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

Sony SLT A57 vs Canon EOS 60D

Winner
Sony SLT A57

72

Canon EOS 60D

68

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A57

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.4 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.72x
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

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

galleries

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.

competitors

Sony SLT A57 Competitors

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$598 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony SLT-A65

Sony SLT A65

Entry-level DSLR

$866 with 18-55mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
True resolution Higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$567 with 18-55mm lens

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen

Canon EOS 60D Competitors

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 Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$429 - $649 body only

$520 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Color depth Worse color depth
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

discussion

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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