- 18MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Fully Articulated Display
- ISO 100 - 6400 (Raise to 12800)
- 1/8000s Max Shutter
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Canon EF/EF-S Mount
- 755g - 145 x 106 x 79mm
- Revealed November 2010
- Previous Model is Canon 50D
- Refreshed by Canon 70D
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon 60D summary
Canon 60D is Canon's Advanced DSLR camera originally announced on November of 2010. It has got a 18 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a max resolution of 5184 x 3456.
Canon brought out this camera as a way to update the previous Canon 50D (Read Full Comparison) and afterwards brought out the newer Canon 70D (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to replace this model.
The 60D stands at #38 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras and overall #208 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. You should try out our Advanced camera filter to see camera results based on your personalized requirements.
The following is a chart of specific factors used in the rating system.
Canon 60D family
The Canon 60D comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can view all past and current models along with main features.
60D vs 90D33MPAPS-C11.0 fps2019
60D vs 80D24MPAPS-C7.0 fps2016
60D vs 70D20MPAPS-C7.0 fps2013
60D vs 60Da18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2012
60D vs 50D15MPAPS-C6.3 fps2008
60D vs 40D10MPAPS-C6.5 fps2007
60D vs 30D8MPAPS-C5.0 fps2006
60D vs 20D8MPAPS-C5.0 fps2004
60D vs 10D6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2003
Canon 60D Gallery
You can view the 60D from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon 60D Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of advantages and drawbacks of the Canon 60D based on things which are usually considered useful in a camera.
Canon 60D Sensor information
The Canon 60D is powered by the Digic 4 processor. The dimension of the sensor on the Canon 60D is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor is able to capture 5184 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CMOS sensor boasts 18 megapixels and provides a native ISO range of 100 to 6400. The ISO can also be expanded electronically to a maximum of 12800. RAW photos are supported therefore the user has more margin for error.
The image underneath displays the 60D's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The 60D sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.6 and is displayed in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon 60D dimensions
Canon 60D is 1.66 lbs (755 gr or 26.63 oz) and the overall size of the camera is 145mm x 106mm x 79mm (5.7" x 4.2" x 3.1"). The weight of typical Advanced DSLR camera is 776 gr and the Canon 60D is very much the same compared to other rivals.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Down below is a image of the Canon 60D with a soda so you can have a sense of its size.
The top view under will show the button arrangement on the 60D.
Canon 60D Lens information
The 60D works with the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 331 lenses currently available. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the 60D.
Canon 60D Connectivity
The 60D has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC and Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can copy pictures and at times adjust camera settings without connecting directly with the camera.
Some apps also stream a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. A good number of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Canon 60D Video information
The max video resolution on the Canon 60D is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in H.264 format. 1080p resolution gives you an excellent balance in quality vs file size but 1080p isn't going to leave you with much room to downsample. Although the body features a microphone socket, it is missing a headphone socket which means you won't be able to monitor your audio levels.
Canon 60D Weather Sealing
Canon 60D has weather proofing making it a good choice to use in tricky climates. This can be particularly handy in case you are not sure about the elements you might encounter in outdoor photography.
Canon 60D Display and Viewfinder
The Canon 60D has got a 3" fully articulated screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots.
The display is selfie friendly to shoot self portraits as well as group photos if required. Unfortunately the screen is not a touch screen. The 60D also comes with a Top display so that you can instantly view your settings.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The View Finder details regarding Canon 60D are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- ViewFinder Coverage 96 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.6x
In those sunny outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and tough to view, viewfinders will be quite useful.
Canon 60D Shutter information
Canon 60D is able to shoot continuously at 5.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/8000s.
Canon 60D Flash and Hot shoe information
Canon 60D boasts both built in flash and also external flash support. The highest flash sync is 1/250s.
Canon 60D Autofocusing information
Canon 60D boasts both Phase Detect Auto Focus along with Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster and precise than Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has got Face detect which is useful for taking photos of people.
The AF system has got 9 focus points to select from. Canon 60D has got manual focus when required in low light conditions or you want more accurate focus control.
Canon 60D Battery life
The battery pack (LP-E6) on the Canon 60D is made to last for 1100 images as per the CIPA specifications making it higher than average when compared to its class. The usual Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 has the maximum (2260) battery life in this category of cameras.
Listed below is a collection of Advanced DSLR cameras with the strongest battery life:
60D vs D7802260 yesnoyes
60D vs D8501840 yesyesyes
60D vs 90D1300 yesnoyes
60D vs D5001240 yesyesyes
Canon 60D for varying styles of photography
The following bar chart displays a summary of the Canon 60D for varying styles of photography. To see more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Portrait photography with Canon 60D
The Canon 60D gets a score of 75 which is nice, and means the camera is a fine choice to use for portraits. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW files in addition to the flexibility to utilize external flash.
Canon 60D Street photography highlights
Getting a above average rating of 66, the Canon 60D is a fine pick to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Canon 60D Sports photography features
A very good sports photography rating of 67 suggests the Canon 60D is a very decent option for taking photos of sports. A camera needs great focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon 60D Travel photography information
Size is super critical in choosing a travel camera. On the whole, the Canon 60D gets a above average 68 for a travelling camera which makes it a very decent pick to take with you on your vacations.
Canon 60D as a Landscape photography camera
When you're planning to pick a camera for landscape photography, the most significant aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon 60D with it's very good rating of 69 for a landscape camera is a respectable option in the current market.
Vlogging with Canon 60D
A camera for vlogging should really offer a articulating display, mic input and ideally IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Canon 60D is a fine option as a vlog camera as it gets a very good score of 67.
Canon 60D Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the 60D, below is a range of the top scored cameras which fall in to the class of Advanced DSLR.
The line graph listed below shows you a bird's eye view of the 60D vs it's highest rated competitors listed above.
These are various other cameras you might take into account as alternative options. To look at a thorough comparison, simply click the "compare" link.