Nikon D7000 vs Canon 600D – Detailed Comparison

Categorization allows us to sort things into classes. In most cases, it reveals to us the superiority between the things categorized. Categorization is also practiced in the camera world. Therefore, this article compares the Nikon D7000 vs Canon 600D. These cameras belong to different camera categories.

Ordinarily, since the D7000 belongs to a higher category (semi-pro camera) than the 600D (amateur camera), one would expect it to be superior in every way. However, this article reveals that is not generally the case.

We discuss the features of these cameras in detail as we help you make up your mind concerning these cameras.

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Comparison Overview – Nikon D7000 vs Canon 600D

The reason we purchase cameras is to enable us to capture quality images. The image quality produced by a camera, therefore, is paramount. One of the features responsible for image quality is the sensor.

When the sensors of both cameras are compared, the D7000 has a larger sensor while the 600D has a higher sensor resolution. The advantage both cameras have in both aspects over the other is not so much. Nevertheless, the Nikon D7000 excels in other areas that influence image quality which gives it the edge over the Canon 600D when it comes to imaging.

Size and weight matter a lot and upon picking the D7000, you’ll discover it to be the heavier camera. Distinguishing which camera is smaller might not come as easy as knowing which is heavier by just looking or feeling these cameras. However, measurements have shown the Canon 600D to be the smaller camera.

The magnesium alloy material from which the Nikon camera is made from might account for its weight, but it also makes the camera environmentally sealed: A feature that is absent in the 600D.

Speaking of absent features, the Canon camera has an articulating screen that is not found in the Nikon D7000. Another feature absent in the D7000 is the flash sync port.

These cameras share common cons in the connectivity department. Both cameras do not have built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS features.

Price/Value Ratio – Nikon D7000 vs Canon 600D

Which camera offers more value for money?

The D7000 does not offer more value for money than the 600D and vice versa.

Although the Nikon D7000 is 60% more expensive, it makes up for it with more unique features and better performance. It has environmental sealing, time-lapse recording, top LCD, AF micro adjustment, and AF motor body.

None of these features are found in the Canon 600D. However, it has an articulating screen and a flash sync port which the D7000 lacks.

For an amateur camera and a semi-pro camera, the prices of the 600D and the Nikon D7000 fall within their categories price range.

Comparison Table – Nikon D7000 vs Canon 600D

Nikon D7000 Canon 600D (Rebel T3i)
Announcement Date 15th September 2010 7th February 2011
Size Dimensions 132 x 105 x 77mm 133 x 100 x 80mm
Weight 780g 570g
Sensor Size 23.6 x 15.7mm 22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor Resolution 16.2 megapixels 18 megapixels
ISO 100 – 6400 (expands to 25600) 100 – 6400 (expands to 12800)
Articulating Screen No Yes
Viewfinder Material Pentaprism Pentamirror
Continuous Shooting Speed 6 fps 4 fps
Environmental Sealing Yes No
Screen Resolution 921,000 dots 1,040,000 dots
Flash Sync Port No Yes
Focus Points 39 9
Battery Life 1050 shots 440 shots
Time-Lapse Recording Yes No

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What Situation is Each Best For? – Nikon D7000 vs Canon 600D

Nikon D7000 Canon 600D (Rebel T3i)
Portrait photography is a kind of photography that requires attention to detail. If the image is not well-detailed, such an image is not desirable.  

A camera’s sensor resolution and its size are features that enhance its ability to produce detailed images.  

So, which camera does better when it comes to portrait photography?  

The Canon 600D has a higher sensor resolution, however, the difference is not so much. On the other hand, the Nikon D7000 has a larger sensor.  

While the sensor resolution influences the detail of an image to a large degree, it is not the only feature responsible for it.
A larger sensor gives cameras many advantages that enhance image detail and quality. Hence, we give the D7000 the win here because of its larger sensor.
Street photographers encounter some tricky angles when going about their trade. Using a viewfinder in such cases does not cut it.  

Therefore, these photographers make use of their display screen as viewfinders. Both cameras in comparison possess the live view mode that enables the camera to do this.  

However, a fixed screen still presents certain challenges due to its rigid nature. Hence, the need for an articulating screen.  

