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 70D) 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 a screen which flips out, slightly more lenses available (220 lenses vs 165 lenses) and is newer (august 2010 vs september 2009).

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), has slightly less color depth (22.2 bits vs 22.9 bits), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.71x) and it's body is not weather sealed.

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
2 years newer
$779 - $899 (body only)
$891 - $999 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Video autofocus: Phase detection vs None
  • Weather sealed

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
$849 (body only)
$1,205 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: $849.00 vs $829.99

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
1 year newer
$1,244 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,899 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
  • 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)
  • Inexpensive: $1,244.00 vs $829.99
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 755 g

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
2 years older
$419 (body only)

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

  • Weather sealed

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

  • Worse color depth: 21.8 bits vs 22.2 bits
  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • 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: $418.81 vs $829.99

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1 year older
$2,000 (body only)
$3,999 24-105mm lens

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

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 1,815 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • Better color depth: 23.7 bits vs 22.2 bits
  • Significantly 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

  • Fairly small: Professional size (152×114×75 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $1,999.99 vs $829.99

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D
5 years older
$2,795 (body only)

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

  • Better color depth: 22.9 bits vs 22.2 bits
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.59x

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

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • No live view
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,040k dots

common strengths of the 5D and 60D

  • Fairly small: Professional size (152×113×75 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 slightly larger viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.53x), has significantly less startup delay (400 ms vs 1500 ms), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs pentamirror), has a significantly longer battery life (1100 shots vs 500 shots) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (813 ISO vs 1,338 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 71.0), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has significantly narrower dynamic range (11.5 EV vs 12 EV) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP).

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
2 years newer
$264 - $649 (body only)
$599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the 60D)

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

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the 60D)

  • Worse color depth: 21.7 bits vs 22.2 bits
  • Less dynamic range: 11.2 EV vs 11.5 EV
  • Much shorter battery life: 440 shots vs 1100 shots

common strengths of the T5i and 60D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
5 years newer
$1,099 (body only)
$1,017 - $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

  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 960 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
4 years newer
$749 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the 60D)

  • More dynamic range: 12 EV vs 11.5 EV
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Better color depth: 22.7 bits vs 22.2 bits

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

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
5 months newer
$600 (body only)
$759 18-55mm 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)

  • Much more startup delay: 1500 ms vs 400 ms
  • Much shorter battery life: 440 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the T3i and 60D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
5 years newer
$290 - $749 (body only)
$409 - $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)
  • Much 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

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years newer
$597 (body only)
$478 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the 60D)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the 60D)

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

common strengths of the D5300 and 60D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • 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 digital), much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 13 lenses), has a much longer battery life (1100 shots vs 250 shots) and uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs hybrid detection).

However, on average it is significantly more noisy at high ISO (813 ISO vs 1,347 ISO), has significantly lower image quality (66.0 vs 82.0), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.70x), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and has significantly less color depth (22.2 bits vs 24.1 bits).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$398 (body only)
$548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the 60D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 82.0 vs 66.0

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the 60D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 1100 shots
  • 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 M3

Canon EOS M3
4 years newer
$429 (body only)
$319 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the 60D)

  • Lower noise at high ISO: 1,169 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much smaller: Mid size (111×68×44 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the 60D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the M3 and 60D

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