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Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Battery life
Longer battery life
1100 shots vs 800 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Lowest price
Cheaper
$554.94 vs $1,099.00
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The best price we've seen is $544 cheaper (around 50% less)
Weight
Lighter
755 g vs 860 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Canon 7D

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Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
8 fps vs 5.3 fps
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More than 50% faster continuous shooting
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 96%
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Almost the same
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.62x vs 0.59x
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More than 10% larger viewfinder
Focus points
More focus points
19 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Thickness
Significantly thinner
2.9" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              220 lenses
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              60D253 ms
              7D131 ms
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              400 ms startup delay
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Weight Heavy Help
              60D755 g
              7D860 g
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              17.9 MP
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 30fps
              Size Large Help
              60D145×106×79 mm
              7D148×111×74 mm
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              60D9
              7D19
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3"

              Compared to recent pro DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              60D145×106×79 mm
              7D148×111×74 mm
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              60D$554.94
              7D$1,099.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              60D1,040k dots
              7D920k dots
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              60D0.59x
              7D0.62x

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