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

Canon EOS 60D

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Canon EOS 60D

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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
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Viewfinder
Great 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
 
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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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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 Common Weaknesses
        Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
        For that film look
        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 - $1,153 body only

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

        $749 - $1,098 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 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

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

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $831 body only

        $477 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

        $669 - $700 body only

        $845 - $970 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 - $547 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

        $3,399 body only

        $3,990 - $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

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        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $697 - $747 body only

        $629 - $847 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

        $1,299 - $1,699 with 18-135mm 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 D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $625 - $899 body only

        $929 - $997 with 18-105mm 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 D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 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

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        Disadvantages

        GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

        GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

        Waterproof

        $499 - $520

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
        GoPro HD Hero 2

        GoPro HD Hero 2

        Waterproof

        $527

        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 - $880

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Waterproof

        $229 - $594

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Nikon Coolpix AW110

        Waterproof

        $347

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

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