As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Canon EOS 60D is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs. The Canon EOS 60D's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 70D and the Rebel T5i) and Nikon (such as the D5300 and the D7000)

Competitor classes

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 (3.0" 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), has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 79.0), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.71x), doesn't have a touch screen and has a slightly smaller sensor (APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs full frame 35.8x23.9mm).

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
2 years newer
$999 - $1,231 (body only)
$200 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

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

  • Video autofocus: Phase detection vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much less shutter lag: 75 ms vs 253 ms

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and 60D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 197 lenses vs 197 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size 145x106x79 mm vs Professional size 145x106x79 mm
arrow Compare the 70D vs the 60D

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
1 year older
$999 - $1,199 (body only)
$1,099 - $1,605 28-135mm lens

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

  • Significantly less shutter lag: 131 ms vs 253 ms
  • Significantly more cross-type focus points: 19 vs 9
  • Shoots faster: 8 fps vs 5.3 fps

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

  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 7D and 60D

  • Many lenses available: 197 lenses vs 197 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size 148x111x74 mm vs Professional size 145x106x79 mm
  • Inexpensive: $999.00 vs $199.95
arrow Compare the 7D vs the 60D

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
1 year newer
$1,598 - $1,899 (body only)
$2,299 - $2,499 24-105mm lens

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

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 2,340 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 82.0 vs 66.0
  • More dynamic range: 12.1 EV vs 11.5 EV

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

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Fewer lenses available: 156 lenses vs 197 lenses
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 6D and 60D

  • Fairly small: Professional size 145x111x71 mm vs Professional size 145x106x79 mm
  • Inexpensive: $1,598.00 vs $199.95
  • Popularity: 38,448,885 vs 41,897,292
arrow Compare the 6D vs the 60D

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
2 years older

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

  • Significantly less shutter lag: 131 ms vs 253 ms

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

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

common strengths of the 50D and 60D

  • Many lenses available: 197 lenses vs 197 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size 146x108x74 mm vs Professional size 145x106x79 mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the 50D vs the 60D

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1 year older
$2,499 (body only)
$3,495 24-105mm lens

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

  • 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: 156 lenses vs 197 lenses
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and 60D

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second
arrow Compare the 5D Mark II vs the 60D

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D
5 years older
$4,000 24-105mm lens

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

  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.59x
  • Much larger sensor: Full frame 36.0x24.0mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm

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

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.0"
  • No live view

common strengths of the 5D and 60D

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second
arrow Compare the 5D vs the 60D

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 60D compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it slightly larger viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.54x), has a weather sealed body, has slightly less startup delay (400 ms vs 700 ms), has a screen which flips out and has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs pentamirror).

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (813 ISO vs 1,131 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 80.0), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has slightly less color depth (22.2 bits vs 23.5 bits) and has significantly narrower dynamic range (11.5 EV vs 13.2 EV).

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
2 years newer
$200 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the 60D)

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

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
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the T5i and 60D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 197 lenses vs 197 lenses
arrow Compare the Rebel T5i vs the EOS 60D

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
5 months newer
$499 - $648 (body only)
$200 - $570 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the 60D)

  • Significantly smaller: Professional size 133x99x79 mm vs Professional size 145x106x79 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 570 g vs 755 g

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the 60D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 440 shots vs 1100 shots
  • No weather sealing
  • Much more startup delay: 1500 ms vs 400 ms

common strengths of the T3i and 60D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 197 lenses vs 197 lenses
arrow Compare the Rebel T3i vs the EOS 60D

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years newer
$747 (body only)
$650 - $847 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the 60D)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,338 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 83.0 vs 66.0
  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the 60D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 600 shots vs 1100 shots
  • No weather sealing
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the D5300 and 60D

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Minimal startup delay: 500 ms vs 400 ms
  • Flip-out screens
arrow Compare the Nikon D5300 vs the Canon EOS 60D

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
similar age
$640 (body only)
$848 18-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the 60D)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 1,167 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 80.0 vs 66.0
  • More dynamic range: 13.9 EV vs 11.5 EV

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the 60D)

  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D7000 and 60D

  • Weather sealed
  • Minimal startup delay: 400 ms vs 400 ms
  • Very long battery life: 1050 shots vs 1100 shots
arrow Compare the Nikon D7000 vs the Canon EOS 60D

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
2 years newer
$547 (body only)
$646 - $647 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the 60D)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 1,284 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 84.0 vs 66.0
  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the 60D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 500 shots vs 1100 shots
  • No weather sealing
  • Smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.59x

common strengths of the D5200 and 60D

  • Minimal startup delay: 500 ms vs 400 ms
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
arrow Compare the Nikon D5200 vs the Canon EOS 60D

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
1 year newer
$319 (body only)
$477 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the 60D)

  • Significantly better image quality: 81.0 vs 66.0
  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 1,131 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • More dynamic range: 13.2 EV vs 11.5 EV

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the 60D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 540 shots vs 1100 shots
  • No weather sealing
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D3200 and 60D

  • Minimal startup delay: 400 ms vs 400 ms
  • Many lenses available: 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks
arrow Compare the Nikon D3200 vs the Canon EOS 60D