Canon EOS 70D

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Canon EOS 70D

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Canon EOS 60D

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Canon EOS 60D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
7 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 
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Advantages of the Canon 70D

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Autofocus Video autofocus Phase detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 75 ms vs 253 ms
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3.4x less delay when taking photos
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points 19 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Color depth Better color depth 22.5 bits vs 22.2 bits
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Distinguishes 0.3 more bits of color
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 5.3 fps
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More than 30% faster continuous shooting
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 68.0 vs 66.0
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Almost the same
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 926 ISO vs 813 ISO
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The 70D has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.6 EV vs 11.5 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 70D's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
True resolution Higher true resolution 20 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Focus points More focus points 19 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 98% vs 96%
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The 70D's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Startup delay Less startup delay 400 ms vs 700 ms
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More than 40% less delay when turning on
Battery life Longer battery life 1100 shots vs 920 shots
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Around 20% more shots per battery charge
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              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
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              $199.95
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              70D:APS-C 22.5x15.0mm
              60D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              70D:11.6 EV
              60D:11.5 EV
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              70D:68.0
              60D:66.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              70D:22.5 bits
              60D:22.2 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              70D:926 ISO
              60D:813 ISO

              Compared to recent pro DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              Professional size 145x106x79 mm
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              70D:25,600 ISO
              60D:12,800 ISO
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              70D:98%
              60D:96%
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              70D:19
              60D:9
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              0.59x
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3.0"

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              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,199 body only

              $1,099 - $1,530 with 28-135mm lens

              Viewfinder coverage Slightly better viewfinder coverage
              Thickness Is thinner
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,047 body only

              $1,347 with 18-140mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $650 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,608 - $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
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $640 body only

              $850 with 18-105mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

              Canon EOS 70D 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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              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:
              http://photosaddict.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/check-canon-dslr-shutter-count.html
              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 http://topcamerareviews.hubpages.com/hub/Canon-EOS-70D-Vs-60D-Camera-Comparison
               
              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