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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Canon 60D Or Nikon D7000 ?


I'm deciding to get a new camera my last one was canon eos 1000d i know its a bit old but its time to renew , so i feel canon 60d is a good camera but a friend told me that Nikon d7000 is better than canon due to active d-lightning and scene recognition and better focus is this right or canon can compete ? price may be a factor but if the camera is way better than 60D i can buy it also i listened that Nikon lenses are more expensive than Nikon ? so what are your opinions ?


Dec 08, 2011 at 01:52 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Canon 60D Or Nikon D7000 ?


i did my time with canon. its done.


Dec 08, 2011 at 03:01 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Canon 60D Or Nikon D7000 ?


I have used those cameras for probably 5 minutes each. So not a lot of experience but I can say they both feel like very capable cameras. Although the 60D isn't the same market segment as the D7000 - the Canon equivalent is the 7D.


Dec 08, 2011 at 05:16 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Canon 60D Or Nikon D7000 ?


terrorB

I am biased as I have a D7k and have never shot with the 60d or 7D but as much as I can say without fear that you would find the D7k an amazing upgrade, overall cameras in the 7D/D7k class are so much away and above what you have experienced you would not be wrong buying either.
Because of the harsh light you can experience in your parts, maybe the Nikon is the answer because of the remarkable Sony sensor it uses which gives it a substantial dynamic range advantge over the immediate competition

what ever, enjoy your photography

Tim



Dec 08, 2011 at 08:12 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Canon 60D Or Nikon D7000 ?


How's the 60D look at ISO6400 think you have your answer.


Dec 08, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Canon 60D Or Nikon D7000 ?


I have owned both. I had the 60D first and I really liked it. As I started to learn more about it I realized that there were things on the D7k that would have been nice but I didn't want to spend the extra initially. I then had a lens problem on the 60D and had to return it anyways so I bit the bullet and went with the D7k. I'm very glad I did as the Nikon has every thing that I could want and it would be a very long time before I will out grow it. It is faster, has more needed options like commander mode and a screw drive for old lenses and feels far more solid in the hands. I don't believe that the 60D was weather resistant either. Either system is fantasic and both will take great hots with the right lens.

Just my 2 cents.



Dec 08, 2011 at 11:55 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Canon 60D Or Nikon D7000 ?


trenchmonkey wrote:
How's the 60D look at ISO6400 think you have your answer.


Not if you shoot landscapes.



Dec 09, 2011 at 01:49 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Canon 60D Or Nikon D7000 ?


I'm attempting to upgrade to a Nikon D7000 right now! I'm not too sure about the Canon 60D, but I think it's one class lower than the D7000. The D7000 is spectacular though!


Dec 09, 2011 at 03:36 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Canon 60D Or Nikon D7000 ?


trenchmonkey wrote:
How's the 60D look at ISO6400 think you have your answer.

chez wrote:
Not if you shoot landscapes.


Suggest you check the D7K's dynamic range at ISO100 before making such a comment, Harry.



Dec 09, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Canon 60D Or Nikon D7000 ?


I'm a Nikon guy, but the 60D is a better camera for a lot less money. Nikon makes better higher end bodies, but Canon's lower end line up is much better. Controls on the 7k are cramped and the grip is not very comfortable. 60D is much better to hold, and the ISO, WB buttons are easier to access on the 60D. On the D7k, those buttons are shared with the zoom functions and I always have to look at the button for several seconds to tell which one is ISO and which one is WB. AND it requires both hands on the d7k. But on the 60D all you need to do is hit the dedicated buttons with your fore finger and scroll the big wheel. AF on button is far more easier and comfortable to use on the 60D as well. A camera is a tool. Who cares about minute differences at ISO 6400 and stuff. Those are pixel peepers who like to shoot newspapers and test charts. A tool must feel right in one's hand. The 60D feels like a well fitting glove. The D7K may feel a little more solid, but drop either one from 3 feet and they both will break.


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Canon 60D Or Nikon D7000 ?


its an opinion. after doing 5 hard years with canon and most of their upper line i will beg to differ totally


Dec 12, 2011 at 05:17 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Canon 60D Or Nikon D7000 ?


I haven't used the 60D, but I went from a 7D to a D7000. I like the build and the ergonomics of the 7D more, while the D7000 is small for my hands and I have to use the grip. The grip makes it perfect. But, high-ISO shots from my 7D were not good, IMHO, but the D7000, I shoot at ISO1600 without a second thought. The 7D's burst and slightly superior AF may tilt the balance toward it for fast-action shooters, while the D7000's great dynamic range and high ISO might tempt some. Personally, I'd love to shoot with a D7000 and a 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II and a 7D and a 500mm f/4 L.

Nikon's 500mm lenses and 600mm lenses are much costlier than the Canon equivalents.



