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

Canon EOS 60D vs Canon EOS 450D

Winner
Canon EOS 60D

66

Canon EOS 450D

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great battery life
Battery life
1100 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 450D

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
160 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Weight
Light-weight
524 g

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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
Size
Significantly smaller
129x98x62 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness
Much thinner
2.4" vs 3.1"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
524 g vs 755 g
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More than 30% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
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
Battery life
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
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$479.00 vs $722.51
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The best price we've seen is $244 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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
              400 ms startup delay
              Common Weaknesses
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              450D95%
              60D96%
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              450D1,600 ISO
              60D12,800 ISO
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              450D800 ISO
              60D6,400 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              450D10.8 EV
              60D11.5 EV
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              450D12.2 MP
              60D17.9 MP
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              450D21.9 bits
              60D22.2 bits
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              450D61.0
              60D66.0
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3.0"
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              450D692 ISO
              60D813 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,215 - $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

              $790 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

              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

              $531 - $684 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $749 - $857 body only

              $849 - $1,562 with 28-135mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,399 body only

              $1,611 - $1,990 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $723 body only

              $945 with 55-300mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS 450D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $382 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Canon EOS 1000D

              Canon EOS 1000D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $650 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

              $222 body only

              $355 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

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $748 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
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 - $697 body only

              $579 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $499 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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