After the launch of Canon 650D or T4i, a a lot of readers are writing us and asking which one they should go for, The Canon 60D or the new Canon 650D / T4i. Lets look at the specification for both the cameras first:
Canon 650D / T4i Full Specifications:
- 18 MP APS-C
- DIGIC 5
- SDHC slot, USH-1 complaint
- Current xxD’s AF system (9 cross-type points, found in 40D, 50D, 60D)
- T3i metering system (63 zones like 7D and 5DIII)
- 5 fps
- Pentamirror Viewfinder
- ISO 100-12,800 expandable to 25,600
- Articulated touchscreen LCD
- Hybrid AF during video shooting
Canon 60D Full Specifications:
- 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- Digic 4
- SD / SDHC / SDXC storage
- 9 AF Points – Cross Type
- 5.3 fps continuous shooting
- ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800)
- 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
- In-camera raw development
- Subject modes with ‘Ambience Selection’ (Standard, Vivid, Soft, Warm, Intense, Cool, Brighter, Darker and Monochrome)
- In-camera Creative Filters (special effects)
- Fully articulated 3.0″ screen (3:2)
Canon 650D – $849.99
Canon 60D – $899
Positive points about Canon 60D
- It has a larger pentaprism viewfinder.
- You can go up till 1/8000s Shutter Speed.
- Flash Sync at 1/250s. (Better than the Canon 5Dmk3)
- Larger Buffer Size.
- Better FPS with RAW Images – 5.3 FPS.
- The famous Magic Lantern firmware runs on the 60D useful for focus peaking, intervalometer etc. (It would take about an year to port it to the new Digic 5 on Canon 650D)
- Better build – Weatherproof and Robust body.
- Top LCD with Quick controls.
- Better Battery life.
Positive points about Canon 650D / T4i
- Touch Screen
- Better AF while using Video Mode
- Digic 5 Processor.
- Higher ISO option – 25,600
- Features like – Contrast and Phase detection.
Unless you need to shoot a lot of Video and need better build quality, weather proofing, better battery life, larger buffer size and faster FPS, We would recommend you to go for the Canon 60D. On the other hand, Canon 650D provides a touch screen, which makes work a lot more faster, and helps in focus while shooting a video.
Which one do you think is better? Drop your comments below.