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T5i vs. 60D? Need advices

Dear Forum Members,

 

I am a photography veteran and bought my first Digital Rebel over 10 years. However, in the past few years, I was distracted to focus on other life events and gradually lost contract with the evolution in camera technologies.

 

Now I am back to this world and need a new camera. Since the Bacl Friday shopping window is short, I don't have enough time to dig out all the facts and compare T5i with 60D. So could someone do me a favor and give a few suggestions on the pros and cons of each camera? 

 

Thanks!

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Re: T5i vs. 60D? Need advices

Here’s a comparison of the specs:

 

http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-Rebel-T5i-vs-Canon_EOS_60D

 

That’ll give you an idea of the main differences.  In general the Canon XXD line is a midclass level crop sensor, compared to the entry class XXXD line (Rebel line, like the T5i, aka 700D).  The XXD camera body is more robust with better sealing (and bulkier), better viewfinder, and usually has some advanced features that the Rebel line doesn’t have.  But just because it’s an “advanced feature” doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll use it.   Many people love the XXD line, others are perfectly happy with the XXXD; only you can decide.  A decision like this is based off of features, the image quality and high ISO performance of these two cameras are pretty much the same.

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Registered: ‎06-11-2013

Re: T5i vs. 60D? Need advices

There are a few factors that Snapsort misses because they look at certain common features and only compare those.

 

The 60D, being a mid-level body, has a 2nd monochrome LCD screen on the top of the camera which normally displays camera settings, and can also adds some instant-access buttons near the top LCD for quicker access to settings that require either menu navigation or pressing multiple button combinations to access on the T5i.

 

Also the 60D adds another dial on the rear of the camera -- so you've got two dials (whereas the T5i only has one).  The first dial is just behind the shutter button on the top upper-right corner of the camera.  This is normally operated with your index finger to change settings (which setting it changes depends on which mode you are in.)

 

The second dial (this is the dial the T5i does not have) is a large dial on the back of the camera and it's positioned so that your thumb can comfortable control that dial even while you are looking through the viewfinder -- so now you've got a finger on the main dial, and a thumb on the back dial.  You can simultaneously adjust (for example) shutter speed and aperture at the same time.

 

That control layout is much like what you find on high end and pro bodies.

 

The 60D isn't really bulky -- the 50D had a magnesium alloy body, but Canon made the 60D in a polycarbonate body (like the Rebels).

 

Note that just because the body is weather sealed does not mean the lens is -- only the L series lenses (and not all of them) have weather sealing.  The weather sealing protects against dust and water provided it is not under pressure.  The camera is not water-proof and should not be submerged.  

 

Tim Campbell
5D III, 5D IV, 60Da
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Re: T5i vs. 60D? Need advices

Skirball, Thanks!
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TCampbell, Thanks!!
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