Canon T4i / 650D vs Canon 60D

by Enche Tjin on August 18, 2012

Canon T4i is the newest upper entry level DSLR Camera. It is the first camera that feature phase detection autofocus in live mode and touchscreen LCD. T4i is successor to a very successful Canon Rebel line that is intended for beginners. Beside improved autofocus and touchscreen LCD, T4i (650D) has 9 AF cross type autofocus, shoots five frame per second, and built-in HDR. Those are features of higher-end Canon EOS cameras.

People usually compare Canon T4i with Canon 60D because there are many similarity, however, there are plenty of differences as well. Let’s check their advantages:

Advantages of Canon T4i/650D

  • Faster and smoother autofocus in live view and during video recording
  • Touchscreen LCD
  • Smaller, lighter
  • Built-in camera HDR
  • 1 stop higher ISO (up to 25600)

Advantages of Canon 60D

  • Top LCD screen
  • Better Weatherseal
  • Better battery capacity
  • Pentaprism viewfinder (bigger, clearer)
  • Faster shutter speed 1/8000 vs 1/4000 second
  • Better buffer for continuous shooting

Overall, Canon 60D is tougher camera and better for photography. Its battery last longer and its buffer is bigger. That’s allow you to shoot longer in continuous burst. In addition, 60D also has two dials and more dedicated buttons, so you can change settings quicker. Top LCD screen will help to conserve battery life and provide essential information everytime.

On the other hand, Canon 650D/T4i is smaller, lighter and has more consumer friendly features. It sports touchscreen LCD, built-in HDR. Amateur videographer will also be delighted because autofocus in live view mode is smoother than before. To get the best out of it, you need to get Canon STM lenses. There are currently two STM lenses: 18-135mm STM and 40m f/2.8 STM.

Features Canon T4i Canon 60D
Image 18 MP 18 MP
Auto Focus 9 AF points – cross type 9 AF points – cross type
Video FULL HD 1080p 30fps FULL HD 1080p 30fps
LCD Screen 3″ 1040k 3″ 1040k
Size and weight
5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1 in.
(133 x 100 x 79 mm)

5.2 x 3.9 x 3.1 in.(133 x 100 x 79 mm)
17.5 oz (495 g) body only

5.7 x 4.2 x 3.1 in.(145 x 106 x 79 mm)755 g with battery
ISO up to 25600, recommended up to 1600 up to 12800, recommended up to 1600
Build Quality Plastic Plastic
Continuous shooting 5 fps 5 fps
Price $849 $899
Top - Bottom : Canon T4i vs Canon 60D

Top - Bottom : Canon T4i vs Canon 60D

Top Bottom : Canon T4i/650D vs Canon 60D

Top Bottom : Canon T4i/650D vs Canon 60D

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