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

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 500D

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

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

$499 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$335 - $699 body only

$370 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D

Entry-level DSLR

$503 body only

$569 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$333 body only

$653 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$360 body only

$453 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$426 body only

$533 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Thickness Much thicker

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?