With an articulating screen, the Canon 600D does better as a street photography camera than the Nikon D7000.
How do you keep up with shooting running athletes and fast-moving sports items such as flying javelins? This can be somewhat problematic.  

However, great sports cameras are well equipped to handle these fast-moving motions.  

Features that allow this include fast shutter speed, adequate focus points (including cross-types), good low light ISO, and fast continuous shooting speed.  

Of the two cameras in focus, the Nikon D7000 does better in all these features than the Canon 600D. Hence, it is better suited for capturing sports events.
Daily photographers move about a lot in their job. They get to shoot for extended periods more than other photographers.  

This could be hectic, and more so if they have to drag along heavy equipment. Therefore, they tend to prefer lighter weight cameras.  

The Canon 600D has lighter weight. Its thicker body gives users a firmer grip while they shoot.
Just like portrait photography, landscape photography requires detailed imaging.   Therefore, the D7000 will do better.

Besides, its environmental sealing feature makes it a capable camera to shoot in tough weather conditions.
The flash sync port is a feature that gives the 60D the advantage over the 7000D when we talk about studio photography.  

This feature enables the camera to connect with more flash and strobe lights to enhance the lighting conditions of the studio.

Watch the video camera test comparison between the Nikon D7000 vs Canon 600D below.

Common Features – Nikon D7000 vs Canon 600D

In this section, we discuss the features that are found in the Nikon D7000 and the Canon 600D.

The D7000 and the 600D have the following similarities:

i. Sensor Format and Type
ii. Anti-Aliasing Filter
iii. ISO
iv. Screen Size
v. Viewfinder Type
vi. Video Recording
vii. Built-in Flash
viii. Hot Shoe (External Flash Shoe)
ix. Microphone Port

Sensor Format and Type

The cameras in this comparison both share the same APS-C CMOS sensor. This means these cameras make use of the same sensor format and type.

The sensor is a significant feature that influences image production in a camera. It is used to capture light into the camera which is necessary for the production of a clear and detailed image.

The APS-C is known as the DX-format by the Nikon company is regarded as a medium-sized sensor. It is larger than the 1inch and four third sensor formats, but smaller than the full-frame and medium sensor format.

Using the CMOS sensor type in these cameras gives them certain advantages over cameras fitted with CCD sensors. CMOS sensors do not consume battery power like CCD sensors. They are also cheaper to manufacture which reflects in the final price of the camera.

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Anti-Aliasing Filter

Another feature associated with the sensor is the anti-aliasing filter which is also known as the low pass filter. This filter is found in front of a sensor and its purpose is to prevent moiré from occurring.

Moiré is the repetitive patterns of dots and lines that appear in an image. This is a result of the captured patterns possessing higher resolutions than the camera’s sensor resolution. Hence, cameras with lower sensor resolutions are bound to experience moiré than those with higher sensor resolutions.

The Nikon D7000 and the Canon 600D are fitted with this feature; which is no surprise considering their sensor resolutions are somewhat low.

As useful as this feature might be, it still has a major downside which many photographers wish was non-existent. The AA filter reduces image detail and sharpness. This is because the filter allows less light to pass through to the sensor. Considering how important light is in image production, the function of this filter significantly reduces an image’s overall quality.


The measure of how sensitive a sensor is in making use of the light available in the environment is known as the ISO.

Cameras have ISO ranges between the minimum and maximum values that enable them to function in low light and high light conditions. The wider the range, the more comfortable a camera can shoot better regardless of the light condition.

The cameras in focus share the same ISO range of 100 – 6400.

Screen Size

The screen is a feature that is used for viewing purposes. It is used to view captured images and the camera’s menu. Some cameras make use of their screens as live viewfinders.

The numerous functions of the screen require that it is large enough for easy viewing. The Nikon D7000 and the Canon 600D are fitted with 3 inches LCD screen. This size is fair enough for both cameras despite their different categories.

Viewfinder Type

The viewfinder is used to frame and properly control your shots. It enables the photographer to keep his/her shot within the frame.

The Nikon D7000 and the Canon 600D make use of the same viewfinder type. Both cameras use the optical viewfinder instead of the electronic viewfinder aka digital viewfinder.

