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Thread started 07 Oct 2012 (Sunday) 17:08
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Looking to upgrade from 40d

 
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Oct 07, 2012 17:08 |  #1

I am looking to upgrade from my 40d. I am currently looking at either the t4i, 60d, or 7d.

I want to upgrade to something that has video capabilities, but that is still able to capture quality stills.

Ideally I would go for the 7d but I dont know if I am ready for that yet.

Any suggestions?




  
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Oct 07, 2012 17:36 |  #2

Hi, and welcome to POTN. :)

All 3 bodies offer similar stills quality shots.

With a heavier emphasis on video, the 60D and T4i are better choices, due to the articulating LCD.

Out of those 2, the T4i is designed even more with video in mind, with the ability to AF on certain(STM-series) lenses..and very quietly so.

A big consideration is the layout and controls; the T4i being a Rebel series, and the 7D having the same controls and layout as your current 40D. The 60D is sort of a cross between the two, with some D series similarities and some Rebel.

If you plan on shooting any sports/action/birding stills, the 7D is clearly the best option...with it's much faster FPS and serious AF abilities. It also has the rugged build(and weight), and some weather-sealing.

The last consideration is price. The T4i is a little cheaper than the 60D, which in turn, is about $400-$500 less than the 7D.

Oh, the 7D uses CF cards, the same as your 40D, so if you have some decent cards now, that would save you from having to switch to SDHC.


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Oct 07, 2012 19:23 |  #3

zachasephoto wrote in post #15091668 (external link)
I am looking to upgrade from my 40d. I am currently looking at either the t4i, 60d, or 7d.

I want to upgrade to something that has video capabilities, but that is still able to capture quality stills.

Ideally I would go for the 7d but I dont know if I am ready for that yet.

Any suggestions?

If you would ideally go for the 7D, then just go for that. I'd rather have a little "too much" camera to start with and have something to grow into than to have a camera that I will outgrow.

The 7D has all of the image quality of the T4i and 60D and a substantially better autofocus system.


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Oct 07, 2012 19:41 |  #4

1Dx!!

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Oct 07, 2012 20:08 |  #5

Where's yours man? :wink:


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Oct 07, 2012 20:22 |  #6

smythie wrote in post #15092216 (external link)
Where's yours man? :wink:

On the shelf in the store.:p


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Oct 07, 2012 22:50 |  #7

I have a 40D, the 5D3 will be my next camera. I'm buying lenses before I get the 5D3. -rick


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Oct 08, 2012 06:39 |  #8

The 7D I would think is the logical upgrade from a 40D. That is what I would choose if I wanted another APS-C camera.


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Oct 08, 2012 08:32 as a reply to  @ Ianfp's post |  #9

I went from a 40D to a 7D and never touched the 40D again. Well, once, to take a picture of the 7D. It was a vast improvement - better build, better AF, microadjust, and of course the video capability. I don't care for the size and ergonomics of the Rebel series, and I know this is a touchy subject, but I don't like an articulated screen. If I were doing more video I would prefer something like a Red Rock Micro or Zacuto video support. I can't get a steady shot while waving a camera around with a screen flapping in the breeze.... ;)


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Oct 08, 2012 08:34 |  #10

zachasephoto wrote in post #15091668 (external link)
I am looking to upgrade from my 40d. I am currently looking at either the t4i, 60d, or 7d.

I want to upgrade to something that has video capabilities, but that is still able to capture quality stills.

Ideally I would go for the 7d but I dont know if I am ready for that yet.

Any suggestions?

Go with the 7D and learn, that's why you are here in POTN.:D


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Oct 08, 2012 23:17 |  #11

The price of the 7D and 5D2 are coming nearer and nearer all the time. I would seriously consider a 5D2. You will find it instantly useable coming from a 40D - the controls are virtually identical, but the increase in image quality is stunning, especially high ISO.

I went straight from 40D to 5D3 and very much enjoyed the upgrade to FF! I would highly recommend it if you have lenses that can be used on FF.


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Oct 09, 2012 00:21 |  #12

It all depends on what you want and what the 40D can't do that you want it to do...


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Oct 09, 2012 03:13 |  #13

I have got the 40D and have saved up some cash to get the 6D


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Oct 09, 2012 05:47 |  #14

Wissigle wrote in post #15097230 (external link)
The price of the 7D and 5D2 are coming nearer and nearer all the time. I would seriously consider a 5D2. You will find it instantly useable coming from a 40D - the controls are virtually identical, but the increase in image quality is stunning, especially high ISO.

I went straight from 40D to 5D3 and very much enjoyed the upgrade to FF! I would highly recommend it if you have lenses that can be used on FF.

Yes, the one stop advantage of the 5D2 over the 7D was stunning to me too.

My take on this is that if a person loves the 40D but is looking for more, then why not keep the crop factor and just move up a few generations newer in the APS-C space? All the lenses will carry over, and the only learning curve would be around the features of the new camera.


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Oct 10, 2012 05:29 |  #15

If you need the AF of the 7D then go for that. Otherwise the 60D offers a similar package for a lot less cash.


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