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5 Best DSLR Cameras in the US - August 2020

Matthew
Updated 07 July 2020
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5 best DSLR cameras 2020

What DSLR Camera to Buy in July 2020?

Best Buy Great Price
Pentax K50 Nikon D3000 Canon EOS 60D Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Sony Alpha A77
Pentax K50 Nikon D3000 Canon EOS 60D Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Sony Alpha A77
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16.3MP
4928 X 3264
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
51,200
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
10.2MP
3872 X 2592
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3x
OPTICAL ZOOM
3.5
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
18MP
5184 X 3456
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
12,800
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
12.1MP
4000 X 3000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
6,400
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
24.3MP
6000 X 4000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
51,200
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
95
Reviews
94 Reviews + 12 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Value for Money
Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
93
Reviews
106 Reviews + 12 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
94
Reviews
129 Reviews + 13 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Popularity
Quite Popular
67
Value for Money
Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
94
Reviews
97 Reviews + 6 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
95
Reviews
60 Reviews + 5 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A multi award winning and fully featured 660g digital camera. It does not have an image stabiliser, supports Full HD video, has a built-in flash and is dustproof. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has an excellent picture resolution, it produces very good images but bad for video recording. Our review analysis indicates that this camera has brilliant instructions, it's really able to produce good images but bad for video recording. It's a fully featured and multi award winning 485g camera. It has a built-in flash and an optical zoom of, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi. A multi award winning and fully featured 755g camera. It has a built-in flash and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and features multi burst mode. Purchasers report that this camera has an excellent screen, it produces very good images and superb for video recording. A multi award winning and fully featured 386.1g digital camera, with a good price. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, is 3D and supports Full HD video. Our review analysis indicates that it produces good images, compact and good for video recording. Customers report that this digital camera has an excellent autofocus, it's really able to produce good images and superb for video recording. It's a megapixels and multi award winning 647g digital camera, with a very good spec. It does not have an image stabiliser, is 3D, has a GPS and supports Wi-Fi.
Pentax K50 size in context Sony Alpha A77 size in context
9 Reasons For
Dustproof
Full HD Video
A Lot Larger Viewfinder Screen Size
HDMI
Better Kagoo Score
Overall Reviews Are a Little Better
20 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
More Nicely Designed
Has Useful Technical Features
3 Reasons For
Wi-Fi
8 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
Easier to Use
13 Reasons For
48% Bigger Digital Zoom
Larger Viewfinder Screen Size
HDMI
Multi Burst Mode
Bigger Eye Relief
Better Kagoo Score
Cheaper by $270
More Shops Are Selling It
Better Brand
20 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
Has a Better Screen or Viewfinder
Produces Better Quality Photos
Took Good Videos
10 Reasons For
A Lot Lighter
Full HD Video
Touchscreen
HDMI
3D
49% Higher Maximum Playback Zoom
Multi Burst Mode
Better User Reviews
6 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
A Better Size
14 Reasons For
14.1MP Higher Megapixels
Higher Still Image Resolution
Full HD Video
HDMI
3D
GPS
Multi Burst Mode
Wi-Fi
16 More Awards
Expert Reviews Are Moderately Better
Overall Reviews Are Moderately Better
25 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
Has a Better Lens
Better for Sports Photography
17 Reasons Against
Heavier
A Lot Lower Megapixels
12 Times Lower Still Image Resolution
307,800 Pixels Lower Display Resolution
$434 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Over Two Years Older
Fewer Awards
A Little Lower Expert Review Score
Worse Brand
16 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Worse in Terms of Size
Harder to Use
Has a Worse Lens
Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder
Produces Worse Quality Pictures
Worse for Video Capture
25 Reasons Against
98.9g Heavier
Vastly Lower Megapixels
4 Times Lower Still Image Resolution
9x Smaller Digital Zoom
Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
998,800 Pixels Lower Display Resolution
Does Not Have an HDMI
Does Not Have a GPS
Hugely Lower Maximum Playback Zoom
Smaller Eye Relief
480 Less Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
$270 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Over Three Years Older
Fewer Awards
Lower Expert Review Score
A Lot Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
26 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Worse in Terms of Size
Worse Nice Technical Features
Has a Worse Lens That Was Good
Took Good Photos
Took Good Videos
17 Reasons Against
368.9g Heavier
Lower Megapixels
14 Times Lower Still Image Resolution
Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
188,800 Pixels Lower Display Resolution
Lower Maximum Playback Zoom
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
Does Not Feature Bluetooth
Older by Over Two Years
Nine Less Awards
Expert Review Rating is Slightly Worse
User Review Rating is Considerably Worse
32 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Less Nicely Designed
Harder to Use
Worse Well Executed Technical Features
Has a Worse Lens That Was Good
21 Reasons Against
51% Lower Megapixels
Only 1600 X 1064 Still Image Resolution
Not Waterproof
Smaller Digital Zoom
44,800 Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Vastly Lower Display Resolution
Only 320 Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $298
Fewer Sellers
Older by Nine Months
16 Less Awards
Expert Review Rating is Worse
Overall Review Rating is a Bit Worse
Worse Brand
31 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Harder to Use
Has a Worse Lens That Was Good
Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder
Took Good Photos
Worse for Video Capture
14 Reasons Against
29% Heavier
Vastly Smaller Digital Zoom
2.5" Smaller Viewfinder Screen Size
500 Less Battery Life
Does Not Feature Bluetooth
Worse Kagoo Score
$1,049 More Expensive
Less Retailers
Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
18 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder
Took Good Pictures
Worse for Wildlife Photography
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Pentax K50

$663.99
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Pentax K50

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Pentax K50
16.3MP
4928 X 3264
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
51,200
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
660g
3"
SCREEN

The Pentax K50 has a Kagoo Score of 78. With a price tag of $663.99 this digital camera is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Pentax K50 or read our article on whether you should buy a Pentax digital camera.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (16.3MP)
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
High maximum ISO sensitivity (51,200)

A multi award winning and fully featured 660g digital camera. It does not have an image stabiliser, supports Full HD video, has a built-in flash and is dustproof. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has an excellent picture resolution, it produces very good images but bad for video recording.

95
Reviews
94 Reviews + 12 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Value for Money
Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that Pentax K50 has very good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 93%, based on 94 reviews.

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9 Reasons For for Choosing the Pentax K50

Dustproof

The Pentax K50 is dustproof, whereas the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D3000, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A77 are not. More ...

A dustproof digital camera is one that is resistant to dust, and is sealed so that dust and sand can't get into the lens or the mechanics.

A dustproof camera is excellent for shooting in very dry climates or dusty areas, and will prevent accidental damage that would stop a normal camera from working properly.

Full HD Video

The Pentax K50 supports Full HD video, and so do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A77, whereas the Canon EOS 60D and the Nikon D3000 do not. More ...

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

A Lot Larger Viewfinder Screen Size

The Pentax K50 has a viewfinder screen size of 3 (as does the Canon EOS 60D), whereas the Sony Alpha A77 is only a 0.5" viewfinder screen size digital camera (2.5" smaller). More ...

