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Need Opinions Plz: 60D or T4i ?

 
doxiedaze3
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Mar 27, 2013 19:30 |  #1

looking to upgrade....
which would you choose?


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Mar 27, 2013 19:39 |  #2

Personally I would choose the 60D over the T4i, and the reasons are more to do with smaller aspects than anything that is too drastically different from the T4i. Both of them have ~5 fps continuous burst, they both have 18mp aps-c sensors, and they both have 9 cross type af points. However the 60D has a slightly larger body that IMHO is easier to grip on to and hold for extended periods of time compared to the T4i, the build quality is improved over the T4i, and it has the top LCD screen for quickly viewing/changing the iso/aperture/shutter speed/battery level/drive mode etc. Also the rear mode wheel and the D-pad on the 60D are nice as well.

However either way, I think its mainly a matter of taste at this point. Back when only the T2i and later the T3i were the only Rebel series options the distinction was much more clear.


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Mar 27, 2013 19:59 |  #3

The T4i has video-focus capabilities, which would be a killer feature if you shoot video. Regardless, I'd recommend waiting for the 70d announcement, expected very soon.


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Mar 27, 2013 20:08 |  #4

What kind of photography do you shoot?
What camera do you have now?
And why do you want to get a new camera?


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Mar 27, 2013 20:47 |  #5

rjx wrote in post #15763402 (external link)
What kind of photography do you shoot?
What camera do you have now?
And why do you want to get a new camera?

^^^^
What he said.

+ You need to try them out if you can.

I tried to upgrade from XXXD to XXD (when 40D came out) and I hated it. The IQ was the same, the weight and bulk was much more, this bugged me and I didn't care for top LCD and joystick if it came with a heavier package. I use camera a lot for travel / days out with family and my neck didn't like the difference at all. To me, a Rebel with a grip ($40 if you buy 3rd party) is the best thing since sliced bread - it's large and comfy with grip on, small and portable without, with no sacrifices in IQ.

I didn't realize T4i had the same burst rate as 60D. I knew it had the "pro" AF. To me it's the best camera for the money right now. You should try for yourself.


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Mar 27, 2013 21:37 |  #6

They are very different ergonomically. The T4i is smaller and "packs" its controls into a smaller container, whereas the 60D is bigger and the controls are more "finger tip accessible".

Some people are happy with the Rebels "as-is" and just learn to work with the control set efficiently.

Some people use Rebels with "grips", which makes them bigger for people with hands that "want" better handling ergonomics. There are some other "plus" features about grips, but the handling is probably the most popular "pro" about them.

And then, some people just want the bigger camera. In fact, it doesn't stop there. I believe the 7D is a bit more "hefty" than the 60D. And then there is the 5Dx line that is bigger still (due to a larger sensor), and then the 1Dx bodies are pretty hefty, largely because the size is like having a 5D body with a built-in grip!

So really, it would advantage you to find a place that carries both Rebels and one of the xxD bodies -- I believe the 60D and the 50D are pretty much the same size. Handle both. If you have small hands, you may actually prefer the Rebel!


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Mar 27, 2013 21:41 |  #7

For an upgrade, I'd go for the 60D.


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Mar 28, 2013 04:26 |  #8

doxiedaze3 wrote in post #15763280 (external link)
looking to upgrade....
which would you choose?

60D is you don't shoot a lot of video and like the larger sizes

the 60D was selling on the Canon refurbished site for $600




  
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Mar 28, 2013 08:00 |  #9

i've owned a rebel and a 60D, 60 hands down. if you go for the rebel save the money get the t3i or t2i.


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Mar 28, 2013 10:31 |  #10

Pretty vague. Depends on what you shoot, what your upgrading from, and why your upgrading.




  
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Mar 28, 2013 11:57 |  #11

The ergonomics of the 60D is much better over the Rebel line of cameras. But the T4i has a DIGIC 5 chip which should handle high ISO better than the DIGIC 4 of the 60D. I personally would go with the 60D for the better handling.


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Mar 28, 2013 14:43 |  #12

Kristen seems to have "left the building", nothing more to say unless she chimes back in, and at least tells us what she's "upgrading" from and responds to some of the comments!


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