Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 70D vs Pentax K-7

Pentax K-7

Winner
Pentax K-7

68

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Canon EOS 60D

66

Canon EOS 60D

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-7

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
93 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 

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Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.5 EV vs 10.6 EV
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0.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
197 lenses vs 109 lenses
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More than 80% more lenses available
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
Overall image quality
Better image quality
66.0 vs 61.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
813 ISO vs 536 ISO
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The 60D has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
True resolution
Higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 14.5 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Battery life
Longer battery life
1100 shots vs 740 shots
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Around 50% more shots per battery charge
Startup delay
Less startup delay
400 ms vs 600 ms
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More than 30% less delay when turning on
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
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HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
93 ms vs 253 ms
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2.7x less delay when taking photos
Color depth
Better color depth
22.6 bits vs 22.2 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 96%
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Almost the same
Size
Smaller
131x97x73 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
2.9" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.60x vs 0.59x
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Almost the same
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
APS-C 23.4x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              60D:12,800 ISO
              K-7:6,400 ISO
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              60D:9
              K-7:11
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              60D:6,400 ISO
              K-7:3,200 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              60D:11.5 EV
              K-7:10.6 EV
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              60D:17.9 MP
              K-7:14.5 MP
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              60D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              K-7:APS-C 23.4x15.6mm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              60D:5.3 fps
              K-7:5.2 fps
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              60D:66.0
              K-7:61.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              60D:22.2 bits
              K-7:22.6 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              60D:813 ISO
              K-7:536 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

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

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Thickness Is thicker
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,499 body only

              $1,099 - $1,978 with 28-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Cross type focus points Has slightly more cross-type focus points
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $310 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 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
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $750 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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $897 - $1,097 body only

              $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

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

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $750 body only

              $597 - $700 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
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $697 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Pentax K-7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax K-5

              Pentax K-5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,169 body only

              $910 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Pentax K-30

              Pentax K-30

              Entry-level DSLR

              $370 body only

              $525 - $560 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Pentax K20D

              Pentax K20D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $442 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Pentax K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $350 - $516 body only

              $427 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Pentax K-3

              Pentax K-3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $765 - $1,067 body only

              $947 - $1,235 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Shutter lag More shutter lag

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