Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 70D vs Olympus E-30

Canon EOS 60D

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Canon EOS 60D

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Olympus E-30

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Olympus E-30

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-30

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
98%
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
 
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Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
Color depth Better color depth 22.2 bits vs 21.3 bits
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Distinguishes 0.9 more bits of color
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Lens availability Much more lenses available 197 lenses vs 40 lenses
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Around 5x more lenses available
Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.5 EV vs 10.4 EV
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1.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality 66.0 vs 55.0
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20% better image quality
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 813 ISO vs 530 ISO
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The 60D has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.59x vs 0.51x
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More than 30% larger viewfinder
Sensor size Larger sensor APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
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Around 40% larger sensor
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
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 5.3 fps vs 5 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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Advantages of the Olympus E-30

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Longest exposure Much longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 98% vs 96%
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Almost the same
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Size Slightly smaller 142x108x75 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 665 g vs 755 g
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More than 10% lighter
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        Compared to recent DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
        Great for movies
        Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
        Pentaprism
        Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
        1/8000 of a second
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        External flash not needed
        Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Autofocus No video autofocus Help
        Manual focus only
        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        60D:12,800 ISO
        E-30:None
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        60D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
        E-30:Four thirds 18.0x13.5mm
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        60D:6,400 ISO
        E-30:3,200 ISO
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        60D:11.5 EV
        E-30:10.4 EV
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        60D:5.3 fps
        E-30:5 fps
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        60D:17.9 MP
        E-30:12.2 MP
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        60D:66.0
        E-30:55.0
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        60D:22.2 bits
        E-30:21.3 bits
        Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
        60D:0.59x
        E-30:0.51x
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        60D:813 ISO
        E-30:530 ISO

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $721 - $840 body only

        $930 - $990 with 18-105mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Color depth Has slightly more color depth
        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
        Nikon D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $600 - $629 body only

        $816 - $830 with 18-105mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Color depth Has slightly more color depth
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $437 - $520 body only

        $528 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Color depth Has slightly more color depth
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon EOS 50D

        Canon EOS 50D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,689 body only

        Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon EOS 40D

        Canon EOS 40D

        Pro DSLR

        Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out

        Canon EOS 60D Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,099 - $1,231 body only

        $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

        Autofocus Video autofocus
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Startup delay More startup delay
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

        Size Smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Weather sealed No weather sealing
        Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
        Canon Rebel T5i

        Canon Rebel T5i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 body only

        $749 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Weather sealed No weather sealing
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $647 body only

        $650 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        Weather sealed No weather sealing
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Canon EOS 7D

        Canon EOS 7D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,299 body only

        $1,599 - $1,799 with 18-135mm lens

        Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

        Olympus E-30 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Olympus E-3

        Olympus E-3

        Entry-level DSLR

        Color depth Better color depth
        Weather sealed Weather sealed
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        True resolution Lower true resolution
        Olympus E-620

        Olympus E-620

        Entry-level DSLR

        Thickness Much thinner
        Size Smaller
        Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
        Olympus E-5

        Olympus E-5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,729 body only

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Weight Heavier
        Size Slightly larger
        Olympus OM-D E-M5

        Olympus OM-D E-M5

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $680 - $799 body only

        $880 - $1,299 with 12-50mm lens

        Color depth Better color depth
        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Olympus E-520

        Olympus E-520

        Entry-level DSLR

        Color depth Better color depth
        Storage slots Has more storage slots
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage

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