Luckily, I have both the camera. I would say D90 is slightly better in IQ and handling. The focusing and shutter also feels good in Nikon D90 than Canon 60D. But one thing if someone wants to use the "auto zone" then 60D Jpgs are better in auto mode. In "creative zone" also 60D's shutter speed is double than D90. So it really depends, what you want to do. But I would say D90 with 18-105 VR is a better choice than 60D with crappy 18-55 IS. 18-105 is a far superior lense. But I mostly use 50mm prime on both the camera.