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Am I crazy to go from 7D to T3i?

 
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Dec 23, 2011 17:43 |  #1
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I recently bought a used 7D. However, I feel that I won't be utilizing all the cool features of 7D. But at the same time I feel the T3i might not producing the same image quality as the 7D.
I usually take portraits, landscapes, cars, and family events. I hardly take any videos.
I know both share similar sensor, but will I notice a huge image quality difference between the two?
If you were me, which one would you keep?

Appreciate any help. Thanks.


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Dec 23, 2011 17:47 |  #2

why would you not just keep the 7D...learn to use 'all the cool features'? Not really sure how you would be any better off changing bodies?


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Dec 23, 2011 17:50 |  #3

A 7D in the hand is worth 2 T3i s in the bush.


  
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Dec 23, 2011 17:50 |  #4

I think image quality should be about the same.

What's your motivation? Get some money out of it, have a smaller camera, get the flip screen, get the flash commander?

If I were in your shoes, my priorities would be different than yours. I'd keep the 7d for the processing power and the second wheel.


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Dec 23, 2011 17:52 |  #5

If you're not doing action shots and don't mind focus/recomposing your portraits/landscape, then sure... you should be able to get the same quality as T2i/T3i/60D (all pretty much share the same 18mp sensor). The downside is, of course, if you ever need to microadjust your lenses... well, you won't be able to.


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I upgraded from a 40D to a 7D, and felt a bit too overwhelmed. :D
Also I just want to take baby steps and start learning to take good pictures first. And that I thought T3i would be a better choice for me.


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Dec 23, 2011 17:53 |  #7

Crazy - yes. Keep the 7D. You will eventually regret it you handle the T3i more and realize the size is too small for your hands.


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Dec 23, 2011 18:17 |  #8
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AntonLargiader wrote in post #13591609 (external link)
I think image quality should be about the same.

What's your motivation? Get some money out of it, have a smaller camera, get the flip screen, get the flash commander?

If I were in your shoes, my priorities would be different than yours. I'd keep the 7d for the processing power and the second wheel.

I prefer a small body and get some money back as well.

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If you're not doing action shots and don't mind focus/recomposing your portraits/landscape, then sure... you should be able to get the same quality as T2i/T3i/60D (all pretty much share the same 18mp sensor). The downside is, of course, if you ever need to microadjust your lenses... well, you won't be able to.

Yes, I will miss the MA feature for sure.

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Crazy - yes. Keep the 7D. You will eventually regret it you handle the T3i more and realize the size is too small for your hands.

Yes, I've held the T3i. It is smaller and the lack of the second wheel and screen is also a big minus.
But I'd add a grip if I were to go with T3i.


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Dec 23, 2011 18:25 |  #9
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Kuhan wrote in post #13591691 (external link)
I prefer a small body and get some money back as well.

Yes, I will miss the MA feature for sure.

Yes, I've held the T3i. It is smaller and the lack of the second wheel and screen is also a big minus.
But I'd add a grip if I were to go with T3i.

As far as MA goes, just send in to Canon if you see something needing adjustments. I have a t2i and a 7d. You will not notice any difference in the images. If you don't shoot fast moving objects, I see no reason not to move to a 60d.




  
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Dec 23, 2011 20:11 |  #10

Actually you wouldn't be crazy at all...

If you like the larger size cameras, but don't need all the features of 7D, get the 60D.

If you are okay with the smaller Rebels, get the T3i if you want the articulated LCD screen (which the 60D has too), or if you don't need that, save a few more $ and get the T2i.

They are all 18MP cameras - same as 7D - and capable of essentially the same image quality and high ISO performance.

The only reason to keep the 7D would be if you need the extra features for your particular shooting... The most obvious features are the fancier AF modes, but the biggect performance difference is with AI Servo and tracking moving subjects. If you don't do that type of shooting very much, it's sort of a waste to pay for it.

Some more subtle features that are unique to 7D are the additional AF points (19 vs 9), the 100% viewfinder, Micro Focus adjust, more configurable controls, additional sealing and higher durability rated shutter (150,000, compared to 100K in 60D and 75K in the Rebels).

The 60D and 7D also have 1/250 flash sync and 1/8000 top shutter speed (compared to 1/200 and 1/4000 on the Rebels). All the AF points in the 60D and 7D are the more sensitive "cross" type. Only the center point on the Rebels is the cross-type.

7D is a mostly metal (magnesium) shell over a metal frame. 60D is a more polycarbonate shell over a metal frame (making it lighter in weight). The Rebel series are more polycarbonate throughout.


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Dec 23, 2011 20:51 |  #11

A good compromise here is the 60D.


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Dec 23, 2011 20:52 as a reply to  @ amfoto1's post |  #12

Since you don't do video and don't need an articulating screen, save some big bucks and go for a T2i.




  
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Dec 23, 2011 20:56 |  #13

The key thing for me in the controls. I just don't really care for the Rebels menus, its almost like a point and shoot. I wanted a second body that was smaller and I first tried a T2i, very nice and all but I much prefer the 2 control dials. I ended up with a 60D that I love.

IMO the 7D is a much better camera I would keep it.


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Dec 23, 2011 21:26 |  #14

@OP. How many pics have you taken with the 7D?


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Dec 23, 2011 21:49 |  #15

Kuhan wrote in post #13591615 (external link)
I upgraded from a 40D to a 7D, and felt a bit too overwhelmed. :D
Also I just want to take baby steps and start learning to take good pictures first.

This begs the question:
Then why did you switch from the 40D to the 7D?


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