Summary Canon 60D

Prices Price
Body only $699 - $893 With 18-135mm lens $450 - $1,182
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size Help APS-C 22.3x14.9mm Screen resolution Help 1,040k dots
Megapixels Help 17.9 MP Movie format Help 1080p @ 30fps
Screen size Help 3.0" Light sensitivity Help 6,400 ISO
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Replacement

Canon has replaced the EOS 60D with the 70D.

Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 70D announced March, 2013
Autofocus Video autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR

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reviewsWhat are people saying about the 60D

"Excellent image quality up to ISO settings unthinkable just one camera generation ago"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's image-quality
"It may have turned its back on the semi-pro, but the 60D is still a camera that should enthuse the enthusiasts."
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"Very good low-light performance, with low noise levels and good retention of detail"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's iso-noise

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Pros

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The Canon 60D vs other recent DSLRs

Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Lens availability More lenses available Help
197 lenses
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Pentaprism
Popularity Very popular Help
Among snapsort users
Startup delay Short startup delay Help
400 ms startup delay
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second
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The Canon 60D vs other recent pro DSLRs

Size Quite small Help
Professional size 145x106x79 mm
Weight Light Help
755 g
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$199.95
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed

Cons

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The Canon 60D vs other recent DSLRs

Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
11.5 EV
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
Shutter lag Longer shutter lag Help
253 ms shutter lag
Announced Old Help
August, 2010
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
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The Canon 60D vs other recent pro DSLRs

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
813 ISO
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
66.0
Color depth Little color depth Help
22.2 bits
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
17.9 MP
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
5.3 fps
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
96%
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
1
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Screen size Below average sized screen Help
3.0"
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
0.59x
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
9
Sensor size Small sensor Help
APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
9
GPS No GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Light sensitivity (boost) Low boost light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO

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Avatar for markos rockstarjz markos rockstarjz (8:50 AM, June 24, 2014)
canon has a image quality that you can not see with statistics,and dont get me wrong here but not f4cking site is going to say ti you wich camera to buy unless you are stupid,take the god damn camera with you and try it in real life,stop basing your photography career on stats and sites they tell nothing informative about real life camera usability,sony -non full frame cameras will never be as good as canon sensors.
 
Avatar for danykallery danykallery (8:42 AM, October 18, 2013)
I am a beginner and i planned to get my first dslr camera. i have choosed 4 models. snapsort, could you please help me to choose the best one. max budget is 45k

Shortlisted ones are

Nikon D5100
Nikon D90
Canon 60D
Canon 600D

i prefer more images than video. i need best from all my clicks (images). all my friends please help me to choose the right camera.
 
amey (7:57 AM, October 10, 2013)
what is the meaning of weather sealed ?? the lence is also weather sealed ?
 
kthebadass911 (5:31 PM, September 11, 2013)
help me choose b/w a canon 550d & 60d, which lens to pick a wide zoom lens or a telescopic lena?
 
Avatar for Sandip Tripathy Sandip Tripathy (3:33 AM, August 18, 2013)
I just want to know why eos 60d is called as pro DSLR? is there any specific reason behind that?
 
Avatar for Tranarchy81 Tranarchy81 (5:28 PM, May 20, 2013)
I have been taking photo's as a serious hobby for numerous years, and even without any formal training- i receive much positive feedback and praise for the composition, balance, complexity, and overall appeal of many of the photo's I shoot. I have wanted to step my game up and move into the world of more serious photography with a camera that will not only make the transition relatively easy for me to make, AND that will also grow with me as I continue to progress with my photographic skills. I believe I have whittled it down to a decision between the Canon T5i and the Canon 60d.
I have found awesome price points on both of thes models and am ready to take the leap, however I would greatly appreciate any insights into the shortcomings of either model, as well as the positives!! Also, I could use a breakdown of the types of lenses best suited for these models, and any differences in the lense types that the two would require (if they're different...)
Thanks sooooo much in advance!!!
-gus
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:35 PM, April 29, 2013)
Click the buy now button at the top, or check out our pricing page
 
Avatar for kiran nath kiran nath (4:16 PM, April 27, 2013)
i want to buy this model , how can i buy from site..
 
