Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 650D vs Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 60D

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Canon EOS 60D

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Canon EOS 600D

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Canon EOS 600D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.59x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 600D

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Great for movies
 
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Advantages of the Canon 600D

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Size Smaller 133x99x79 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 570 g vs 755 g
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More than 20% lighter
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Startup delay Much less startup delay 400 ms vs 1500 ms
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3.7x less delay when turning on
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 1100 shots vs 440 shots
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2.5x more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.59x vs 0.53x
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More than 20% larger viewfinder
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5.3 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 253 ms vs 283 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 66.0 vs 65.0
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Almost the same
Color depth Better color depth 22.2 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 0.1 more bits of color
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 96% vs 95%
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price Cheaper $199.95 vs $1,299.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,099 cheaper (6.5x less)
Thickness Slightly thinner 3.1" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              600D:95%
              60D:96%
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              11.5 EV
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              17.9 MP
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              600D:3.7 fps
              60D:5.3 fps
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              600D:65.0
              60D:66.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              600D:22.1 bits
              60D:22.2 bits
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              600D:0.53x
              60D:0.59x
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              600D:793 ISO
              60D:813 ISO

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              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $627 body only

              $697 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $419 body only

              $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $389 - $506 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has significantly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,231 body only

              $200 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $549 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $415 body only

              $495 - $564 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $650 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed

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              Avatar for Prince Kin Prince Kin (8:01 AM, February 16, 2014)
              Hi! I am planning to start photography profession. Which camera should I buy, I am little confused with Canon EOS 60D and 600D. I want to shoot portraits and weddings(from close as well as from distance) in daylight and low light at night (with and without flash). Which Lens is best for each model?
              Not preferably, but I also want to shoot HD videos for making Pre-Wedding Music Videos. Is video auto-focus compulsory for that?
              My budget is $1000.
               
              Madi (0:27 AM, February 10, 2014)
              What camera would be better for making YouTube videos ? Like vlogs
               
              Avatar for Alexander Jacob Alexander Jacob (11:29 AM, October 18, 2013)
              If you are looking at the picture quality alone go for the cheaper one, as both the cameras have the same18 mp sensor. But if you want a faster, rugged camera go for the 60D, you will not outgrow it as fast as the 600D. Other significant difference in my opinion are the battery life and view finder. 60D is having more than double the battery life (500 vs 1500) and a clearer and larger view finder (penta prism vs penta mirror). If you are totally a newbie want to learn and an occassional shooter, then honestly there is no point in spending that 12k on 60D. But if you are serious about photography, one day you defenitely are going to buy the 60D for sure, if not the full frame. Hope that helps
               
              Avatar for Alexander Jacob Alexander Jacob (11:29 AM, October 18, 2013)
              definitely go for the 18 135, you wont regret. I had a kit of 18 55, but later anyway I had to buy the 18 135. It is a good piece of glass
               
              Alexander Jacob (11:20 AM, October 18, 2013)
              Of course go for the 60D, as it have a more rugged body and a faster maximum shutter speed and continuous burst mode with more buffer.
               
              Avatar for RAGHAVENDRA R M RAGHAVENDRA R M (6:16 PM, September 14, 2013)
              Hi ! I am first time DSLR buyer. I am planning to buy 60d or 600d. But I am confused whether shelling out additional 12k for 60d instead of 600d is really worth ? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated !
               
              Avatar for Tek Subba Thegim Tek Subba Thegim (7:58 PM, August 04, 2013)
              I bought 600d few months ago. Is it good idea to sell it (cheap price) and buy 60d. Is there any big differences in these cameras.
               
              CYbErCodE (0:05 PM, July 31, 2013)
              Hi, I want to shoot a short film. Will 600D do or a camcoder will do a better job? If so, pls suggest a camcoder for making short films.
               
              Hugo (0:06 AM, June 26, 2013)
              If you are into video, then get the 60d.

