Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 100D vs Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 60D

Winner
Canon EOS 60D

66

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Canon EOS 100D

63

Canon EOS 100D

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 100D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 117x91x69 mm
 
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Advantages of the Canon 100D

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Size Significantly smaller 117x91x69 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 100D's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Thickness Significantly thinner 2.7" vs 3.1"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 407 g vs 755 g
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Around 50% lighter
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The 100D's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Color depth Better color depth 22.2 bits vs 21.8 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 1100 shots vs 380 shots
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Around 3x more shots per battery charge
Overall image quality Better image quality 66.0 vs 63.0
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Almost the same
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.5 EV vs 11.3 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.59x vs 0.54x
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Around 20% larger viewfinder
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5.3 fps vs 4 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Startup delay Less startup delay 400 ms vs 600 ms
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More than 30% less delay when turning on
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
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 253 ms vs 264 ms
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Almost the same
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $699.00 vs $1,098.88
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The best price we've seen is $400 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              100D:95%
              60D:96%
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              100D:11.3 EV
              60D:11.5 EV
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              17.9 MP
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              100D:4 fps
              60D:5.3 fps
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              100D:63.0
              60D:66.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              100D:21.8 bits
              60D:22.2 bits
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              100D:0.54x
              60D:0.59x
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              100D:843 ISO
              60D:813 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,220 body only

              $750 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,153 body only

              $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $492 body only

              $579 with 18-135mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $400 body only

              $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 - $747 body only

              $629 - $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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $831 body only

              $477 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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $547 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
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS 100D Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 100D.

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

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              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 - $899 body only

              $929 - $997 with 18-105mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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