Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 70D vs Sony NEX-7n

Canon EOS 60D

Winner
Canon EOS 60D

70

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Sony NEX-7

54

Sony NEX-7

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-7

Size
Really small
Compact 111x59x38 mm
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.4 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Battery life Much longer battery life 1100 shots vs 430 shots
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More than 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Lens availability Much more lenses available 197 lenses vs 21 lenses
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Around 9.5x more lenses available
Startup delay Less startup delay 400 ms vs 1200 ms
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3x less delay when turning on
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $699.00 vs $809.00
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The best price we've seen is $110 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-7

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Size Much smaller 111x59x38 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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4.9x smaller
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Overall image quality Better image quality 81.0 vs 66.0
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More than 20% better image quality
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.4 EV vs 11.5 EV
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1.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 96%
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Almost the same
True resolution Higher true resolution 24 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Weight Much lighter 350 g vs 755 g
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2.2x lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.5" vs 3.1"
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2.1x thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 5.3 fps
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Around 90% faster continuous shooting
Color depth Better color depth 24.1 bits vs 22.2 bits
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Distinguishes 1.9 more bits of color
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 16,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The NEX-7's maximum light sensitivity is 1.3 f-stops better
Focus points More focus points 25 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 1,016 ISO vs 813 ISO
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The NEX-7 has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 223 ms vs 253 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              60D:1,040k dots
              NEX-7:921k dots
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              60D:17.9 MP
              NEX-7:24 MP
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              60D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              NEX-7:APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              60D:Pentaprism
              NEX-7:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $650 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $850 with 18-105mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Focus points Has much more focus points
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $657 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $947 body only

              $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,153 body only

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

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,098 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $549 - $575 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,499 body only

              $1,099 - $1,499 with 28-135mm lens

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

              Sony NEX-7 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $588 body only

              $699 - $749 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Significantly more focus points
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,498 - $2,098 body only

              $1,770 - $1,798 with 28-70mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $473 body only

              $436 - $527 with 16-50mm lens

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Weight Lighter
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $598 - $689 body only

              $635 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $485 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

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