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 7D) and Nikon (such as the D7000 and the D5200)

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 7D

Canon EOS 7D
1 year older
$1,660 18-135mm 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 6D

Canon EOS 6D
1 year newer
$999 - $1,100 (body only)
$1,499 - $1,999 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 5D

Canon EOS 5D
5 years older
$2,499 (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"
  • Light weight: 895 g vs 755 g

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
2 years newer
$1,345 18-135mm 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 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1 year older
$2,336 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 50D

Canon EOS 50D
2 years older
$510 (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 slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 921k dots), slightly larger viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.54x), has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 1500 ms), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs pentamirror) and has much less shutter lag (253 ms vs 264 ms).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, it's body is not weather sealed and has significantly fewer focus points (9 vs 39).

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
2 years newer
$787 (body only)
$539 - $683 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

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
similar age
$3,532 18-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the 60D)

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

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
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
2 years newer
$614 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the 60D)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
  • Significantly more focus points: 39 vs 9

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the 60D)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • 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
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
5 years newer
$774 - $999 (body only)
$945 - $1,049 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 Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
5 months newer
$708 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

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

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years newer
$500 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the 60D)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the 60D)

  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism
  • Smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.59x
  • Significantly 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

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 60D compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 460k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), has slightly less startup delay (400 ms vs 1100 ms), much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 62 lenses) and has a much longer battery life (1100 shots vs 360 shots).

However, on average it slightly smaller viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.71x), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), doesn't have a touch screen, it's body is not weather sealed and much less viewfinder coverage (96% vs 100%).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$444 - $448 (body only)
$448 - $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%
  • Much smaller: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)

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
  • Have external mic jacks

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
4 years newer
$1,083 (body only)
$1,258 12-50mm lens

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

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

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

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Minimal startup delay: 800 ms vs 400 ms
  • 24p support

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
similar age
$1,195 14-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH2 (vs the 60D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Smaller: Prosumer size (124×90×76 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Much lighter: 444 g vs 755 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH2 (vs the 60D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 108 lenses vs 220 lenses

common strengths of the DMC-GH2 and 60D

  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Pentaprism
  • Minimal startup delay: 1100 ms vs 400 ms
  • 24p support