As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Canon EOS 60D is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless. The Canon EOS 60D's top rivals come from Canon (such as the Rebel T5i and the EOS 70D) and Nikon (such as the D5300 and the D3300)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 60D compared to other pro DSLR competitors include: it has a screen which flips out and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (813 ISO vs 1,815 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 79.0), has slightly narrower dynamic range (11.5 EV vs 11.8 EV), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.71x) and it's body is not weather sealed.

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
2 years newer
$723 - $799 (body only)
$829 - $899 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the 60D)

  • Weather sealed
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the 60D)

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and 60D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
1 year older
$799 (body only)
$1,190 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the 60D)

  • Weather sealed
  • Significantly better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 96%

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the 60D)

  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 7D and 60D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $799.00 vs $919.59

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
1 year newer
$1,178 - $1,399 (body only)
$1,799 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the 60D)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,340 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 82.0 vs 66.0
  • Better color depth: 23.8 bits vs 22.2 bits

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the 60D)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the 6D and 60D

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $1,177.77 vs $919.59
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 755 g

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
2 years older
$521 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 50D (vs the 60D)

  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the 50D (vs the 60D)

  • Worse color depth: 21.8 bits vs 22.2 bits
  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 50D and 60D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $521.04 vs $919.59

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1 year older
$1,630 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the 60D)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 1,815 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 79.0 vs 66.0
  • Better color depth: 23.7 bits vs 22.2 bits

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the 60D)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and 60D

  • Fairly small: Professional size (152×114×75 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $1,630.00 vs $919.59
  • Light weight: 850 g vs 755 g

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
2 years newer
$1,135 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,421 - $1,849 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the 60D)

  • Many more cross-type focus points: 65 vs 9
  • Weather sealed
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 5.3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the 60D)

  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 7D Mark II and 60D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (149×112×78 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $1,134.99 vs $919.59

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 60D compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has significantly more color depth (22.2 bits vs 21.7 bits), slightly larger viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.53x), has significantly less startup delay (400 ms vs 1500 ms), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs pentamirror) and has a significantly longer battery life (1100 shots vs 500 shots).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, lacks a built-in HDR feature, lacks autofocus (none vs contrast detection) and has slightly fewer focus points (9 vs 19).

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
2 years newer
$435 - $649 (body only)
$540 - $599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the 60D)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Video autofocus: Contrast detection vs None
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the 60D)

  • Worse color depth: 21.7 bits vs 22.2 bits
  • Much shorter battery life: 440 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the T5i and 60D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
5 years newer
$909 - $1,099 (body only)
$1,249 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 60D)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Many more focus points: 45 vs 9

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 60D)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS 80D and 60D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 960 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
5 months newer
$515 (body only)
$759 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the 60D)

  • Significantly smaller: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 570 g vs 755 g

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the 60D)

  • Much more startup delay: 1500 ms vs 400 ms
  • Many fewer cross-type focus points: 1 vs 9
  • Much shorter battery life: 440 shots vs 1100 shots

common strengths of the T3i and 60D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
5 years newer
$328 - $699 (body only)
$359 - $449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the 60D)

  • Significantly smaller: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Much lighter: 485 g vs 755 g

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the 60D)

  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.50x vs 0.59x
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and 60D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
4 years newer
$799 - $851 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the 60D)

  • More dynamic range: 12 EV vs 11.5 EV
  • Many more cross-type focus points: 19 vs 9
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the 60D)

  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.59x
  • Much shorter battery life: 440 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the T6i and 60D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
1 year newer
$699 (body only)
$700 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T4i (vs the 60D)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Video autofocus: Contrast detection vs None
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the T4i (vs the 60D)

  • Worse color depth: 21.7 bits vs 22.2 bits
  • Much shorter battery life: 440 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the T4i and 60D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 60D compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 62 lenses), has a much longer battery life (1100 shots vs 330 shots), focuses automatically (phase detection vs hybrid detection) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (813 ISO vs 1,347 ISO), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has much lower image quality (66.0 vs 82.0), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2") and has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$470 - $548 (body only)
$547 - $648 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the 60D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Better color depth: 24.1 bits vs 22.2 bits
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 96%

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the 60D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the A6000 and 60D

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 82.0 vs 66.0
  • Excellent dynamic range: 13.1 EV vs 11.5 EV

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
6 years newer
$1,998 (body only)
$2,598 - $2,600 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the 60D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the 60D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 410 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GH5 and 60D

  • 24p support
  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 1100 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
4 years newer
$800 - $1,198 (body only)
$1,174 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX8 (vs the 60D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Better color depth: 23.5 bits vs 22.2 bits
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX8 (vs the 60D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the DMC-GX8 and 60D

  • Very low noise at high ISO: 806 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • Extremely good image quality: 75.0 vs 66.0
  • Excellent dynamic range: 12.6 EV vs 11.5 EV