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Canon EOS 60D

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Canon EOS 60D

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Canon EOS 650D

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Canon EOS 650D

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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 650D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 
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Advantages of the Canon 650D

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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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 650D's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Size Smaller 133x99x78 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 575 g vs 755 g
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More than 20% lighter
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The 650D's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Color depth Better color depth 22.2 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.5 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.5 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality 66.0 vs 62.0
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Around 10% better image quality
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
Startup delay Less startup delay 400 ms vs 700 ms
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More than 40% less delay when turning on
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 813 ISO vs 722 ISO
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The 60D has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 253 ms vs 269 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
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
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 5.3 fps vs 5 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
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              similarities

              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
              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
              650D: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
              650D:11.2 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
              650D:5 fps
              60D:5.3 fps
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              650D:62.0
              60D:66.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              650D:21.7 bits
              60D:22.2 bits
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              650D:0.53x
              60D:0.59x
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              650D:722 ISO
              60D:813 ISO

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              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $750 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,147 body only

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

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              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
              Cross type focus points Has slightly fewer cross-type focus points
              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
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 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
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,079 body only

              $1,099 - $1,978 with 28-135mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $950 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

              Canon EOS 650D Competitors

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              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 60D.

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              daniel barkworth (9:19 PM, July 08, 2013)
              this is stupid because the 650d has a near 1 stop better high iso low noise performance
               
              Avatar for jawad jawad (5:56 PM, November 23, 2012)
              the greatest problem with this site is that i checked same models 15 days back and results showed that 650d is way back from 60d.today its saying they are same and 650d is better.what the hell is wrong?