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

Canon EOS 60D vs Canon EOS 500D

Winner
Canon EOS 60D

61

Canon EOS 500D

56

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
Great battery life
Battery life
1100 shots
 

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 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$750 - $999 body only

$975 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Startup delay More startup delay
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$503 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,199 body only

$1,349 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$379 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$726 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$503 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay

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?