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Whats your preference between the Canon 60D vs. Nikon D7000
Canon 60D 35%  35%  [ 7 ]
Nikon D7000 65%  65%  [ 13 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:50 pm 
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So the final review for the Nikon D7000 was posted! I have compared the Canon 60D extensively against the Nikon D7000. I am a first time DSLR buyer.

Pro's
60D: Vari-angle flip out screen and the lighter body.
D7000: 6fps, dual memory card slot

Cons:
60D: 5.3 fps
D7000: buffering issue

Before the final D7000 review my mind was all set on getting it once it was in stock long enough for me to purchase. But after watching Gordon's review and seeing how the buffer functioned I was a bit disappointed. I do not know if the problem will be fixed or if its a limitation a D7000 owner will have to learn how to live with.

For a $100 - $300 in price difference (depends on lens purchased with the body) I just want to make the best decision possible, I want a camera that is capable of take quick pictures of my 3yr old and dogs and the second use will be for traveling purposes.

Any help will be greatly appreciated, I want to purchase a camera before the new year.


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I am a canon fanboy and I voted the d7000! For me the 60d just doesn't do it. But the d7000 is a great camera.

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In practice there is no difference between 5.3 and 6 fps.

Also, IMHO the buffer is trivial unless you are a hardcore sports pro. How often do you think you're going to be shooting chains like Gordon does in his video? Its surely more likely you'd fire off a few shots at a time, not just hold down the shutter for 20 shots at once.

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Two good replies already. I too am disappointed with the 60D and think that if you can find one at a good price still kicking around, that a 50D may well be worth considering. Otherwise, I would go with the D7000 if it were my money.

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Id go to a store and feel both cameras to see which one you prefer the feel of. Which one for example do the buttons feel more logically placed? Do you like a finger wheel or a thumb wheel? Does one's grip feel more comfortable? Etc etc

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As Jeremy noted -- I would go for the D7000 -- after an in-store handling. :wink:

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The D7000 is a better camera & no fanboy can speak differently. :)

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I voted 60D. To me it feels better in hand and there is just not enough difference between the two. Both cameralabs (88% vs 87%) and dpreview (80% vs 79%) have them closer than apart. The D7000 is a great camera but then again so is the 60D as is the A55 (you can't go wrong with any DSLR these days).

Also, most will agree that the 550D is fantastic and the 7D awesome so, to me, the 60D slots in between fantastic and awesome. Why wouldn't it?

...if I was swayed by the Sony sensor I'd be looking at the Pentax K5, with in-body stabilization, and the 16-50 f2.8 + 60-250 f4 lenses. It's also the only one of the three with full metal body and complete weather-proofing.


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I did test the both cameras in store and both felt comfortable to me...not sure if both felt the same because I am new to the DSLR but I plan on going back to the store and give them both one more test before I decide and order.


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If you really like the new 16 MP sensor that’s in the D7000 and K5, you can also look to the source for almost half the price.
http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/sto ... 1666266160

*although I couldn't care less what you buy


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It always depends on what you want. In my opinion the only real advantage of the D7000 is the better high ISO handling. But that's just me. :lol:

If I should buy one of those cameras I'd go for the 60D as I have Canon equipment yet.

Well - both cameras are pretty good so can't really make any mistake.

In the end it just depends on what you want. In the end even 5.3 pictures/sec are quite a lot.

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If, after your in-store experience, you feel that they are a toss-up, then perhaps it's down to that -- a coin toss?

While I personally prefer the feel of Nikon cameras to Canon -- I will say that the articulated screen on the 60D is quite the useful feature. I have always had digital cameras with articulated LCDs and they are great for getting shots at odd/weird angles -- giving you something to consider on the final push to your new camera.

Hope you have within your budget enough cash for a good bag, extra memory cards, a tripod, flash, additional lenses, etc. Acquisition syndrome incoming ..... :wink:

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An articulated LCD is very handy, I fully agree. The thing that would bother me if I'd be using a 60D is the fact it doesn't have AF during live view :?.

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IMHO, the 60D was a bit of a letdown. Not that it's a bad camera, it can produce some wonderful images, it's just that little bit behind when compared to the D7000. I'd go for the D7000, snap on a 35mm F1.8, the 16-85mm and the 70-300mm and you've got yourself a killer combo!

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