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.
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