As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Canon EOS 60D is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, boutiques, mirrorless and super zooms. The Canon EOS 60D's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 70D and the EOS Rebel T5) 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 records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs none), has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 500 ms), has a screen which flips out, has a slightly longer battery life (1100 shots vs 850 shots) and is slightly less expensive ($554.94 vs $2,299.99).

However, on average it slightly smaller viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.71x), takes slightly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 20 MP), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5.3 fps vs 6 fps) and has much more shutter lag (253 ms vs 131 ms).

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
2 years newer
$1,877 18-135mm lens

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

  • Has a touch screen
  • Weather sealed
  • Shoots significantly faster: 7 fps vs 5.3 fps

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
$1,099 (body only)
$1,418 18-135mm lens

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

  • Shoots much faster: 8 fps vs 5.3 fps
  • 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: $1,099.00 vs $554.94

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
1 year newer
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

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

  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.59x
  • Weather sealed
  • Has a GPS

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

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 6D and 60D

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $999.00 vs $554.94
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 755 g

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
1 year newer
$2,300 (body only)
$2,844 50mm lens

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

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Many more focus points: 61 vs 9
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.59x

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

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and 60D

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1 year older
$2,311 24-105mm lens

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

  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.59x
  • Weather sealed
  • Higher true resolution: 21 MP vs 17.9 MP

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

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Shoots significantly slower: 3.9 fps vs 5.3 fps
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and 60D

  • None found

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
2 years older
$532 (body only)

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

  • Weather sealed
  • Significantly thinner: 2.9" vs 3.1"

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

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 640 shots vs 1100 shots

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)
  • Very inexpensive: $531.59 vs $554.94

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 0.54x), 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 records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), takes much lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, has much more shutter lag (253 ms vs 238 ms) and has slightly fewer focus points (9 vs 39).

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
3 years newer
$337 18-55mm lens

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

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 18 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Much 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
  • Shoots significantly slower: 3 fps vs 5.3 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and 60D

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
5 months newer

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)

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

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
$1,095 (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)
  • Lighter: 580 g vs 755 g

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the 60D)

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

common strengths of the T5i and 60D

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

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years newer
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the 60D)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the 60D)

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

common strengths of the D5300 and 60D

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
similar age
$602 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the 60D)

  • Many more focus points: 39 vs 9
  • Weather sealed
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the 60D)

  • Much lower true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D7000 and 60D

  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
4 years newer
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the 60D)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much 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
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 440 shots vs 1100 shots

common strengths of the T6i and 60D

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

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 60D compared to boutique competitors include: it has a much longer battery life (1100 shots vs 370 shots), has interchangeable lenses, is slightly less expensive ($554.94 vs $1,993.99), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 30.1 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 102,400 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS R

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8 years newer
$1,994 - $2,299

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

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Many more focus points: 5,655 vs 9

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 370 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the EOS R and 60D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

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 62 lenses), has a much longer battery life (1100 shots vs 235 shots), uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs hybrid detection) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 51,000 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
6 years newer
$1,098 (body only)
$1,498 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the 60D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 96%

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the 60D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and 60D

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony a7 II

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4 years newer
$1,698 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7 II (vs the 60D)

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

Significant disadvantages of the a7 II (vs the 60D)

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

common strengths of the a7 II and 60D

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

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the 60D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 96%
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.59x

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

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $554.94
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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7 years newer

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the 60D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 96%
  • Higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the 60D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and 60D

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10
4 years newer
$522 (body only)
$400 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T10 (vs the 60D)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 96%
  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Mid size (118×83×41 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the X-T10 (vs the 60D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the X-T10 and 60D

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $400.00 vs $554.94
  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
4 years newer
$826 (body only)
$1,058 12-40mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M5 II (vs the 60D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 96%

Significant disadvantages of the E-M5 II (vs the 60D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the E-M5 II and 60D

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $825.67 vs $554.94

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 60D compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 461k dots), takes slightly higher resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP), has a screen which flips out, much larger viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.26x) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), it's body is not weather sealed, much less viewfinder coverage (96% vs 100%) and is older (august 2010 vs march 2015).

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
4 years newer
$458 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the 60D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the 60D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the P900 and 60D

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Inexpensive: $458.00 vs $554.94
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
4 years newer
$1,198

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX10 II (vs the 60D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Shoots significantly faster: 14 fps vs 5.3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX10 II (vs the 60D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the DSC-RX10 II and 60D

  • Fairly small: Professional size (129×88×102 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 1100 shots

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
3 years newer
$289

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the 60D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly lighter: 349 g vs 755 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the 60D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the SX510 HS and 60D

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.1"
  • Inexpensive: $289.00 vs $554.94