georgebowman wrote in post #15856815
This is a great discussion and it couldn't be more timely. I have 2-50ds and an XTi. I was planning on selling my 50d's this week and buying a 7d. I originally thought I'd buy a 6d because I really wanted a good landscape camera and the FF sensor can't be beat. However, I still shoot my grandchildren's sporting events and the 6d autofocus doesn't seem like it holds a candle to the 7d. The 19 point cross-type focus on the 7d is hard to beat. I will miss the FF sensor but I suspect it's still a good compromise under the circumstances. I will but FF sensor camera someday but it's not in the cards now. I ruled out the T4i because I just don't like the small frame feel. If size doesn't matter the T4i specs look pretty darn good.
The 7d for sports is tough to beat, but with the right lens, it is also a nice landscape and portrait camera. I have spent a lot of time handling rebels recently shopping for one for my daughter. They are great but the 7d just feels like a different class of camera. And to the OP, between the 7d and 60d, if you are shopping for a body to last, why not get one that will give you room to grow as a photographer. That is definitely the 7d. They are definitely becoming more an more affordable.
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