Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 70D vs GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

Canon EOS 60D

Winner
Canon EOS 60D

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GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

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GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great battery life
Battery life
1100 shots
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

Movie format
High resolution movies
4096 x 2160 @ 12fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
30 fps
Weight
Light-weight
73 g
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentaprism vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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Advantages of the GoPro Black Edition

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
4096 x 2160 @ 12fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution standard resolution video but at a lower frame rate
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
30 fps vs 5.3 fps
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More than 5.5x faster continuous shooting
Weight
Much lighter
73 g vs 755 g
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10.3x lighter
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes vs No
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Great for vacations and holidays at the beach, or around the pool
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recommendations

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

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Common Weaknesses
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              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
              Viewfinder coverage Slightly better viewfinder coverage
              Weight Is much heavier
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $750 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Weight Is much heavier
              Battery life Has a much shorter battery life
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is much heavier
              Battery life Has a much shorter battery life
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $310 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Weight Is much heavier
              Battery life Has a much shorter battery life
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $525 - $700 body only

              $950 with 18-135mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Weight Is much heavier
              Battery life Has a much shorter battery life
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,099 - $3,399 body only

              $3,699 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Weight Is much heavier

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $679 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,499 body only

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

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $697 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

              GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

              Waterproof

              $379 - $406

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
              Ricoh WG-M1

              Ricoh WG-M1

              Waterproof

              $180

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              GoPro HD Hero 2

              GoPro HD Hero 2

              Waterproof

              $551

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $390

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Nikon Coolpix AW110

              Waterproof

              $266

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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