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 Rebel T6) and Nikon (such as the D3200 and the D90)

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 70D

Canon EOS 70D
2 years newer
$739 - $1,199 (body only)
$788 - $999 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 7D

Canon EOS 7D
1 year older
$799 (body only)
$1,153 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

  • 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 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1 year older
$4,000 (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
  • 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
$2,000 (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: $1,999.99 vs $794.47

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
1 year newer
$1,049 - $1,299 (body only)
$1,599 - $1,699 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
$540 (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)

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 slightly more expensive ($794.47 vs $499.00).

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
2 years newer
$425 - $649 (body only)
$517 - $599 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
$317 - $649 (body only)
$376 - $399 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
$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 Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
5 months newer
$499 (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)
  • 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 EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
5 years newer
$1,099 (body only)
$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
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
3 years newer
$349 (body only)
$399 - $420 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 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 295 shots) and uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs hybrid detection).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.70x), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$445 - $548 (body only)
$479 - $648 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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • 24p support
  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5
6 years newer
$929 (body only)
$1,049 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M5 (vs the 60D)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M5 (vs the 60D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 295 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the EOS M5 and 60D

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks