Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 70D vs Canon Rebel T3

Canon EOS 60D

Winner
Canon EOS 60D

66

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Canon EOS Rebel T1i

59

Canon Rebel T1i

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great battery life
Battery life
1100 shots
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T1i

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
159 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Color depth
Better color depth
22.2 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.5 more bits of color
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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
Significantly longer battery life
1100 shots vs 400 shots
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Around 3x 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
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
66.0 vs 63.0
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Almost the same
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5.3 fps vs 3.4 fps
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Around 60% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.59x vs 0.54x
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Around 20% larger viewfinder
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
813 ISO vs 663 ISO
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The 60D has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 15.1 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Cross type focus points
More cross-type focus points
9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The 60D's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$699.00 vs $999.00
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The best price we've seen is $300 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Canon T1i

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Shutter lag
Significantly less shutter lag
159 ms vs 253 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
Size
Significantly smaller
129x98x62 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness
Much thinner
2.4" vs 3.1"
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More than 20% thinner
Startup delay
Slightly less startup delay
300 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Weight
Significantly lighter
520 g vs 755 g
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More than 30% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              60D:400 ms
              T1i:300 ms
              Common Weaknesses
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
              1
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              60D:96%
              T1i:95%
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              60D:6,400 ISO
              T1i:3,200 ISO
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              11.5 EV
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              60D:17.9 MP
              T1i:15.1 MP
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              60D:5.3 fps
              T1i:3.4 fps
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              60D:66.0
              T1i:63.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              60D:22.2 bits
              T1i:21.7 bits
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              60D:0.59x
              T1i:0.54x
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              60D:813 ISO
              T1i:663 ISO

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $597 - $700 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 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $679 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,499 body only

              $1,099 - $1,978 with 28-135mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 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

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Canon EOS Rebel T1i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag

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