Denotes the size of the viewfinder on the digital camera.

The larger the viewfinder screen on your camera, the easier it will be to use.

HDMI

The Pentax K50 has an HDMI, and so do the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A77, whereas the Nikon D3000 does not. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Better Kagoo Score

The Pentax K50 has received a Kagoo Score of 78, but the Nikon D3000 scored 75, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 77 and the Sony Alpha A77 scored 76.

Overall Reviews Are a Little Better

The average overall review score of the Pentax K50 is 93% based on 71 reviews, but the average rating of the Canon EOS 60D is 89% (based on 129 reviews), the average rating of the Nikon D3000 is 86% (based on 106 reviews) and the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 89% (based on 97 reviews).

20 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Mac World, Photoreview.com.au, CNET.co.uk, Digital Versus, Cameragearguide.com, Pocket Lint, Photo Radar, Ephotozine, Neocamera.com, 01net.com, Clubic.com, Les Numeriques.com, Lydogbillede.dk, Fotoguiden.se, Kamerabild.se, CNET.de, Digitalkamera.de, Saggiamente.com, Webnews.it and Wired.it all gave the Pentax K50 a better review score. More ...

Mac World: Pentax K50 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

Photoreview.com.au: Pentax K50 = 90% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 85%

CNET.co.uk: Pentax K50 = 90% vs Nikon D3000 = 75%

Digital Versus: Pentax K50 = 100% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 80%

Cameragearguide.com: Pentax K50 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 70%

Pocket Lint: Pentax K50 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80%

Photo Radar: Pentax K50 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

Ephotozine: Pentax K50 = 100% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 90%

Neocamera.com: Pentax K50 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

01net.com: Pentax K50 = 100% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

Clubic.com: Pentax K50 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 70%

Les Numeriques.com: Pentax K50 = 100% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 80%

Lydogbillede.dk: Pentax K50 = 100% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 83%

Fotoguiden.se: Pentax K50 = 88% vs Nikon D3000 = 72%

Kamerabild.se: Pentax K50 = 88% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 82%

CNET.de: Pentax K50 = 85% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 75%

Digitalkamera.de: Pentax K50 = 92% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 91%

Saggiamente.com: Pentax K50 = 90% vs Canon EOS 60D = 80%

Webnews.it: Pentax K50 = 83% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 78%

Wired.it: Pentax K50 = 83% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 78%
More Nicely Designed

Our analysis of the Pentax K50 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Pentax K50 was more nicely designed. Several people thought that it was very well designed and was neat.

Has Useful Technical Features

Our analysis of the Pentax K50 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Pentax K50 has useful technical features. Several people thought that it had brilliant features and had a powerful motor.

17 Reasons Against for Choosing the Pentax K50

Heavier

The Pentax K50 is a 660 digital camera. That's 95g lighter than the Canon EOS 60D (755g), 175g heavier than the Nikon D3000 (485g), 273.9g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (386.1g) and 13g heavier than the Sony Alpha A77 (647g). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

A Lot Lower Megapixels

The Pentax K50 has a megapixels of 16.3, however the Canon EOS 60D is an 18MP digital camera (1.7MP higher), the Nikon D3000 is a 10.2MP digital camera (6.1MP lower), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 12.1MP digital camera (4.2MP lower) and the Sony Alpha A77 is a 24.3MP digital camera (8MP higher). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

12 Times Lower Still Image Resolution

The Pentax K50 supports a still image resolution of 1728 x 1152, which is 3 times lower still image resolution as the Nikon D3000 (2896 x 1944) and 12 times lower still image resolution as the Sony Alpha A77 (12416 x 1856). More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

307,800 Pixels Lower Display Resolution

The Pentax K50 has a display resolution of 921, whereas the Canon EOS 60D is a 1,040,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (119,000 pixels higher), the Nikon D3000 is a 230,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (691,000 pixels lower), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 460,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (461,000 pixels lower) and the Sony Alpha A77 is a 1,228,800 Pixels display resolution digital camera (307,800 pixels higher). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

$434 More Expensive

The Pentax K50 is more expensive than the Canon EOS 60D by $434, more expensive than the Nikon D3000 by $164 and more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 by $136.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 retailer sell the Pentax K50, however 3 retailers sell the Canon EOS 60D. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over Two Years Older

The Pentax K50 is older than the Canon EOS 60D by five months, older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 by 22 months and older than the Sony Alpha A77 by three years.

Fewer Awards

Whilst the Pentax K50 has received 12 awards, the Canon EOS 60D has received 13 awards and the Sony Alpha A77 has received 22 awards.

A Little Lower Expert Review Score

The Pentax K50 has an average expert rating of 86%, but the Sony Alpha A77 has an average expert rating of 87% (based on 168 reviews).

Worse Brand

Pentax digital cameras have an average rating of only 81.9%, however Canon has an average rating of 95%, Nikon has an average rating of 90.2%, Panasonic has an average rating of 86.2% and Sony has an average rating of 88.1%.

16 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Practicalphotography.com, PC Mag, Macworld.co.uk, T3.com, Expert Reviews, What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Amateurphotographer.co.uk, DP Review, Testnumerique.fr, Digitalfoto.dk, Ljudochbild.se, Digitalfotoforalla.se, Chip.de, Magnus.de and Lydogbilde.no all gave the Pentax K50 a lower review score. More ...

Practicalphotography.com: Pentax K50 = 80% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 100%

PC Mag: Pentax K50 = 70% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 90%

Macworld.co.uk: Pentax K50 = 80% vs Canon EOS 60D = 100%

T3.com: Pentax K50 = 80% vs Canon EOS 60D = 100%

Expert Reviews: Pentax K50 = 60% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 80%

What Digital Camera: Pentax K50 = 90% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 92%

PhotographyBlog.com: Pentax K50 = 90% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 100%

Amateurphotographer.co.uk: Pentax K50 = 85% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 100%

DP Review: Pentax K50 = 83% vs Nikon D3000 = 90%

Testnumerique.fr: Pentax K50 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%

Digitalfoto.dk: Pentax K50 = 89% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 90%

Ljudochbild.se: Pentax K50 = 83% vs Canon EOS 60D = 100%

Digitalfotoforalla.se: Pentax K50 = 89% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 90%

Chip.de: Pentax K50 = 92% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 95%

Magnus.de: Pentax K50 = 74% vs Canon EOS 60D = 75%

Lydogbilde.no: Pentax K50 = 83% vs Canon EOS 60D = 100%
Worse in Terms of Size

Our analysis of the Pentax K50 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Pentax K50 was worse in terms of size.

Harder to Use

The Pentax K50 reviewers thought the Pentax K50 was harder to use.

Has a Worse Lens

On average reviewers thought the Pentax K50 has a worse lens.

Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Pentax K50 has a worse screen or viewfinder.

Produces Worse Quality Pictures

The Pentax K50 reviewers thought the Pentax K50 produces worse quality pictures.

Worse for Video Capture

On average reviewers thought the Pentax K50 was worse for video capture.

