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
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
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
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
220 lenses
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

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 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$769 body only

$829 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$690 - $929 body only

$1,049 with 15-45mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,058 - $1,199 body only

$1,599 - $1,699 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Lens availability Fewer lenses available

Canon EOS 60Da Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$435 - $649 body only

$529 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Smaller
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $679 body only

$949 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 body only

$796 with 18-135mm lens

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.