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Registered: ‎03-12-2013

Torn between 7D and 60D.

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Hi everyone, I'm looking to upgrade from my rebel T3 and I'm not sure which camera to buy. The 7D or the 60D?
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Registered: ‎12-02-2012

Re: Torn beteewn 7D and 60D.

Hi Rheabird. 

 

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!

Scott

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Registered: ‎11-14-2012

Re: Torn beteewn 7D and 60D.

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.

 

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Re: Torn between 7D and 60D.

Thanks for the responses I appreciate it! I mainly want something that would allow me to capture an extremely fast moving 2 year old plus a camera that I can use for everything, landscape, portraits etc. and of course a camera that will allow me grow in my photography skills. I didn't do much research when I bought the T3 and didn't realize how fast I would out grow out of it.
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Registered: ‎12-29-2012

Re: Torn beteewn 7D and 60D.

Also agree with ScottyP. If you find yourself leaning towards the 60D, hang in there a little bit longer and see if there is an announcement for the 70D. Rumour is there will an announcement before the end of the month.

One other benefit the 7D has over the 60D is AFMA (the ability to fine tune your body and lens to optimize more precise AF). I have a hunch the 70D will have AFMA. There was talk about the 70D returning more in line where the 50D left off.
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Registered: ‎04-11-2013

Re: Torn beteewn 7D and 60D.

but the 7D doesn't use an SD card :-(
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Re: Torn beteewn 7D and 60D.

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@ctn830 wrote:
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?

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Registered: ‎04-11-2013

Re: Torn beteewn 7D and 60D.

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

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Registered: ‎11-14-2012

Re: Torn beteewn 7D and 60D.

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 .

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Registered: ‎04-11-2013

Re: Torn beteewn 7D and 60D.

definitely
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