03-12-2013 07:34 PM - edited 03-12-2013 07:52 PM
03-12-2013 07:55 PM
What kind of shooting do you do? Both cameras have exactly the same 18mp sensor, and both are a bit larger and have more convenient external controls than a T3.
If you shoot sports or fast moving kids playing, or if you bang your camera on rocks in the rain, go with the 7D. It has a really advanced autofocus system for catching fast subjects. It has a magnesium metal body and weather sealing for bumps and splashes.
If you do not shoot fast-moving things, and you are not a habitual camera-dropper, and you stay out of the rain, you could be quite happy with the 60D. The 60D also has a tilt-out LCD screen which is handy for video if you shoot much, and occasionally for odd things like shooting over your head or down on the ground, or even for ease of use on a tripod. But I would not make a decision based on the tilt-screen.
Price: You can get a 60D for $700 to $800 dollars now. A 7D will still cost you from about $1,050 to $1,200.
The price difference being slight, I think I might prefer to stretch just a few hundred dollars to get the 7D for the autofucus and weather sealing.
Hope that is of some help. Good luck!
03-12-2013 09:43 PM
Agree with Scott's assessment /recommendation & can add that the 7D shoots at a higher FPS too. It's quite capable when it comes to sports & action when set up correctly.
03-12-2013 11:54 PM
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04-11-2013 11:05 PM - edited 04-11-2013 11:13 PM
but the 7D doesn't use an SD card 😞
..and that's a good thing for me. Why do you prefer SD over CF?
Edit: Ahhh, see your answer on the next topic. I'll take speed any day over eye-fi. I guess I'm old school, don't care about WiFi or even GPS even though I think GPS has a valid purpose. I do use SD on my 5D mk III, RAW to CF, and jpg to SD.
Have you considered the 6D?
04-12-2013 05:36 AM
I like SD becuase of it being compatible with eye-fi. but yes you are right with speed. But rumor is they're updating 7D this year. maybe it will get an SD card. I have considered the 6D and would love it. But $1900 is much too expensive for me
04-12-2013 09:24 AM
Many are expecting a 7D mkII and a 70D from Canon soon. You may want to hold out for a bit longer and see what these modles have to offer .
04-12-2013 01:57 PM
04-14-2013 12:06 PM
I bought the 6D and love it for 90% of what I shoot. It beats the crops for low light/high ISO, and it gets shallow DOF out of an f/4 lens that is as good as f/2.8 on the crop. The only thing it could be better at would be fast action and sports.
For that reason, I think I may wait until the 7D2 comes out (and then wait 6 months for the price to drop) and buy one as a 2nd body. Between the (presumably) great AF ability, and also the crop sensor's 1.6x focal length telephoto "bonus", it would really complement my 6D and make a nice set. Or heck, maybe I'll just get a used 7D if the 7D2 is not much of an improvement over the original.
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