Canon 60D vs Canon T2i / 550D

by Enche Tjin on August 30, 2010

Canon 60D ‘aka Super Rebel is a nice upgrade from Canon rebel series for several reasons, one obvious reason is it is not as big as 7D or 50D, and it has “easy to use” feel to it. So if you are a first time DSLR shooter, you won’t feel intimidated.

Ok, so what is the advantages on getting the Canon EOS 60D?

  • Swivel LCD screen for composition in awkward angle. It is helpful for video recording.
  • 5.7 fps continuous shooting with bigger buffer size.
  • Better handling and control
  • Top LCD screen
  • Bigger and clearer viewfinder
  • Bigger camera provide better balance especially when long lens is mounted.
  • Wireless flash commander

and a couple advantages if you get by getting Canon T2i / 550D

  • Smaller and lighter form factor
  • Approx. $225 cheaper

As you can see, Canon 60D is a lot better than T2i / 550D. It is better suited for professional, video recording or candid photography, than T2i. However, T2i is still a very capable camera and significant smaller and lighter. So, if you are concern about travel weight and size, T2i is a better choice. If not, 60D is a better buy.


Canon 60D vs T2i  comparison table:

Canon T2i / 550D Canon 60D
Image 18 MP / APS-C Sensor 18 MP / APS-C Sensor
LCD 3 inch, 3:2 aspect ratio 1 million resolution 3 inch, 3:2 aspect ratio, 1 million resolution, swivel LCD
Auto Focus 9 AF points 9 AF points
ISO ISO 100-12800, good up to 3200, adjustable auto ISO limit ISO 100-12800, good up to 3200, adjustable auto ISO limit
Movie recording Full HD 1080i, 24, 25, 30 fps Full HD 1080i, 24, 25, 30 fps
Continuous shooting 3.7 fps, buffer 34 JPG / 6 RAW 5.7 fps, buffer 56 JPG, 16 RAW
Handling/Control SD card SD card, top LCD screen, 8 way controllers, wireless flash commander
Body material Polycarbonate Polycarbonate
Price $825 Approx. $1050
Size/Weight 130 x 97 x 76 mm / 530 g (1.17 lb) 145 x 106 x 79 mm  / 755 g (1.6 lb)
Viewfinder Pentamirror, 95% coverage, .87x magnification Pentaprism, 96% coverage, .95x magnification
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David February 7, 2011 at 11:56 am

Canon 60D is realy cool camera.

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