Updated (March 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 60D vs Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57 vs Canon EOS 60D

Sony SLT A57


Canon EOS 60D



Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A57

Great image quality
Overall image quality
Great color depth
Color depth
23.4 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

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


Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 60D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT A57.


Sony SLT A57 Competitors

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,298 body only

$1,398 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$632 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$522 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Size Slightly smaller
Screen size Much smaller screen

Canon EOS 60D Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$449 - $649 body only

$537 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Smaller
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$514 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D


$999 body only

$1,129 with 28-135mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out


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Kavi (8:45 AM, July 22, 2014)
If you use the canon 60D in the right way (ie shooting manual mode) and use the right lenses, its a better camera as you get better image quality with it. I don't like its video fuctions..it sucks. I've used both, Sony cams generally has slower autofocus, really great image colour which I admire but that's something I can correct on lightroom with other cameras. its all about image quality..
Sharath (7:28 PM, January 20, 2014)
So true Nandish...
I own an A57 and it is a beast when it comes to low light video performance...
The Focus Peaking itself kicks every other counterpoint out...
Also when you say that there are more no: of lenses available for Canon...that is just dumb...the ones that you expect to be used by semi-pro users...they both have them...
Then comes the fact that with Canon you have to go for expensive lenses with stabilization...not an issue AT ALL with the A57...the cheapest of lenses from Tamron etc work wonders...Sensor Shift Stabilization baby...
I would any given day pick up a SONY Alpha Series...
Avatar for Nandish Punter Nandish Punter (8:50 AM, September 03, 2013)
How do you decide Canon 60D is winner when STL 57 has so many advantages over Canon. Apart from a bigger body , better battery, shutter speed and of course, the choice of lenses, technically SLT A57 is a better buy
0_o (10:53 PM, March 04, 2013)
it's weather sealed indeed .
anoop (7:33 AM, December 05, 2012)
i dont think canon 60d is weather sealed