The Pentax K50 is 132.08mm wide, 96.52mm tall, 73.66mm deep and weighs 660g.

Pentax K50 front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the K50 in the US is $663.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Nikon D3000

$499.95
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Nikon D3000

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Nikon D3000
10.2MP
3872 X 2592
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3x
OPTICAL ZOOM
3.5
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
485g
1x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

The Nikon D3000 has a Kagoo Score of 75. With a price tag of $499.95 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Nikon D3000 or read our article on whether you should buy a Nikon digital camera.

Features We Love:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Supports Wi-Fi
Built-in flash

Our review analysis indicates that this camera has brilliant instructions, it's really able to produce good images but bad for video recording. It's a fully featured and multi award winning 485g camera. It has a built-in flash and an optical zoom of, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi.

93
Reviews
106 Reviews + 12 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Value for Money
Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Nikon D3000 has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 86%, based on 106 reviews.

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3 Reasons For for Choosing the Nikon D3000

Wi-Fi

The Nikon D3000 supports Wi-Fi, and so does the Sony Alpha A77, but the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K50 do not. More ...

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

8 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

DP Review, Photoreview.com.au, Photo Radar, Neocamera.com, Expert Reviews, Testnumerique.fr, Erenumerique.fr and Mydigitalphotos.dk all gave the Nikon D3000 a better review score. More ...

DP Review: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 81%

Photoreview.com.au: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 85%

Photo Radar: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

Neocamera.com: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

Expert Reviews: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Pentax K50 = 60%

Testnumerique.fr: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Pentax K50 = 80%

Erenumerique.fr: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%

Mydigitalphotos.dk: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80%
Easier to Use

The Nikon D3000 reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 was easier to use. Over 10 people thought that it was very easy to use and several people thought that it also had outstanding controls and had a good interface.

25 Reasons Against for Choosing the Nikon D3000

98.9g Heavier

The Nikon D3000 is a 485 digital camera. That's 270g lighter than the Canon EOS 60D (755g), 98.9g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (386.1g), 175g lighter than the Pentax K50 (660g) and 162g lighter than the Sony Alpha A77 (647g). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Vastly Lower Megapixels

The Nikon D3000 has a megapixels of 10.2, however the Canon EOS 60D is an 18MP digital camera (7.8MP higher), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 12.1MP digital camera (1.9MP higher), the Pentax K50 is a 16.3MP digital camera (6.1MP higher) and the Sony Alpha A77 is a 24.3MP digital camera (14.1MP higher). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

4 Times Lower Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D3000 supports a still image resolution of 2896 x 1944, which is 4 times lower still image resolution as the Sony Alpha A77 (12416 x 1856). More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

9x Smaller Digital Zoom

The Nikon D3000 has a digital zoom of 1, but the Canon EOS 60D is a 10x digital zoom digital camera (9x bigger) and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A77 are both 4x digital zoom digital cameras (3x bigger). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Nikon D3000 is only 3 maximum ISO speed, but the Canon EOS 60D is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 higher), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 higher) and the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A77 are both 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital cameras (48,000 higher). More ...

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

998,800 Pixels Lower Display Resolution

The Nikon D3000 has a display resolution of 230, whereas the Canon EOS 60D is a 1,040,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (810,000 pixels higher), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 460,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (230,000 pixels higher), the Pentax K50 is a 921,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (691,000 pixels higher) and the Sony Alpha A77 is a 1,228,800 Pixels display resolution digital camera (998,800 pixels higher). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Nikon D3000 does not have an HDMI, however the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A77 have this feature. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon D3000 does not have a GPS, but the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A77 do. More ...

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Hugely Lower Maximum Playback Zoom

The Nikon D3000 has a maximum playback zoom of 1, but the Canon EOS 60D is a 10x maximum playback zoom digital camera (9x higher) and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 16x maximum playback zoom digital camera (15x higher). More ...

The 'playback zoom' attribute denotes how much you can enlarge photos and videos when viewing them on the cameras digital screen.

A larger playback zoom allows you to zoom in closer on details of your shots, allowing you to better analyse them and pick out any faults or issues before you transfer them to a computer.

Smaller Eye Relief

Nikon D3000 is only 18 Eye relief. That's 4mm smaller than the Canon EOS 60D (22mm). More ...

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

480 Less Battery Life

The Nikon D3000 is a digital camera that takes 500 battery life, whereas the Pentax K50 only takes 980 battery life. More ...

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Nikon D3000 has received a Kagoo Score of 75, but the Canon EOS 60D scored 78, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 77, the Pentax K50 scored 78 and the Sony Alpha A77 scored 76.

$270 More Expensive

The Nikon D3000 is more expensive than the Canon EOS 60D by $270.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 retailer sell the Nikon D3000, however 3 shops sell the Canon EOS 60D. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over Three Years Older

The Nikon D3000 is older than the Canon EOS 60D by 14 months, older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 by three years, older than the Pentax K50 by nine months and older than the Sony Alpha A77 by three years.

Fewer Awards

Whilst the Nikon D3000 has received 12 awards, the Canon EOS 60D has received 13 awards and the Sony Alpha A77 has received 22 awards.

Lower Expert Review Score

The Nikon D3000 has an average expert rating of 80%, but the Canon EOS 60D has an average expert rating of 85% (based on 122 reviews), the Pentax K50 has an average expert rating of 86% (based on 71 reviews) and the Sony Alpha A77 has an average expert rating of 87% (based on 168 reviews).

A Lot Lower User Review Score

The Nikon D3000 has an average user rating of 89%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 11 reviews) and the Sony Alpha A77 has an average user rating of 95% (based on 101 reviews).

Worse Brand

Nikon digital cameras have an average rating of only 90.2%, however Canon has an average rating of 95%.

26 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Digitalartsonline.co.uk, Macworld.co.uk, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, Camera Labs, PC Mag, CNET.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.co.uk, Stuff.tv, PhotographyBlog.com, Pocket Lint, CNET.com.au, Good Gear Guide.com.au, Techadvisor.co.uk, Ephotozine, Practicalphotography.com, Les Numeriques.com, 01net.com, Fotoguiden.se, Kamerabild.se, M3.idg.se, Parentesis.com, Betabuzz.de, Digitalkamera.de and Lydogbilde.no all gave the Nikon D3000 a lower review score. More ...

