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Registered: ‎04-20-2013

60D vs 650D

Hello everyone,my first post here. Smiley Happy

 

I've been taking pics w/point to shoot cameras for years now and since the DSLR camera's have become a little cheaper,I'm deciding to buy one.

I've been searching a lot and found these 2 but I'm having hard time deciding which one to get. I've heard that 60D has overall better build quality,better grip and better battery life;whereas,650D has a touch screen,and does better in video recording.
I honestly don't care much about video and my main usage is photgraphy(In which I've heard these 2 perform pretty much the same)

So,which one do you guys recommend?

 

Thanks  and sorry for  the long post

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Registered: ‎04-20-2013

Re: 60D vs 650D

I have been using the 60D for the past 3 months and i have found it to be a very good piece of kit. Good battery life'well laid out controls and easy to use.

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Registered: ‎12-02-2012

Re: 60D vs 650D

The 650d probably has better autofocus, as all the af points are cross-type.
Scott

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Why do so many people say "FER-tographer"? Do they take "fertographs"?
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Re: 60D vs 650D


@ScottyP wrote:
The 650d probably has better autofocus, as all the af points are cross-type.

So would you get it instead of 60D ? I've heard the AF is better but not much,but I haven't used either so I'm not sure if that's true or not

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Registered: ‎03-06-2013

Re: 60D vs 650D

If you think they are pretty much the same, then get whicheveryou can get cheaper. 

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Registered: ‎12-02-2012

Re: 60D vs 650D

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The T4i also has a newer processor (digic 5 vs. digic 4) and 60d is 3-4 years old. Frames per second are practically identical though. But 60d is a bigger camera and if that is desirable to you it is nice. It also has the LCD screen on top which is helpful.

It is hard to find a camera store that stocks anything over a Rebel so it is hard to get your hands on them to compare.

BUT.... If you go to Costco they have Rebel and 60d AND 7d for you to hold and feel. If you are not a member just say you are thinking of joining and they will let you look around Smiley Happy.

Hope this helps, and good luck!
Scott

Canon 5d mk 4, Canon 6D, EF 70-200mm L f/2.8 IS mk2; EF 16-35 f/2.8 L mk. III; Sigma 35mm f/1.4 "Art" EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro; EF 85mm f/1.8; EF 1.4x extender mk. 3; EF 24-105 f/4 L; EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS; 3x Phottix Mitros+ speedlites

Why do so many people say "FER-tographer"? Do they take "fertographs"?
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Registered: ‎02-28-2013

Re: 60D vs 650D


@ScottyP wrote:
BUT.... If you go to Costco they have Rebel and 60d AND 7d for you to hold and feel. If you are not a member just say you are thinking of joining and they will let you look around Smiley Happy.

+1.  There's not a significant enough difference in them performance wise to really say flat out that one is better than the other for you.  The Rebels get a bad name because they're the entry level SLR, but you really get quite a lot for the price.  They're not flimsy as many say, I've beat the crap out of mine and it's still firing away 100,000 clicks later.  The 7D has a much more advanced auto-focus system if you're into sports, but honestly I don't see too much difference between the 60D and 650D other than ergonomics.  Yes, the 60D has some "pro features", but you need to decide if those are worth it to you or not.   To restate what Scotty said, I think the differences are small enough that you should just go play with both and see what you like more.

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Registered: ‎04-20-2013

Re: 60D vs 650D

Thanks for the replies.
Where i live,60D is roughly $150 more expensive than 650D,which I don't think it's worth it,is it ?
Also no matter which camera I choose,I only can afford the 18-55 IS lens. I know it's not great,but will it do the job ?
I'm going to test both cameras tomorrow to check which has a better grip in hand because i think that's the most important factor. ( as you guys said)
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Registered: ‎02-28-2013

Re: 60D vs 650D

It’s a tough call.  To me $150 isn’t a big difference when selecting camera bodies, but I’m weighing that versus all the money I’ve spent on all the camera equipment I’ve accumulated over the years. 

 

Specs wise the 60D is marginally better.  It’s weather sealed, which is nice, though I’ve never had an issue with my Rebel.  The battery life of the 60D should be much better.  The 650D has touch screen, but personally I couldn’t care less.  I really think it comes down to ergonomics.  One is bigger and heavier.  Many see this as more strong and comfortable in their hands.  Some don’t.  I think the best advice in this thread so far is to go play around with both of them in the store and see if your decision is made for you.

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Registered: ‎03-01-2013

Re: 60D vs 650D

60D has 9AF cross type too
If I'm not mistake, it also has a bigger view finder than any rebel.

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