Canon EOS 60D vs Canon EOS 50D

Winner
Canon EOS 60D

100

Canon EOS 50D

89

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great battery life
Battery life
1100 shots
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 50D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
6.3 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Thickness
Thin
2.9"

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competitors

Canon EOS 60D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$868 - $999 body only

$940 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$935 with 18-55mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$539 - $1,335 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lowest price Much cheaper
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

Canon EOS 50D Competitors

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,660 with 18-135mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
True resolution Higher true resolution
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$159 body only

$554 with 18-55mm lens

Size Significantly smaller
Weight Significantly lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$539 - $1,335 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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Avatar for Emily Taylor Emily Taylor (6:47 AM, July 27, 2013)
I wish this had some features like the slightly faster burst and less delay but that higher normal ISO range and weather proofing is and extreme must for me, not to metion the cheaper price for a new one is just extremely shocking so i would rather have a new pro body than used :3
 
Yerbol (9:19 PM, February 11, 2012)
I have a 60D right now and I am pleased with it. I had a 50D in the past so in my opinion 60D is better by: ISO performance, image quality, color accuracy, obviously HD video.I found its light weight as advantage over heavy weight 50D especially when you have to keep the camera for few hours. My all-go lens is 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM and this combo works fine. My tele is Sigma 120-400mm and it works fine too. I had no chance to use any of portrait lenses as 50mm or 85mm yet but I am sure it will be fine. I can imagine what if you stick Canon L class lens in front of it!
No regrets so far. Very good performer.