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 D7000 and the D5300)

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), it's body is not weather sealed and lacks a built-in HDR feature.

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
2 years newer
$949 (body only)
$1,249 18-135mm lens

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

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and 60D

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 197 lenses vs 197 lenses

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
1 year older
$749 - $778 (body only)
$849 - $1,448 28-135mm lens

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

  • Weather sealed
  • Significantly less shutter lag: 131 ms vs 253 ms
  • Shoots significantly 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

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Many lenses available: 197 lenses vs 197 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size 148x111x74 mm vs Professional size 145x106x79 mm

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
1 year newer
$1,399 (body only)
$1,799 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

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Fairly small: Professional size 145x111x71 mm vs Professional size 145x106x79 mm
  • Inexpensive: $1,384.99 vs $579.00

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
2 years older

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

  • Weather sealed
  • 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

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1 year older
$2,000 (body only)

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

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D
5 years older
$3,609 24-105mm lens

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

  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.59x

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

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.0"

common strengths of the 5D and 60D

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 60D compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps), slightly larger viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.54x), has a screen which flips out, has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs pentamirror) and has a much longer battery life (1100 shots vs 600 shots).

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (813 ISO vs 1,167 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 80.0), has slightly narrower dynamic range (11.5 EV vs 12.5 EV), lacks a built-in HDR feature and lacks autofocus (none vs contrast detection).

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
2 years newer
$649 - $650 (body only)
$649 - $650 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the 60D)

  • Video autofocus: Contrast detection vs None
  • Has in-camera HDR
  • 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
  • Smaller viewfinder: 0.53x vs 0.59x

common strengths of the T5i and 60D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Many lenses available: 197 lenses vs 197 lenses

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
5 months newer
$629 (body only)
$549 - $630 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
  • Much more startup delay: 1500 ms vs 400 ms
  • Smaller viewfinder: 0.53x vs 0.59x

common strengths of the T3i and 60D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Many lenses available: 197 lenses vs 197 lenses

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
similar age
$688 18-55mm 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

  • Minimal startup delay: 400 ms vs 400 ms
  • Very long battery life: 1050 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years newer
$647 (body only)
$570 - $747 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the 60D)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,338 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 83.0 vs 66.0
  • More dynamic range: 13.9 EV vs 11.5 EV

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the 60D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 600 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.59x
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the D5300 and 60D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
2 years newer
$497 - $547 (body only)
$499 - $550 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
  • More dynamic range: 13.9 EV vs 11.5 EV

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the 60D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 500 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.59x
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the D5200 and 60D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
2 years older
$722 (body only)
$1,038 55-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the 60D)

  • More dynamic range: 12.5 EV vs 11.5 EV
  • Has a built-in focus motor
  • Significantly smaller: Professional size 132x103x77 mm vs Professional size 145x106x79 mm

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the 60D)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D90 and 60D

  • Minimal startup delay: 300 ms vs 400 ms
  • Great battery life: 850 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism