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

Pentax K-7

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Canon EOS 60D

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Reasons to buy the Pentax K-7

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

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
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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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
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Lowest price Cheaper $199.95 vs $1,288.45
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The best price we've seen is $1,089 cheaper (6.4x less)
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Advantages of the Pentax K-7

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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 Common Weaknesses
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              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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              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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              60D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              K-7:APS-C 23.4x15.6mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              60D:17.9 MP
              K-7:14.5 MP
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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 - $699 body only

              $200 - $729 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,799 body only

              $1,299 - $1,729 with 18-135mm 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 D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,257 body only

              $1,150 - $1,330 with 18-105mm 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

              $747 body only

              $695 - $847 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 D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $647 - $697 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 D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $897 - $929 body only

              $833 - $940 with 18-105mm 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 D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $352 - $415 body only

              $495 - $797 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 60D Competitors

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              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,099 - $1,155 body only

              $450 - $1,449 with 18-135mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 - $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

              Pentax K-7 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Pentax K-5

              Pentax K-5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,199 body only

              $1,349 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Pentax K-30

              Pentax K-30

              Entry-level DSLR

              $560 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Pentax K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $447 - $476 body only

              $515 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Pentax K-x

              Pentax K-x

              Entry-level DSLR

              $735 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Pentax K-r

              Pentax K-r

              Entry-level DSLR

              $669 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Weather sealed No weather sealing

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