Canon EOS 70D vs Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 70D


Canon EOS 60D



Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
7 fps
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Great viewfinder


Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 70D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 60D.


Canon EOS 70D Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D


$999 - $1,499 body only

$1,330 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

Canon EOS RP


$1,299 - $1,699

Focus points Many more focus points
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$549 body only

$729 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Weather sealed No weather sealing

Canon EOS 60D Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$337 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Significantly lighter
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$1,095 body only

$539 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Smaller
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life


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Showing 14 comments

Ashan Senevirathne (10:41 AM, September 22, 2014)
check a bit on the cross points, thats double too ;)
anon123 (7:37 AM, July 28, 2014)
Oh my goodness, the canon 70d is going to be my first "professional" camera too! Was it overwhelming and first to learn? Any tips for me?
Avatar for MikeStudent MikeStudent (5:01 AM, July 25, 2014)
I have this canon 70d, worth every peny!! and this is my first camera.. many compability, since this camera are wireless built it, I can use my apps smartphone to taking picture with this camera, so I save money buy another remote.., the video mode is a peace of mind, this camera taking video in such friendly way
Avatar for Lam Hoang Lam Hoang (4:35 AM, April 21, 2014)
It depends on your budget anyway. I bought second hand 60D as my first Canon DSLR because it suits my needs and just cost me 400 bucks for like new Canon. When I check the shutter count, it's only 4500 shots. It's quite new in shutter count point of view.
That's my suggestion. And remember to check the shutter count when purchasing a second hand DSLR.
You can find a free solution for checking shutter count here:
or just simply google it.

Good luck and enjoy your DSLR
Avatar for zainalcom zainalcom (9:30 PM, February 28, 2014)
2mp more, touch screen??? And double price??? Absolutely I don't need that :-)
For this price I will go to 7d
LG (7:50 AM, January 21, 2014)
Report indicates both don't have image stabilization. IS is IN THE LENS in Canon and third party lenses, so, of course, it doesn't have IS as a camera feature.
Avatar for Pepe Le Pew Pepe Le Pew (3:30 AM, December 27, 2013)
K-30 k-50 k-5 or k-3
Avatar for sri rajan sri rajan (7:44 AM, December 25, 2013)
I planned to buy Cannon 60D. Now viewing about the features of 70D, i got confused. Plz suggest me the suitable camera? I'm a photo enthusiast. This is going to be my first DSLR. Is it worth for the money?
Avatar for Vivek Raut Vivek Raut (2:27 PM, September 23, 2013)
Two negative. Partial metering not marked in viewfinder & autofocus expansion not implemented. I FEELin there firmware upgrade, they should provide.
Avatar for Vivek Raut Vivek Raut (6:22 AM, September 16, 2013)
I feel snapsort should give independent points to 1} image quality, 2) Function, 3) Auto focus accuracy, 4) livemode . I will bet auto focus of 7d is better then eos60d is better then eos550d. Auto focus is the most important parameter for sharp & clear picture. eos70d autofocus is at par with eos7d.
Avatar for Jennah Barnes Jennah Barnes (6:39 AM, September 10, 2013)
Definitely the 70D! I has very impressive auto-focus, great for videos, and you can upload your images instantly thanks to its wi-fi capability. Already got mine at
dhoje (6:22 AM, September 01, 2013)
what a crap comparison !! 70D wins hands down and it's still a a tie !?!
Sheela nene (2:46 PM, August 29, 2013)
SO bad comparison, due you know that

1. Canon 70D is world first camera to feature Full Phase detection APS-C sensor in Still and Video mode

2. The low light score of Canon 70D is better than Canon 60D , even DXO says so

3. Take a look at High ISO test (Google), Canon 70D does better than D7100 + D5200
Avatar for Adelson [_O*] Cadete Adelson [_O*] Cadete (2:42 PM, August 29, 2013)
The 70D does have autofocus during video