Updated (March 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 650D vs Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 60D vs Canon EOS 650D

Winner
Canon EOS 60D

63

Canon EOS 650D

59

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Great battery life
Battery life
1100 shots
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

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differences

Advantages of the Canon 650D

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HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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 2 f-stops better
Size
Smaller
133×100×79 mm vs 145×106×79 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 2 f-stops 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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0.6 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
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Startup delay
Less startup delay
400 ms vs 700 ms
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More than 40% less delay when turning on
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$818.00 vs $1,416.04
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The best price we've seen is $598 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              220 lenses
              Common Weaknesses
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
              1
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              650D95%
              60D96%
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              650D11.2 EV
              60D11.5 EV
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              17.9 MP
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              650D269 ms
              60D253 ms
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              650D12,800 ISO
              60D6,400 ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              650D21.7 bits
              60D22.2 bits
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              650D62.0
              60D66.0
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3"
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              650D722 ISO
              60D813 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $495 - $649 body only

              $581 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $999 body only

              $919 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon Kiss X5

              Canon Kiss X5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Cross type focus points Has slightly fewer cross-type focus points
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 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 Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $312 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $465 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 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

              Canon EOS 650D Competitors

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              Disadvantages

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              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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?