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Purchasing Camera: 50D or 60D?

 
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Oct 21, 2011 17:41 |  #16

pope953 wrote in post #13286580 (external link)
Thanks for the input I definately need to go hold the 60D and see what I think.


Thanks. My photo teacher is very avid that we know that MP doesn't really mean anything. He told us that a lot of people get caught up in it and thats what they make their decision on is MP. He said MP doesn't really matter until you go to start to make large prints. He pounds it in our head that all the WWII photos we have were mostly shot on a camera with about 4 MP.

I shoot under the lights quite a bit. Football and basketball. I was really hurting before I got my Sigma, I was shooting at IS0 800 with a shutter of about 1/100 or less and could not capture anything. The Sigma helped but I really need to up the ISO quality, the quality one my 1000D at 800 is pretty grainy.

I was very seriously considering the 40D until I did more research and found the 50D and 60D for nearly the same price brand new.


I wan't sure about the CF cards. So the SD cards are now the thing today?

So basically the body is about as tough as I let it be? As long as I take care of it and don't bump it or drop it, either bodies would work fine for me?

Why buy new? There is a shutter count utility that is a free download for Digic 3 cameras.

http://astrojargon.net …AutoDetectCooki​eSupport=1 (external link)

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Oct 21, 2011 21:36 |  #17

dave kadolph wrote in post #13286659 (external link)
Why buy new? There is a shutter count utility that is a free download for Digic 3 cameras.

http://astrojargon.net …AutoDetectCooki​eSupport=1 (external link)

Don't worry about being tough--I've been dumped on the sideline, had a ref in my lap with the gear pinned between us, been caught in heavy rain--foul tipped off the lens hood

:shock: I would have been freaking out.

What do you mean why buy new?


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Oct 22, 2011 05:46 |  #18

pope953 wrote in post #13285407 (external link)
I think I would really enjoy having video, but don't really care for the articulating screen, I would much rather have just the regular back

In which case you can leave the screen exposed - exactly the same as the regular back.

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SD (and it variants) are where cards are going. I think that soon CF cards will be a thing of the past

The new 1Dx has dual CF slots.

SD is becoming the norm for beginner-level cameras, where speed and size aren't as important as cost. But for those who want something big and fast CF will always be the winner.


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Oct 22, 2011 05:50 |  #19
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I'd go for the 60D.




  
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Oct 22, 2011 07:32 |  #20

I am not a fan of SD media also no big fan of video so they are not or ever will be a priority when selecting a body. I like the 50D over the 60d. If I had the funds I would choose the 7D as it is closer in feel to the 20D I now have and use.


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Oct 22, 2011 07:47 |  #21

MilesW wrote in post #13288791 (external link)
I am not a fan of SD media also no big fan of video so they are not or ever will be a priority when selecting a body. I like the 50D over the 60d. If I had the funds I would choose the 7D as it is closer in feel to the 20D I now have and use.

Actually, the 60D is much closer, in size and weight, to the 20D than is the 7D.


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Oct 22, 2011 09:05 |  #22

60D no doubt.


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Oct 22, 2011 12:17 |  #23

60d is crippled due to no Micro adjust. tough call.


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Oct 22, 2011 12:26 |  #24

AlanU wrote in post #13289662 (external link)
60d is crippled due to no Micro adjust. tough call.

For me it wouldn't even be close, the 60D has better ISO, better image resolution, LCD, HD video, metering, wireless flash control, etc,
I've even heard some people do fine without "micro adjust" !
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Oct 22, 2011 13:44 |  #25

pope953 wrote in post #13287562 (external link)
:shock: I would have been freaking out.

What do you mean why buy new?

You mentioned:

"I was very seriously considering the 40D until I did more research and found the 50D and 60D for nearly the same price brand new"

Buying a new crop body is the fastest way in photography to lose money. The local Craigslist in my area is full of gently used 1.6's at a fraction of the cost of a new one, and with the shutter count utility you can verify that they are low mileage.

If you are not comfortable going this route check out the Canon loyalty program--you can get a refurb at a discount and still have a 90 day warranty


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Oct 22, 2011 14:22 |  #26

You can get a refurb 60D with a 20% through the canon loyalty program. I would say go for the 60D. Having video and flip out screen is a big plus for me.




  
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Oct 22, 2011 14:46 |  #27

I upgraded from a rebel xsi to 60d, great improvement, the tilty LCD screen is very handy when shooting video and creative angle! Definitely a good camera if u are looking for upgrade from an older rebel. You will never go back to the rebel after u shoot with mid range dslr like the 60d.


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Oct 22, 2011 14:55 |  #28

thestone11 wrote in post #13290099 (external link)
I upgraded from a rebel xsi to 60d, great improvement, the tilty LCD screen is very handy when shooting video and creative angle! Definitely a good camera if u are looking for upgrade from an older rebel. You will never go back to the rebel after u shoot with mid range dslr like the 60d.

I just went from an XSi to the 60D! It is night and day, I love the 60 it was a massive upgrade


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Oct 22, 2011 15:01 |  #29

EricNY wrote in post #13290119 (external link)
I just went from an XSi to the 60D! It is night and day, I love the 60 it was a massive upgrade

I upgraded from the 60d to 5d mark II 2 weeks ago! Another massive improvement! Lol


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Oct 22, 2011 15:12 |  #30

thestone11 wrote in post #13290141 (external link)
I upgraded from the 60d to 5d mark II 2 weeks ago! Another massive improvement! Lol

OH NO DOUBT! I would have done that too, if my wallet was fatter!

That will be my next step and the ^60D will make a great second camera


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