Digitalartsonline.co.uk: Nikon D3000 = 70% vs Canon EOS 60D = 80%

Macworld.co.uk: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Canon EOS 60D = 100%

Expert Reviews: Nikon D3000 = 60% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 80%

Digital Versus: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Pentax K50 = 100%

Camera Labs: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 91%

PC Mag: Nikon D3000 = 60% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 90%

CNET.com: Nikon D3000 = 73% vs Canon EOS 60D = 81%

What Digital Camera: Nikon D3000 = 86% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 92%

CNET.co.uk: Nikon D3000 = 75% vs Pentax K50 = 90%

Stuff.tv: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 100%

PhotographyBlog.com: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 100%

Pocket Lint: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 90%

CNET.com.au: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 83%

Good Gear Guide.com.au: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%

Techadvisor.co.uk: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Canon EOS 60D = 90%

Ephotozine: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 90%

Practicalphotography.com: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 100%

Les Numeriques.com: Nikon D3000 = 60% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 80%

01net.com: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 100%

Fotoguiden.se: Nikon D3000 = 72% vs Pentax K50 = 88%

Kamerabild.se: Nikon D3000 = 72% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 82%

M3.idg.se: Nikon D3000 = 70% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 80%

Parentesis.com: Nikon D3000 = 60% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 70%

Betabuzz.de: Nikon D3000 = 77% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 95%

Digitalkamera.de: Nikon D3000 = 84% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 91%

Lydogbilde.no: Nikon D3000 = 83% vs Canon EOS 60D = 100%
Worse in Terms of Size

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Nikon D3000 was worse in terms of size.

Worse Nice Technical Features

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Nikon D3000 was worse nice technical features.

Has a Worse Lens That Was Good

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Nikon D3000 has a worse lens that was good.

Took Good Photos

The Nikon D3000 reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 took good photos.

Took Good Videos

Our analysis of the Nikon D3000 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 took good videos.

The cheapest price that we could find for the D3000 in the US is $499.95 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Canon EOS 60D

$229.95
CW Media Pro

Canon EOS 60D

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Canon EOS 60D
18MP
5184 X 3456
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
12,800
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
755g
10x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

The Canon EOS 60D has a Kagoo Score of 78. With a price tag of $229.95 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Canon EOS 60D or read our article on whether you should buy a Canon digital camera.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (18MP)
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
High maximum ISO sensitivity (12,800)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used

A multi award winning and fully featured 755g camera. It has a built-in flash and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and features multi burst mode. Purchasers report that this camera has an excellent screen, it produces very good images and superb for video recording.

94
Reviews
129 Reviews + 13 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Popularity
Quite Popular
67
Value for Money
Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Purchasers report that Canon EOS 60D has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 89%, based on 129 reviews.

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13 Reasons For for Choosing the Canon EOS 60D

48% Bigger Digital Zoom

The Canon EOS 60D is a 10 digital zoom digital camera. That's 9x bigger than the Nikon D3000 (1x) and 6x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A77 (4x). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Larger Viewfinder Screen Size

The Canon EOS 60D is a 3 viewfinder screen size digital camera, and so does the Pentax K50. That's 2.5" larger than the Sony Alpha A77 (0.5"). More ...

Denotes the size of the viewfinder on the digital camera.

The larger the viewfinder screen on your camera, the easier it will be to use.

HDMI

The Canon EOS 60D has an HDMI (as do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A77), whereas the Nikon D3000 does not have this feature. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Multi Burst Mode

The Canon EOS 60D features multi burst mode (as do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A77), whereas the Nikon D3000 and the Pentax K50 do not feature this benefit. More ...

'Multi burst mode' is a special setting on a digital camera to allow it to take multiple photos in very quick succession at a single button press.

Burst mode is very helpful for sports photography, or any time where you are trying to capture a fast-moving subject.

Bigger Eye Relief

Canon EOS 60D is 22 Eye relief, but the Nikon D3000 is only an 18mm Eye relief digital camera (4mm smaller). More ...

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

Better Kagoo Score

The Canon EOS 60D has received a Kagoo Score of 78, but the Nikon D3000 scored 75, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 77 and the Sony Alpha A77 scored 76.

Cheaper by $270

The Canon EOS 60D costs $229.95, whereas the Nikon D3000 is $499.95, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is $527.99, the Pentax K50 is $663.99 and the Sony Alpha A77 is $1,279.06.

More Shops Are Selling It

A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.

Better Brand

Canon digital cameras have an average rating of 95%, however Nikon only has an average rating of 90.2%, Panasonic only has an average rating of 86.2%, Pentax only has an average rating of 81.9% and Sony only has an average rating of 88.1%.

20 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Stuff.tv, Theregister.co.uk, Macworld.co.uk, Expert Reviews, Pcworld.com_techhive.com, CNET.com, T3.com, Mac World, Digitalartsonline.co.uk, CNET.co.uk, Techadvisor.co.uk, Good Gear Guide.com.au, Photo Radar, Digitalfoto.dk, Digitalfotoforalla.se, Ljudochbild.se, Fotohits.de, Magnus.de, Lydogbilde.no and Webnews.it all gave the Canon EOS 60D a better review score. More ...

Stuff.tv: Canon EOS 60D = 100% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80%

Theregister.co.uk: Canon EOS 60D = 85% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 75%

Macworld.co.uk: Canon EOS 60D = 100% vs Pentax K50 = 80%

Expert Reviews: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Pentax K50 = 60%

Pcworld.com_techhive.com: Canon EOS 60D = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

CNET.com: Canon EOS 60D = 81% vs Nikon D3000 = 73%

T3.com: Canon EOS 60D = 100% vs Pentax K50 = 80%

Mac World: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

Digitalartsonline.co.uk: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Nikon D3000 = 70%

CNET.co.uk: Canon EOS 60D = 90% vs Nikon D3000 = 75%

Techadvisor.co.uk: Canon EOS 60D = 90% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 80%

Good Gear Guide.com.au: Canon EOS 60D = 85% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

Photo Radar: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

Digitalfoto.dk: Canon EOS 60D = 92% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 90%

Digitalfotoforalla.se: Canon EOS 60D = 91% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 90%

Ljudochbild.se: Canon EOS 60D = 100% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 83%

Fotohits.de: Canon EOS 60D = 97% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 87%

Magnus.de: Canon EOS 60D = 75% vs Pentax K50 = 74%

Lydogbilde.no: Canon EOS 60D = 100% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 83%

Webnews.it: Canon EOS 60D = 83% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 78%
Has a Better Screen or Viewfinder

The Canon EOS 60D reviewers thought the Canon EOS 60D has a better screen or viewfinder. More than 10 people thought that it had a brilliant screen.

Produces Better Quality Photos

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Canon EOS 60D produces better quality photos. More than 40 people thought that it was very able to produce good images and more than 10 people thought that it also had a very good picture resolution. Looking through the reviews we also noticed that several people thought that it had a superb ISO range and was excellent in low light.

Took Good Videos

The Canon EOS 60D reviewers thought the Canon EOS 60D took good videos. Over 30 people thought that it was outstanding for video recording.

17 Reasons Against for Choosing the Canon EOS 60D

368.9g Heavier

The Canon EOS 60D has a weight of 755, whereas the Nikon D3000 is a 485g digital camera (270g lighter), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 386.1g digital camera (368.9g lighter), the Pentax K50 is a 660g digital camera (95g lighter) and the Sony Alpha A77 is a 647g digital camera (108g lighter). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Lower Megapixels

The Canon EOS 60D is an 18 digital camera. That's 7.8MP higher than the Nikon D3000 (10.2MP), 5.9MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (12.1MP), 1.7MP higher than the Pentax K50 (16.3MP) and 6.3MP lower than the Sony Alpha A77 (24.3MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

14 Times Lower Still Image Resolution

The Canon EOS 60D supports a still image resolution of 1280 x 1280, however the Nikon D3000 supports a still image resolution of 2896 x 1944, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports a still image resolution of 1600 x 1064, the Pentax K50 supports a still image resolution of 1728 x 1152 and the Sony Alpha A77 supports a still image resolution of 12416 x 1856. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Canon EOS 60D is only 12 maximum ISO speed. That's 9,600 higher than the Nikon D3000 (3,200), 6,400 higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (6,400) and 38,400 lower than the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A77 (51,200). More ...

