Updated (February 2011): Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D vs Canon Rebel T3i

Winner
Canon EOS 60D

68

Canon Rebel T3i

61

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Great battery life
Battery life
1100 shots
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T3i.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 60D.

competitors

Canon EOS 60D Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$420 - $649 body only

$520 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$812 - $999 body only

$913 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Startup delay More startup delay
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 - $1,199 body only

$1,249 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$420 - $649 body only

$520 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$268 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$452 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

discussion

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Bowner (7:33 PM, March 21, 2015)
Look at 70D - a huge improvement over 60D
 
Avatar for Allan R. Bulnes Allan R. Bulnes (0:14 AM, March 21, 2015)
it will be a good deal to change my T3i for a 60D?
 
Avatar for Art Salmons Art Salmons (4:01 PM, August 07, 2012)
 If there's one important feature of a DSLR camera, it's the sound.
 
Carl Chou (2:54 AM, January 27, 2012)
take 18-200! I do enjoy one for all. If you do need,  purchase one 55 will be the only one you need. 60 D is real different from T3i
 
Bowner (11:31 PM, November 20, 2011)
I think so.
The price for stand-alone EF18-135 or 18-200 is arround $400-500 and you wouldn't be needing to carry your extra 55-250 zoom lens arround.
 
Gary (8:08 PM, November 20, 2011)
I just purchased the T3i with bag, extra 55-250 zoom lens, 8 gig memory stick, Canon bag, 6 ft. HDMI cable and software. Considering the T2i was this a better deal?
 
Gary (8:00 PM, November 20, 2011)
Wow I find this a big advantage for the 60D but do you agree the price between the to make up the differance?
 
Bobby (2:25 AM, August 21, 2011)
It is not only about specs sheet. Mechanics used in 60D is totally different than the one in T3i. You can see it and you can hear it. T3i sounds thin and unsubstantial whilst 60D sounds full and 'rich'. Again, totally different 'engine' are inside.  
 
DanielB (0:54 AM, August 16, 2011)
I bought a t3i with 18-135mm kit. The problem with t3i is that it only has one option to shoot RAW. The 60D has 3 RAW modes to choose based on the size of the image you want. You would need at least a 16 or 32 gb SD card to put into the t3i to give room to 265 or 530 raw images.
 
Raphnorac (5:57 PM, August 15, 2011)
Is this a joke? Just look the number os advantages of 60d over t3i.
 
Bowner (5:22 AM, June 28, 2011)
60D comes with much better lense 18-135 or 18-200 vs. 18-55
 
Danilss544 (11:33 PM, April 08, 2011)
THE 60D IS THE SAME CAMERA THAN T3I WITH BETTER CONSTRUCTION