Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 60Da vs Canon EOS 7D Mark II

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
19
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60Da

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 
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Advantages of the Canon 60Da

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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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life 1100 shots vs 800 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Weight Lighter 755 g vs 860 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon 7D

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Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 131 ms vs 253 ms
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Around 50% less delay when taking photos
Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points 19 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 5.3 fps
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More than 50% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 96%
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Almost the same
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.59x
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More than 10% larger viewfinder
Focus points More focus points 19 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Thickness Thinner 2.9" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $999.00 vs $1,399.00
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The best price we've seen is $400 cheaper (around 30% less)
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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
197 lenses
Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
Pentaprism
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/8000 of a second
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
1
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
6,400 ISO
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
17.9 MP
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

Compared to recent pro DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Size Fairly small Help
60Da:145x106x79 mm
7D:148x111x74 mm
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
60Da:$1,399.00
7D:$999.00
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Focus points Few focus points Help
60Da:9
7D:19
Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
60Da:0.59x
7D:0.62x
Screen size Very small screens Help
3.0"

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,231 body only

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

Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Thickness Is thicker
Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,598 - $1,899 body only

$2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$650 - $699 body only

$450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

Thickness Is thicker
Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$947 body only

$1,247 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Color depth Has significantly more color depth
Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$640 body only

$850 with 18-105mm lens

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Color depth Has significantly more color depth
Thickness Is thicker
Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$3,399 body only

$3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$200 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker

Canon EOS 60Da Competitors

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Canon EOS 20Da

Canon EOS 20Da

Entry-level DSLR

Thickness Significantly thinner
Size Smaller
Screen size Much smaller screen
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,396 body only

$3,495 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower

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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.