Canon EOS 50D vs 60D | Compare EOS 50D vs 60D Features
Canon EOS 50D and 60D are Canon digital SLR cameras. There are no doubts that Canon 50D has started to look redundant in comparison to T2i and 7D models as it was not only expensive but also outdated when new buyers compared it with its latest offerings. The company, in an effort to balance out, has introduced 60D, which has many new features to attract even professionals. Indeed, it is better to call 60D a super rebel instead of a direct replacement of 50D. Though there are still many similarities between 50D and 60D, there are glaring differences that this article intends to bring out.
If we put the two models side by side, it is apparent that 60D is not only smaller; it also does away with the magnesium alloy body. 60D has new features and specs that put it halfway in between 550D and 7D.
The biggest difference that users will feel is the addition of a flip out 3.0 inch LCD display and HD movies modes that were previously available in EOS 7D. Though it does not have same advanced features of 7D, it is good enough for advanced amateurs and even professionals. 60D has the an enhanced 18MP sensor and its viewfinder provides 96% coverage which is only a marginal improvement over 50D’s 95% coverage. It makes use of 8 direction control button layout instead of a small joystick that we had in 50D. While 9 point AF capability of 50D has been retained in 60D, it also has a wireless flash and video wind filters, sound adjustments and movie trimming capabilities in addition.
In a nutshell, 60D has a higher resolution (18Mp vs 15MP), accepts SDE cards instead of CF memory cards, has a wireless flash, a new 3” LCD screen, plastic body instead of metal body, standard ISO extended from 3200 to 6400, HD video recording which was not there in 50D, in camera raw conversion, simplified top plate & info panel, and a lower burst rate.
However, there are many who would prefer 50D over 60D as it shoots faster (6.3fps in comparison to 5.3fps). is thinner than 60D (2.9” vs 3.1”), and is also slightly smaller than 60D.
But on the whole, there are significant advancements in 60D that compel new buyers to go for 60D in comparison to 50D. One can shoot videos with 60D, has the advantage of a flip out screen, better image quality, slightly lower noise at high ISO, higher resolution, longer battery life, slightly better color depth and slightly lighter in weight also.