Polarized wrote in post #14178208
I wouldn't buy a 60D to be honest, it is a downgrade from the 50D. I'm waiting for 30mp camera..
The 60D is a great all-purpose photography tool—a jack of all trades, master of none. Canon made this camera so it would create a happy medium between the Rebel series and the 7D, and they did a great job.
You can buy one through CLP for $640 pre-tax with free shipping, so please, let's not talk about it being $1,000. Only a stone fool would pay that much for it if they didn't have to.
If you want a 7D, get a 7D. It is the natural progression of the 50D.
People who wanted to graduate to something a little more substantial than a Rebel, those are who the 60D is aimed at. Buy the product that best fits your needs.
The amount of XXD owners who bag on the 60D is short of amazing. The 60D produces better low-light images, has a better sensor, produces HD video with stereo sound, has better LCD, has better battery life, and has more MP than any XXD produced before it. IF this isn't worth about $700 through the CLP, I really don't know what is.
Switching over from Nikon, I didn't miss the joystick. Only XXD owners complain about this. Going from 6.3 to 5.3 fps was a byproduct of the 3MP jump, going by the explanation of some pros we've heard from. As someone who shoots sports for a publication about 70% of the time, the 60D is more than capable as a sports shooter. For the money, only a used 1Dii would be better.
60D owners are a pretty happy group. We all bought our cameras for different reasons. Why did you buy your 50D? Further, are you trolling here just for a reaction out of all the 60D owners?
If this camera were better, it would not only cost more but it would compete directly with the 7D—if you want a 7D, buy a 7D on the CLP for $1089 pre-tax.
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