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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:40 am 
I like the 7d but I don't like the fact that it dosnt have swivel lcd screen and the 60d does. So the question is what should I do buy the 60 or the 7d?
please advise. thank you


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:01 am 
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Just because a camera is higher-end doesn't always mean it's better for a particular person or use. If the swivel screen is a must, 60D. If faster shooting or 19-point autofocus critical, 7D.

Compare the 2 cameras features, line-by-line, and add them up to which suits you best. Here's a link the pits the features side-by-side:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos60D/

It boils down to what you need.


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The swivel lcd is not that big of an issue for me but every once in a while i wish i would have gone ahead with the t3i over the T2i. Essentially that is the only difference. I have a time table to upgrade my t2i in late 2013 early 2014 and I'm pretty sure it will be a 7d. Maybe the 7d mk II might be out and about and maybe with the swivel lcd :)

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How many threads will you need in order to decide?

60D:
- articulated screen
- cheaper
- lighter
- SD cards

7D:
- faster
- better AF (if needed)
- weather sealing
- CF cards


We can't decide what's more important for you. If the articulated screen is so important to you, take the 60D. It's a good camera and you can't go wrong. You won't get better images out of the 7D and for the saved money you can get a better lens, which does improve image quality.

I still have the 500D / T1i and I didn't upgrade because the 7D's image quality isn't really noticably better - so I invested my money in lenses and I'm happy with it - waiting for the next generation of cameras with a better sensor and processor (Digic IV ---> Digic V) for better noise handling.

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Hi keyfin,

I've locked some of your earlier threads as it would appear your interest in those cameras is now ended and I wouldn't want members to waste their time. I also locked your 7D/60D poll as we definitely discourage multiple threads on the same topic. Remember that you can always repurpose your threads by editing the first post and the thread title. Doing so and then adding a new post explaining where your decision making process has got to would allow members to not only offer more relevant advice but also potentially save them wasting time by offering thoughts already presented elsewhere.

Good luck with your decision.

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keyfin, try a camera/lens rental service, perhaps?

If you click on the "support me" tab near top right, a list of links will be revealed, at least one of which is a rental service that will pay a small fee to Cameralabs if you follow the link when you use the service.

My personal take on the two cameras is that a 60D is a glorified Rebel, rather that an upgrade of the 50D. Less metal in the body, no weather-sealing, no micro-focus adjustment! I was waiting to see what the 50D's successor would be, and was disappointed in the 60D. So, I bought a 7D.

Please do understand that I am not saying the 60D is a bad camera, nor that a Rebel is a bad camera. I need pro-tough cameras to use at work, in any weather. As for the 60D's articulating LCD, well I shot a few seconds of video with my first 7D, just to see what all the fuss is about. I then
disregarded video from that point in time. Your needs may vary. These are two cameras, made for different roles. Nobody can decide for you.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:55 pm 
I know I post a few times and ask the same think but I think it is a big decision spending over 1k so I do thank all of you for the input!


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This will of course depend on your level of experience and your personal requirements. I apply that answer every time.

It is usually reccomended by forum members that you hold the camera first to see how it handles, before buying it.

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For a very long time I resisted going to digital but when I did, since I knew how to shoot and all that I didnt assume I knew what Id be doing on a digital body. So when I moved from film to digial I bought an entry level and it was fantastic because it was so easy to use, and the system was mostly through the menu system.

When I moved to my 7D it was only because I was confident on how the camera worked and the button fucntions and what they did. If I had gone straight from film to a 7D, I probably wouldnt use the burst rate, I would never use the LCD options in the viewfinder, I probably never use video and Id never ever ever use the exposure comensation and that would have just been a pure waste of money.

So like the post above me said, it depends on your experience and your needs - because my first digital cmaera taught me that I can compose a picture and knew what it would look like before I took it, I started to use exposure compensation and all those neat digital features.

I use the burst rate now since I know its safe for me (before I treated the 400 shots I had like film, shooting only when I thought it was needed, now I have a 8gig card and I just gun things down.)

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The 7D is actually my favorite camera at the moment. (I don't have one)

The 60D doesn't have a standard metal body and I don't like the new layout. The 5D II is old (button layout included), I don't use full frame, and of course anything up from that is a 'Professional' body.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:17 pm 
I had the same dilema last year.

I went for the 60D because I couldn't justify the 7D being 50% more expensive.

Plus the 60D has the tilting/swivel screen which I find invaluable in day to day shooting - particularly when shooting above my head or at ground level. I don't think I'd buy another Canon DSLR without it.

I plan to keep my 60D for another year and then get a 5D mk3 or equivalent - keeping my 60D as a back-up.

I'd personally get the 60D, and use the money you saved over the 7D to buy a nice lens.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:09 am 
Thank you for the information.


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 Post subject: thank you for your help
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:52 am 
I purchased a 60d 18-200mm thank you for your help.


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