The advantage this gives these cameras is that they get to save battery power. This is because it does not require power for it to function.

These viewfinders are used at eye-level thereby allowing users to shoot in bright light conditions.

Video Recording

Not only can these cameras shoot still images, but they can also shoot motion images. That is, they can shoot videos.

Both cameras have the same maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080. Apart from this, they shoot in the same video formats. The D7000 and the D600 can shoot in either MPEG-4 and H.264 format.

Built-in Flash

The cameras in focus are fitted with a built-in flash feature. This handy feature allows one to illuminate a subject and its environment. It is used when one finds himself/herself in a low light condition which is unsuitable for quality image production.

The built-in flash limits the use of an external flash a great deal. Hence, one can make use of the built-in flash without having to spend more money getting an external flash.

Furthermore, making use of a built-in flash will spare the photographer from the additional weight an external flash adds to a camera.

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Hot Shoe (External Flash Shoe)

The hot shoe is a sort of platform found at the top of cameras like the ones in this article. It allows users to attach certain accessories to the camera.

One of the major accessories frequently attached to a camera thanks to the hot shoe is the external flash. Its frequent use has caused many to refer to this feature as ‘external hot shoe”.

As good as a built-in flash is, it does not perform as well as an external flash. An external flash supplies more light thereby enhancing image quality. Its versatility and flexibility allow one to use it with more options.

Microphone Port

Since both cameras can record videos, it is only fitting that they record audio as well. The D7000 and the 600D perform this function with the aid of a built-in microphone.

Based on previous user experiences, we realized that these built-in microphones do not deliver quality audio as desired. Hence, many cameras including the Nikon D7000 and the Canon 600D are fitted with a microphone port.

A microphone port’s sole purpose is to facilitate the connection of an external microphone to your camera.

An external microphone can record quality audio far better than a built-in microphone. Hence, photographers engaged in video recordings tend to appreciate this feature a great deal.

If you are interested in getting an external microphone, then allow us to recommend the Movo VXR10 Universal Video Microphone.

Learn how to choose the right microphone for your camera in the next video.

Unique Features – Nikon D7000 vs Canon 600D

This section deals with the features that make these cameras distinct from each other. In other words, we discuss the features found in the Nikon D7000 that are not in the Canon 600D and vice versa.

Nikon D7000 Unique Features

The following are unique features found in the D7000 that are missing in the 600D:

i. Environmental Sealing
ii. Time-Lapse Recording
iii. Top LCD
iv. AF Micro Adjustment (Fine Tune)
v. AF Motor Body
vi. Nikon F Lens Mount
vii. EXPEED 2 Image Processor

Environmental Sealing

The environmental sealing feature (also known as weather sealing) is a protective feature that allows a camera to shoot despite tough weather and environmental conditions.

We are familiar with how weather conditions can disturb ones shooting experience. This is why some photographers don’t shoot in the rain, dust, windy situations, etc.

The Nikon D7000 is fitted with a built-in environmental sealing feature that allows it to shoot even in the rain.

Time-Lapse Recording

Time-lapse recording allows one to make a video from the collection of a particular subject that has been captured repeatedly over some time. It depicts the progressive change/difference that has occurred to such a captured subject. It is important to understand that a time-lapse video is not a product of video recording.

A built-in intervalometer is a feature that allows cameras to carry out this function and it is found in the D7000.


Want quick access to your basic and frequently used settings and controls? With the top LCD feature, this is made possible.

The top LCD is a small screen found at the top of cameras like the Nikon D7000 that has basic controls and settings of the camera. Instead of going through the long process of accessing the settings through your display screen, you can access those settings from the top LCD.

This feature is more conveniently used when making use of a tripod stand.

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AF Micro Adjustment (Fine Tune)

This feature found in the D7000 allows the camera to adjust any lens used for the acquisition of a precise focus. This process is also known as fine-tuning.

AF Motor Body

With this feature, any lens used with the Nikon D7000 can be used for autofocusing functions. Without this function, the camera cannot autofocus with all its available lenses.

Many Nikon lenses do not possess an independent motor body, unlike Canon lenses. This is why many Canon cameras lack this AF motor body feature.

