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 Post subject: Canon 60D or Nikon D7000
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:52 pm 
So I have owned the Canon 60D for a couple weeks now and I am really liking it.

I have started looking at the Nikon D7000 and wanted to get some feedback in regards to the 60D vs the D7000 as I may exchange the 60D.

Most of the pictures I will be taking will be of sporting events and landscapes.

With that said, will the Nikon be better for sporting events with the 39 auto-focus points? I know that they both have 9 cross-type points.

Finally, what about overall image and product quality?

Thanks everyone for your input!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:09 pm 
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With that said, will the Nikon be better for sporting events with the 39 auto-focus points? I know that they both have 9 cross-type points.

It depends on your style of shooting and what sports you're shooting. With that said, I'd probably lean towards the D7000 for sports photography from the two (though the 7D, which I think is more worthy of comparison than the 60D, would be my first choice)

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Finally, what about overall image and product quality?

The old saying goes that the lens goes before the body both literally and in the context of IQ. Both bodies can take stunning images with decent glass in front of them.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:20 pm 
Thanks for the reply...I will be mostly shooter soccer (in regards to the sports), maybe some off-road vehicles, and landscapes.

I looked at the 7D, however, it is a little outside my price range.

Luckily I am just starting out, therefore, I am not committed to any particular brand due to owning a bunch of glass.

I suppose I am just questioning whether or not the additional money for the D7000 is worth it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:29 pm 
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Personally I think the two cameras are pretty similar. There aren't any particular features that can significantly differentiate them. The only real benefits of the d7000 are 0.7fps more than the 60d and better autofocus. Although remember that you will loose money selling your 60d second hand and then buying a new d7000. This money would probably be better spent on glass that will have a significant effect on your image quality.

Also the 7D is only £120 more in England than the d7000. This is one of the best sports DSLRs. You would benefit from features like 8fps shooting.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:31 pm 
Thank you for the response, I will not be selling the 60D, I will simply be exchanging it so there will be no money lost.

Here is the States, the 7D is right around $350 more than the D7000.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:36 pm 
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Ah my mistake :D Well if the 7D is definitely out of budget then I think it is up to personal preference what you buy. Think about future purchases as once you start buying a lot of gear it can be expensive to switch again. Which brands lenses do you prefer? Which brands cameras do you prefer? Which brand do you prefer the menu system and general controls of? Make a mental note of what gear appeals to you and then weigh up the two brands.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:39 pm 
LOL I suppose that is the problem, being new to photography, I really do not have anything to compare it against or have any preferences.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:58 pm 
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Just a quick look on YouTube shows that DigitalRev have a video comparing the two cameras. There videos are quite long but enjoyable and informative. Definitely worth a look!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9DTo-Rd8oE

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:03 pm 
Thanks, yes I did watch that video as well as Gordon's video about the D7000.

Just having a really hard time deciding...guess it is not too cut and dry into which is the better one to go with.


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You are right there is really little difference. Have a play around with both of them in store next to each other if you can and decided which one you prefer that way. Do take a look a the Nikon and Canon lens range as some areas of photography are stronger in the Canon range than Nikon and vice versa.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:06 pm 
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Looking at the sensor the D7000 has the better noise performance and the better dynamic range; the camera is faster and has the better autofocus, a part of the body is made of magnesium alloy, while the 60D's shell is made of polycarbonate.
The 60D has the better screen and the screen is not fixed - that's very nice for macro work and shots that people don't expect. It also has the better video mode.

Personal: I prefer the 60D's button layout.

So technically the D7000 should be the better camera. But in the end it doesn't really matter. Take the one that feels better in your hands.

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IWould also swap my 60D for D700, BUT - nikon has chaotic lens grades, one with motor, one not ... camera is better, but canon has (in my opinion) wider choice of great lenses.

That vari-angle display is useful, i'm glad i have it, i always use it at least once on every shoot...

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