Canon EOS 7D vs Canon EOS 60Da

Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS 60Da

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
131 ms shutter lag
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60Da

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 60Da.
Explore our gallery of 43 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D.

competitors

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,249 - $2,499 body only

$2,700 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$750 - $899 body only

$860 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Startup delay More startup delay
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,150 - $1,399 body only

$1,679 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Canon EOS 60Da Competitors

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$678 body only

$980 with 18-135mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,137 - $1,199 body only

$1,226 - $1,349 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$750 - $899 body only

$860 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Battery life Shorter battery life

discussion

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Avatar for st7276 st7276 (3:57 AM, February 19, 2013)
The contents of this comparison between the Canon 60Da and 7D suggest that whoever is responsible making this comparison doesn't know what they are talking about. The fundamental difference between the Canon 60Da and every single other Canon camera, including the 7D, is that the 60Da has a much less aggressive infra-red cut filter than any other of their cameras. This makes it much more suitable to astro-photography than other Canon camera, including the 7D, and also somewhat less suitable for daytime shots. The less aggressive cut-off infra-red cut-off is the raison d'etre of the Canon 60Da. If it weren't for that, the camera would not exist.
 
Peter (0:00 PM, February 12, 2013)
This review seems to be comparing the 60D to the 7D without considering the modifications that are specific to the 60Da version. The 60Da is specifically for astrophotography so it has had the filter removed that blocks infrared - as a result it's much better for photographing some deep space objects but basically cannot be used for normal photography without an external lens filter to block out the infrared.
 
Avatar for Alex Teusch Alex Teusch (0:01 AM, September 25, 2012)
The number for continuous shooting of the 7D is wrong. It has a 25 frames burst mode BUT can take only 8fps, so it's not 4.5 times faster.