Updated (August 2010): Compare the Canon EOS 500D vs Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D vs Canon EOS 500D

Winner
Canon EOS 60D

89

Canon EOS 500D

82

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Great color depth
Color depth
22.2 bits
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 500D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
159 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.4"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 500D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 60D.

competitors

Canon EOS 60D Competitors

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$460 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$849 body only

$1,119 with 18-200mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$293 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$909 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$460 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

discussion

Canon EOS 60D
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Pappy (7:46 PM, February 13, 2014)
Will the 500D take as good an image as the 60D under the same conditions?