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

Canon EOS 60D

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Canon EOS 60D

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Leica V-Lux 4

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Leica V-Lux 4

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Great battery life
Battery life
1100 shots
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 4

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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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
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 4.3"
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Around 30% thinner
Startup delay
Less startup delay
400 ms vs 750 ms
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Around 50% less delay when turning on
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
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$699.00 vs $899.00
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The best price we've seen is $200 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              60D:400 ms
              V-Lux 4:750 ms
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              60D:1100 shots
              V-Lux 4:540 shots
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an 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
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $899 - $999 body only

              $1,058 - $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 T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $550 - $620 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $615 body only

              $600 - $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

              $745 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $997 body only

              $1,170 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,099 body only

              $3,849 with 24-70mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $675 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Lens availability Much fewer lenses available

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $700 body only

              $587 - $750 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,041 body only

              $1,099 - $1,562 with 28-135mm lens

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

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 - $547 body only

              $499 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

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

              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

              $795 - $898

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

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Super zoom

              $602

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

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $620 - $699

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Size Much smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300

              Size Much smaller
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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