Canon EOS 60D vs Canon EOS M

Winner
Canon EOS 60D

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Canon EOS M

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
220 lenses
Great battery life
Battery life
1100 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS M

Size
Really small
Compact (109×66×32 mm)
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

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differences

Advantages of the Canon EOS M

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Size
Much smaller
109×66×32 mm vs 145×106×79 mm
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5.3x smaller
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast 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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Weight
Much lighter
298 g vs 755 g
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2.5x lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.3" vs 3.1"
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2.5x thinner
Focus points
More focus points
31 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The EOS M's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$289.89 vs $819.00
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The best price we've seen is $529 cheaper (2.8x less)
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The EOS M's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
253 ms vs 742 ms
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2.9x less delay when taking photos
Startup delay
Much less startup delay
400 ms vs 2700 ms
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6.8x less delay when turning on
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
220 lenses vs 13 lenses
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Around 17x more lenses available
Battery life
Much longer battery life
1100 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 5x more shots per battery charge
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.5 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentaprism vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
5.3 fps vs 4.3 fps
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More than 20% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              1,040k dots
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              EOS M1/4000s
              60D1/8000s
              Common Weaknesses
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              EOS M11.2 EV
              60D11.5 EV
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              EOS M65.0
              60D66.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $999 body only

              $1,019 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Viewfinder coverage Slightly better viewfinder coverage
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Kiss X5

              Canon Kiss X5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS M Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS M3

              Canon EOS M3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $579 body only

              $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $280 body only

              $440 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Fujifilm X-M1

              Fujifilm X-M1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $349 - $499 body only

              $560 with 16-50mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Kiss X8i

              Canon Kiss X8i

              Entry-level DSLR

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $840 body only

              $949 - $1,039 with 28-135mm lens

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,399 body only

              $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Lens availability Fewer lenses available

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