Nikon F Lens Mount

The lens mount is a camera part that is used to hold the lens used in place and attach it to the camera. It is found between the lens and the camera’s body.

The lens mount used by a camera determines the number and types of lenses that the camera can make use of. This is why the lens mount is a significant part of a camera.

Nikon cameras make use of lens mounts that are exclusive to the Nikon brand. Hence, the Nikon D7000 is fitted with the exclusive Nikon F lens mount.

EXPEED 2 Image Processor

An image processor is a feature that runs the camera. It is responsible for its function and performance level. Some folks refer to it as “the brain of the camera”.

The Nikon company uses a series of exclusive image processors for its cameras known as the EXPEED. Consequently, the Nikon D7000 sports the EXPEED 2 image processor.

Canon 600D Unique Features

The following are unique features found in the 600D that are missing in the D7000:

i. Articulating Screen
ii. Flash Sync Port
iii. Canon EF/EF-S Lens Mount
iv. DIGIC 4 Image Processor

Articulating Screen

An impressive feature which the Canon 600D possesses which is absent in the Nikon D7000 is the articulating screen.

An articulating screen is a display screen that can be tilted, swiveled, turned, and rotated. It is a versatile screen that offers the user many advantages.

Photographers that encounter tricky and difficult angles during image capture can readily call on this screen feature to help them out. A well-known set of photographers that will benefit from this feature are street photographers.

Apart from this bunch, a camera such as the 600D will serve a vlogger well. Since it can be turned to face the user, vloggers can use them to make their videos.

Flash Sync Port

The flash sync port allows the camera to connect to several flashes or strobe lights at once. With a cord connected to the port and then to the flash/light, a signal is transferred when the shutter button is pressed. These connected flashes are then fired up to provide sufficient lighting.

If you are a studio photographer, then this Neewer Battery Powered (700 Full Power Flashes) Outdoor Studio Flash Strobe should be in your studio.

Canon EF/EF-S Lens Mount

Like the Nikon company, the Canon company uses lens mount meant for their cameras alone. Therefore, the Canon 600D is fitted with the Canon EF/EF-S lens mount.

DIGIC 4 Image Processor

The Canon company has its series of exclusive image processors known as the DIGIC. The D600 makes use of the DIGIC 4.

The DIGIC 4 is an improvement on the DIGIC 3 and has a certain advantage over older DIGICs which include an increase in performance rate.

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Unique Pros – Nikon D7000 vs Canon 600D

What areas do these cameras have an advantage over the other? This section reveals this as we look at which camera performs better when we compare certain features found in both of them.

Nikon D7000 Unique Pros

Which has a Larger Sensor D7000 or 600D?

The D7000 has a larger sensor than the 600D. The Nikon D7000 and the Canon 600D have a sensor dimension of 23.6 x 15.7mm vs 22.3 x 14.9mm respectively. This reveals that the D7000’s sensor is 12% larger.

The difference in sensor sizes is responsible for the difference in the format factors of these cameras.

The Nikon camera has a format factor if 1.5 while the 600D has a format factor of 1.6. Yet, the native aspect ratio for both cameras is 3:2.

The size of a sensor has a major influence on the quality of the image a camera will produce. A larger sensor has more ability to capture light into the camera. The higher the amount of light a sensor can capture, the better the image quality.

A larger sensor also influences the performance level of the dynamic range, color depth, low light ISO, and depth of field control.

Which has a Better Sensor Performance D7000 or 600D?

The D7000 has a better sensor performance than the 800D. It has a sensor performance score of 80 while the 600D scores 65.

Where did we get these scores from? Thanks to the DXO mark, we can boldly present those scores to you. The DXO mark is responsible for testing many cameras their major focus is the sensor.

The score that reveals the sensor performance of a camera is gotten from the total of the color depth, dynamic range, and low light ISO of the said camera. What were the results of these three? Let’s briefly discuss them, shall we?

The color depth deals with the sensor’s ability to detect distinct colors.

The D7000 and the 600D have a color depth of 23.5 bits and 22.1 bits respectively. This means the Nikon D7000 former camera will produce richer and distinct colors than the Canon 600D because it has better color depth.

