Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 70D vs Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS 60D

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Canon EOS 60D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
160 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Weight
Light-weight
524 g
 
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Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.5 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.7 f-stops more dynamic range
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
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
Color depth Better color depth 22.2 bits vs 21.9 bits
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Distinguishes 0.3 more bits of color
Overall image quality Better image quality 66.0 vs 61.0
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Around 10% better image quality
True resolution Higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Battery life Longer battery life 1100 shots vs 500 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.59x vs 0.54x
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More than 20% larger viewfinder
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5.3 fps vs 3.5 fps
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More than 50% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 813 ISO vs 692 ISO
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The 60D has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 800 ISO
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The 60D's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 96% vs 95%
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 60D's boost ISO is 3 f-stops better
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $199.95 vs $569.99
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The best price we've seen is $370 cheaper (2.9x less)
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Advantages of the Canon Rebel XSi

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Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 160 ms vs 253 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
Thickness Much thinner 2.4" vs 3.1"
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More than 20% thinner
Size Smaller 129x98x62 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Weight Lighter 524 g vs 755 g
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More than 30% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              400 ms startup delay
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              60D:96%
              Rebel XSi:95%
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              60D:12,800 ISO
              Rebel XSi:1,600 ISO
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              60D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              Rebel XSi:APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              60D:6,400 ISO
              Rebel XSi:800 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              60D:11.5 EV
              Rebel XSi:10.8 EV
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              60D:17.9 MP
              Rebel XSi:12.2 MP
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              60D:5.3 fps
              Rebel XSi:3.5 fps
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              60D:22.2 bits
              Rebel XSi:21.9 bits
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              60D:66.0
              Rebel XSi:61.0
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              60D:813 ISO
              Rebel XSi:692 ISO

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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,099 - $1,150 body only

              $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,399 body only

              $1,299 - $1,729 with 18-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Cross type focus points Has slightly more cross-type focus points
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,899 body only

              $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $650 - $700 body only

              $200 - $710 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $329 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has significantly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

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              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $690 - $1,257 body only

              $900 - $1,150 with 18-105mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 body only

              $500 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Entry-level DSLR

              Color depth Better color depth
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Canon EOS Rebel T1i

              Canon Rebel T1i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $756 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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