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Sell XSi or 60D?

 
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Jan 18, 2013 21:01 |  #1

I'm sitting on 3 DSLRs right now, a 6D, 60D, and XSi. That's 1 too many (I want to keep one of my crop bodies around as a backup).

Trying to debate which crop body to keep.

The XSi is obviously older (purchased 2009 vs 2012 for the 60D) and will fetch less money. I like the super compactness and the idea of keeping around a really cheap used DSLR as a beater is attractive.

The 60D is a lot newer, and I definitely enjoy shooting with it more than the XSi for the IQ, better high ISO, and definitely ergonomics. But my new 6D covers that and more. So maybe sell the 60D and get a bit more money?

The camera I choose to sell, I'm going to sell it as I purchased it. So the XSi would be with the 18-55 IS kit, the 60D just the body only.




  
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Jan 18, 2013 21:02 |  #2

I would keep the one you enjoy using more.


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Jan 18, 2013 21:04 |  #3

If the 60D is about the same size as the 6D but with worse performance in every aspect, why would you keep it? I'd keep the smaller body for when you want a light setup for snapshots or where you might get damage to it. Sell the 60D imho


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Jan 18, 2013 21:09 as a reply to  @ I weston I's post |  #4

I disagree with the keep a beater around. When do you ever take pictures that you don't want the best quality possible. I know thats never the case with me. Now I could understand keeping a great full frame for landscapes and people, and keeping a nice crop for wildlife and sport type things. But in both cases I would want the best I could afford.


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Jan 18, 2013 22:15 as a reply to  @ Hitthespot's post |  #5

I'm in the same boat. I have a T1i, a 7D, and a 6D. Since I'd take a bath trying to sell the T1i, I decided to send it and the original kit lenses (18-55, 55-250) to my youngest brother, who is a pretty good photog but has no decent kit. I'd rather have a family member enjoying the kit than sell it for a huge loss.


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Jan 18, 2013 22:19 |  #6

I would keep them all. I can always find uses for bodies. Remotes, keep one in the car, at work, etc.


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Jan 18, 2013 23:27 |  #7

I was in the same boat as well.. well sort of. I picked up a new 5D2 in Sept which made me have 3 dslr's. The t2i, 60D and now 5D2. I didn't need 3 dslr's but I really liked them all. I chose to sell the t2i and it was a very hard choice, because somedays I really miss the small camera that packed a lot of punch. There are times I think about buying one back or getting a t3i and selling the 60D.

Every since I bought the 5D2 my 60D has just sat there packed away in one of my camera bags. I keep telling myself that I'm going to use it for time lapse and as a backup if I ever decide to shoot weddings again. Maybe when the prices go down for the 6D I may sell my 60D and pick up a 6D for back up.


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Jan 19, 2013 08:10 |  #8

Which camera's menus and features most closely relate to the 6D? That is the one I would keep. Why struggle to remember a menu option or setting when you have to grab the older one? I'd get frustrated going back to a much older model because the menu options change, or the performance just isn't there.




  
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Jan 19, 2013 12:00 |  #9

With the money you have been spending on camera's, I'll go out on a limb and say you don't really need the money you would gain by selling one camera. If it was me, I keep the XSi, and keep it in the car where ever I go. But if I was really commited to getting rid of one camera, I'd keep the two best, which would be the 60D, and 6D. -rick


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Jan 19, 2013 12:32 |  #10
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Keep all of them. The XSi is there when you need a 'disposable' camera.


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Jan 19, 2013 16:24 |  #11

TSchrief wrote in post #15508615 (external link)
Keep all of them. The XSi is there when you need a 'disposable' camera.

Wow. I remember when the XSi was my first DSLR back in 08. Now it is a disposable camera. I still have an XSi. And I guess I do kinda think of it as disposable. Amazing how far things can progress in 4/5 years.


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Jan 19, 2013 16:40 |  #12
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rdalrt wrote in post #15509320 (external link)
Wow. I remember when the XSi was my first DSLR back in 08. Now it is a disposable camera. I still have an XSi. And I guess I do kinda think of it as disposable. Amazing how far things can progress in 4/5 years.

Maybe 'disposable' is too strong. But that is how I look at my old Yashica FX-3 Super 2000 bodies. I have two of them. I can take them into places I would never take my 60D, like Motocross, rain-showers, wading into Lake Michigan, etc.. I recently sold my T1i to get a 5D. Sometimes I wish I had smaller (ungripped) older camera to take along. Sometimes I consider an XSi just for that purpose. However, my wife seems to think that 7 cameras is a tad on the OCD side. Heck, one of them doesn't even work anymore.


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Jan 19, 2013 18:13 |  #13

rdalrt wrote in post #15509320 (external link)
Wow. I remember when the XSi was my first DSLR back in 08. Now it is a disposable camera. I still have an XSi. And I guess I do kinda think of it as disposable. Amazing how far things can progress in 4/5 years.

yes, amazing how far technology progresses in five years. But sometimes a photo from an old XSi looks almost as good a pic from a new model




  
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May 01, 2013 11:16 |  #14

Man, I still have both and am resurrecting this old thread. Anyone convince me to just part with one of them? Which one?




  
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May 01, 2013 15:50 |  #15

If you sell the 60D you could probably afford to purchase a fancy new lens or flash with the proceeds.


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