The dynamic range refers to the sensor’s ability to detect details in the lightest and darkest points within the frame.

The D7000 and the 600D have a dynamic range of 13.9 EV and 11.5 EV correspondingly. Therefore, the Nikon D7000 will produce better detailed-images than the Canon 600D because it has a wider dynamic range.

The low light ISO deals with the sensor’s ability to detect and capture clear images despite low light conditions.

The low light ISO test result was 1167 for the D7000 and 793 for the 600D. As a result, the Nikon D7000 will shoot clearer images even in low light conditions than the Canon 600Dbecause it has a better low light ISO.

The next video is a low light ISO test of the Nikon D7000.

Which has a Higher Expanded ISO D7000 or 600D?

The D7000 has a higher expanded ISO than the 600D. It has a maximum expanded ISO of 25600 while the Canon 600D manages 12800.

We discussed the ISOs of these cameras earlier and how similar they were in this regard. The only difference between these cameras ISO is their expanded maximum ISOs.

Some cameras including these in this article have the option of expanding its maximum ISO to a larger value.

As impressive as the high ISO values of these cameras might sound, one should use them cautiously. If you’re not skilled, using such high ISOs will produce noise and grain in your captured images.

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Which has a Better Viewfinder D7000 or 600D?

The D7000 has a better viewfinder than the 600D although both cameras make use of the same viewfinder type. It is because the Nikon D7000 uses a pentaprism material, has a wider coverage and a higher magnification.

The material the Nikon company uses to make the viewfinder of the D7000 is better. The pentaprism viewfinder which the camera uses allows more light to pass through to the viewfinder. This is not the case with the pentamirror material used for the Canon 600D’s viewfinder.

Not only that, but the viewfinder of the Nikon D7000 also has a wider coverage and a higher magnification. It has 100% coverage and 0.62x magnification. The 600D, on the other hand, has a 95% coverage and a 0.53x magnification.

Which has a Faster Continuous Shooting Speed D7000 or 600D?

The D7000 has a faster continuous shooting speed than the 600D. It can take 2 more shots within a second than the Canon 600D. It has 6 fps continuous shooting speed while the 600D has 4 fps.

Both cameras in this article can efficiently shoot in burst mode otherwise known as continuous shooting mode. In this mode, you can capture many images non-stop for a while.

The number of pictures you can take per second in this mode is known as the continuous shooting mode. It is one of the two factors that make shooting in burst mode a pleasurable experience.

Which has a Faster Video Frame Rate D7000 or 600D?

The D7000 has a faster video frame rate than the 600D. It can record videos at a frame rate of 1080/30 fps. On the other hand, the Canon 600D has a video frame rate of 1080/24 fps.

Which has More Focus Points D7000 or 600D?

The D7000 has 30 more focus points than the 600D. It has 39 focus points while the Canon camera has just 9.

The D7000 also has 9 cross-type focus points while the 600D has just 1. Hence, the Nikon D7000 has 8 more cross-type focus points.

Focus points are points within a frame whereby more exposure and focus can be applied by the user. The number of focus points a camera possesses determines how effective the cameras autofocus system and its functions will be.

Cross-type focus points make up the total number of focus points a camera possesses. The difference between them and regular focus points is that they can detect in vertical and horizontal lines, hence, the name “cross”. They are more sensitive and can detect details better than regular focus points.

Which has a Longer Battery Life D7000 or 600D?

The D7000 has a longer battery life than the 600D. It can shoot 1050 shots after a full charge before going off. The Canon 600D, on the other hand, after being fully charged will manage 410 shots. Hence, the D7000 offers you an additional 610 shots than the 600D.

Being able to shoot for long periods without worrying about the camera’s battery offers peace of mind. This is why we opt for cameras with longer-lasting battery life.

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Which has a Better Storage D7000 or 600D?

The D7000 has a better storage than the 600D. It is fitted with dual card slots that can house two SD cards. This is in contrast to the Canon 600D that has a single card slot storage.

The storage capacity of the D7000 is doubled as a result of this feature. It enhances storage flexibility and options. In case, one slot is damaged, you can keep storing your images in the other slot.

Both cameras make use of SDXC and SDHC cards.

Which has a Faster Startup Delay D7000 or 600D?

