Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 vs Canon EOS 60D

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580


Canon EOS 60D



Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,121 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
Great color depth
Color depth
23.8 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.3 EV

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
220 lenses


Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 60D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A580.


Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

$1,049 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Sony SLT-A77

Sony SLT A77


$1,531 body only

$1,499 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Canon EOS 60D Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$358 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$690 - $929 body only

$1,049 with 15-45mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$435 - $649 body only

$529 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO


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Edi Stoica (6:33 PM, March 07, 2012)
I have a580 and I can tell you this: I hate the fact that this is the last dSLR that Sony will make. There are no plans for other dSLRs, only dSLTs. So it's the end of a line. And, like another negative point, there is not even one firmware up-date for a580 to correct some minor bugs semnalated by users.
And there are some other "facilities" that I'm missing at my Sony: no ISO in viewfinder, no spot AEL, no medium or small RAW files (only full resolution), no after shooting in-camera RAW conversion. 
I'm sorry that I'm talking only about negative points of Sony a580 but I have no exeperience with Canon 60D to compare, only that I have seen on reviews and comparations like this one. And, after I get my a580 I was pretty dissapointed about it.
Lamboram (10:21 PM, January 08, 2012)
The couple of hundred dollars you pay more is just for the name CANON.. Sony beats it in every single field other than that.. in fact better sensor, better low light. better handling and moreover better performance at an affordable price.. this should be pro camera with APS-C sized sensor. I own it and I am really really really proud and satisfied with it.. 
Marco Bolpagni (7:22 PM, August 23, 2011)
I'm using a Canon 60d and i'm planning to buy an a580 beccasse 60d's images are not good as i aspected. However 60d has got a stunning viewfinder with pentaprism which is really better than the a580's pentamirror viewfinder.
Jordan P. (7:33 AM, August 03, 2011)
I don't understand what classifies the 60D as a Pro-Dslr, while the a580, outperforming the 60D in many aspects, is still considered entry-level. Any explanations?

Reason is, I'm currently saving up for either of these two. The price and picture quality all seem to point to the a580, but is there something missing here that makes the 60D worth that extra couple of hundred dollars?