Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 450D vs Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 60D

Winner
Canon EOS 60D

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Canon EOS 450D

49

Canon EOS 450D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 450D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
160 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 450D

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Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 160 ms vs 253 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
Thickness Much thinner 2.4" vs 3.1"
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More than 20% thinner
Size Significantly smaller 129x98x62 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 524 g vs 755 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $423.19 vs $699.00
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The best price we've seen is $276 cheaper (around 40% less)
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Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.5 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.7 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
Overall image quality Better image quality 66.0 vs 61.0
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Around 10% better image quality
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
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 1100 shots vs 500 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.59x vs 0.54x
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More than 20% larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5.3 fps vs 3.5 fps
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More than 50% faster continuous shooting
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 692 ISO
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The 60D has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 800 ISO
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The 60D's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
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
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 60D's boost ISO is 3 f-stops better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              400 ms startup delay
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              450D:95%
              60D:96%
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              450D:1,600 ISO
              60D:12,800 ISO
              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
              450D:800 ISO
              60D:6,400 ISO
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              450D:APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
              60D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              450D:10.8 EV
              60D:11.5 EV
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              450D:12.2 MP
              60D:17.9 MP
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              450D:3.5 fps
              60D:5.3 fps
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              450D:61.0
              60D:66.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              450D:21.9 bits
              60D:22.2 bits
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              450D:0.54x
              60D:0.59x
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              450D:692 ISO
              60D:813 ISO

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,153 body only

              $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,220 body only

              $900 with 18-135mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $492 body only

              $1,158 with 18-135mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,499 body only

              $1,299 - $1,699 with 18-135mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $657 body only

              $477 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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 650D

              Canon EOS 650D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS 450D Competitors

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              Canon EOS 1000D

              Canon EOS 1000D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $840 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $270 - $387 body only

              $399 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Color depth Better color depth
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon EOS 400D

              Canon EOS 400D

              Entry-level DSLR

              Color depth Better color depth
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Startup delay Much more startup delay

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $629 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 - $899 body only

              $900 - $997 with 18-105mm 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

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