They had both these at BB with the batteries so I got to play with both. The shutters sounded identical the viewfinders looked identical...excellent for both. Not penta-mirror like the T4i. The 60D is smaller and a little lighter and feels better in the hands. I liked the buttons on the 7D better being round and not the weird shape of a few of the rear buttons on the 60D although I like the simplified layout of the 60D better. For a take anywhere walkaround camera I think the 60D is the one you'd grab first. For a working Pro the 7D is a great choice in APS-C.