Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon Rebel T5i vs Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 60D

Winner
Canon EOS 60D

66

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Canon Rebel T4i

61

Canon Rebel T4i

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.59x
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great battery life
Battery life
1100 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T4i

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
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 T4i

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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 T4i's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Size
Smaller
133x99x78 mm vs 145x106x79 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 T4i's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$525.00 vs $699.00
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The best price we've seen is $174 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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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0.3 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
Startup delay
Less startup delay
400 ms vs 700 ms
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More than 40% less delay when turning on
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
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
Viewfinder coverage
Better viewfinder coverage
96% vs 95%
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Almost the same
Shutter lag
Slightly less shutter lag
253 ms vs 269 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
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
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent DSLRs, and ignoring price

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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
              197 lenses
              Common Weaknesses
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              T4i:95%
              60D:96%
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T4i:11.2 EV
              60D:11.5 EV
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              17.9 MP
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T4i:5 fps
              60D:5.3 fps
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T4i:62.0
              60D:66.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              T4i:21.7 bits
              60D:22.2 bits
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              T4i:0.53x
              60D:0.59x
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T4i:722 ISO
              60D:813 ISO

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $597 - $700 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

              $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 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 Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Cross type focus points Has slightly fewer cross-type focus points
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 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
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 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
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $679 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,499 body only

              $1,099 - $1,978 with 28-135mm lens

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

              Canon Rebel T4i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon Rebel T4i.

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 60D.

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              galegopc (4:27 AM, May 12, 2013)
              Yes, indeed
               
              Nestor (3:03 AM, April 25, 2013)
              even the 60d carries some problems, like the need of ud lenses because it can have a chromatic aberration with a 18-135mm lens, i am not saying its a bad camera, because its great dslr, but its not much better than the T4i
               
              Nestor (2:54 AM, April 25, 2013)
              even this page says that the difference is just 2 points, so why is it an entry level dslr, theres no reason!
               
              Nestor (2:48 AM, April 25, 2013)
              What does make it an entry level dslr? I know its not proffessional but its not entry level in my personal opinion, there are some slightly differences with the 60d in image quality, but that´s it, and even this T4i is improving in terms of video recording.
               
              Nestor (2:45 AM, April 25, 2013)
              i agree completely dude, i respect the fact that it´s not exactly proffessional, but as you say, it might be an intermediate level AT LEAST, but many people say its an entry level camera just because its part of the rebel series. I mean, being a little funny, i think it should be called t4d, hehehehe. Late news: canon is announcing that the t4i its now part of the D familly and now it will be called t4d. (it would be a great day)
               
              pmomqnyi (6:44 PM, April 15, 2013)
              you write beautifully; good argument
               
              Jake (4:38 AM, April 08, 2013)
              Photoguy

              The T4i is an entry level DSLR, this does not include point and shoots, and the T5i was a dissapointment, the only differences are that it has a slightly longer battery life, the 18-55 STM lens but there is no option for an 18-135 STM lens, it has a lower max ISO :( and the price is higher. Personally I am going to get the 60d but I am going to wait because I've heard about a 70d coming out soon. I hope this helped.
               
              Photoguy (6:02 PM, April 07, 2013)
              I get pretty steamed when the T4i is considered an "ENTRY LEVEL" camera. The T4i does alot more for the average user as well as the professional. I know professionals that prefer the T4i over the 60 simply because it's lighter and does most everything needed for most shoots. I believe the T4i is just as advanced as any other low end so called professional camera and maybe even better. I have just looked at the T5i, again a breakthrough in beyond entry level cameras. Why not consider these intermediete rather than entry because trhey really are more that your typical entry "point and shoot".
               
              T_easa (3:15 AM, July 05, 2012)
              60d is weather sealed ?????????