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

Canon EOS 60D

Winner
Canon EOS 60D

66

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Olympus E-30

39

Olympus E-30

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Great battery life
Battery life
1100 shots
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-30

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
98%
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

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Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
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
Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
197 lenses vs 40 lenses
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Around 5x more lenses available
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
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
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.59x vs 0.51x
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More than 30% larger viewfinder
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
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$699.00 vs $1,499.99
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The best price we've seen is $801 cheaper (2.1x less)
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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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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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
              1
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              60D:12,800 ISO
              E-30:None
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              60D:6,400 ISO
              E-30:3,200 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              60D:17.9 MP
              E-30:12.2 MP
              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
              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
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              60D:3.0"
              E-30:2.7"
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              60D:813 ISO
              E-30:530 ISO

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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $899 - $999 body only

              $1,069 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Thickness Is thicker
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $550 - $620 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $615 body only

              $600 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              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

              $695 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $547 body only

              $499 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has significantly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $661 body only

              $900 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $700 body only

              $559 - $750 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              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
              Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              Olympus E-30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus E-3

              Olympus E-3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $839 body only

              $3,599 with 12-60mm lens

              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

              $1,296 with 14-42mm lens

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

              Olympus E-5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,667 body only

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Weight Heavier
              Size Larger
              Olympus E-520

              Olympus E-520

              Entry-level DSLR

              $589 with 14-42mm, 40-150mm lenses

              Color depth Better color depth
              Storage slots Has more storage slots
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Placeholder

              Olympus E-1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Live view No live view

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