Canon 650D vs Canon 60D – Which one to buy?

Rishabh June 11, 2012 12
Canon 650D vs Canon 60D – Which one to buy?


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)

 

Price Difference:

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.

 

Conclusion:

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.

 

 

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12 Comments »

  1. Christopher June 19, 2012 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    > On the other hand, Canon 650D provides a touch screen, which makes work a lot more faster

    I don’t see how a touch screen would make work a lot faster. The top LCD with quick controls on the 60D is probably much faster than a touch screen. The thumb wheel on the 60D is also a lot better to use overall than directional buttons. To adjust the exposure compensation while you’re shooting, for example, all you have to do is turn the wheel with your thumb. You don’t even have to pull your eye away from the viewfinder.

    Note: I have a 10D, which is an 8-year-old camera, but I wouldn’t trade it in for a new Rebel because a Rebel would slow me down.

  2. DoCWaSaBe June 19, 2012 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    “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.”

    the way the statement was made, signifies that the 60D doesn’t have those features. Give it a re-read

  3. Rohit June 20, 2012 at 10:48 am - Reply

    @Christopher : I have seen people using touch screen mobiles to type in texts much faster than the key-counterparts. For some, yes the touchpanel acts as a faster medium, while the others(like me) would still prefer the physical buttons.

    @DoCWaSaBe: the ‘and’ between the ‘Video and need’ in the first line makes a lot of difference. Its correct. Thanks for reading it this accurately though :)

    • AMH June 23, 2012 at 8:27 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the article. I agree with DoCWaSaBe – that lines doesn’t make a lot of sense the way it is presently written.

  4. Jagadeesh June 24, 2012 at 9:32 am - Reply

    “the ‘and’ between the ‘Video and need’ in the first line makes a lot of difference. Its correct”

    Rohit, its incorrect. Your sentence still implies 60d does not have features such as build quality, weather proofing, better battery life, larger buffer size and faster FPS.

  5. Rohit June 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    @all: Thanks for pointing it out guys, we’ll fix it asap. Thanks a lot!

  6. Moof June 28, 2012 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    I think that 1st ‘Unless’ should read ‘If’, then maybe it would make sense.

    I’m really stuck between these two cameras so any help is greatly appreciated. I want to use it for video as well as photos.

  7. dc July 3, 2012 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    the 650 has a DIGIC5 not a DIGIC5+, the 5+ is in the very high end 5d mark III.

  8. Zebrafish July 17, 2012 at 10:39 am - Reply

    How noisy is the shutter of the EOS650D compared to the 550D and 600D? Does the 650D sounds like the 60D?
    Thanks

    • Rishabh July 22, 2012 at 6:36 pm - Reply

      The shutter of the Canon 650D sounds more like a canon 60D shutter.

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