Okay, so the D7000 is out so I head on down to the big box store. Salesman has to go to the back to retrieve one so I play with the 60D until he gets back - Man, it still feels perfect.
I play with D7000 for about an hour. It looks and feels just like a D90. Construction is very good. The only problem I just don't have D90 hands. I was sold on the D90's specs and build and was going to buy one until I handled one. I did not even consider a Canon. My fingers do not wrap around comfortably, and my thumb and trigger-finger to not fall into place with the controls on either the D90 or D7000. My fingers and hands started to sweat as well.
A couple of months ago I played with the 550D, 50D and 7D as a lark and all fitted me better than the D90 - I had never even researched Canon and was going with the D90 on reputation alone. After I began my research I heard the 60D and D7000 were on their way - So I decided to wait.
On paper the D7000 looks to beat the 60D in most respects but for me ergonomically the 60D is so much better. I really like the D90/7000 and have tried to convince myself that it is the camera to buy but I just cannot. In reality IQ, weight, size, FPS, ISO and AF are almost the same for the D7000 and 60D - I still look forward to Gordon's review of the D7000.
BTW, the salesman, a complete rookie like me, played with 60D and D7000 (while I told him the specs for each
) and everytime he held the 60D he said "wow, this feels great" - I'm sure just as many say the same for the D7000.
...I do not own any Nikon or Canon equipment so I have no dog in this race - I just want the best DSLR for me.