 1000.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D700 200-25600
Canon EOS D60 100-1000

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont 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 that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D700
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 D700 can shoot up to 5-8 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS D60 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D700 5-8
Canon EOS D60 3

Ability to record movies

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

Though, neither Nikon D700 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.

Nikon D700 weighs 1074 gr (equal to 2,37 lb) which is 26% heavier than Canon EOS D60 and its 855 gr (or 1,88 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D700 1074 gr 2,37 lb
Canon EOS D60 855 gr 1,88 lb