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Please help!!! Canon 60D vs Nikon D3300?

 
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Aug 29, 2016 13:59 |  #1

Hey! So I'm looking to get my second camera after borrowing a friend's A6000 for a month. These are my two choices:

Canon 60D for $300, in which I would get a Sigma 17-50 for the lens.

Or:

Nikon D3300 with a kit lens for $350 (I would probably get a 35mm to go with it)

I'm heavily conflicted!! I've spent many hours trying to decide between the two? Which is the stronger camera and what would you do if you were in my shoes? I've heard that the D3300 takes better quality images.

I'm looking to do mainly landscape and general photography (hense the lenses). Some examples can be seen at barton.da.photography on Instagram.

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Sep 28, 2016 22:29 |  #2

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Hey! So I'm looking to get my second camera after borrowing a friend's A6000 for a month. These are my two choices:

Canon 60D for $300, in which I would get a Sigma 17-50 for the lens.

Or:

Nikon D3300 with a kit lens for $350 (I would probably get a 35mm to go with it)

I'm heavily conflicted!! I've spent many hours trying to decide between the two? Which is the stronger camera and what would you do if you were in my shoes? I've heard that the D3300 takes better quality images.

I'm looking to do mainly landscape and general photography (hense the lenses). Some examples can be seen at barton.da.photography on Instagram.

Thanks!!


I cannot comment on the 60D, since I've never owned or used one, but I do own a Nikon D3300. I like it a lot. It's IQ and DR are pretty good for an entry level DSLR. Check my gallery for some D3300 samples.


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Sep 28, 2016 22:57 |  #3

Which feels better for your hand? Which controls feel more natural? To me that is a big part of selecting a brand.


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Sep 29, 2016 05:50 as a reply to  @ Iscariotau's post |  #4

Yes; I agree.
Forget resolution, details, dynamic range, color depth, high ISO noise, metering system and other mumbo-jumbo and just check the camera grip.
By the way, don't forget the ''smell test'' - check if the rubber on the grip smells comfortably.


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Oct 18, 2016 08:26 |  #5

EOS 60D has better viewfinder, pentaprism vs pentamirror for D3300 and better AF, 9 all cross points vs only 1 crosspoint + 10 non for D3300.
The 60D also has an articulated screen AND a top LCD

But if you want a camera that offers superior image quality, DR and more resolution then the D3300 is the clear winner


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Oct 21, 2016 13:09 as a reply to  @ FuturamaJSP's post |  #6

I'm Nikon shooter and I had D3300 in my hands- two of my coworkers have it. D3300 makes better photos then 60D for sure but in this case I would think hard what to get. 60D offers a lot of features and you also get Sigma with it. Is it the new version with OS? I have it on my D7100 and it's wonderfull lens.
I would say in general 60D is a winner.


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Oct 22, 2016 00:06 as a reply to  @ Iscariotau's post |  #7

The 60D has a really deep, nice grip to it and is very user-friendly. I used it for photojournalism for two years with some portrait thrown in. $300 is a nice price and you are getting a lot of camera for the money.

I have never shot a d3300, but my a6000 has a similar sensor and the IQ is very good.


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Oct 25, 2016 09:08 |  #8

I have been a canon shooter for 25 plus years, and have had every crop camera up to the 70d/7D, including a few 60d's.
I sold everything a year ago, and went to Fuji(best image Q for stills) I picked up a Nikon d3300, the d5300, d7000, and currently a d7100 when I need a dslr. In my opinion I find all these better image quality than the 60d, and better bang for the buck than canon. The Nikon kit lens is ok, but I would pick up a 50mm or 35mm, used they go for about $150 ish.
The buy/sell Fredmiranda forum Sells a lot of used Nikon stuff.
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Oct 25, 2016 09:14 |  #9

Another first time poster asking about a camera and then never replies. Something is fishy. Was this a ploy to get hits to a website.


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Oct 25, 2016 13:48 |  #10

mark2009 wrote in post #18166389 (external link)
I have been a canon shooter for 25 plus years, and have had every crop camera up to the 70d/7D, including a few 60d's.
I sold everything a year ago, and went to Fuji(best image Q for stills) I picked up a Nikon d3300, the d5300, d7000, and currently a d7100 when I need a dslr. In my opinion I find all these better image quality than the 60d, and better bang for the buck than canon. The Nikon kit lens is ok, but I would pick up a 50mm or 35mm, used they go for about $150 ish.
The buy/sell Fredmiranda forum Sells a lot of used Nikon stuff.
Good luck.


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For the dslr world I'd probably say the Nikon brand is not a bad thing to buy into for $$$ and image quality from introductory dslr to pro level. Nikon D810 for $2800usd vs 5dmk4 for 3500usd.

Since the OP is not deep into any manufacturer this is where a person can decide without great loss in selling gear.

Crop sensor wise even the aging 16mpx fuji sensor has a big edge over my Canon 80D sensor.


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