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Canon 2000D vs D60

The Canon EOS 2000D (called Canon T7 in some regions) and the Canon EOS-D60 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in February 2018 and February 2002. Both are DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras that are equipped with an APS-C sensor. The 2000D has a resolution of 24 megapixels, whereas the D60 provides 6.3 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Canon 2000D
versus
Canon D60
Canon 2000D Canon D60
Digital single lens reflex Digital single lens reflex
Canon EF mount lenses Canon EF mount lenses
24 MP, APS-C Sensor 6.3 MP, APS-C Sensor
1080/30p Video no Video
ISO 100-6,400 (100 - 12,800) ISO 100-1,000
Optical viewfinder Optical viewfinder
3.0 LCD, 920k dots 1.8 LCD, 114k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
3 shutter flaps per second 3 shutter flaps per second
500 shots per battery charge620 shots per battery charge
129 x 101 x 78 mm, 475 g 150 x 107 x 75 mm, 855 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Canon EOS 2000D and the Canon EOS-D60? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The physical size and weight of the Canon 2000D and the Canon D60 are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Canon 2000D vs Canon D60
Compare 2000D versus D60 top
Comparison 2000D or D60 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Canon D60 is notably larger (23 percent) than the Canon 2000D. Moreover, the D60 is substantially heavier (80 percent) than the 2000D. In this context, it is worth noting that neither the 2000D nor the D60 are weather-sealed.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. In this particular case, both cameras feature the same lens mount, so that they can use the same lenses. You can compare the optics available in the Canon EF Lens Catalog.

Concerning battery life, the 2000D gets 500 shots out of its LP-E10 battery, while the D60 can take 620 images on a single charge of its BP-511 power pack.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. If you would like to visualize and compare a different camera combination, you can navigate to the CAM-parator app and make your selection from a broad list of cameras there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon 2000D 129 mm 101 mm 78 mm 475 g 500 n Feb 2018 449 i
2.
 
Canon D60 150 mm 107 mm 75 mm 855 g 620 n Feb 2002 2,999 i
3.
 
Canon 4000D 129 mm 102 mm 77 mm 436 g 500 n Feb 2018 399 i
4.
 
Canon 77D 131 mm 100 mm 76 mm 540 g 600 n Feb 2017 899 i
5.
 
Canon 200D 122 mm 93 mm 70 mm 453 g 650 n Jun 2017 549 i
6.
 
Canon 800D 131 mm 100 mm 76 mm 532 g 600 n Feb 2017 749 i
7.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II 98 mm 58 mm 31 mm 206 g 235 n Jan 2017 529 i
8.
 
Canon M100 108 mm 67 mm 35 mm 302 g 295 n Aug 2017 499 i
9.
 
Canon 1300D 129 mm 101 mm 78 mm 485 g 500 n Mar 2016 449 i
10.
 
Canon 750D 132 mm 101 mm 78 mm 555 g 440 n Feb 2015 749 i
11.
 
Canon 760D 132 mm 101 mm 78 mm 565 g 440 n Feb 2015 649 i
12.
 
Canon XC10 125 mm 102 mm 122 mm 1040 g 370 n Apr 2015 2,499 i
13.
 
Canon 1200D 130 mm 100 mm 78 mm 480 g 500 n Feb 2014 449 i
14.
 
Canon 40D 146 mm 108 mm 74 mm 822 g 750 n Aug 2007 1,299 i
15.
 
Canon 10D 150 mm 107 mm 75 mm 850 g 500 n Feb 2003 1,999 i
16.
 
Canon Rebel 142 mm 99 mm 72 mm 649 g 400 n Aug 2003 899 i
17.
 
Canon D30 150 mm 107 mm 75 mm 750 g 540 n May 2000 2,999 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The 2000D was launched at a markedly lower price (by 85 percent) than the D60, which puts it into a different market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Both cameras under consideration feature an APS-C sensor, but their sensors differ slightly in size. The sensor area in the D60 is 3 percent bigger. They nevertheless have the same format factor of 1.6. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Canon 2000D and Canon D60 sensor measures

Despite having a slightly smaller sensor, the Canon 2000D offers a higher resolution of 24 megapixels, compared with 6.3 MP of the Canon D60. This megapixels advantage comes at the cost of a higher pixel density and a smaller size of the individual pixel (with a pixel pitch of 3.72μm versus 7.38μm for the D60). However, it should be noted that the 2000D is much more recent (by 16 years) than the D60, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that make it possible to gather light more efficiently.

