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 EOS Rebel T6 and the EOS 80D) and Nikon (such as the D7000 and the D3400)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 60D compared to other pro DSLR competitors include: it has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 500 ms), has a screen which flips out and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (813 ISO vs 1,815 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 79.0), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.71x), it's body is not weather sealed and lacks a built-in HDR feature.

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
2 years newer
$769 (body only)
$800 18-55mm lens

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

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 926 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • 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)
$1,160 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 $698.99

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
1 year newer
$1,058 - $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)
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 3.1"
  • Inexpensive: $1,057.77 vs $698.99

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1 year older
$2,098 (body only)
$2,999 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
  • 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)
  • Thin: 3" vs 3.1"
  • Inexpensive: $2,097.97 vs $698.99

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
2 years older
$529 (body only)

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

  • Weather sealed

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

  • Significantly more noise at high ISO: 696 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • 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: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $529.48 vs $698.99

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
2 years newer
$1,088 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,497 - $1,949 18-135mm lens

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,082 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • 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: $1,087.80 vs $698.99

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 60D compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has much more color depth (22.2 bits vs 22.1 bits), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 920k dots), slightly larger viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.53x), has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 1500 ms) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (813 ISO vs 919 ISO), has much lower image quality (66.0 vs 71.0), has much narrower dynamic range (11.5 EV vs 12 EV), takes slightly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
5 years newer
$305 - $699 (body only)
$350 - $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
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and 60D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
5 years newer
$1,099 (body only)
$1,099 - $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

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 960 shots vs 1100 shots

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
4 years newer
$799 - $852 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
  • 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

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
2 years newer
$435 - $649 (body only)
$529 - $599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the 60D)

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly smaller: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the 60D)

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

common strengths of the T5i and 60D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
5 months newer
$500 (body only)
$752 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)
  • Lighter: 570 g vs 755 g

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the 60D)

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

common strengths of the T3i and 60D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
similar age
$849 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the 60D)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the 60D)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D7000 and 60D

  • Great battery life: 1050 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism
  • Many lenses available: 230 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 none), has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 1700 ms), much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 62 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 doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes slightly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 51,200 ISO) and it's body is not weather sealed.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$447 - $448 (body only)
$529 - $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

  • 24p support
  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 420 shots vs 1100 shots

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
5 years newer
$794 - $828 (body only)
$910 - $928 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the 60D)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 9

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the 60D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and 60D

  • 24p support
  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 1100 shots

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
4 years newer
$1,200 - $1,598 (body only)
$1,460 - $1,798 28-70mm lens

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

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Weather sealed
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 96%

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the 7 II and 60D

  • 24p support
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 92 lenses vs 220 lenses

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-GF8 (vs the 60D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much smaller: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-GF8 (vs the 60D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 1100 shots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Pentaprism
  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-GF8 and 60D

  • 24p support
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses

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)

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

  • Incredible startup delay: 1700 ms vs 400 ms
  • 24p support
  • Flip-out screens