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

Canon EOS 60D vs Canon EOS 500D

Winner
Canon EOS 60D

100

Canon EOS 500D

92

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
813 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
66.0
Great color depth
Color depth
22.2 bits
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

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

$965 body only

$2,606 with 18-135mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Smaller
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D

Entry-level DSLR

$488 body only

$569 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$999 body only

$1,129 with 28-135mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$346 body only

$678 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$415 body only

$622 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$373 body only

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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?