The resolution advantage of the Canon 2000D implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the 2000D for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 30 x 20 inches or 76.2 x 50.8 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 24 x 16 inches or 61 x 40.6 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 20 x 13.3 inches or 50.8 x 33.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Canon D60 are 15.4 x 10.2 inches or 39 x 26 cm for good quality, 12.3 x 8.2 inches or 31.2 x 20.8 cm for very good quality, and 10.2 x 6.8 inches or 26 x 17.3 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Canon EOS 2000D has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 6400, which can be extended to ISO 100-12800. The corresponding ISO settings for the Canon EOS-D60 are ISO 100 to ISO 1000 (no boost).

2000D versus D60 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). The adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of comparator-cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Canon 2000D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/30p22.611.91009 71
2.
 
Canon D60 APS-C 6.3 3072 2048none...... ..
3.
 
Canon 4000D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p21.911.4695 63
4.
 
Canon 77D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.613.3971 78
5.
 
Canon 200D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.613.41041 79
6.
 
Canon 800D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p...... ..
7.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p21.912.5522 65
8.
 
Canon M100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.512.91272 78
9.
 
Canon 1300D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p...... ..
10.
 
Canon 750D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/30p22.712.0919 71
11.
 
Canon 760D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/30p22.612.0915 70
12.
 
Canon XC10 1-inch 12.0 4000 30004K/30p...... ..
13.
 
Canon 1200D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p21.911.3724 63
14.
 
Canon 40D APS-C 10.1 3888 2592none22.111.3703 64
15.
 
Canon 10D APS-C 6.3 3072 2048none21.110.9571 57
16.
 
Canon Rebel APS-C 6.3 3072 2048none21.010.8544 55
17.
 
Canon D30 APS-C 3.1 2160 1440none...... ..

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. The 2000D indeed provides movie recording capabilities, while the D60 does not. The highest resolution format that the 2000D can use is 1080/30p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. The 2000D and the D60 are similar in the sense that both have an optical viewfinder. The latter is useful for getting a clear image for framing even in brightly lit environments. The viewfinders of both cameras offer the same field of view (95%), but the viewfinder of the D60 has a higher magnification than the one of the 2000D (0.54x vs 0.50x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Canon 2000D and Canon D60 in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Canon 2000Doptical n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
2.
 
Canon D60optical Y 1.8 114 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
3.
 
Canon 4000Doptical n 2.7 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
4.
 
Canon 77Doptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
5.
 
Canon 200Doptical n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
6.
 
Canon 800Doptical n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
7.
 
Canon G9 X Mark IInone n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 8.2 Y Y
8.
 
Canon M100none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.1 Y n
9.
 
Canon 1300Doptical n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
10.
 
Canon 750Doptical n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
11.
 
Canon 760Doptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 Y n
12.
 
Canon XC10none n 3.0 1030 tilting Y 1/2000s 3.8 n Y
13.
 
Canon 1200Doptical n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
14.
 
Canon 40Doptical Y 3.0 230 fixed n 1/8000s 6.5 Y n
15.
 
Canon 10Doptical Y 1.8 118 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
16.
 
Canon Rebeloptical n 1.8 118 fixed n 1/4000s 2.5 Y n
17.
 
Canon D30optical Y 1.8 114 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n

One feature that is present on the D60, but is missing on the 2000D is a top-level LCD. While being, of course, smaller than the rear screen, the control panel conveys some of the essential shooting information and can be convenient for quick and easy settings verification.

The 2000D writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the D60 uses Compact Flash cards.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Canon EOS 2000D and Canon EOS-D60 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Canon 2000DYmonomono--mini2.0YY-
2.
 
Canon D60Y-----1.1---
3.
 
Canon 4000DYmonomono--mini2.0YY-
4.
 
Canon 77DYstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
5.
 
Canon 200DYstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
6.
 
Canon 800DYstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
7.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
8.
 
Canon M100-stereomono--micro2.0YYY
9.
 
Canon 1300DYmonomono--mini2.0YY-
10.
 
Canon 750DYstereomonoY-mini2.0YY-
11.
 
Canon 760DYstereomonoY-mini2.0YY-
12.
 
Canon XC10YstereomonoYYmini2.0YY-
13.
 
Canon 1200DYmonomono--mini2.0---
14.
 
Canon 40DY-----2.0---
15.
 
Canon 10DY-----1.1---
16.
 
