• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Canon T2i advantages over Canon 60D

  • Less expensive
    $900 vs $1399 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Lighter weight
    736g vs 1234g
    Lighter weight

Canon 60D advantages over Canon T2i

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1100 vs 440 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    216 mm vs 88 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More cross-type AF points
    9 vs 1
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.59x vs 0.54x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.3 fps vs 3.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    34 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    5.3 fps vs 3.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    15 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent 18-megapixel sensor with superb detail; Very good high ISO performance, especially for 18-megapixel subframe sensor; 3.0-inch, 1,040K-dot Vari-angle LCD is very useful for video and Live View; Sharp 18-135 kit lens with above average zoom range and I.S.; Full HD (1920x1080) movies at 30/25/24p, 60/50p at 1280x720.

  • Body not as rugged as mag-alloy 50D; AF assist only works when flash is up, though flash can be forced off; Auto-exposure not reliable in very low light; No continuous autofocus in Movie mode.

The Competition

Compared to Pentax K-7

Canon T2i
Pentax K-7
  • $692
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $1300
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon 60D
Pentax K-7
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup
  • $1300
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon 7D

Canon T2i
Canon 7D
  • $692
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon 60D
Canon 7D
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Less shutter lag

Compared to Sony A55

Canon T2i
Sony A55
  • $692
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $734
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon 60D
Sony A55
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $734
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon D7000

Canon T2i
Nikon D7000
  • $692
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon 60D
Nikon D7000
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Nikon D5100

Canon T2i
Nikon D5100
  • $692
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
Canon 60D
Nikon D5100
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher effective ISO
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