Updated (September, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon 1 AW1

Canon EOS 60D

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Canon EOS 60D

70

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Nikon 1 AW1

32

Nikon 1 AW1

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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 Nikon 1 AW1

Size
Really small
Mid size 114x72x37 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,200 fps
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
15 fps
 
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Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Battery life Much longer battery life 1100 shots vs 220 shots
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5x more shots per battery charge
Overall image quality Better image quality 66.0 vs 51.0
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Around 30% better image quality
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Lens availability Much more lenses available 197 lenses vs 8 lenses
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More than 24.5x more lenses available
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Color depth Better color depth 22.2 bits vs 20.2 bits
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Distinguishes 2 more bits of color
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
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Around 3x larger sensor
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.5 EV vs 10.9 EV
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0.6 f-stops more dynamic range
True resolution Higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 14.2 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Pentaprism vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 813 ISO vs 428 ISO
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The 60D has a slight edge (0.9 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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 Nikon AW1

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High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 1,200 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Size Much smaller 114x72x37 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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4x smaller
Autofocus Video autofocus Hybrid detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Focus points Many more focus points 135 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 15 fps vs 5.3 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Weight Much lighter 201 g vs 755 g
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3.8x lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.5" vs 3.1"
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2.1x thinner
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              60D:1,040k dots
              AW1:921k dots
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              60D:11.5 EV
              AW1:10.9 EV
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 - $747 body only

              $629 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $831 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $947 body only

              $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

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              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,153 body only

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

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,098 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 Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              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 1 AW1 Competitors

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              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

              Waterproof

              $349 - $880

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Battery life Longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $229 - $594

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

              Waterproof

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon 1 J4

              Nikon 1 J4

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $497 with 10-30mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon 1 V3

              Nikon 1 V3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,197 - $2,548 with 10-30mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              GPS No built-in GPS

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