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70D vs 6D Body Size

 
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Dec 01, 2014 19:38 |  #1

I went to Best Buy hoping to be able to put a 60D (EDIT: 6D!)in my hands. They didn't have one, but they did have the 70D. From what I understand, these are the same basic body, right? I didn't like the size of the grip, it was too small so my pointer finger rests past the shutter button. In order to hit the shutter I have to curl my hand, which then put pressure on my palm. I also didn't like the auto focus point selection pad. It's too close to the bottom of the camera and is hard to use. Long story short the ergonomics aren't as good as my 5D, but that may be the price to pay for a smaller, lighter body.




  
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Dec 01, 2014 20:54 |  #2
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Not sure if you are referring to a 6D or 60D. I use a 60D and a 6D. I tried a 70D when it came out. If I remember correctly, the 70D felt smaller than the 60D. My 6D, compared to the 60D, is a bit thicker through the body, with a slightly beefier, deeper grip. Index finger positioning is a little better on the 6D; I have to curl my finger for the 60D, too. I sold my 5Dc when I got the 6D. Neither of these bodies is as large as the 5Dc. I am primarily a center-point shooter, so I can't address the AF-point selection issues. I just use whatever I have, when I need it.

BTW, the best hand-feel camera I've ever used was the 7D. It just fits. Maybe the 7DII is similar?


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Dec 01, 2014 21:04 |  #3

Yep, I meant to say 6D. Thanks for the input!




  
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Dec 01, 2014 22:06 as a reply to  @ Brasher's post |  #4

I don't have particularly large hands, but all my cameras have aftermarket grips because they feel uncomfortably small to me otherwise. Having the ability to spread my fingers slightly and grip the larger surfaces is much more comfortable and leads to less fatigue in long shoots. It also tends to spread out the weight and provide better balance. I love the feel of my 7D and 5D3 with grips, and I'm certain that the 6D would be too cramped for comfortable handling without one.


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Dec 02, 2014 01:56 |  #5

I've used both cameras, they are approximately the same size.


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Dec 02, 2014 03:14 |  #6

They are the same size although i hate the 70D grip as it sticks out on the left side. it's rather annoying. The 6D is perfect in the hands and built a lot better than the 70D.


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Dec 02, 2014 03:18 |  #7
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I guess I should have added that I use all my cameras with grips. I leave them on all the time so kind of forgot about them.


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