Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon Rebel T4i vs Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 60D

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Canon EOS 60D

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Canon Rebel T3i

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Canon Rebel T3i

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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 viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon T3i

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Size
Smaller
133x99x79 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
570 g vs 755 g
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More than 20% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$499.00 vs $699.00
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The best price we've seen is $200 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Startup delay
Much less startup delay
400 ms vs 1500 ms
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3.7x less delay when turning on
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5.3 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
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
Shutter lag
Less shutter lag
253 ms vs 283 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Color depth
Better color depth
22.2 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 0.1 more bits of color
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
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.1" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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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
              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
              T3i: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
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              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
              T3i:3.7 fps
              60D:5.3 fps
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T3i:65.0
              60D:66.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              T3i:22.1 bits
              60D:22.2 bits
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              T3i:0.53x
              60D:0.59x
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T3i:793 ISO
              60D:813 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $750 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
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $450 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
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              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
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              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 slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              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
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $549 body only

              $549 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              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

              Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon Rebel T3i.

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

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              Avatar for Art Salmons Art Salmons (4:01 PM, August 07, 2012)
               If there's one important feature of a DSLR camera, it's the sound.
               
              Carl Chou (2:54 AM, January 27, 2012)
              take 18-200! I do enjoy one for all. If you do need,  purchase one 55 will be the only one you need. 60 D is real different from T3i
               
              Bowner (11:31 PM, November 20, 2011)
              I think so.
              The price for stand-alone EF18-135 or 18-200 is arround $400-500 and you wouldn't be needing to carry your extra 55-250 zoom lens arround.
               
              Gary (8:08 PM, November 20, 2011)
              I just purchased the T3i with bag, extra 55-250 zoom lens, 8 gig memory stick, Canon bag, 6 ft. HDMI cable and software. Considering the T2i was this a better deal?
               
              Gary (8:00 PM, November 20, 2011)
              Wow I find this a big advantage for the 60D but do you agree the price between the to make up the differance?
               
              Bobby (2:25 AM, August 21, 2011)
              It is not only about specs sheet. Mechanics used in 60D is totally different than the one in T3i. You can see it and you can hear it. T3i sounds thin and unsubstantial whilst 60D sounds full and 'rich'. Again, totally different 'engine' are inside.  
               
              DanielB (0:54 AM, August 16, 2011)
              I bought a t3i with 18-135mm kit. The problem with t3i is that it only has one option to shoot RAW. The 60D has 3 RAW modes to choose based on the size of the image you want. You would need at least a 16 or 32 gb SD card to put into the t3i to give room to 265 or 530 raw images.
               
              Raphnorac (5:57 PM, August 15, 2011)
              Is this a joke? Just look the number os advantages of 60d over t3i.
               
              Bowner (5:22 AM, June 28, 2011)
              60D comes with much better lense 18-135 or 18-200 vs. 18-55
               
              Danilss544 (11:33 PM, April 08, 2011)
              THE 60D IS THE SAME CAMERA THAN T3I WITH BETTER CONSTRUCTION