Updated (August 2010): Compare the Canon EOS 550D vs Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D vs Canon EOS 550D

Winner
Canon EOS 60D

100

Canon EOS 550D

89

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
813 ISO
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 550D

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Overall image quality
Great image quality
66.0
Color depth
Great color depth
22.1 bits

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 550D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 60D.

competitors

Canon EOS 60D Competitors

Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$559 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Lowest price Cheaper
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,490 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Size Smaller
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,800 with 18-135mm lens

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

Canon EOS 550D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$377 body only

$324 with 18-135mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,490 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$559 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Overall image quality Much worse image quality

discussion

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Avatar for goodday BALI goodday BALI (10:35 PM, May 14, 2014)
you know what I used both of them, both are great the score you just make it im personally disagree : 60d point only flip LCD this great when you have limit space for shooting e.g. ground picture , wall hitting etc and for the 550D good point they LCD sensor this good when you hunt in the night less light ...:))
 
Avatar for Muhammad Farooqi Muhammad Farooqi (6:33 PM, February 08, 2014)
I've also experienced with both of these camera. I only see two differences. Fastest shutter speed. 1/8000.. and other is focus points.. otherwise.. both are the same.. exactly same... I would say.. instead of "compare" them.. there should be an option of "match" them ..


what i see.. all the differences pointed above are totally negligible..
 
Avatar for Muhammad Farooqi Muhammad Farooqi (6:33 PM, February 08, 2014)
I've also experienced with both of these camera. I only see two differences. Fastest shutter speed. 1/8000.. and other is focus points.. otherwise.. both are the same.. exactly same... I would say.. instead of "compare" them.. there should be an option of "match" them ..

Would you please tell me what other major difference you see in 60D not available in 550D...

what i see.. all the differences pointed above are totally negligible..
 
WolfHeart (9:21 PM, January 23, 2012)
To name a few that I havent seen on the net before is the ability to master strobes, in camera RAW processing, Battery Grip individual battery life indicator, Adjustable volume for external mic (seen that a couple of times) horizontal indicator, top screen, 1/250th x sync vs 200 which is an awesome feature and many more not to forget that on the other hand there are two EXTREMELY @n@l features in the 60 newly introduced that are the wheel dial lock and the top mode selector lock.
 
WolfHeart (9:14 PM, January 23, 2012)
There are TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many advantages in the 60D over the 550 except the ISO handling in dark situations where I dont know how and why the 60D is worse than the 550 and that was the reason I sold the 60 to get a 550, Im a pixel peeper, I do product photography and for me handling low key photography is my bread and butter.
 
Majomkukac (9:48 AM, August 10, 2011)
this 2 cameras are both damn good. i also tried both of em. There is no debate on wich one is better cos 60d is better, BUT 550d is 40% cheeper, and you get the same sensor and everithing is the same that in the 60d. So 550 is better!
 
Avatar for technobaboy technobaboy (3:15 PM, April 26, 2011)
i vote 60D
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Tom (4:58 AM, April 22, 2011)
Well the much-improved weather sealing on the 60D makes it a no brainer for me as I do a lot of bush photography in wet weather. And the grip is much better. And the mode dial has a LOCK! Hurrah!
 
Arijt Gupta (7:21 PM, April 13, 2011)
Same here bro... there is no competition what so ever!!!
 
Vcfh1945 (0:37 AM, March 18, 2011)
If you take away the "popularity" score which in my opinion is a misnomer which gives the 550 a +of 35 over the 60 (obviously because it's a consumer model) the 60D wins. I have handled both and there is no contest. The 60D is a much, much better camera than the 550d