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Poll: Will you buy the 60D when it becomes available?

 
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Sep 02, 2010 10:04 |  #241

Nope. I'm VERY happy with my 50D, thank you very much.


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Sep 02, 2010 11:01 as a reply to  @ Miklebud's post |  #242

I think that we need to get past the subliminal marketing notion that the model number is anything more than just a model number. It certainly is not a part of the performance specification. Otherwise, when the model numbering scheme eventually changes, we'll all become basket cases trying to sort out the pecking order -- as though it were actually necessary.


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Sep 02, 2010 11:42 |  #243

I haven’t seen any exploded view drawing of 60D, just wonder is the lens mount connected to the alumina frame? I'll guess there could be a weak point, attaching a big lens and lift it with the camera. The plastic xxxD do not feel all that solid lifting a heavy lens with them.


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Sep 02, 2010 12:03 |  #244

scaning wrote in post #10837062 (external link)
I haven’t seen any exploded view drawing of 60D, just wonder is the lens mount connected to the alumina frame? I'll guess there could be a weak point, attaching a big lens and lift it with the camera. The plastic xxxD do not feel all that solid lifting a heavy lens with them.

The detailed preview at

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/E60​D/E60DA.HTM (external link)

has some diagrams of the internals, but I'm not sure there is enough to answer your concerns.

Surely the lens mount must be very firmly attached to the frame that holds the sensor and shutter and everything else, otherwise we'd have all sorts of alignment problems. The panels (magnesium alloy or plastic) spread the load from the frame to your hands where you grip the body. The points where the panels attach to the frame must come under quite some stress.

Anyway, when I've used my 200mm + TC on my 1000D I'm pretty much holding the lens and not the body :)


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Sep 02, 2010 12:21 |  #245

I think 60D is like a Rebel beefed up with nice extras, no longer the prosumer cam it was. Just got a 5D used. Next is going to be something like a 7D. Maybe Canon shot themselves in the foot with making 7d so good.




  
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Sep 02, 2010 12:36 |  #246

bsmotril wrote in post #10807337 (external link)
I think the intended market for this camera probably does not even know this forum exists.

This is how I feel. It may not be popular on here, but basically everyone here already has a DSLR and, to be perfectly honest, a lot of "book knowledge" on the current camera bodies and lenses that Canon has. As far as actually having used all the cameras and bodies, that is a completely different story. I'd say wait and see, but I voted no because the 60D does not appeal to my particular needs. My next body will most likely be a 7D or a 5D series if they improve the AF.


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Sep 02, 2010 12:38 |  #247

There is a decent (believable) explanation at DPReview of the direction Canon took wtih the 60D.

http://www.dpreview.co​m/previews/canoneos60d​/ (external link)

It looks to be a very capable camera.


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Sep 02, 2010 12:59 |  #248

60D is probably a very good upgrade from 450D and lower. I believe 450D, 300/350D has been good money makers for Canon, and some year ago 450D was top DSLR seller in Japan. These are probably the people Canon is aiming at together with DSLR entry customers. 500/550D has video and plenty of pixels and is probably satisfied to upgrade when the next generation "60D" or "7D" comes.

60D omits the longstanding A-DEP setting, such a down grade, will any serious Canon nerd buy it. ;-)a In these HDR times it should have had 5 steep auto exposure bracketing, at least it have +/- 5 steps exposure compensation.

What did the 40D and 50D folks expect a 7D with a 60D label? :-)

As an 1000D owner I believe 60D is the camera to upgrade to, lots of pixels and digic 4 and I believe as good AF servo as 50D. And the money "saved" by not buying 7D spent on the 15-85 lens. And dispose the 1000D with the 18-55 IS kit lens on the used market.


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ingraman
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Sep 02, 2010 14:07 as a reply to  @ scaning's post |  #249

I like the new super rebel 60D, maybe my 50D will hold its value a bit longer.




  
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Sep 02, 2010 14:25 |  #250

ingraman wrote in post #10838049 (external link)
I like the new super rebel 60D, maybe my 50D will hold its value a bit longer.

I don't know if it will hold its value longer, but it will still be an excellent camera that's faster than the 60D! :cool:


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Sep 02, 2010 14:38 |  #251

I could use a smaller camera to complement the 1D bricks, but it won't be a 60D - too big, too much plastic.


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Sep 02, 2010 15:52 |  #252

How depressing...so I'm stuck getting a 7D if I want to upgrade. What a waste...makes going FF more of an option.


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Sep 02, 2010 17:35 as a reply to  @ _aravena's post |  #253

Wow, Canon really dazzled us with the 6oD. Wow. :cry: 85% disapproval rating in a long running POTN poll. Hey Canon, firing squad for the marketing department. ;)


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Sep 02, 2010 17:45 |  #254

If I were looking at a new camera to replace my XTi I would think about the 60D... but since I moved up to the 40/50D's... specifically for things like a higher frame rate for sports and pc sync port for off camera flash... well... the 60D to me sure isn't an upgrade in any sense of the word and when I wear these out it will be a 7D or 5DII as an upgrade :)


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Sep 02, 2010 18:15 as a reply to  @ medic583's post |  #255

I pulled this quote with permission from another forum I belong to. Granted it's not a Canon, but likely the same sort of composite for the body.

"Also, a friend of ours once slipped on rocks near a waterfall, his new 70-200 f/2.8 fell glass down, which cracked his camera in half (D90, not magnesium body but plastic). Surprisingly, his lens was fine."


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