The D7000 has a faster startup delay than the 600D. It has a startup delay of 400ms. This is in contrast to the 1500ms you’ll have to wait before the Canon 600D is operational.

The time between when you press your power button and when the camera is fully operational is known as startup delay.

Photographers have been known to miss important shots as a result of waiting for their cameras to boot-on. Hence, many prefer cameras that are up and running in a short time.

Which has a Faster Shutter Speed D7000 or 600D?

The D7000 has a faster shutter speed than the 600D. It has a shutter speed of 1/8000s, while the Canon 600D has a shutter speed of 1/4000s.

It seems everything about the Nikon D7000 in this article screams about it being faster. This is observed once again when the shutter speeds of both cameras in focus are compared.

Which has a Longer Shutter Life Expectancy D7000 or 600D?

The D7000 has a longer shutter life expectancy than the 600D. The Nikon D7000 and the Canon 600D have a shutter life expectancy of 150,000 cycles and 100,000 cycles respectively.

Shutter life expectancy refers to how long your shutter mechanism will last before there is a need to replace it. It is a sort of guarantee and not necessarily a telling of the exact period the shutter mechanism will last for.

Which has Less Shutter Lag D7000 or 600D?

The D7000 has less shutter lag than the 600D. The Nikon D7000 and the Canon 600D have a shutter lag of 238ms and 283ms respectively.

Shutter lag is the period between when the shutter is pressed for image capture and when the image gets saved.

Canon 600D Unique Pros

Which has a Higher Sensor Resolution 600D or D7000?

The 600D has a higher sensor resolution than the D7000. The Canon 600D and the Nikon D7000 have a sensor resolution of 18 megapixels and 16.2 megapixels respectively. Hence, the 600D has 1.8 more megapixels.

Sensor resolution deals with the sensor’s ability to detect and capture distinct details. The higher the sensor resolution of a camera, the more equipped it is to produce better-detailed images.

The sensor resolution may have a major say when it comes to the detail of the image produced, there are other factors responsible as well. That is to say, the sensor resolution is not the sole determiner of the detail produced by a camera.

Watch the Canon 600D hand-on review below.

Which has a Higher Screen Resolution 600D or D7000?

The 600D has a higher screen resolution of about 12% than the D7000. It has a screen resolution of 1,040,000 dots, while the Nikon D7000 has 921,000 dots screen resolution.

The screen resolution deals with the amount of detail a camera’s screen can effectively display. The higher the screen resolution, the richer the colors and sharper the details of the viewed image.

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Which is Smaller D7000 or 600D?

The 600D is smaller than the D7000. It has a body size of 133 x 100 x 80mm while the Nikon D7000 has a body size of 132 x 105 x 77mm. Although the 600D is 1mm longer and 3mm wider, it is 5mm shorter which is where the advantage is.

Size matters; it matters a lot. The size of our cameras depends on personal preference. However, it has been discovered that many folks prefer smaller cameras over bulky ones.

Which is Lighter 600D or D7000?

The 600D is 210g lighter in weight than the D7000. It weighs 570g while the Nikon D7000 weighs 780g.

Lighter cameras can be easily carried about as they do not become burdensome as one shoots for long periods.

Which has More Available Lenses 600D or D7000?

The 600D has an additional 17 native lenses and 3 optical stabilization lenses available for use than the 7000D. It has 319 native lenses and 91 optical stabilization lenses at its disposal thanks to its Canon EF/EF-S lens mount.

Meanwhile, the Nikon D7000 has 302 native lenses and 88 optical stabilization lenses at its disposal courtesy of its Nikon F lens mount.

Which has a Longer Flash Coverage 600D or D7000?

The Canon 600D has a longer flash coverage of 1m than the D7000. It has a flash coverage of 13m while the Nikon D7000 has a flash coverage of 12m.

Which is Newer 600D or D7000?

The Canon 600D is slightly newer than the Nikon D7000 with just 3 months and some days based on their announcement dates.

Newer cameras tend to enjoy the benefit of technological advancements. Hence, the reason behind the constant upgrading of cameras.

The difference is not so much as to give the Canon camera much advantage other than it is newer: And we all love new things.