heather (0:21 AM, March 02, 2013)
I really need to decide between the 60D and the T4i. I want to go for the 60d, the only thing is the price, and I know it is cheap for a good camera but which would be better for medium skilled, wanting to go pro?
 
paul dominique b mercado (0:09 PM, February 15, 2013)
good camera ha iwant this ha
 
paul dominique b mercado (11:37 AM, February 15, 2013)
wow so nice
 
Avatar for Mike Svitek Mike Svitek (5:10 AM, December 12, 2012)
... Weather sealed? That's a joke, right? The only thing that's sealed about this camera is the "L" glass that attaches to the front.
The 7D is weather sealed. The 5D Mrk.2/3 are weather sealed. The Pentax K-7/5 are weather sealed. The Nikon D800 and D3/4 series are sealed. A900/A850/A99/A77 from Sony...
This camera, along with the D7000 and others are barely weather "Resistant" ... The OM-D EM-5 is more sealed than these cameras!

Don't believe that you can take the 60D out in a severe storm. The 40D and 50D you could, but not this one. Please look into this mistake SnapSort!
 
kheng kim (9:18 AM, September 10, 2012)
What are advantage of this camera?
 
Biggybig (8:04 PM, June 04, 2012)
 yet economical then those pros.Buy less expensive DSLR and invest on good lenses. :) !
 
Biggybig (8:02 PM, June 04, 2012)
 if u're a beginner ..go for 550D ..60D is pro. 550D is best in class of Entry Level DSLR with same censor and megapixel of both 7D and 60D(pros)..Actually the pics produced by them are similar ..it depends upon lenses and your knowledge to use it.
 
artchick67 (4:53 PM, April 01, 2012)
Canon 60D!!! I LOVE mine!!!
 
Duncansebastian (2:58 PM, March 29, 2012)
Great camera!

 
Eussef_maniebo (1:29 PM, February 13, 2012)
Canon 60D!!! :)
 
Electronspear (9:27 PM, December 17, 2011)
Camera name brand is subjective,,,Its what fits you best. I use Canon T1i/60D/5D while a friend (and professional photographer) of mine uses Pentax. Another friend uses Nikon, but we all take fantastic photos! I guess what I'm saying is its more the quality of the Photographer than the camera brand. I had a photography teacher who could take amazing photos with a disposable camera! ;)
 
Verzzolla (3:11 PM, October 15, 2011)
The only thing that hurts is that they didn't add the digital zoom on video to the 60D as they have on the T3i.

This is very useful, because video is recorded in 2MP (1920x1080p), and the camera's sensor is 18mpx, so you can crop it and still have full quality.
 
Avatar for evanemelga evanemelga (9:34 AM, October 05, 2011)
I'm a canon 600D owner, the little brother of the 60D, and honestly, the 600D is a good camera, but somehow I still like the 60D better. The second dial in the back really helps. In 600D, it takes quite some time in M mode to adjust the exposure. But in 60D, well, it feels better.
I don't know what's so different actually, but I just feel the 60D is a better camera, even by just shooting some pictures with it. I've tried my friend's 60D, and it really feels great. I still love my 600D, but this camera, somehow I really like it...
 
alex (9:36 PM, September 16, 2011)
which one should I get the Canon 60d or the Nikon D7000??  Leaning towards the Canon due to the Nikon's focusing and dead pixel problems... Thoughts??
 
Avatar for Stefan Steinbauer Stefan Steinbauer (5:23 AM, August 18, 2011)
Have it for approximately half a year now. Installing magic lantern made it also a good movie camera and added functionalities like motion detection (eg for lightnings), sound detection (eg: for bursting balloons), timelapse photography and HDR bracketing (up to nine pieces). I consider it a very good buy. And where the specs say "no image stabilizer" it should say "Image Stabilizer is built into Canon lenses" - this is what the IS stands for.
 
Avatar for Stefan Steinbauer Stefan Steinbauer (5:17 AM, August 18, 2011)
I still cannot believe that there is a criterium "in camera HDR", Like "sweeping panorama" that is nice to have in a point and shoot but actually this is no criterium at all in a dslr.
 
Vsatnandhakumar (8:06 AM, May 31, 2011)
iam newly entering 2 the photography,is 60d is beter 2 buy