              The advantages of the Canon 60d over the 600d are:
              - ISO in 1/3 stop increments (160, 320, 640 and so on are the native ISO's for these two Canons which means less noise than other ISO values)
              - Kelvin white-balance: allows you to set the white-balance freely by regulating Kelvin degrees
              - Double battery life: a long day of shooting should not be a problem anymore
              - The aperture rotating dial in the back make it much more convenient and easy to change the aperture
              - Better build quality guarantees a longer life
              - More resistant to weather conditions
               
              Avatar for Darrell Darrell (10:25 AM, June 16, 2013)
              Thanks for your input
               
              Avatar for Darrell Darrell (10:22 AM, June 16, 2013)
              If you've found them both at similar price then go for the 60D - however, I've found typically that there is around £150 difference and whencost is a key driver then the benefits of the 60D are not enough to justify that much extra
               
              Avatar for Darrell Darrell (10:21 AM, June 16, 2013)
              That's 3 simple reasons :-)
               
              Goutam (11:59 AM, June 05, 2013)
              60D is better than 600d just for a plain and simple reason:
              1) 60D has all 9 cross type AF points while 600d has only 1 (centre one) as the cross type focus point.
              2) 60D battery life 1100 shots and 600d - 450 shots
              3) 60d is rugged and weather sealed.
               
              Avatar for Hariharan Anbazhagan Hariharan Anbazhagan (10:01 AM, May 16, 2013)
              I am bit confused, whether to take 600D with 18-135mm Lens or 60D with 18-55mm Lens. Bcoz both are nearly same in price. As a beginner on which I can invest ? Body or Lens ?? Suggestions Pls !!
               
              Lara (0:52 PM, April 12, 2013)
              Obviously, the features ought to be better. Can't you make that out with the price?
               
              Aleluia757 (9:46 AM, May 25, 2012)
              For me 600D os the best!
               
              Jmerch73 (6:10 PM, March 06, 2012)
              I had been using the Canon 60d for over a year now. You can't go wrong with these one, Im an amature photographer, but its a semi and pro camera! Picture and video quality is superb!
              Hope my message can help. Goodluck!
               
              Don (11:40 AM, February 13, 2012)
              Hi, im going to buy a DSLR( prefers mid range evenif  its my first DSLR). Read a lot of reviews, in which some makes confusions and hard to choose one. I dont have any preference towards Canon, Nikon or Sony.Which one to choose? Please help.
              Total Budget upto 2200AUD. Looking to go ahead seriously as have intrest in photography.More preference to Photos, but will do some videos too.
              Looking on Canon 600, 60 ; Nikon 5100; Sony A65.Got a package  - EOS 600D with 50mm f/1.8 lens,Tamron 18-270 f 3.5-6.3DII VC PZD lens, Spare battery, Bag. for 1400AUD. from shop 1yr warranty. how is this?
               
              Dawn (11:32 AM, February 13, 2012)
              Hi, im going to buy a DSLR( prefers mid range evenif  its my first DSLR). Read a lot of reviews, in which some makes confusions and hard to choose one. I dont have any preference towards Canon, Nikon or Sony.Which one to choose? Please help.
              Looking to go ahead seriously as have intrest in photography.
              Total Budget upto 2200AUD.
              More preference to Photos, but need some videos too.
              Looking on Canon 600, 60 ; Nikon 5100; Sony A65.

              Thanks.
               
              futokazan (6:49 PM, February 06, 2012)
              60D and 600D has same sensor,same quality so everybody can fighting.For photo 60 better because the viewfinder better with 2or 3% :) .For video 600D has more future (zoom,so you dont need to changing lens).Both good but 60d is more expensive.i have 600D and same like 550D.Buy 550D or 600D and buy better lens than crap kit lens.You need good lens and learning,dosent care how many pounds you spend for your camera.Video only in manual zoom,but you have to learn how can use it and shouter speed,f number,iso.If you dont know better a canon ixus digital compact.
               
              Bashkug_17 (7:35 PM, January 10, 2012)
              60d all the way! By mid-year this cam should be lesser! :)
               
              Abc (4:15 PM, January 10, 2012)
              good question :)
               
              Bashkug_17 (8:50 PM, January 08, 2012)
              I dont understand why the 600d won over the 60d when it's clearly understandable that 60d has a lot to offer.
               
              jordan (8:56 PM, January 04, 2012)
              the nose it to do with the lens just to let you no i own 60d and its all o do with the lens :)
               
              elle (1:49 AM, December 24, 2011)
              similar to many before me...I am confused as to why the 600D is the preferred model? I'm in the market for either...hitting up the boxing day sales and was wondering, for those who know both, is the 60D worth the couple of hundred extra? Happy Chrissy all!!