Which is Cheaper 600D or D7000?

The Canon 600D is 60% cheaper. Yep, you heard right. You get to save good money if you choose the Canon camera over the Nikon D7000.

This massive difference is a result of the different categories which these cameras belong to. Semi-pro cameras like the D7000 are introduced into a higher market category than amateur cameras such as the 600D.

Unique Cons – Nikon D7000 vs Canon 600D

Nikon D7000 Unique Cons

i. It lacks an articulating screen.

ii. The flash sync port is absent.

Canon 600D Unique Cons

i. No environmental sealing.

ii. It cannot create time-lapse videos.

iii. The top LCD is absent.

iv. No AF micro-adjustment feature.

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Common Pros – Nikon D7000 vs Canon 600D

Nikon D7000 Canon 600D (Rebel T3i)
Supports RAW format Unlike JPEG formats, images captured in RAW formats are of better quality.  

Hence, when photographers want images in high quality, they make use of this format.  

Another reason this format is cherished is that it can be easily edited. This is because they are usually uncompressed.  

Using this image format will require that you have enough storage space because the RAW format takes up more space since they are larger than JPEG images.  
Not all cameras can shoot an image in RAW formats, but the Nikon D7000 does.
Same as Nikon D7000
Has face detection focus The face detection focus is a function of the camera’s AF system. Although, not all cameras possess it.  
With this feature, the Nikon D7000 proves itself to be a reliable portrait camera.  
This feature automatically detects the human faces within a frame. Then it places a better focus on the faces thereby creating well-detailed and expressive faces.
Same as Nikon D7000
AE bracketing present AE (Auto-Exposure) bracketing is a feature that allows the Nikon D7000 to shoot in tough lighting conditions and HDR.  

It automatically adjusts the camera’s settings to suit the current lighting condition.  

The D7000 has the advantage of this feature.
Same as Nikon D7000
Has live view mode The live view mode allows the display screen to be used as a live viewfinder.  
This feature is present in the Nikon D7000.
Same as Nikon D7000
Uses phase-detection autofocus A camera either makes use of the phase-detection autofocus system or the contrast-detection autofocus system. Some cameras make use of both.  

The D7000 employs the phase-detection AF system.  
This AF system grants the camera precise and faster autofocus. It allows the Nikon D7000 to perform subject tracking and continuous autofocus.
Same as Nikon D7000

Common Cons – Nikon D7000 vs Canon 600D

Nikon D7000 Canon 600D (Rebel T3i)
No built-in image stabilization There is a tendency for cameras to produce a blurred image; especially those with slow shutter speed.  
Many cameras deal with this with the built-in image stabilization feature.  

This feature, however, is absent in the Nikon D7000.  
Nevertheless, with any of the 88 optical stabilization lenses available for use, this camera can produce lesser images with blur.
Same as Nikon D7000 except the Canon 600D has 91 optical stabilization lenses at its disposal.
Built-in Wi-Fi absent The Wi-Fi feature is one that allows cameras to perform a series of wireless functions.  

With this feature, a camera can connect wirelessly with other devices for faster and easier sharing of files.  
Another benefit is that this feature allows you to share files directly to social media platforms.  

The D7000 lacks the built-in feature which means it cannot perform these functions.
Same as Nikon D7000
No built-in GPS The Nikon D7000 does not have a built-in GPS as well.  

The absence of this feature means the camera cannot geotag.  

Geotagging allows the user to add the precise and accurate location of where an image is captured to the captured image.  

Wildlife and landscape photographers employ this feature more than others.
Same as Nikon D7000
Touch screen absent We are well familiar with this feature thanks to its use in our smartphones.  

The touch screen feature makes accessing and operating a camera easier and faster. It can also be employed during image capture.   Cameras that have this feature have lesser buttons than those without it.  

The touch screen is absent in the Nikon D7000.
Same as Nikon D7000
No panorama The D7000 does not have the panorama feature. Hence, it cannot stitch pictures together to create a panoramic photo. Same as Nikon D7000
Lacks HDR The high dynamic range allows a camera user to capture images that are well exposed and detailed.  

