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 D7000 and the D5300)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 60D compared to other pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs none), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 230k dots), lets you preview your photos on the screen and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (813 ISO vs 1,368 ISO), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.71x), it's body is not weather sealed, lacks a built-in HDR feature and lacks autofocus (none vs phase detection).

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
2 years newer
$723 - $799 (body only)
$868 - $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
$849 (body only)
$1,119 18-200mm 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: $849.00 vs $929.40

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
2 years older
$512 (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: $512.15 vs $929.40

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D
3 years older
$320 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 40D (vs the 60D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 40D (vs the 60D)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 40D 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: $320.09 vs $929.40

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
1 year newer
$1,212 - $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: $1,212.00 vs $929.40
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 755 g

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D
5 years older
$2,499 (body only)

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

  • Better color depth: 22.9 bits vs 22.2 bits
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.59x

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

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • No live view
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,040k dots

common strengths of the 5D and 60D

  • Fairly small: Professional size (152×113×75 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Light weight: 895 g vs 755 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 60D compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has slightly more color depth (22.2 bits vs 21.9 bits), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 920k dots), slightly larger viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.51x), shoots faster continuously (5.3 fps vs 3.7 fps) and has significantly less startup delay (400 ms vs 1500 ms).

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
$421 - $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 Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
5 months newer
$515 (body only)
$743 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 80D

Canon EOS 80D
5 years newer
$1,099 (body only)
$1,149 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 EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
5 years newer
$318 - $649 (body only)
$380 - $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
$749 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 EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
3 years newer
$325 (body only)
$379 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the 60D)

  • Video autofocus: Contrast detection vs None
  • Significantly smaller: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Much lighter: 480 g vs 755 g

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the 60D)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Worse color depth: 21.9 bits vs 22.2 bits
  • Many fewer cross-type focus points: 1 vs 9

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and 60D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

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 13 lenses), has a much longer battery life (1100 shots vs 340 shots) and uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs hybrid detection).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (813 ISO vs 2,449 ISO), has much lower image quality (66.0 vs 82.0), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), has significantly less color depth (22.2 bits vs 24.1 bits) and has slightly narrower dynamic range (11.5 EV vs 13.1 EV).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$450 - $548 (body only)
$582 - $698 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the 60D)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better image quality: 82.0 vs 66.0

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

  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • 24p support
  • Flip-out screens

Sony A7

Sony A7
3 years newer
$998 - $2,898 (body only)
$1,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the 60D)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,449 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 90.0 vs 66.0
  • Better color depth: 24.9 bits vs 22.2 bits

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the 60D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the A7 and 60D

  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 2,449 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • 24p support
  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
4 years newer
$417 - $429 (body only)
$549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the 60D)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,169 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much smaller: Mid size (111×68×44 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the 60D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the M3 and 60D

  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 1,169 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • 24p support
  • Flip-out screens

Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10
4 years newer
$525 - $599 (body only)
$899 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T10 (vs the 60D)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 96%
  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Mid size (118×83×41 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the X-T10 (vs the 60D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the X-T10 and 60D

  • 24p support
  • Flip-out screens
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection