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

Pentax K-7 vs Canon EOS 60D

Winner
Pentax K-7

68

Canon EOS 60D

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-7

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-7.

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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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1.8 f-stops more dynamic range
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
220 lenses vs 113 lenses
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More than 90% 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
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
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
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The 60D's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Pentax K-7

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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
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
93 ms vs 253 ms
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2.7x less delay when taking photos
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
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
131×97×73 mm vs 145×106×79 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$569.00 vs $724.00
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The best price we've seen is $155 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
              60D12,800 ISO
              K-76,400 ISO
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              60D9
              K-711
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              60D6,400 ISO
              K-73,200 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              60D11.5 EV
              K-710.6 EV
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              60D17.9 MP
              K-714.5 MP
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              60D66.0
              K-761.0
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3"
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              60D22.2 bits
              K-722.6 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              60D813 ISO
              K-7536 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $550 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

              $649 body only

              $718 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 much more shutter lag
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $410 - $497 body only

              $489 - $500 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 50D

              Canon EOS 50D

              Pro DSLR

              Size Is slightly larger
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $672 body only

              $967 with 55-300mm 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 D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $400 - $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
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thinner
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,019 - $1,099 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

              $485 - $649 body only

              $587 - $699 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

              $799 - $834 body only

              $949 - $1,134 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
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,269 - $1,399 body only

              $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $578 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Pentax K-7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax K-5

              Pentax K-5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,196 body only

              $748 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Pentax K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $292 - $295 body only

              $350 - $378 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-r

              Pentax K-r

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 body only

              $300 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
              Pentax K-3

              Pentax K-3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $900 body only

              $1,039 - $1,047 with 18-135mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Pentax K20D

              Pentax K20D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $860 body only

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

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