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T2i or 60D, worth the extra $300/400?

 
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Oct 30, 2010 03:33 |  #1

I was planning on getting the T2i, but then the 60D came out... and I'm upgrading from xti body and trying to go more pro now.

When viewing the specs side by side, the only thing the 60D does for me is the flip out screen, which will come in handy for sure. I know that it's slightly faster but T2i speed is enough for my needs. The HD capabilites are identical also?

so my question is, is the 60D worth the extra $300/400 bucks ($1099.99) for the body... and T2i can be found for just around $700-800 range.

If the 60D isn't, would a T2i and some a better lens be a good choice?

my needs:
good iso performance in low light
full HD capability

I'm just trying to get my mind made up as I'm ready to buy one.

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Oct 30, 2010 03:43 |  #2

I was in the exact same position as you and personally, the 60D is worth it. The performance in low light and video and going to be identical in the two cameras. The main difference is the handling. I hated the feel of the T2i. Too small and plasticy, not comfortable to shoot with. The 60D is much better with the articulating screen to boot. Life saver when it comes to video. And theres other things too such as intermediate iso manual control over audio. all in all, it worthy of a couple hundred dollars extra.




  
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Oct 30, 2010 03:49 |  #3

Technical specifications aside, I think the xxD bodies are worth the extra money based on feel alone...this might be different if you're a smaller person with smaller hands...but to me how a camera feels and handles is very important, and the Rebel series just doesn't feel right...add to that the technical benefits of the 60D over the T2i and it would be a no-contest for me :)


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Oct 30, 2010 03:56 |  #4

I have big hands, always liked the feel of the larger bodies.

I'm just undecided because both should give me the same results... but yeah I do want the 60D for what it is, I'm just making sure.


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Oct 30, 2010 04:51 as a reply to  @ mlech's post |  #5

I've gone from the 400D to the 40D, and that was a major difference.
Nobody here mentioned the better AF system in the 40D (which has been brought along to the 50D and 60D). With all points equal, tracking moving objects with Servo AF allows you the freedom of doing it with any AF point.

Then it's another thing that the points are spread out a bit too sparesly, but there's the 7D to fix that...


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Oct 30, 2010 05:41 |  #6

mlech wrote in post #11192246 (external link)
I was planning on getting the T2i, but then the 60D came out... and I'm upgrading from xti body and trying to go more pro now...
my needs: good iso performance in low light

Also switched from a XTi to a T2i, with no problems or regrets.

T2i images in low light:

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Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Image Date: 2010:10:22 19:45:04
Focal Length: 163.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure Time: 0.0031 s (1/320)
ISO equiv: 3200
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: shutter priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No
Color Space: sRGB


IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE


Focal Length: 150.0mm
Aperture: f/5.0
Exposure Time: 0.0040 s (1/250)
ISO equiv: 6400
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: shutter priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No
Color Space: sRGB


IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE


Focal Length: 200.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure Time: 0.0040 s (1/250)
ISO equiv: 6400
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: program (Auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No
Color Space: sRGB

No handling or control shortcomings. No trouble with the size or feel of the camera. The T2i just works well, whether the lens is fast or slow. No limits from the camera.



  
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Oct 30, 2010 07:09 |  #7

I wouldn't pay that extra just for the flip screen and handling.
The t2i is a very capable camera




  
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Oct 30, 2010 07:55 |  #8

I was in this position 2 years ago when choosing between XSi vs 40D...I went with the XSi and now have a battery grip on it. After owning it for a few years, I am definitely happy with the camera, but I'm sure I would have been happier with the 40D (other than price).

You can go either way, just get out there and shoot with it.


  
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Oct 30, 2010 10:51 |  #9

T2i is a great camera. I played with my friend's for a day. I went with the 60D because of:

1. better handling
2. better build
3. swivel screen (I do video)
4. faster FPS
5. better controls
6. manual audio controls
7. i had to have the latest and greatest :)


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Oct 30, 2010 12:06 |  #10

I would reccomend going with the 60D as well. Not because I have it but because there are advantages it has over the T2i. Obviously the flip screen is a plus for video but also built in wireless flash control (which is a feature from the 7D, not sure about cameras above the 7D). I also really like the intergration of the joystick with rear control dial. Makes it much easier to scroll through menus. And as far as anyone saying it feels plasticky...thanks for pointing out the obvious :eek: . The camera is weighty enough for me since I was in the market for a camera and not a self defense weapon or even a brick.


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Oct 30, 2010 12:43 |  #11

DC Fan wrote in post #11192426 (external link)
Also switched from a XTi to a T2i, with no problems or regrets.

T2i images in low light:

IMAGE NOT FOUND
| Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE


Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Image Date: 2010:10:22 19:45:04
Focal Length: 163.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure Time: 0.0031 s (1/320)
ISO equiv: 3200
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: shutter priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No
Color Space: sRGB


IMAGE NOT FOUND
| Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE


Focal Length: 150.0mm
Aperture: f/5.0
Exposure Time: 0.0040 s (1/250)
ISO equiv: 6400
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: shutter priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No
Color Space: sRGB

No handling or control shortcomings. No trouble with the size or feel of the camera. The T2i just works well, whether the lens is fast or slow. No limits from the camera.

Jus saying. I shoot with a 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM and I'm using 1/320 with ISO at 3200 and most of my pictures don't have any movement (that 1st picture) and you're using f/2.8. I have the T1i (yes it's different that the t2i) but in low light situations, it's really hard to avoid the noise..
If you don't mind buying lightly used equipment, i'd go for the 7D.


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Oct 30, 2010 13:28 |  #12

T2i is beast! in korera(i live in boston now) we called T2i as "Hero body of Canon" the reason that we're calling is, t2i is great camera and it released as entry model but most of function was best at that moment and still, it's great camera. my friend own it for a half year and he really satisfied with it.




  
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Oct 30, 2010 14:55 |  #13

I think I'm pretty decided on the 60D now.

just read a few articles and there seems to be quite a bit more features, also the flip out screen is pretty important to me.

thanks for the responses, will probably be ordering one from BH next week.


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Oct 30, 2010 17:33 |  #14

DC Fan wrote in post #11192426 (external link)
Also switched from a XTi to a T2i, with no problems or regrets.

T2i images in low light:

IMAGE NOT FOUND
| Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE


Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Image Date: 2010:10:22 19:45:04
Focal Length: 163.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure Time: 0.0031 s (1/320)
ISO equiv: 3200
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: shutter priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No
Color Space: sRGB


IMAGE NOT FOUND
| Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE


Focal Length: 150.0mm
Aperture: f/5.0
Exposure Time: 0.0040 s (1/250)
ISO equiv: 6400
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: shutter priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No
Color Space: sRGB


IMAGE NOT FOUND
| Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE


Focal Length: 200.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure Time: 0.0040 s (1/250)
ISO equiv: 6400
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: program (Auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No
Color Space: sRGB

No handling or control shortcomings. No trouble with the size or feel of the camera. The T2i just works well, whether the lens is fast or slow. No limits from the camera.

nice shots, the T2i can definitely handle the action shots




  
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Oct 30, 2010 22:08 as a reply to  @ watt100's post |  #15

Another thing you get with the 60D is a better AF system. AF system on the t2i only has a single crosspoint in the center which may be extra sensitive with f/2.8 or faster glass (not positive) where as all the AF points on the 60D are crosspoints and the center point is additionally sensitive with f/2.8 glass or faster.


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