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

Canon EOS 60D

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Canon EOS 60D

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Canon EOS M

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Canon EOS M

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS M

Size
Really small
Compact 109x66x32 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less 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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Advantages of the Canon EOS M

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Size Much smaller 109x66x32 mm vs 145x106x79 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
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 1 f-stop better
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 (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The EOS M's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Cheaper $359.95 vs $699.00
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The best price we've seen is $339 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Battery life Much longer battery life 1100 shots vs 230 shots
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Around 5x more shots per battery charge
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
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Lens availability Much more lenses available 197 lenses vs 4 lenses
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Around 49.5x more lenses available
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
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
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Pentaprism vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.5 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 5.3 fps vs 4.3 fps
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More than 20% faster continuous shooting
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              1,040k dots
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              17.9 MP
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              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
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              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 M:11.2 EV
              60D:11.5 EV
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $749 body only

              $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 body only

              $749 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $650 body only

              $715 - $1,044 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $500 body only

              $639 - $743 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $276 - $298 body only

              $399 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS M Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $320 body only

              $325 - $450 with 16-50mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $610

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $815 body only

              $979 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $500 body only

              $614 - $670 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon 1 J3

              Nikon 1 J3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $409 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

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              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,099 - $1,231 body only

              $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,050 body only

              $920 - $1,385 with 18-105mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              $1,599 - $1,999 with 18-135mm lens

              Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
              Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $783 - $797 body only

              $881 - $897 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Weather sealed No weather sealing

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