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

188,800 Pixels Lower Display Resolution

The Canon EOS 60D is a 1 display resolution digital camera. That's 810,000 pixels higher than the Nikon D3000 (230,000 Pixels), 580,000 pixels higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (460,000 Pixels), 119,000 pixels higher than the Pentax K50 (921,000 Pixels) and 188,800 pixels lower than the Sony Alpha A77 (1,228,800 Pixels). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

Lower Maximum Playback Zoom

The Canon EOS 60D is a 10 maximum playback zoom digital camera. That's 9x higher than the Nikon D3000 (1x) and 6x lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (16x). More ...

The 'playback zoom' attribute denotes how much you can enlarge photos and videos when viewing them on the cameras digital screen.

A larger playback zoom allows you to zoom in closer on details of your shots, allowing you to better analyse them and pick out any faults or issues before you transfer them to a computer.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon EOS 60D does not support Wi-Fi, whereas the Nikon D3000, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A77 do. More ...

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Canon EOS 60D does not feature bluetooth (As does the the Sony Alpha A77), however the Nikon D3000, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K50 do. More ...

Bluetooth is a communication standard used to wirelessly transfer data between devices. In a digital camera, it is used to send photos between the camera and mobile phones and tablets, or to control external peripherals (such as flashes).

Bluetooth is a necessity to use certain modern camera peripherals, so without this tech you will be limited with what extras you can use.

Older by Over Two Years

The Canon EOS 60D is 17 months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and two years older than the Sony Alpha A77.

Nine Less Awards

The Canon EOS 60D has only received 13 awards, however the Sony Alpha A77 has received 22 awards.

Expert Review Rating is Slightly Worse

The Canon EOS 60D has an average expert score of 85%, but the Pentax K50 has an average expert rating of 86% (based on 71 reviews) and the Sony Alpha A77 has an average expert rating of 87% (based on 168 reviews).

User Review Rating is Considerably Worse

The Canon EOS 60D has an average user score of 89%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 11 reviews) and the Sony Alpha A77 has an average user rating of 95% (based on 101 reviews).

32 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Practicalphotography.com, Hardwarezone.com.ph, Digital Versus, About.com, Pocket Lint, Digitaltrends.com, PC Mag, What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, CNET.com.au, Asia.cnet.com, Photoreview.com.au, Camera Labs, Amateurphotographer.co.uk, DP Review, 01net.com, Erenumerique.fr, Les Numeriques.com, Testnumerique.fr, Tweakers.net, Fotoguiden.se, Kamerabild.se, Parentesis.com, CNET.de, Digitalkamera.de, Chip.de, Computerbild.de, Fotohits.de, Betabuzz.de, Saggiamente.com and Wired.it all gave the Canon EOS 60D a lower review score. More ...

Practicalphotography.com: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 100%

Hardwarezone.com.ph: Canon EOS 60D = 85% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90%

Digital Versus: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Pentax K50 = 100%

About.com: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90%

Pocket Lint: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 90%

Digitaltrends.com: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 85%

PC Mag: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 90%

What Digital Camera: Canon EOS 60D = 91% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 92%

PhotographyBlog.com: Canon EOS 60D = 90% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 100%

Ephotozine: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 90%

CNET.com.au: Canon EOS 60D = 82% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 83%

Asia.cnet.com: Canon EOS 60D = 78% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 82%

Photoreview.com.au: Canon EOS 60D = 88% vs Pentax K50 = 90%

Camera Labs: Canon EOS 60D = 87% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 91%

Amateurphotographer.co.uk: Canon EOS 60D = 86% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 100%

DP Review: Canon EOS 60D = 79% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 81%

01net.com: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 100%

Erenumerique.fr: Canon EOS 60D = 85% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 90%

Les Numeriques.com: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Pentax K50 = 100%

Testnumerique.fr: Canon EOS 60D = 85% vs Nikon D3000 = 90%

Tweakers.net: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 100%

Fotoguiden.se: Canon EOS 60D = 86% vs Pentax K50 = 88%

Kamerabild.se: Canon EOS 60D = 86% vs Pentax K50 = 88%

Parentesis.com: Canon EOS 60D = 70% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90%

CNET.de: Canon EOS 60D = 81% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 85%

Digitalkamera.de: Canon EOS 60D = 87% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 91%

Chip.de: Canon EOS 60D = 93% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 95%

Computerbild.de: Canon EOS 60D = 88% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 100%

Fotohits.de: Canon EOS 60D = 85% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 87%

Betabuzz.de: Canon EOS 60D = 85% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 95%

Saggiamente.com: Canon EOS 60D = 80% vs Pentax K50 = 90%

Wired.it: Canon EOS 60D = 81% vs Pentax K50 = 83%
Less Nicely Designed

On average reviewers thought the Canon EOS 60D was less nicely designed.

Harder to Use

On average reviewers thought the Canon EOS 60D was harder to use.

Worse Well Executed Technical Features

The Canon EOS 60D reviewers thought the Canon EOS 60D was worse well executed technical features.

Has a Worse Lens That Was Good

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Canon EOS 60D has a worse lens that was good.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

$527.99
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
12.1MP
4000 X 3000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
6,400
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
386.1g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a Kagoo Score of 77. With a price tag of $527.99 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 or read our article on whether you should buy a Panasonic digital camera.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Image stabiliser
3D
Touchscreen
Supports Full HD video

A multi award winning and fully featured 386.1g digital camera, with a good price. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, is 3D and supports Full HD video. Our review analysis indicates that it produces good images, compact and good for video recording.

94
Reviews
97 Reviews + 6 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with an average overall rating of 89%, based on 97 reviews.

What Digital Camera Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
Ephotozine Highly Recommended
Trusted Reviews Recommended
Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice
parentesis.com Editor's Choice

10 Reasons For for Choosing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

A Lot Lighter

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a weight of 386.1, however the Canon EOS 60D is a 755g digital camera (368.9g heavier), the Nikon D3000 is a 485g digital camera (98.9g heavier), the Pentax K50 is a 660g digital camera (273.9g heavier) and the Sony Alpha A77 is a 647g digital camera (260.9g heavier). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Full HD Video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports Full HD video (as do the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A77), however the Canon EOS 60D and the Nikon D3000 do not support this feature. More ...

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

Touchscreen

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a touchscreen, whereas the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D3000, the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A77 do not. More ...

On a camera, this means that the digital display on the back of the camera is touch-sensitive, rather than relying on buttons.

