Updated (August 2010): Compare the Canon EOS 60D vs Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D vs Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 7D


Canon EOS 60D



Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
131 ms shutter lag
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second


Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 60D.
Explore our gallery of 43 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D.


Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D


$799 - $899 body only

$889 - $1,019 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay More startup delay
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D


$1,269 - $1,399 body only

$1,699 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II


$1,199 - $1,299 body only

$1,549 - $1,680 with 18-135mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Canon EOS 60D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D


$799 - $899 body only

$889 - $1,019 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Startup delay More startup delay
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$456 - $649 body only

$529 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$715 - $749 body only

$749 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder


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Avatar for Laurie Laurie (10:20 PM, July 11, 2015)
It really depends on what you plan to photograph. If your main interest is landscapes, portraits, macro, etc, or if you want to shoot alot of video, the 60D will be a better choice. It also has a swivel screen and is a little cheaper than the 7D. If you want to shoot more moving wildlife, sports or fast action, the 7D is by far the better choice, as it can take up to 8FPS. It has an AF sensor with 19 cross-type AF points, where the 60D only has 9. The 7D is a weather-proof camera, as well. Personally, I think both camera bodies will deliver professional images; it just depends on exactly what you intend to photograph! Hope this helps!
Jack Russo (10:56 AM, January 13, 2014)
Hell. movie fans these days. smh.
Alan (10:54 AM, January 13, 2014)
lol the wolf pack is coming to get you!!
MISTA CHOW (10:52 AM, January 13, 2014)
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Avatar for SelimTheDream SelimTheDream (3:01 AM, January 08, 2014)
Personal choice really. I had a D7000 and replaced it with a 7D and I was really happy with my decision. P.S.: I have a mirrorless atm and considering getting a 7D again and no chance for Nikon D7000
Avatar for SelimTheDream SelimTheDream (3:00 AM, January 08, 2014)
You can use magic lantern on the 7D at the moment. Although they are beta builds there have been no complaints against them. I have used both 60D and 7D at different times as well as a D7000 and I have to say I was happiest with the 7D.
Avatar for Ray Gress Ray Gress (10:07 PM, November 22, 2013)
Entry level? Pretentious, eh? Entry would be the T3.
Avatar for Joe Joe (10:55 AM, October 20, 2013)
Brilliant site for comparison. I'm an amateur Photographer however I travel a lot, wasn't sure on the 7D or 60D but it sounds like the 60Ds really worth it's money. Might invest the rest of the money in a high quality Prime lens, any suggestions for street photography?
Loki Velez (0:36 PM, September 01, 2013)
60D and 6D also have similar button layout. Great combo to back and forth between.
Avatar for Gautam Srikantan Gautam Srikantan (1:53 PM, August 22, 2013)
Canon EOS 60d is awesome.. I Bought it today and it drives me crazy.. Worth buying..
Jacob (6:24 PM, July 24, 2013)
Hey! I was actually in the same boat as you. I decided to go with the 60D because of its price, and I have seen such a difference. You get very similar images (same sensors/processors) but in terms of how the actual camera funtions and all the features that you get on the 60D as opposed to the 550D makes it totally worth it. Plus for me a big thing is just simply how much better it feels in your hand.
Jacob (6:21 PM, July 24, 2013)
No, it wouldn't really be a good idea to go from the 60D to the 7D because you're just paying for a fee more features. I would recommend that if you're going to upgrade, go full frame. Not nevessarily the 5D but maybe a 6D. They're both exceptional cameras and are worth the price. (plus you can find great deals online)
Avatar for Shelly Shelly (7:11 PM, July 19, 2013)
I have the 60D, was thinking about upgrading to the 7D. Now reading all the reviews, I am starting to think that would not be the wise thing to do. Not sure what to upgrade to from here. any suggestions?
Avatar for Rodrigo Morales Rodrigo Morales (3:34 AM, May 18, 2013)
I currently own a 60d but i use a lot a 7D also and ive been able to test them for long time. I can say there are differences but i wouldnt say theres one better than the other. 7D has an amazing 19 af point af system and the 8fps burst, also its build on magnesium alloy while 60d isnt but 60d has advantages, of course video on 60d is amazing plus u got the screen versatility, also even though the numbers would say the opposite but while working on really dark situations ive found the 60d faster in focus than the 7d, thats weird cuz supposedly 7d has better af system. Image quality, id say better on 7D for pictures and better in 60d for video. Besides that i think there are many other differences but they dont really make it hard to decide, i think the ones ive mentioned are the things where this two cameras can be compared. Personally i love the 60d vs 7d and 5D mark II (not on image quality, i mean on how easy and fast it is to use).
Avatar for Rodrigo Morales Rodrigo Morales (3:29 AM, May 18, 2013)
60d is better in video than the 7d
Meh (9:01 PM, April 13, 2013)
I would assume they're relative comparisons and don't use absolutes when making their numerical score. They seem to rate them only against one other camera at a time.
Avatar for NewPendant NewPendant (7:57 PM, April 08, 2013)
Yes. Thank you for pointing this out. The MFA (micro focus adjust) is very useful. I took 20 pictures with my 100MM F2/8 then realized that my lens is back focusing, and I fixed it in cameras setting with MFA (micro focus adjust).
V.A. (9:36 PM, March 29, 2013)
I actually had both these cameras before i switched to full frame. For entry level cameras they are almost identical, and can actually go beyond entry level in the right hands. The comparison is as simple as this: If you want to be a filmmaker, get yourself the 60D without a doubt. If you're looking to lean towards photography, the 7D is your best bet. Both cameras are good reminders of why Canon is doing all of the right things.
Keshav (2:18 AM, February 25, 2013)
Iam so confused to decide which one to upgrade. Iam a serious hobbyist and confused between these 2. I currently own a 550D/ Rebel T1i and want to upgrade, I want to upgrade my camera and any suggestion would be much appreciated. I love shooting people and nature
Avatar for rio rio (3:18 PM, January 29, 2013)
I'm an entry level photographer but I don't want and entry level camera Because video is a must!!!! I was thinking price with the t3i dropping but I need great NOW!!!
60d is calling me
JR (1:45 PM, January 23, 2013)
7d has manual audio adjust with latest firmware update
Avatar for rosie B rosie B (8:27 AM, November 06, 2012)
i am a film student and i love the quality of the 7D for filming and you can see the difference between a hand held camera to the quality of a 7D. does the 60D film the same quality as the 7D?
Amateur (2:47 PM, November 03, 2012)
If you already own a lens, go for 7D, it has more fps shooting. cross points, more focus. but if you don't have choose 60D. much cheaper, slightly the sameas for video, 60d plays better for it screen. you can shoot below or above with having trouble for you can flip the screen. I own 60D by the way.
alwyn (5:50 AM, October 03, 2012)
Had the 60d. You can't compare build quality against the 7d. I wouldn't shoot in drizzle with the 60d. Mind you, I'm very specific with my gear so I probably will pack it in after the first drop has fallen.
Avatar for Pashminu Mansukhani Pashminu Mansukhani (6:23 AM, July 02, 2012)
An equally important competitor is Canon 650D with it flip out screen. I have clicked some photographs for pharma industry here http://www.digitalstudio.in