Canon EOS 60D vs Canon EOS 450D

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Canon EOS 60D

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Canon EOS 450D

48

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
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 (129×98×62 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Weight
Light-weight
524 g

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Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 450D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 60D.

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
129×98×62 mm vs 145×106×79 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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1.4 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 6 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 6 f-stops better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              220 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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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              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
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              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"
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              450D692 ISO
              60D813 ISO

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              competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $999 body only

              $919 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $495 - $649 body only

              $581 - $649 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 Kiss X5

              Canon Kiss X5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $840 body only

              $949 - $1,039 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 Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $312 body only

              $360 - $399 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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,230 - $1,399 body only

              $1,799 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

              Canon EOS 450D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Autofocus Slower autofocus

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $720 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

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