Dec 12, 2011 at 05:33 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Canon 60D Or Nikon D7000 ?


i think its a matter of familiarity. if one started with Canon ergonomics the nikon feels awkward and exactly the other way around for nikon ergo to canon. i went from nikon film to canon digital. it was an experience to say the least. going back to nikon was as easy as 1 or 2 hours of discovery and i was home again.


Dec 13, 2011 at 01:48 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Canon 60D Or Nikon D7000 ?


If you can't decide on the camera, think about the lenses.


Dec 14, 2011 at 01:06 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Canon 60D Or Nikon D7000 ?


Why not go to a store and handle both bodies. If I say a D7000 is great, it's great for me but maybe not for you.


Dec 14, 2011 at 02:02 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Canon 60D Or Nikon D7000 ?


if you care about the things that DXOMark says about a camera's image quality, Canon has dropped behind Nikon across the board since about two years ago and Nikon's lead is increasing. DXOMark primarily measures sensor noise over a range of ISOs but color accuracy also factors into it.

Herb....



Dec 14, 2011 at 05:54 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Canon 60D Or Nikon D7000 ?


D7000 is not in the same class as the 7D. It is below. The 7D is a pro built in a compact slr format, the D7000 is pro-built wannabe pro-sumer like the 60d. D300s is the nearest competitor to the 7D. But it is lacking in many areas unfortunately. Hopefully Nikon will do something about this model.

Both are good cameras in its consumer/enthusiast segment. I find the ergonomics on the D7000 terrible though. Feels small and buttons everywhere. Much prefer the D300. Both the 60d/d7000 are decent cameras for image taking. If you are into hdslr, the edge goes to the 60D. Swivel Screen LCD is so nice to use. I seriously recommend you to try both to see which one is more intuitive to use.

In the end, a body is just a body. It depreciates like crazy especially in this segment. I would consider the system in its entirety. Canon has the upper hand in the lens selection.



Dec 14, 2011 at 08:57 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Canon 60D Or Nikon D7000 ?


M Lucca wrote:
D7000 is not in the same class as the 7D. It is below. The 7D is a pro built in a compact slr format, the D7000 is pro-built wannabe pro-sumer like the 60d. D300s is the nearest competitor to the 7D. But it is lacking in many areas unfortunately. Hopefully Nikon will do something about this model.

Both are good cameras in its consumer/enthusiast segment. I find the ergonomics on the D7000 terrible though. Feels small and buttons everywhere. Much prefer the D300. Both the 60d/d7000 are decent cameras for image taking. If you are into hdslr, the edge goes
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Um...

The D7000 has a lot more dynamic range and color depth, weather-sealing, slightly better ISO performance and two card slots. Why is it such a wanna-be dog vs. the 7D?

I prefer the handling of the D300s over the D7000, but I hate the Canon handling in pretty much any form. I'm sure that is more a function of what I'm used to than anything else, but...



Dec 14, 2011 at 11:17 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Canon 60D Or Nikon D7000 ?


M Lucca wrote:
D7000 is not in the same class as the 7D. It is below. The 7D is a pro built in a compact slr format, the D7000 is pro-built wannabe pro-sumer like the 60d. D300s is the nearest competitor to the 7D. But it is lacking in many areas unfortunately. Hopefully Nikon will do something about this model.

Both are good cameras in its consumer/enthusiast segment. I find the ergonomics on the D7000 terrible though. Feels small and buttons everywhere. Much prefer the D300. Both the 60d/d7000 are decent cameras for image taking. If you are into hdslr, the edge goes
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i did canon for 5 years. 1Ds,1D2, 1Ds2, 1D3, 40D, XTi. i much prefer the Nikon ergonomics to Canon any day of the week. the D7K is quite a usable body and as with most equipment of it type its limits are generally set by the user. i use one on occasion and gotten better results then i thought i would

like i said above its what you are familiar with

yeah lens, i just need so many of them.

my swivel screen G12 went to my daughter. you get over the swivel after a short while then its just there. i replaced it with a much more capable camera in its class, the Fuji X10.


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Dec 15, 2011 at 12:25 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Canon 60D Or Nikon D7000 ?


I own a 7D and rented a D7000 twice for week-long trips to places like Alaska. The D7000 rental replaced my D300s which bit the dust when it fell off my tripod onto asphalt! Having read about the D7000's high-ISO capability I tried some at 3200 and 6400 and I must say I was impressed. Once you get used to the button placement and how to do things, the Nikon becomes easier to use although it does require two hands. I find the 7D menus FAR easier to use -- in the D300s and the D7000 I could never find what I wanted -- what's "shooting" and what's "setup" and the menus go on and on. I'd say if you want really high-ISO capability and can memorize menus and you hold the camera with two hands the D7000 is your choice. As someone said, it does have a lot of buttons, but so does the 7D. If you want one-handed operation, safety shift, and a larger camera, the 7D. But these really aren't in the same price class: the D7000 goes for about $1100 and the 7D for a few $100 more.


Dec 17, 2011 at 01:27 PM
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