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Why do (some) ppl think 60D not worth getting?

 
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May 09, 2011 12:42 |  #1

Everyone seems to attack on 60D's plastic body and think it's a downgrade from 50D/40D. But 60D got a new sensor, better ISO performance and the HD vid + swiveling screen.

So I don't understand. Few hundred bucks for a new model that lasts longer than an old used model, i think it worths it.


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May 09, 2011 12:44 |  #2

calvinjhfeng wrote in post #12376465 (external link)
Everyone seems to attack on 60D's plastic body and think it's a downgrade from 50D/40D. But 60D got a new sensor, better ISO performance and the HD vid + swiveling screen.

So I don't understand. Few hundred bucks for a new model that lasts longer than an old used model, i think it worths it.

There's plenty of people on this board who are happy with 60D!



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May 09, 2011 12:45 |  #3

It's been hashed out many times on this forum so hopefully we don't do it again here. If you want to find the specific complaints, they shouldn't be hard to find. My opinion is that you should look at the available options and weigh them against your needs and budget. There are plenty of videos and images out there that prove it is a capable camera, so I wouldn't worry what others are saying.


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May 09, 2011 12:47 |  #4

calvinjhfeng wrote in post #12376465 (external link)
Everyone seems to attack on 60D's plastic body and think it's a downgrade from 50D/40D. But 60D got a new sensor, better ISO performance and the HD vid + swiveling screen.

So I don't understand. Few hundred bucks for a new model that lasts longer than an old used model, i think it worths it.

Meh, people will always bash cameras. I bought a 50d four months before the 60d was announced and then my ex-girlfriend got a 60d. I now hate that frikking camera!!! vmad


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May 09, 2011 12:48 |  #5

tkbslc wrote in post #12376482 (external link)
It's been hashed out many times on this forum so hopefully we don't do it again here. If you want to find the specific complaints, they shouldn't be hard to find. My opinion is that you should look at the available options and weigh them against your needs and budget. There are plenty of videos and images out there that prove it is a capable camera, so I wouldn't worry what others are saying.

I got a 60D and I am very happy with it. IQ and Video recording ability. I am just puzzling with those people who think older model > 60D. And the price difference isn't even that big, not like they can save enough money to buy new glass by buying older models.

Also some ppl compare 60D to 5Dc. That is actually something I am interested in knowing. How is 60D compare to 5Dc beside the video aspect?


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May 09, 2011 12:49 |  #6

I have one. It's great. A few people won't let some things go about it for some reason, like it is some kind of personal crusade and Canon somehow directly offended them by the choices they made. Not sure what their deal is, but they should probably get out and use their camera more instead of whining about the 60D.


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May 09, 2011 13:01 |  #7

calvinjhfeng wrote in post #12376500 (external link)
I got a 60D and I am very happy with it. IQ and Video recording ability. I am just puzzling with those people who think older model > 60D. And the price difference isn't even that big, not like they can save enough money to buy new glass by buying older models.

Well, like I said, it has been beat to death, but primarily people are upset that the 60D lacked a few features that the 50D had. Namely, microadjust, 6.3 fps and magnesium body along with different rear wheel design. So if those were key features for you, the 60D might be a let down. If you never owned a 50D, then there is nothing you would find objectionable about the 60D because you were not used to something different.


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May 09, 2011 13:01 |  #8

Look here https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=922690

I also have the 60D and read a lot from people bashing at the 60D because of the missing magnesium alloy body and the missing PC Sync they never used before. About the magnesium alloy body, i can show you a picture of a 50D that tropped 1 food. Wouldn't happent to a Plastic alloy body :lol:


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May 09, 2011 13:05 |  #9

And here another broken magnesium alloy body :rolleyes:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1038487


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May 09, 2011 13:07 |  #10
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because many of them are 50D lovers who don't like change.;)

calvinjhfeng wrote in post #12376465 (external link)
Everyone seems to attack on 60D's plastic body and think it's a downgrade from 50D/40D. But 60D got a new sensor, better ISO performance and the HD vid + swiveling screen.

So I don't understand. Few hundred bucks for a new model that lasts longer than an old used model, i think it worths it.


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May 09, 2011 13:09 |  #11

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because many of them are 50D lovers who don't like change.;)

IN their defense, coming from a 60D, what if the 70D had a 4.5fps burst and no swivel screen. Would you be a 70D lover?


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May 09, 2011 13:12 as a reply to  @ twixraider's post |  #12

A lot of the complaints have been based on people's expectations of what they thought the camera SHOULD have been and not based on complaints from actual use, big difference there. Complaints from users is what I would be paying attention to. I have handled them a few times at some stores and it's by no means the cheapie that so many people were acting like it would be. From the forum here the biggest complaint from actual users that I see is that the rubber grip areas are coming unglued.


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May 09, 2011 13:13 |  #13

Its an absolutely wonderful camera that got me hooked on this bottomless pit of a hobby .. (I suppose all hobbies are sort of the same). And I can't begin to tell you about how many times that swivel screen has meant the difference between a missed opportunity and a well received photograph.

I am no expert, but IMO anyone who is an SLR beginner like myself does not need more than what the 60D offers. Sure, you can use older DSLRs to learn as well, but they are slow, clunky, and .. OLD. I don't see anything wrong with to 60; I have found it to be a great learning camera, and I am learning everyday :)


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May 09, 2011 13:16 |  #14

yourdoinitwrong wrote in post #12376642 (external link)
A lot of the complaints have been based on people's expectations of what they thought the camera SHOULD have been

Agreed, but again you can't blame people for expecting the 60D to be a direct upgrade to the 50D. Of course a year into this mess, the 60D has turned out to be a great camera and a good seller.


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I wouldn't buy a magnesium alloy body, they seem to break easy then the plastic body. and I wouldn't buy the 70D because the 60D have a 5.3fps burst with swivel screen. and when I wanted to buy a new camera I never see the 50D anywhere so it means it's old tech like the 40D, 30D 20D, 10D

tkbslc wrote in post #12376622 (external link)
IN their defense, coming from a 60D, what if the 70D had a 4.5fps burst and no swivel screen. Would you be a 70D lover?


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