Canon EOS 60D vs Canon EOS 50D

Winner
Canon EOS 60D

100

Canon EOS 50D

90

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Great color depth
Color depth
22.2 bits
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
131 ms shutter lag
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos

galleries

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

competitors

Canon EOS 60D Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$440 - $649 body only

$519 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Smaller
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$469 body only

$749 - $798 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 50D Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$440 - $649 body only

$519 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$515 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
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.