Canon EOS 60D vs Canon EOS 50D

Winner
Canon EOS 60D

87

Canon EOS 50D

79

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 

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
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

galleries

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

competitors

Canon EOS 60D Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$350 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$690 - $979 body only

$1,049 - $1,099 with 15-45mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$999 - $1,099 body only

$1,049 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS 50D Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$350 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
True resolution Higher true resolution
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$435 - $649 body only

$529 - $799 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Touch screen Has a touch 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.