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

Canon EOS 60D

Winner
Canon EOS 60D

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Leica V-Lux 4

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Leica V-Lux 4

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
 

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
 

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
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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 body only

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

              $599 - $750 body only

              $597 - $700 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
              Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $679 - $1,025 with 18-55mm 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 D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              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
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $697 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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

              Leica V-Lux 4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $598

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $820 - $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

              $680 - $849

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Pro digicam

              $998 - $1,100

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom

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