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 EOS 70D and the Rebel T5i) 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 a screen which flips out, has a slightly longer battery life (1100 shots vs 800 shots) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (813 ISO vs 1,815 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 79.0), has slightly narrower dynamic range (11.5 EV vs 11.8 EV), 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
$799 - $999 (body only)
$919 - $1,099 18-55mm lens

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

  • Video autofocus: Phase detection vs None
  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Much less shutter lag: 75 ms vs 253 ms

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
$799 - $840 (body only)
$1,099 - $1,138 18-135mm 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

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $799.00 vs $819.95

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
1 year newer
$1,269 - $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
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • 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: $1,269.00 vs $819.95

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: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (146×108×74 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $1,499.00 vs $819.95

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1 year older
$1,500 (body only)
$3,200 24-105mm lens

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
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 165 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and 60D

  • Inexpensive: $1,499.99 vs $819.95
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
2 years newer
$1,399 - $1,699 (body only)
$1,679 - $1,849 18-135mm lens

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

  • Many more cross-type focus points: 65 vs 9
  • Has in-camera HDR
  • Many more focus points: 65 vs 9

Significant disadvantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the 60D)

  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 7D Mark II and 60D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $1,399.00 vs $819.95
  • Each has a built-in flash

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 0.54x), has slightly less startup delay (400 ms vs 1500 ms), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs pentamirror), has a much 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 1,167 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 80.0), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has slightly narrower dynamic range (11.5 EV vs 12 EV) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (17.9 MP vs 24 MP).

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
2 years newer
$490 - $649 (body only)
$581 - $699 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
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon Kiss X5

Canon Kiss X5
5 months newer
$1,299 (body only)

Significant advantages of the X5 (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 X5 (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 X5 and 60D

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

Canon Kiss X8i

Canon Kiss X8i
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the X8i (vs the 60D)

  • More dynamic range: 12 EV vs 11.5 EV
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 17.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the X8i (vs the 60D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 440 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.59x
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the X8i and 60D

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

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years newer
$480 - $647 (body only)
$549 - $747 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the 60D)

  • Significantly 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
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the D5300 and 60D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
similar age
$479 (body only)
$720 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 D5200

Nikon D5200
2 years newer
$405 - $497 (body only)
$479 - $500 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
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the D5200 and 60D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • 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 higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), has much less startup delay (400 ms vs 1700 ms), 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 slightly more noisy at high ISO (813 ISO vs 2,248 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 82.0), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), has slightly less color depth (22.2 bits vs 24.1 bits) and has significantly narrower dynamic range (11.5 EV vs 13.1 EV).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
3 years newer
$548 (body only)
$648 - $698 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the 60D)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 96%
  • Video autofocus: Contrast detection vs None
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

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
  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the A6000 and 60D

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

Sony A7

Sony A7
3 years newer
$1,198 - $1,698 (body only)
$1,498 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the 60D)

  • Video autofocus: Phase detection vs None
  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 2,248 ISO vs 813 ISO
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 96%

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the 60D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 1100 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the A7 and 60D

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

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
4 years newer
$679 (body only)
$799 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M3 (vs the 60D)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much smaller: Mid size (111×68×44 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Much lighter: 366 g vs 755 g

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 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 EOS M3 and 60D

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