As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon D6000 is also often compared to boutiques and pro DSLRs. The Canon D6000's top rivals come from Kodak (such as the D2000) and Nikon (such as the D3100 and the D5100)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, compared to other entry-level DSLR competitors the Canon D6000 doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 24fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1 fps vs 4.5 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon D2000

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7 months older

Significant advantages of the D2000 (vs the D6000)

  • Shoots much faster: 3.5 fps vs 1 fps

Significant disadvantages of the D2000 (vs the D6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the D2000 and D6000

  • None found

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
12 years newer
$329 (body only)
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the D6000)

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×97×74 mm) vs Large (161×92×174 mm)
  • Much thinner: 2.9" vs 6.9"
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the D6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3100 and D6000

  • None found

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
12 years newer
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the D6000)

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (127×97×79 mm) vs Large (161×92×174 mm)
  • Much thinner: 3.1" vs 6.9"
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the D6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5100 and D6000

  • None found

Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37
13 years newer
$470 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A37 (vs the D6000)

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (124×92×85 mm) vs Large (161×92×174 mm)
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 7 fps vs 1 fps

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A37 (vs the D6000)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 126 lenses vs 220 lenses

common strengths of the SLT A37 and D6000

  • None found

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
10 years newer
$449 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the D6000)

  • Much smaller: Professional size (132×103×77 mm) vs Large (161×92×174 mm)
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel
  • Much thinner: 3" vs 6.9"

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the D6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the D90 and D6000

  • None found

Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000
10 years newer
$306 (body only)
$731 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5000 (vs the D6000)

  • Much smaller: Professional size (127×104×80 mm) vs Large (161×92×174 mm)
  • Has live view
  • Much thinner: 3.1" vs 6.9"

Significant disadvantages of the D5000 (vs the D6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5000 and D6000

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon D6000 compared to boutique competitors include: it has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it is much larger (large (161×92×174 mm) vs professional size (136×98×84 mm)), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (200 ISO vs 102,400 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, it's body is not weather sealed and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1 fps vs 8 fps).

Canon EOS R

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20 years newer
$1,994 - $2,299

Significant advantages of the EOS R (vs the D6000)

  • Much smaller: Professional size (136×98×84 mm) vs Large (161×92×174 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much lighter: 660 g vs 1,650 g

Significant disadvantages of the EOS R (vs the D6000)

  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the EOS R and D6000

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon D6000 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it significantly more lenses available (220 lenses vs 126 lenses).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 60fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen, it's body is not weather sealed and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1 fps vs 12 fps).

Nikon D600

Nikon D600
13 years newer
$1,457 (body only)
$2,172 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D600 (vs the D6000)

  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel
  • Much thinner: 3.2" vs 6.9"
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the D600 (vs the D6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the D600 and D6000

  • None found

Sony SLT A77

Sony SLT-A77
13 years newer
$1,967 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A77 (vs the D6000)

  • Shoots much faster: 12 fps vs 1 fps
  • Much thinner: 3.2" vs 6.9"
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A77 (vs the D6000)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 126 lenses vs 220 lenses

common strengths of the SLT A77 and D6000

  • None found