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 T3i and the Rebel T5i) and Nikon (such as the D5300 and the D7000)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 60D compared to other pro DSLR competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), lets you preview your photos on the screen, has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 500 ms), has a screen which flips out and slightly more lenses available (220 lenses vs 165 lenses).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (813 ISO vs 1,368 ISO), has much lower image quality (66.0 vs 79.0), has much less color depth (22.2 bits vs 22.9 bits), has much narrower dynamic range (11.5 EV vs 11.7 EV) and slightly smaller viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.71x).

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
1 year older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,798 18-135mm 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

  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.7 EV vs 11.5 EV
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
2 years newer
$926 18-55mm lens

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

  • Better color depth: 22.5 bits vs 22.2 bits
  • Much better image quality: 68.0 vs 66.0
  • Weather sealed

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and 60D

  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.6 EV vs 11.5 EV
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
1 year newer
$999 - $1,029 (body only)
$1,599 - $2,299 24-105mm lens

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

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

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

  • Excellent dynamic range: 12.1 EV vs 11.5 EV
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 3.1"

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
2 years older
$559 (body only)

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

  • Weather sealed

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

  • Much worse image quality: 63.0 vs 66.0
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 50D and 60D

  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.4 EV vs 11.5 EV
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1 year older
$2,483 24-105mm lens

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

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

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

  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.9 EV vs 11.5 EV
  • Fairly small: Professional size (152×114×75 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 3.1"

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D
5 years older
$839 (body only)

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,368 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • Better color depth: 22.9 bits vs 22.2 bits
  • Much better image quality: 71.0 vs 66.0

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

  • Less dynamic range: 11.1 EV vs 11.5 EV
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • No live view

common strengths of the 5D and 60D

  • Fairly small: Professional size (152×113×75 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Thin: 3" vs 3.1"
  • Inexpensive: $838.83 vs $1,499.00

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 60D compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it 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), has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 1500 ms) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, is older (august 2010 vs february 2015), is significantly larger (professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)) and is much more expensive ($1,499.00 vs $539.00).

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
5 months newer
$946 18-135mm 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)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 440 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.53x vs 0.59x
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the T3i and 60D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
2 years newer
$599 - $649 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the 60D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly smaller: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 580 g vs 755 g

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the 60D)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 440 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.53x vs 0.59x
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the T5i and 60D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
5 years newer
$300 - $649 (body only)
$345 - $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)
  • Significantly lighter: 485 g vs 755 g

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

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.50x vs 0.59x
  • Screen does not flip out

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
$519 (body only)
$629 - $749 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the 60D)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly smaller: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the 60D)

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

common strengths of the T6i and 60D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
5 years newer
$999 - $1,498 (body only)
$945 - $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

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
3 years newer
$379 18-55mm lens

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

  • Significantly smaller: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Significantly 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
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.50x vs 0.59x
  • Screen does not flip out

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 a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 460k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs none), records movies in 24p, has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 1700 ms) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 51,200 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and much less viewfinder coverage (96% vs 100%).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$444 - $448 (body only)
$450 - $548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the 60D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 96%
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP

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

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.70x vs 0.59x
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • 24p support

Sony A7

Sony A7
3 years newer
$798 - $2,398 (body only)
$998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the 60D)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 96%
  • Weather sealed
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP

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

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.71x vs 0.59x
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Incredible startup delay: 1700 ms vs 400 ms

Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20
6 years newer
$899 - $1,348 (body only)
$899 - $999 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T20 (vs the 60D)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 96%
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the X-T20 (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-T20 and 60D

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
1 year newer
$398 (body only)
$588 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX1 (vs the 60D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much smaller: Mid size (116×68×39 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Much lighter: 318 g vs 755 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX1 (vs the 60D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 310 shots vs 1100 shots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentaprism
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots

common strengths of the DMC-GX1 and 60D

  • Incredible startup delay: 1400 ms vs 400 ms
  • Incredible shutter lag: 259 ms vs 253 ms
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses