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60D worth the jump from my T3i?

 
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Jun 02, 2012 16:42 |  #1

Thinking about going to the 60D . Is the 60D a big jump up from my T3i? Only had the T3i for a short while and it has been a great cam.




  
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Jun 02, 2012 16:49 |  #2

Is there a need to jump from a T3i to a 60D?

What do you find that's limiting on the T3i?


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Jun 02, 2012 16:58 |  #3

Really the major upgrade of the 60D is the control layout, top LCD, bigger grip and the outer AF points. You are already getting the swivel LCD, metering and Sensor of the 60D in your T3i. Both have wireless flash control, 60D is a little more advanced, but most of us at this price range aren't going to buy multiple $400 speedlites anyway.

60D and T3i are VERY close. When the 60D came out it had a good upgrade path from the then current t2i, but then the t3i got half of the features from the 60D. So I'd say no. You are likely to take a pretty big bath on resale value this soon and so it's going to be a pricey upgrade for almost no gain.


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Jun 02, 2012 17:03 |  #4

Jardiniboy wrote in post #14521695 (external link)
Is there a need to jump from a T3i to a 60D?

What do you find that's limiting on the T3i?

No. Nothing as of yet. Just a junkie when it comes to buying stuff.




  
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Jun 02, 2012 17:12 |  #5

Then buy lenses. That's where the real image quality and performance jumps are to be found.


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Jun 02, 2012 17:21 |  #6

tkbslc wrote in post #14521786 (external link)
Then buy lenses. That's where the real image quality and performance jumps are to be found.

A freind is selling his cheap . That was the main reason i asked.

I think a lens would be the better choice also.




  
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Jun 02, 2012 18:38 |  #7

i had the T3i for a few days then exchanged it for the 60D a few days later after getting to play with a 60D at the store. just do it, its the only way to get that itch, itched now that you had the idea of moving to the 60D in your head. :D


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Jun 02, 2012 18:50 |  #8

CHASLX200 wrote in post #14521679 (external link)
Thinking about going to the 60D . Is the 60D a big jump up from my T3i? Only had the T3i for a short while and it has been a great cam.

See THIS thread for a detailed comparison, then you decide.


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Jun 02, 2012 19:57 as a reply to  @ Preeb's post |  #9

tkbslc summed it up nicely. The only reason to move is really ergonomics. If the t3i feels limited in how you use it, consider the 60D. If not, you are far better off investing in glass.


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Jun 03, 2012 00:38 as a reply to  @ Gregg.Siam's post |  #10

the t4i should be coming out soon.
Ive read on canon rumors that it may have 9 cross type AF points and some other things the 60d has.
it would be one hell of a rebel.
with that said, the 60d is very nice. I love mine.
dont forget about battery life. 1200+ shots on a charge.



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Jun 03, 2012 05:22 as a reply to  @ jhayesvw's post |  #11

If it were me, I'd jump straight to a used 7D...said so yourself that your a junkie:)




  
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Jun 03, 2012 06:50 |  #12

URLphotographer wrote in post #14523561 (external link)
If it were me, I'd jump straight to a used 7D...said so yourself that your a junkie:)

Maybe.:)




  
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Jun 03, 2012 07:34 |  #13

I've got a 60D as backup to a 5D3 and whilst it is a great camera, I don't really see it as that much of an upgrade to what you already have. I only decided on the 60D as it uses the same battery as the 5D3, and it has the 2 screens and real dial, which is what I'd become used to. I think the only worthy upgrade from a T3i would be a 7D.
I went from a T2i to a 7D and 5D2 combo until the 5D3 came out and I sold both bodies to get one, then I realised I missed having a 2 body setup too much and got the 60D.


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Jun 03, 2012 08:21 |  #14

I think it depends. How much money do you have to put on top for exchanging your t3I for the 60D? Howuch your friend is selling and how much you can sell yours?
I feel that the ergonomics of the 60D is way better than any TxI body
You get better screen , better AF, nicer viewfinder , Info LCD screen in top, dedicated buttons , rotary wheel, bigger body.
The jump to a 7D over the 60D is quite a bit more money for better AF, 100% viewfinder and micro adjust with faster fps.
If you can get the 60D for say 150$ to less than 200$ after selling your body it might be something to consider IMO.


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Jun 03, 2012 08:24 |  #15

Preeb wrote in post #14522062 (external link)
See THIS thread for a detailed comparison, then you decide.

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