Nikon D90, or Canon EOS-60D


om3ga87

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Hi peeps and pros, need your advice.

canon eos-60d (18-55) $1479
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nikon d90 (18-105) $1455

which would u prefer and why? (pic quality, lens price, reputation, body made in where etc.etc.)


just reading up ur valuable contributions to help me decide which to get. :D
 

ZerocoolAstra

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you will get biased comments, which won't really be beneficial.

just let you know in advance :)

I let you know in advance that my opinion is biased.
I would pick the D90.

hope that helps! :)
 

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MarineX

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D90 for me as well.

the link given above is not accurate.
 

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From a Nikon user.... get the D7000.... :lovegrin:.... better value for your $$$.... :thumbsup::p
 

Rashkae

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which would u prefer and why?
pic quality: About the same
lens price: About the same
reputation: D90 is established, but replaced by the D7000. 60D is too new to have a reputation.
body made in where: Does not matter at all.
 

Rashkae

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which would u prefer and why?
pic quality: About the same
lens price: About the same
reputation: D90 is established, but replaced by the D7000. 60D is too new to have a reputation.
body made in where: Does not matter at all.
 

TheoDR

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D90 for me as well.

the link given above is not accurate.
Just realized too that the link is not accurate, was playing around with comparing other cameras. -_-"

TS, maybe you can google for "60D vs D90" for more research. :)
 

daredevil123

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And don't forget, Canon's spot metering (for bodies other than 1D series) is different from Nikon's.

Canon bodies (with exception of 1D series), spot metering means center spot only. For Nikon (all bodies, even D40), spot metering is measured at the AF point selected.
 

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And don't forget, Canon's spot metering (for bodies other than 1D series) is different from Nikon's.

Canon bodies (with exception of 1D series), spot metering means center spot only. For Nikon (all bodies, even D40), spot metering is measured at the AF point selected.
Now then I know that Canon missed out this very important feature. Thanks Daredevil123 for sharing.
From this point, very obvious choice is to choose Nikon. You will need this feature especially for very shallow DOF shots.
 

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Now then I know that Canon missed out this very important feature. Thanks Daredevil123 for sharing.
From this point, very obvious choice is to choose Nikon. You will need this feature especially for very shallow DOF shots.
Well, this is for metering only... not AF. You can still meter with center spot first, hold down AE-L, recompose, then still focus lock using off center AF point.
 

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Now then I know that Canon missed out this very important feature. Thanks Daredevil123 for sharing.
From this point, very obvious choice is to choose Nikon. You will need this feature especially for very shallow DOF shots.
cannot say until like that la... I mean, to most people it is not a deal breaker.
And DOF is to do with focusing, which is not the same as metering.
 

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Now then I know that Canon missed out this very important feature. Thanks Daredevil123 for sharing.
From this point, very obvious choice is to choose Nikon. You will need this feature especially for very shallow DOF shots.
In many years I haven't come across many scenarious where I dearly missed this feature on my Canon systems.
But as long as people just compare feature by feature without understanding the purpose we will many of such questions and 'advices'...
 

Edwin Francis

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Now then I know that Canon missed out this very important feature. Thanks Daredevil123 for sharing.
From this point, very obvious choice is to choose Nikon. You will need this feature especially for very shallow DOF shots.
Very important feature..... yeah right! Well, firstly as others have pointed out, you've misunderstood it's use, but you're forgiven for that. And if you're going to do a feature-by-feature comparison, you have a LONG process ahead of you. Whatever brand you choose will have some advantages (and disadvantages) compared to its competition. And manufacturers try to convince you with fancy trademark acronyms (e.g. USM, SSM, HSM etc - these are all essentially the same)

Based on your criteria (pic quality, lens price, reputation, body made in where), there is no real difference. Each brand has dominated the pro market at different times for different reasons, and each has a great reputation. Rashkae put together a great thread on choosing your DSLR -- read that first (it's a sticky at the top of the Newbie section).

I'd recommend you visiting their respective showrooms and playing around with the cameras you have shortlisted. Ergonomics are very different, and different users have different preferences. By ergonomics I don't just mean the feel of the grip and body, but also whether the controls and user interface 'make sense' to you -- very subjective.
 

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IMO, the SnapSort site is pure rubbish.
Its just a compilation of brochure info for each camera.
Where are the sample photos from each camera to show the real deal?

Try :
http://www.dpreview.com/
http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/COMPS01.HTM


Both cameras are rather close in terms of fast access buttons on body, build quality and features.
In fact for most normal viewing, picture quality will both be good.
The 60D has 18mp if cropping is important and slightly better low light performance.
Only bummer imo is that its a bit 'un-imaginative' as a higher end model with sensor performance so close to the cheaper 550D.


If you are open to other options, look at the D7000 and Pentax K5 as well. They do offer a bit more for the money.
 

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I will say that the 60D might have a higher edge in resale value. There are many people clearing their D90 after upgrading to D7000 or higher model.

Not going to discredit the D90, i think it is a superior body compared to the 60D. The 60D has a really nice feel to it, i personally tried my friends 60D with articulating screen, gives you more creativity and options in your shot. Also the 60D has a superior edge in video taking.
 

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I will say that the 60D might have a higher edge in resale value. There are many people clearing their D90 after upgrading to D7000 or higher model.
It remains to be seen whether this has any noticable positive effect on their pictures.
 

SHoo8

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Well, this is for metering only... not AF. You can still meter with center spot first, hold down AE-L, recompose, then still focus lock using off center AF point.
Hi daredevil123,

Thank you for clearing my mis-interpretion.