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Canon 60D vs Canon T2i

Updated on May 10, 2016

Canon Mid-range DSLRs

As you consider the newest DSLR from Canon, it is an obvious question that comes to mind: "What about the Canon 60D vs T2i?"

It looks as if these two are pretty similar in feature sets. Is there a difference?

Read on for the whole story about the newest Canon release, the 60D. You may find out some interesting stuff.

Look at the side-by-side comparison here --> Canon 60D vs T2i vs 7D!

Canon EOS 60D vs T2i

The Canon 60D is the newest digital SLR release from Canon. It is no longer a semi-pro model as its younger siblings were. However, if you are just entering the Canon SLR camera crowd, this may be the camera for you.

The Canon 60D has some basic features that are similar to the very popular Canon T2i:

  • 18 mp sensor - this sensor is in both PLUS it is the sensor in the 7D; you will get fabulous image quality
  • Extreme HD video - almost all reviewers agree that Canon has taken DSLR video to its highest level
  • DIGIC 4 processor - again a proven winner in camera technology

The Canon 60D also has some features that are clearly better than the Canon T2i:

  • Articulating 3" LCD screen - great for shooting video or from an unusual perspective
  • Horizontal Electronic Level - great that horizon straight right from the camera
  • 5.3 frame per second continuous shooting (vs 3.7 in the T2i) - excellent for action and sports like kids soccer or gymnastics
  • Added cross-type auto-focus points (9 in the 60D vs 1 in the T2i) - this gives the photographer much more control of the area of focus
  • Wireless flash control - requires an additional flash unit, but what a great feature for those professional looking shots
  • Auto-ISO control - override the camera's ISO choice; again, more control for the photographer
  • In camera RAW processing - edit your RAW photos right in the camera. In camera processing has many of the same post-processing features as you have on your own computer.

60D Sample Photo

Sample Photo for Canon 60D
Sample Photo for Canon 60D

The Canon 60D is plenty of image quality power. This picture was made using a Sigma 70mm macro lens.

image credit: Slice of Light on Flickr

Canon Rebel T2i vs Canon 60D on YouTube

Canon 60D Promo

Canon 60D vs T2i

Which one is right for you?

The addition of a camera like the Canon 60D, which is more of a hybrid than an upgrade, has created some serious discussion about where it fits into the Canon lineup.

The 60D certainly offers some better capabilities over the T2i, yet it does not fit into the same "semi-pro" class as its predecessor, the 50D. Most notably, the camera construction has been downgraded in order to get the 60D to the targeted price point between the T2i and the 7D.

Photographers come in all shapes and sizes with all kinds of interests. That's where the debate for the Canon 60D vs Canon T2i becomes personal.

  • What are your shooting wants and desires?
  • Is 5.3 fps significant enough to sway your decision toward the 60D?
  • What about an articulating LCD screen?
  • Does an additional $300 have a strong impact on your wallet?

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Canon 60D vs Rebel T2i - Rebel sample image

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      antoniow 5 years ago

      Great lens, squidlike

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice lens. Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great lens on canon, like it

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      Chuck Nelson 5 years ago from California

      A good review for anyone looking for a great camera! Nice photos too!

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      Wayne Rasku 6 years ago

      @anonymous: You are quite welcome. I really don't think you can go wrong with any of those three cameras.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thank you so much for taking the time to do the 60D-T2i comparison. I'm thinking of upgrading from my XTi, and I've considered the T3i, T2i, and 60D. Looks like all the extra features in both the 60D and T3i are unimportant to me, and I'll be going with the T2i.

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      adamfrench 6 years ago

      Thumbs up, great lens

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Nice camera, I have the T2i and I get amazing pictures, I will not go to the 60D cause of some minor changes... check my website with some picturs that I shot with the Rebel T2i:

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      sukkran trichy 7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      very informative. your comparison gives me some useful details. thanks. ~blessed by a squid angel~

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      camerasuggestions 7 years ago

      I do agree with you but my thoughts on this Canon EOS 60D.

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      risan 7 years ago

      @Wayne Rasku: If you want to read more review about t2i canon you can go also to t2i canon review

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      Wayne Rasku 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks for taking the time to comment, Risan, I did take a look at your Canon T2i Review site, and, yes, it was quite informative. I think after a long, hard look at the two cameras, I would go with the Canon 60D. It promises to be one of Canon's best thought out products.

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      Wayne Rasku 7 years ago

      @mansukh: Hi mansukh, I did take a look at your article and left a comment. You did a great job in organizing the content. I especially like all the options for upgrades that you presented.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      You may also read the review here

      Hope it usefull for you

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      mansukh 7 years ago

      I have reviewed the Canon EOS 60D here Would love to hear your comments about it. thnx