Touchscreens are easier and more intuitive to control.

HDMI

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an HDMI (as do the Canon EOS 60D, the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A77), however the Nikon D3000 does not have this feature. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

3D

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 3D digital camera (as is the Sony Alpha A77), but the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D3000 and the Pentax K50 are not. More ...

3D compatible cameras can take 3D photos with varying degrees of success. Cameras with 2 lenses will generally be able to capture the best 3D pictures.

3D pictures allow you to capture the feel of a place better than a 2D picture could. However you will need a 3D compatible screen to appreciate the results.

49% Higher Maximum Playback Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 16 maximum playback zoom digital camera. That's 6x higher than the Canon EOS 60D (10x) and 15x higher than the Nikon D3000 (1x). More ...

The 'playback zoom' attribute denotes how much you can enlarge photos and videos when viewing them on the cameras digital screen.

A larger playback zoom allows you to zoom in closer on details of your shots, allowing you to better analyse them and pick out any faults or issues before you transfer them to a computer.

Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 features multi burst mode (as do the Canon EOS 60D and the Sony Alpha A77), however the Nikon D3000 and the Pentax K50 do not feature this benefit. More ...

'Multi burst mode' is a special setting on a digital camera to allow it to take multiple photos in very quick succession at a single button press.

Burst mode is very helpful for sports photography, or any time where you are trying to capture a fast-moving subject.

Better User Reviews

Based on 11 user reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an average review score of 100%, whereas the Canon EOS 60D has an average rating of 89% (based on 7 reviews), the Nikon D3000 has an average rating of 89% (based on 13 reviews) and the Sony Alpha A77 has an average rating of 95% (based on 101 reviews).

6 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

About.com, Good Gear Guide.com.au, Hardwarezone.com.ph, CNET.co.uk, Chip.com.tr and Parentesis.com all gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 a better review score. More ...

About.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90% vs Canon EOS 60D = 80%

Good Gear Guide.com.au: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

Hardwarezone.com.ph: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90% vs Canon EOS 60D = 85%

CNET.co.uk: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90% vs Nikon D3000 = 75%

Chip.com.tr: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 84%

Parentesis.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 70%
A Better Size

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 was a better size. More than 20 people thought that it was compact and several people thought that it was also a brilliant body shape, was a good size and was lightweight.

21 Reasons Against for Choosing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

51% Lower Megapixels

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 12.1 digital camera. That's 5.9MP lower than the Canon EOS 60D (18MP), 1.9MP higher than the Nikon D3000 (10.2MP), 4.2MP lower than the Pentax K50 (16.3MP) and 12.2MP lower than the Sony Alpha A77 (24.3MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Only 1600 X 1064 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports a still image resolution of 1600 x 1064, but the Nikon D3000 supports a still image resolution of 2896 x 1944, the Pentax K50 supports a still image resolution of 1728 x 1152 and the Sony Alpha A77 supports a still image resolution of 12416 x 1856. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Not Waterproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is not waterproof, however the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D3000, the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A77 are. More ...

Waterproof compacts or tough / rugged compacts allow you to take shots in all sorts of weather conditions and even take your camera snorkelling with you. Make sure to check the depth the camera can be used to if you intend to use it underwater at greater depths of for extended periods of time.

Waterproof compacts or tough / rugged compacts allow you to take shots in all sorts of weather conditions and even take your camera snorkelling with you.

Smaller Digital Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 4 digital zoom digital camera, and so does the Sony Alpha A77. That's 6x smaller than the Canon EOS 60D (10x) and 3x bigger than the Nikon D3000 (1x). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

44,800 Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 6 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 6,400 lower than the Canon EOS 60D (12,800), 3,200 higher than the Nikon D3000 (3,200) and 44,800 lower than the Pentax K50 and the Sony Alpha A77 (51,200). More ...

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

Vastly Lower Display Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 460 display resolution digital camera. That's 580,000 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 60D (1,040,000 Pixels), 230,000 pixels higher than the Nikon D3000 (230,000 Pixels), 461,000 pixels lower than the Pentax K50 (921,000 Pixels) and 768,800 pixels lower than the Sony Alpha A77 (1,228,800 Pixels). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

Only 320 Battery Life

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 takes 320 battery life, however the Nikon D3000 only takes 500 battery life, the Pentax K50 only takes 980 battery life and the Sony Alpha A77 only takes 480 battery life. More ...

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has received a Kagoo Score of 77, whereas the Canon EOS 60D scored 78 and the Pentax K50 scored 78.

More Expensive by $298

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is $298 more expensive than the Canon EOS 60D and $28 more expensive than the Nikon D3000.

Fewer Sellers

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is only stocked by 1 shop, but the Canon EOS 60D is stocked by 3 stores. More ...

The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by Nine Months

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is nine months older than the Sony Alpha A77.

16 Less Awards

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has only received 6 awards, but the Canon EOS 60D has received 13 awards, the Nikon D3000 has received 12 awards, the Pentax K50 has received 12 awards and the Sony Alpha A77 has received 22 awards.

Expert Review Rating is Worse

The average expert rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 80%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon EOS 60D is 85% (based on 122 reviews), the Pentax K50 is 86% (based on 71 reviews) and the Sony Alpha A77 is 87% (based on 168 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is a Bit Worse

The average overall rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 89%, whereas the average overall rating of the Pentax K50 is 93% (based on 71 reviews) and the Sony Alpha A77 is 93% (based on 269 reviews).

Worse Brand

Panasonic digital cameras have an average rating of only 86.2%, but Canon has an average rating of 95%, Nikon has an average rating of 90.2% and Sony has an average rating of 88.1%.

31 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Ephotozine, Mac World, Pcworld.com_techhive.com, Theregister.co.uk, Macworld.co.uk, Cameragearguide.com, Digital Versus, Expert Reviews, What Digital Camera, Photoreview.com.au, Stuff.tv, Pocket Lint, PhotographyBlog.com, Photo Radar, Neocamera.com, Clubic.com, Erenumerique.fr, Les Numeriques.com, Testnumerique.fr, Mydigitalphotos.dk, Digitalfoto.dk, Log.com.tr, Digitalfotoforalla.se, Ljudochbild.se, Kamerabild.se, Digitalkamera.de, Chip.de, CNET.de, Lydogbilde.no, Wired.it and Webnews.it all gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 a lower review score. More ...

