Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 70D vs Canon Rebel T3i

Canon EOS 60D

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Canon EOS 60D

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Canon EOS Rebel T2i

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Canon Rebel T2i

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

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

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T2i

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Weight
Light-weight
530 g
 
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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 Significantly longer battery life 1100 shots vs 440 shots
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2.5x more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.59x vs 0.54x
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Around 20% larger viewfinder
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5.3 fps vs 3.7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Color depth Better color depth 22.2 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 0.1 more bits of color
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
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Advantages of the Canon T2i

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Thickness Much thinner 2.4" vs 3.1"
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More than 20% thinner
Size Significantly smaller 129x98x62 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Weight Significantly lighter 530 g vs 755 g
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Around 30% lighter
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent DSLRs, and ignoring price

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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
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
              1
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              60D:96%
              T2i:95%
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              12,800 ISO
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              9
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 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
              17.9 MP
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              60D:5.3 fps
              T2i:3.7 fps
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              66.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              60D:22.2 bits
              T2i:22.1 bits
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              60D:0.59x
              T2i:0.54x
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              60D:813 ISO
              T2i:784 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm 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

              $749 - $1,048 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

              $449 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 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
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,079 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 D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $650 - $1,025 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
              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

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 60D.

              Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 - $387 body only

              $401 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Color depth Better color depth
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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              GB (2:01 PM, June 26, 2013)
              I would go with the 60D option. Get the better body and build your collection of glass around that. I went with a t2i, no complaints other than the body is starting to show signs of wear (grip coming of the frame). But it really depends on what you shoot more of, best of luck with your purchase!
               
              David (5:43 PM, March 06, 2012)
               

              Hello out there, I’m just pondering about buying a new kit
              but I just can’t figure out, here the deal I’m in a big dilemma right now about
              buying between a Canon T2i with a Canon EF 70-200mm F4L USM lens or a Canon 60D
              with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens so what you people out there would
              advise me, thank you in advance and your respond would be very much appreciated.