Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 70D vs Leica V-Lux 4

Canon EOS 60D

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Canon EOS 60D

70

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Leica V-Lux 4

50

Leica V-Lux 4

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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
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 4

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
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Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Battery life Much longer battery life 1100 shots vs 540 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Capture around 90% more detail in your photos
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.5" 6.1x4.6mm
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Around 12x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Startup delay Less startup delay 400 ms vs 750 ms
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Around 50% less delay when turning on
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 4.3"
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Around 30% thinner
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
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
Lowest price Cheaper $699.00 vs $899.00
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The best price we've seen is $200 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 60D's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 4

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Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 12 fps vs 5.3 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Weight Lighter 588 g vs 755 g
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More than 20% lighter
Focus points Slightly more focus points 23 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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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
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              60D:1100 shots
              V-Lux 4:540 shots
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              60D:400 ms
              V-Lux 4:750 ms
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              60D:Pentaprism
              V-Lux 4:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Weight Heavy Help
              60D:755 g
              V-Lux 4:588 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              60D:3.1"
              V-Lux 4:4.3"
              Size Large Help
              60D:145x106x79 mm
              V-Lux 4:125x87x110 mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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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
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

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

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Color depth Has slightly less color depth
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $629 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 - $899 body only

              $900 - $997 with 18-105mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $657 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              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

              Leica V-Lux 4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $343 - $598

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $798 - $898

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Significantly larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Leica V-Lux 3

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Super zoom

              $805

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $999

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Size Much smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Leica D-LUX 5

              Leica D-LUX 5

              Pro digicam

              $1,005

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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