Ephotozine: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90% vs Pentax K50 = 100%

Mac World: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60% vs Pentax K50 = 80%

Pcworld.com_techhive.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 90%

Theregister.co.uk: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 75% vs Canon EOS 60D = 85%

Macworld.co.uk: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Canon EOS 60D = 100%

Cameragearguide.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 70% vs Pentax K50 = 90%

Digital Versus: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Pentax K50 = 100%

Expert Reviews: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 80%

What Digital Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 87% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 92%

Photoreview.com.au: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Pentax K50 = 90%

Stuff.tv: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 100%

Pocket Lint: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 90%

PhotographyBlog.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 100%

Photo Radar: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60% vs Pentax K50 = 80%

Neocamera.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60% vs Pentax K50 = 80%

Clubic.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 70% vs Pentax K50 = 80%

Erenumerique.fr: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 90%

Les Numeriques.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Pentax K50 = 100%

Testnumerique.fr: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Nikon D3000 = 90%

Mydigitalphotos.dk: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Nikon D3000 = 90%

Digitalfoto.dk: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 90%

Log.com.tr: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 93% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 100%

Digitalfotoforalla.se: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 90%

Ljudochbild.se: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 83% vs Canon EOS 60D = 100%

Kamerabild.se: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 66% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 82%

Digitalkamera.de: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 87% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 91%

Chip.de: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 73% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 95%

CNET.de: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 75% vs Sony Alpha A77 = 85%

Lydogbilde.no: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 83% vs Canon EOS 60D = 100%

Wired.it: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 78% vs Pentax K50 = 83%

Webnews.it: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 78% vs Pentax K50 = 83%
Harder to Use

On average reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 was harder to use.

Has a Worse Lens That Was Good

Our analysis of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a worse lens that was good.

Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder

On average reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a worse screen or viewfinder.

Took Good Photos

On average reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 took good photos.

Worse for Video Capture

Our analysis of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 was worse for video capture.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Lumix DMC-GF2 in the US is $527.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Sony Alpha A77

$1,279.06
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Sony Alpha A77

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Sony Alpha A77
24.3MP
6000 X 4000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
51,200
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
647g
3"
SCREEN
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM

The Sony Alpha A77 has a Kagoo Score of 76. However with a price tag of $1,279.06 this digital camera is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Sony Alpha A77 or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony digital camera.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (24.3MP)
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
High maximum ISO sensitivity (51,200)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used

Customers report that this digital camera has an excellent autofocus, it's really able to produce good images and superb for video recording. It's a megapixels and multi award winning 647g digital camera, with a very good spec. It does not have an image stabiliser, is 3D, has a GPS and supports Wi-Fi.

95
Reviews
60 Reviews + 5 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Owners report that Sony Alpha A77 has great expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others.

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14 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony Alpha A77

14.1MP Higher Megapixels

The Sony Alpha A77 has a megapixels of 24.3, whereas the Canon EOS 60D is only an 18MP digital camera (6.3MP lower), the Nikon D3000 is only a 10.2MP digital camera (14.1MP lower), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (12.2MP lower) and the Pentax K50 is only a 16.3MP digital camera (8MP lower). More ...

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Higher Still Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A77 supports a still image resolution of 12416 x 1856, which is 14 times higher still image resolution as the Canon EOS 60D (1280 x 1280), 4 times higher still image resolution as the Nikon D3000 (2896 x 1944), 14 times higher still image resolution as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (1600 x 1064) and 12 times higher still image resolution as the Pentax K50 (1728 x 1152). More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Full HD Video

The Sony Alpha A77 supports Full HD video, and so do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K50, but the Canon EOS 60D and the Nikon D3000 do not. More ...

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

HDMI

The Sony Alpha A77 has an HDMI, and so do the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K50, but the Nikon D3000 does not. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

3D

The Sony Alpha A77 is 3D, and so is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, whereas the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D3000 and the Pentax K50 are not. More ...

3D compatible cameras can take 3D photos with varying degrees of success. Cameras with 2 lenses will generally be able to capture the best 3D pictures.

3D pictures allow you to capture the feel of a place better than a 2D picture could. However you will need a 3D compatible screen to appreciate the results.

GPS

The Sony Alpha A77 has a GPS, whereas the Canon EOS 60D, the Nikon D3000, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K50 do not have this feature. More ...

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Multi Burst Mode

The Sony Alpha A77 features multi burst mode, and so do the Canon EOS 60D and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, but the Nikon D3000 and the Pentax K50 do not. More ...

'Multi burst mode' is a special setting on a digital camera to allow it to take multiple photos in very quick succession at a single button press.

Burst mode is very helpful for sports photography, or any time where you are trying to capture a fast-moving subject.

Wi-Fi

The Sony Alpha A77 supports Wi-Fi, and so does the Nikon D3000, however the Canon EOS 60D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K50 do not. More ...

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

16 More Awards

The Sony Alpha A77 has received 22 awards, whereas the Canon EOS 60D has received 13 awards, the Nikon D3000 has received 12 awards, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has received 6 awards and the Pentax K50 has received 12 awards.

Expert Reviews Are Moderately Better

Based on 168 expert reviews, the average review score of the Sony Alpha A77 is 87%, however the average rating of the Canon EOS 60D is 85% (based on 122 reviews), the average rating of the Nikon D3000 is 80% (based on 93 reviews), the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 80% (based on 86 reviews) and the average rating of the Pentax K50 is 86% (based on 71 reviews).

Overall Reviews Are Moderately Better

Based on 269 reviews, the average review score of the Sony Alpha A77 is 93%, however the average rating of the Canon EOS 60D is 89% (based on 129 reviews), the average rating of the Nikon D3000 is 86% (based on 106 reviews) and the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 89% (based on 97 reviews).

25 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Expert Reviews, PC Mag, PhotographyBlog.com, Pcworld.com_techhive.com, Digitaltrends.com, Stuff.tv, Camera Labs, Practicalphotography.com, Asia.cnet.com, CNET.com.au, Amateurphotographer.co.uk, Pocket Lint, What Digital Camera, Digital Versus, 01net.com, Erenumerique.fr, Les Numeriques.com, Tweakers.net, Log.com.tr, M3.idg.se, Dkamera.de, Computerbild.de, CNET.de, Betabuzz.de and Chip.de all gave the Sony Alpha A77 a better review score. More ...

Expert Reviews: Sony Alpha A77 = 80% vs Pentax K50 = 60%

PC Mag: Sony Alpha A77 = 90% vs Pentax K50 = 70%

PhotographyBlog.com: Sony Alpha A77 = 100% vs Pentax K50 = 90%

Pcworld.com_techhive.com: Sony Alpha A77 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

Digitaltrends.com: Sony Alpha A77 = 85% vs Canon EOS 60D = 80%

Stuff.tv: Sony Alpha A77 = 100% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80%

Camera Labs: Sony Alpha A77 = 91% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

Practicalphotography.com: Sony Alpha A77 = 100% vs Pentax K50 = 80%

Asia.cnet.com: Sony Alpha A77 = 82% vs Canon EOS 60D = 78%

CNET.com.au: Sony Alpha A77 = 85% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 83%

Amateurphotographer.co.uk: Sony Alpha A77 = 100% vs Pentax K50 = 85%

Pocket Lint: Sony Alpha A77 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80%

What Digital Camera: Sony Alpha A77 = 92% vs Pentax K50 = 90%

Digital Versus: Sony Alpha A77 = 100% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80%

01net.com: Sony Alpha A77 = 100% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

Erenumerique.fr: Sony Alpha A77 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%

Les Numeriques.com: Sony Alpha A77 = 100% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80%

Tweakers.net: Sony Alpha A77 = 100% vs Canon EOS 60D = 80%

Log.com.tr: Sony Alpha A77 = 100% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 93%

M3.idg.se: Sony Alpha A77 = 80% vs Nikon D3000 = 70%

Dkamera.de: Sony Alpha A77 = 93% vs Canon EOS 60D = 90%

Computerbild.de: Sony Alpha A77 = 100% vs Canon EOS 60D = 88%

CNET.de: Sony Alpha A77 = 85% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 75%

Betabuzz.de: Sony Alpha A77 = 95% vs Nikon D3000 = 77%

Chip.de: Sony Alpha A77 = 95% vs Pentax K50 = 92%
Has a Better Lens

The Sony Alpha A77 reviewers thought the Sony Alpha A77 has a better lens. Several people thought that it had a good autofocus and had a brilliant lens.

