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Nov 22, 2014 19:14 |  #1

Would moving from a 60D to a 7D be considered an Upgrade or Downgrade or Neither? Primary interests are wildlife photography, macro and landscape. Skill status = hobbyist (meaning not professional) with good skills trying to make it to very good and beyond. Thank You.


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Nov 22, 2014 19:43 |  #2
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I have a 60D and would consider the 7D a step sideways. My 60D does everything I need my crop camera to do. BUT, I don't do much action stuff, so 8fps is just more to sort through. One positive about the 7D, is that I think it is the best 'feel in the hands' camera I have ever used.


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Nov 22, 2014 19:46 |  #3

Heya,

Side step. You gain a more advanced autofocus system, but unless you're shooting rather extreme action, it's not something that will change things for you. Since you can sell the 60D and fund the 7D and only really go maybe $1~200 out of pocket, it could be worth it if you really want the autofocus system of the 7D. Otherwise, image quality, ISO performance, etc, is pretty much similar enough for it not to matter much if any.

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Nov 22, 2014 19:55 |  #4
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Malveaux is quite correct about the IQ differences. I compared my 60D to a borrowed 7D and found very little to speak of at 3200 and below. At 6400 they trade back and forth, depending on lighting and DR. If you don't need 8 fps and killer AF, don't bother. If you do, consider the 70D. It is several years newer technology.


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Nov 22, 2014 20:07 |  #5

I'll chime in with another "side-step". The 7D offers a few things the 60D lacks such as a faster frame rate, a more robust AF system and Micro Focus Adjust , but when I had my 60D I never had an issue with a lens needing adjustment, and looking at your glass line-up, I'm wondering if you have. 7D is an older body, although very much still a contender, but unless there is something you feel the 7D offers that you could really benefit from, I'd say stick with the 60D. If you can afford to purchase the 7D while still keeping your 60D, that would be the true test. At the end, sell the body you no longer want?



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Nov 22, 2014 20:23 |  #6

7D has a faster FPS and faster/more options for AF.

As for IQ, its going to be the same.


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Nov 23, 2014 06:13 |  #7

Depends on what sort of wildlife. For fast-moving stuff the 7D is definitely the better choice. For tiny critters shot using macro then the 60D's flippy screen is wonderful.

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Nov 23, 2014 10:30 |  #8

hollis_f wrote in post #17288330 (external link)
Depends on what sort of wildlife. For fast-moving stuff the 7D is definitely the better choice. For tiny critters shot using macro then the 60D's flippy screen is wonderful.

I own both.

Is there yet another body option that covers "both"? Am preparing for an upcoming trip to Costa Rica so I'll be shooting both "fast moving" (birds etc.) as well as plenty of macro (frogs, insects, flowers etc.).


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Nov 23, 2014 10:46 |  #9

Bogino wrote in post #17288569 (external link)
Is there yet another body option that covers "both"? Am preparing for an upcoming trip to Costa Rica so I'll be shooting both "fast moving" (birds etc.) as well as plenty of macro (frogs, insects, flowers etc.).

I believe that would be the 70D.


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Nov 23, 2014 13:38 |  #10

BrandonSi wrote in post #17288604 (external link)
I believe that would be the 70D.

Yep. Most of the AF bells and whistles of the 7D, with the flippy screen of the 60D, and a newer sensor as a bonus.


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Nov 23, 2014 18:27 |  #11

i agree,i have the 70d and the 60d,some of my lenses like the sigma just work much better on the 70d,not saying your lenses will be better on a 70d but mine did,the flip out screen is a must for me,i use my fisheye often so flippy screen is a must,the wifi is great along with triggering the shutter and focus with my phone is just awesome,if u can get a deal on a 70d i think that would be a better choice than the 7d,both the 60d and 7d are great but old technology now,70d new focus is great.


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Nov 23, 2014 18:47 |  #12

genesimmons wrote in post #17289241 (external link)
i agree,i have the 70d and the 60d,some of my lenses like the sigma just work much better on the 70d,not saying your lenses will be better on a 70d but mine did,the flip out screen is a must for me,i use my fisheye often so flippy screen is a must,the wifi is great along with triggering the shutter and focus with my phone is just awesome,if u can get a deal on a 70d i think that would be a better choice than the 7d,both the 60d and 7d are great but old technology now,70d new focus is great.

The "Wi-Fi" thing is new to me. What exactly does that do? Thx.


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Nov 23, 2014 19:11 |  #13

There are alot of google results, youtube, etc on that, but here is one that will save you time.

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Nov 23, 2014 22:42 |  #14

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The "Wi-Fi" thing is new to me. What exactly does that do? Thx.

Wifi is great. U can be out in the middle of know where and transfer photos from camera to your phone then text them to friends without the use of a computer. Or transfer pics to a iPad for editing again no pc. Also a great app for free is available to show u on your phone thru your lens in real time and let u focus and take photos using your phone as a trigger. Awsome for tripod work in strange positions. U can get a wifi card for the 60d but it's not the same. 70d is a good all around cam.


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