Canon RebelY-----1.1---
17.
 
Canon D30Y-----1.0---

It is notable that the 2000D offers wifi support, while the D60 does not. Wifi can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Canon D60 (unlike the 2000D) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

The 2000D is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Canon. In contrast, the D60 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the D60 was succeeded by the Canon 10D. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Canon website.

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Review summary

So how do things add up? Is there a clear favorite between the Canon 2000D and the Canon D60? Which camera is better? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.


Advantages of the Canon EOS 2000D:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (24 vs 6.3MP) with a 95% higher linear resolution.
  • Broader imaging potential: Can record not only still images but also 1080/30p movies.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.0" vs 1.8") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (920k vs 114k dots).
  • More compact: Is smaller (129x101mm vs 150x107mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 380g or 44 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (2.0 vs 1.1).
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (85 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More modern: Reflects 16 years of technical progress since the D60 launch.


Reasons to prefer the Canon EOS-D60:

  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.54x vs 0.50x).
  • Easier setting verification: Features a control panel on top to check shooting parameters.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (620 versus 500) out of a single battery charge.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in February 2002).

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the 2000D is the clear winner of the match-up (11 : 5 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

2000D 11:05 D60

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon 2000D and the Canon D60 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best DSLR Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the 2000D or the D60 perform in practice. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The adjacent summary-table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon 2000D..o..3.5/53.5/5 Feb 2018 449 i
2.
 
Canon D60....+ +o.. Feb 2002 2,999 i
3.
 
Canon 4000D..o..3.5/53.5/5 Feb 2018 399 i
4.
 
Canon 77D4.5/5..82/1004.5/54/5 Feb 2017 899 i
5.
 
Canon 200D4/5+ +78/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2017 549 i
6.
 
Canon 800D4.5/5..80/1004.5/54/5 Feb 2017 749 i
7.
 
Canon G9 X Mark II4/5..75/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2017 529 i
8.
 
Canon M1003/5+..4/53.5/5 Aug 2017 499 i
9.
 
Canon 1300D4/5o73/1004/54/5 Mar 2016 449 i
10.
 
Canon 750D5/5..75/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2015 749 i
11.
 
Canon 760D5/5+77/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2015 649 i
12.
 
Canon XC10....80/100.... Apr 2015 2,499 i
13.
 
Canon 1200D3/5+..4/54.5/5 Feb 2014 449 i
14.
 
Canon 40D..+ ++ +4.5/54.5/5 Aug 2007 1,299 i
15.
 
Canon 10D....+ +.... Feb 2003 1,999 i
16.
 
Canon Rebel....+ +.... Aug 2003 899 i
17.
 
Canon D30....+ +.... May 2000 2,999 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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    Specifications: Canon 2000D vs Canon D60

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Canon 2000D Canon D60
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Canon EF mount lenses Canon EF mount lenses
    Launch Date February 2018 February 2002
    Launch Price USD 449 USD 2,999
    Sensor Specs Canon 2000D Canon D60
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 22.3 x 14.9 mm 22.7 x 15.1 mm
    Sensor Area 332.27 mm2 342.77 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 26.8 mm 27.3 mm
    Crop Factor 1.6x 1.6x
    Sensor Resolution 24 Megapixels 6.3 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 3072 x 2048 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.72 μm 7.38 μm
    Pixel Density 7.22 MP/cm2 1.84 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/30p Video no Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 6,400 ISO 100 - 1,000 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 12,800 ISO no Enhancement
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 71 ..
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 22.6 ..
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 11.9 ..
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 1009 ..
    Screen Specs Canon 2000D Canon D60
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 95% 95%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.50x 0.54x
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 1.8inch
    LCD Resolution 920k dots 114k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Fixed screen
    Shooting Specs Canon 2000D Canon D60
    Focus System Phase-detect AF Phase-detect AF
    Continuous Shooting 3 shutter flaps/s 3 shutter flaps/s
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards CF cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    Connectivity Specs Canon 2000D Canon D60
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 1.1
    HDMI Port mini HDMI no HDMI
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in no Wifi
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in no NFC
    Body Specs Canon 2000D Canon D60
    Battery Type LP-E10 BP-511
    Battery Life (CIPA)500 shots per charge620 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 129 x 101 x 78 mm
    (5.1 x 4.0 x 3.1 in)
    150 x 107 x 75 mm
    (5.9 x 4.2 x 3.0 in)
    Camera Weight 475 g (16.8 oz) 855 g (30.2 oz)

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