With this feature, instead of one captured image, the camera captures three. These images are captured with different exposures to highlight the darkest and lightest points in the scene. It then combines these three images into one perfectly balanced image with the right amount of exposure.  

The Nikon D7000 lacks this feature.
Same as Nikon D7000

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General Feeling Among Users – Nikon D7000 vs Canon 600D

Nikon D7000 Canon 600D (Rebel T3i)
A good number of the Nikon D7000 users had issues with this camera’s battery. Even for an amateur camera, the 440 shots which the 600D’s battery offered was deemed poor by many.
The absence of the Wi-Fi feature did not impress many users of this camera. The absence of the Wi-Fi feature received mixed reactions from the users of the Canon 600D. Some weren’t bothered with it, while others felt it should have been included.
The price of the D7000 is suitable for its category. Many were okay with it, however, certain folks felt it was expensive. Users of this camera were satisfied with its price.

Nikon D7000 vs Canon 600D – FAQs

Does Nikon D7000 have internal focus motor?

The Nikon D7000 has internal focus motor. This means it can perform focusing features with any Nikon AF lens that has been manufactured since 1986. Cameras that lack internal focus motor cannot focus with all lenses.

However, there is a high probability that non-Nikon lenses may not work with the D7000. So, if you own or plan on using 3rd party lenses like Sigma or Tamron, it is more or less a gamble.

The Nikon D7000 also has an aperture-ring feeler. This feature allows the camera to meter with Al lenses and manual-focus lenses manufactured from 1977.

How do I find the shutter count on my Nikon D7000?

You can find the shutter count on your Nikon D7000 by using an EXIF reader to read the EXIF data on your last captured picture. The shutter count of your D7000 is digitally stored in EXIF format in each captured picture.

To get the current shutter count, you have to upload the last captured image to a website that has an EXIF reader. When the picture is uploaded, the shutter count will be shown.

Knowing your shutter count is very important as it gives you an idea of how long your camera’s shutter will last based on the shutter life expectancy.

What is S CL CH in Nikon D7000?

S, CL, and CH are release mode dial settings in the Nikon D7000. These settings control how and when your picture is taken after the shutter release button is pressed.

To activate any of these settings, you have to push the little button located at the left corner of the camera. This action will unlock the wheel wherein you can access the settings:

S stands for Single: This allows only the capture of one picture once the release button is pressed.

CL stands for Continuously Low speed: Your D7000 will continue taking pictures as far as the release button is pressed down. The pictures are captured between a range of 1 to 5 fps depending on your choice.

CH stands for Continuously High speed: Your D7000 captures pictures very fast at a speed of 6 fps provided the release button is pressed.

How do I change the shutter speed on a Nikon D7000?

The steps below will guide you on how to change the shutter speed on the Nikon D7000:

i. Turn on the D7000.

ii. Switch to Shutter Priority Mode by rotating the Mode dial to “S”.

iii. Choose your ISO by pressing down the ISO button while turning the Command dial.

iv. The ISO will appear, make your choice, and let go of the ISO button.

v. Depress the camera’s shutter button halfway to activate the meter.

vi. After the meter is activated, rotate the command dial to the right to get faster shutter speeds. Or rotate it to the left to get slower shutter speeds.

How do I view pictures on my Nikon D7000?

You can view your pictures anytime you capture a new shot. If Image Review under Playback Menu is set to “On”, the captured pictured will be displayed automatically on your screen for a period of 4 seconds.

However, if the Image Review is set to “Off”, you will have to manually review your captured picture. To do this, just press the playback button and your picture will be displayed.

To view previously captured pictures, use the navigation right or left keys to scroll through your pictures. To view more information about the current picture displayed on the screen use the navigation up or down keys.

End playback by halfway pressing the shutter release button. This will return you to shooting mode.

Conclusion – Nikon D7000 vs Canon 600D

Nikon D7000 Canon 600D (Rebel T3i)
The Nikon D7000 is a blend between an amateur camera and a semi-pro camera. It makes users get that semi-pro feeling but still offers simplicity that makes it easy for even amateurs to enjoy. This camera can be used even by professional photographers. The Canon 60D is an impressive amateur camera that will benefit any beginner. Features such as its articulating screen make it easier for these folks stepping fully into DSLR photography.
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