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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Is the 60D a good buy?


I saw the 60D through the Loyalty prpgram is around $639. I have a 20D and 1DMk2 and wondered If it is worth upgrading.
I really like the images from the 1D, and comparing them to my old 20D they look terrific, making my 20D images look a little dated.
My question is my 20D works fine, for most land and seascapes, and I use the 1D for Birds in flight and wildlife.
I've been throwing this around for months, and just can't decide.



Aug 15, 2012 at 04:41 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Is the 60D a good buy?


I also use my 1D2 a lot, but prefer my 5D for portraits and landscapes.
I would search for a 5D2, as you will like the FF goodness plus the ISO capability.



Aug 15, 2012 at 04:54 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Is the 60D a good buy?


safcraft wrote:
I would search for a 5D2, as you will like the FF goodness plus the ISO capability.


+1 or maybe a 7D if you want to stay with a crop



Aug 15, 2012 at 04:56 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Is the 60D a good buy?


I vote for the 7D! 60D is not even like 50D in hand.


Aug 15, 2012 at 05:02 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Is the 60D a good buy?


safcraft wrote:
I would search for a 5D2, as you will like the FF goodness plus the ISO capability.


Or, if money is a concern, a 5D classic might also suit you as well. A used 5D with relatively low shutter counts is like $700ish. Just going by the sensor scores, the 5D will handle color and detail better than the 60D.

I like my 60D, but I'd definitely take a 5dII over it for the full-frame image quality. And if you're using this camera for landscapes, the 7D would just be overkill



Aug 15, 2012 at 05:34 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Is the 60D a good buy?


matnen wrote:
I vote for the 7D! 60D is not even like 50D in hand.


I suppose it depends on the side of yo' mitts but I found the 60D more comfy in hand than the 50D. The rubber on the 60D grip is thicker than the 50D and similar or the same as my 7D. Plus 60D IQ and LCD clarity are a couple notches better than the 50D. It's nice to have a lighter camera and the 60D makes a great walk around and rides easily in a messenger bag. Compared to the 20D, the 60D is a major major upgrade: all cross AF array, much better low light AF and high ISO, better VF & LCD and more logical menu system. My only minor grip about the 60D is it lacks a dedicated FEC button. Of course you can assign it to set or use the QCS so the workaround is easy.



Aug 15, 2012 at 06:08 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Is the 60D a good buy?


Now's the time to jump into 7D land. The new firmware and lowest ever prices make every other crop Canon redundant now IMHO (unless you want a really light body where the 550D/T2i is fantastic value now - with the same 7D, 600D, 650D, 60D sensor)

The 7D is a spectacular camera for the money I paid, way better than the 60D IMO



Aug 15, 2012 at 06:37 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Is the 60D a good buy?


Yeah, with the CLP you are going to pay tax and shipping, so figure $700 or so. You can get a nice used 7D now for a grand from some sellers as they have upgraded to 1d series, or even 5Dii as the new ones just came out this year.


Aug 15, 2012 at 07:07 PM
 

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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Is the 60D a good buy?


I sold my barely used T3i with 18-55 kit lens for $530. It was a refurb that I got from Canon for around $630.

You could also look at the T4i. I like the touch screen and face tracking autofocus. It has much better auto focus than the T3i - I understand it has the 9 point auto focus of the 60D?



Aug 15, 2012 at 07:26 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Is the 60D a good buy?


The flip LCD is very useful, and that one reason I haven't sold it yet.


Aug 15, 2012 at 07:35 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Is the 60D a good buy?


carlsbadbum wrote:
The flip LCD is very useful, and that one reason I haven't sold it yet.


The T3i is also the only camera with the beautiful 3x and 10x "crop" mode for video.

If you use/need that feature, it is definitely worth keeping the body just for that. Versus coming up with a 3,200 mm zoom lens for video (200 mm x 1.6 x 10.) Dang, now I want that body back just to test that video "super zoom" mode!

(Note: That is not just the normal, very poor quality "lossy" digital zoom. The way the T3i down-samples from the sensor, you get regular 1080p video from a small area of the sensor.)



Aug 15, 2012 at 08:19 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Is the 60D a good buy?


I think the 60D is the best value in Canon APS-C cameras. That's what I've got for that format.

Even less expensive, is the best deal in all Canon cameras -- the T2i. It's a smaller Rebel body, but with an aftermarket grip, it's not bad.

I sold the T2i to get the 60D, which has better ergonomics and features.

T3i and T4i are also candidates, but not likely to be at the same price as the 60D refurb. The 18MP sensor will be a huge step up from what you've been shooting.



Aug 15, 2012 at 11:12 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Is the 60D a good buy?


matnen wrote:
I vote for the 7D! 60D is not even like 50D in hand.



True, the 60D has better ergonomics with the larger finger inset on the front, and the better ergonomics on the back. The 50D is very boxy by comparison. The 60D and 7D are pretty close to each other with regard to the ergonomics.



Aug 15, 2012 at 11:19 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Is the 60D a good buy?


I would pick up a 5d if you are using it for landscape mostly. Ppl and landscape are perfect for a 5d. And you have the 1series for action.


Aug 15, 2012 at 11:37 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Is the 60D a good buy?


I have both the 7D and 60D. I love the 7D for its speed, but for video, I think the 60D is a better value since
it has teh flip out screen. I have actually been thinking of selling my 7D for another 60D.



Aug 15, 2012 at 11:48 PM





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