Better for Sports Photography

The Sony Alpha A77 is better for sports photography than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and Pentax K50. More ...

One of the most important attributes of a good sports photography camera is speed. The players at a game will normally be moving very fast, so you need a camera that will keep up with them and produce clean, unblurry photos. Therefore a fast shutter speed and an image stabiliser will allow you to react fast to sudden events without the end result turning into a blurry mess. Connected to this, a multi burst (or ‘motor drive’) functionality will allow you to take a larger number of photos in a very short space of time - therefore meaning you’ll have a large number of shots to choose from when selecting the perfect photo afterwards. Because you may be taking an awful lot of photos, a good battery life is very important too. Finally, weatherproofing is always a good idea - rain doesn’t always stop play, and you definitely don’t want it to stop your camera!

The Sony Alpha A77 has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 51,200, takes 480 Shots battery life and has a camera shutter speed of 1s.

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony Alpha A77

29% Heavier

The Sony Alpha A77 is a 647 digital camera. That's 108g lighter than the Canon EOS 60D (755g), 162g heavier than the Nikon D3000 (485g), 260.9g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (386.1g) and 13g lighter than the Pentax K50 (660g). More ...

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Vastly Smaller Digital Zoom

The Sony Alpha A77 has a digital zoom of 4 (as does the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2), however the Canon EOS 60D is a 10x digital zoom digital camera (6x bigger) and the Nikon D3000 is a 1x digital zoom digital camera (3x smaller). More ...

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

2.5" Smaller Viewfinder Screen Size

The Sony Alpha A77 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.5, but the Canon EOS 60D and the Pentax K50 are both 3" viewfinder screen size digital cameras (2.5" larger). More ...

Denotes the size of the viewfinder on the digital camera.

The larger the viewfinder screen on your camera, the easier it will be to use.

500 Less Battery Life

The number of battery life on the Sony Alpha A77 is 480, but the Nikon D3000 only takes 500 battery life and the Pentax K50 only takes 980 battery life. More ...

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Sony Alpha A77 does not feature bluetooth (As does the the Canon EOS 60D), whereas the Nikon D3000, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K50 feature this benefit. More ...

Bluetooth is a communication standard used to wirelessly transfer data between devices. In a digital camera, it is used to send photos between the camera and mobile phones and tablets, or to control external peripherals (such as flashes).

Bluetooth is a necessity to use certain modern camera peripherals, so without this tech you will be limited with what extras you can use.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Sony Alpha A77 has received a Kagoo Score of 76, however the Canon EOS 60D scored 78, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 77 and the Pentax K50 scored 78.

$1,049 More Expensive

The Sony Alpha A77 is more expensive than the Canon EOS 60D by $1,049, more expensive than the Nikon D3000 by $779, more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 by $751 and more expensive than the Pentax K50 by $615.

Less Retailers

Only 1 shop sell the Sony Alpha A77, whereas 3 shops sell the Canon EOS 60D. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Lower User Review Score

The Sony Alpha A77's average user rating is 95%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2's is 100% (based on 11 reviews).

Worse Brand

Sony digital cameras have an average rating of only 88.1%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 95% and Nikon has an average rating of 90.2%.

18 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Digital Versus, Ephotozine, CNET.com.au, Expert Reviews, Photoreview.com.au, Techadvisor.co.uk, DP Review, Les Numeriques.com, Digitalfoto.dk, Lydogbillede.dk, Chip.com.tr, Digitalfotoforalla.se, Ljudochbild.se, Kamerabild.se, Parentesis.com, Fotohits.de, Digitalkamera.de and Lydogbilde.no all gave the Sony Alpha A77 a lower review score. More ...

Digital Versus: Sony Alpha A77 = 80% vs Pentax K50 = 100%

Ephotozine: Sony Alpha A77 = 90% vs Pentax K50 = 100%

CNET.com.au: Sony Alpha A77 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 83%

Expert Reviews: Sony Alpha A77 = 60% vs Canon EOS 60D = 80%

Photoreview.com.au: Sony Alpha A77 = 85% vs Pentax K50 = 90%

Techadvisor.co.uk: Sony Alpha A77 = 80% vs Canon EOS 60D = 90%

DP Review: Sony Alpha A77 = 81% vs Pentax K50 = 83%

Les Numeriques.com: Sony Alpha A77 = 80% vs Pentax K50 = 100%

Digitalfoto.dk: Sony Alpha A77 = 90% vs Canon EOS 60D = 92%

Lydogbillede.dk: Sony Alpha A77 = 83% vs Pentax K50 = 100%

Chip.com.tr: Sony Alpha A77 = 84% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%

Digitalfotoforalla.se: Sony Alpha A77 = 90% vs Canon EOS 60D = 91%

Ljudochbild.se: Sony Alpha A77 = 83% vs Canon EOS 60D = 100%

Kamerabild.se: Sony Alpha A77 = 82% vs Pentax K50 = 88%

Parentesis.com: Sony Alpha A77 = 70% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90%

Fotohits.de: Sony Alpha A77 = 78% vs Canon EOS 60D = 97%

Digitalkamera.de: Sony Alpha A77 = 91% vs Pentax K50 = 92%

Lydogbilde.no: Sony Alpha A77 = 83% vs Canon EOS 60D = 100%
Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder

Our analysis of the Sony Alpha A77 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Sony Alpha A77 has a worse screen or viewfinder.

Took Good Pictures

Our analysis of the Sony Alpha A77 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Sony Alpha A77 took good pictures.

Worse for Wildlife Photography

The Sony Alpha A77 is worse for wildlife photography than the Nikon D3000. More ...

When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph wildlife, we've concentrated on a number of key attributes. Optical zoom is important to allow you to take clear, detailed photos of animals without having to get physically close to them. A high ISO sensitivity will help take cleaner photos in low-light conditions. Finally, since animals tend to move (and sometimes quite fast), we consider a trio of the camera's shutter speed, auto focus power and whether it has an image stabilisation system or not. All three of these will help you take crisper, cleaner photos of fast moving objects.

The Sony Alpha A77 is 142.6mm wide, 80.9mm tall, 104.2mm deep and weighs 647g.

Sony Alpha A77 front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the Alpha A77 in the US is $1,279.06 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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