Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon Rebel T3 vs Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 60D

Winner
Canon EOS 60D

66

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Canon Rebel T3

44

Canon Rebel T3

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.59x
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Weight
Light-weight
459 g
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon T3

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Size
Smaller
130x100x78 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
459 g vs 755 g
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Around 40% lighter
Startup delay
Slightly less startup delay
300 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$389.00 vs $699.00
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The best price we've seen is $310 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.1" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.5 EV vs 11 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
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
Color depth
Better color depth
22.2 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.3 more bits of color
Sensor cleaning
Has a self cleaning sensor
Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Overall image quality
Better image quality
66.0 vs 62.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5.3 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 80% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.59x vs 0.54x
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More than 20% larger viewfinder
Battery life
Longer battery life
1100 shots vs 700 shots
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Around 60% more shots per battery charge
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
253 ms vs 309 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Cross type focus points
More cross-type focus points
9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Viewfinder coverage
Better viewfinder coverage
96% vs 95%
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Much 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 DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              T3:300 ms
              60D:400 ms
              Common Weaknesses
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              T3:95%
              60D:96%
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              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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              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              T3:APS-C 22.2x14.7mm
              60D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T3:11 EV
              60D:11.5 EV
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              T3:12.2 MP
              60D:17.9 MP
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T3:3 fps
              60D:5.3 fps
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T3:62.0
              60D:66.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              T3:21.9 bits
              60D:22.2 bits
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              T3:0.54x
              60D:0.59x
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T3:755 ISO
              60D:813 ISO

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Weight Is significantly 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
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              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
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has significantly more color depth
              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
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $999 body only

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $679 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,499 body only

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

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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