Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EOS Digital Cameras 
Thread started 10 Nov 2010 (Wednesday) 15:38
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

dpreview.com 60D indepth review

 
hollis_f
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
10,649 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 85
Joined Jul 2007
Location: Sussex, UK
     
Nov 11, 2010 06:14 |  #16

I've only read the review summary, but twice they mention - "Sadly the contrast detection autofocus is still slow enough to reduce the usefulness of the articulated screen for handheld stills shooting". Does the 60D not have the 'Quick Mode' AF that the 7D has?


Frank Hollis - Retired mass spectroscopist
Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll complain about the withdrawal of his free fish entitlement.
Gear Website (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
MintMark
Senior Member
Avatar
385 posts
Joined Apr 2009
Location: Hampshire, England
     
Nov 11, 2010 06:29 |  #17

hollis_f wrote in post #11264355 (external link)
I've only read the review summary, but twice they mention - "Sadly the contrast detection autofocus is still slow enough to reduce the usefulness of the articulated screen for handheld stills shooting". Does the 60D not have the 'Quick Mode' AF that the 7D has?

Yes it does, but of course it blacks out the display. I suppose they have in mind a situation where you're trying to capture some action using live view.


Mark

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
hollis_f
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
10,649 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 85
Joined Jul 2007
Location: Sussex, UK
     
Nov 11, 2010 07:06 |  #18

MintMark wrote in post #11264389 (external link)
Yes it does, but of course it blacks out the display. I suppose they have in mind a situation where you're trying to capture some action using live view.

Yeah, but it blacks out the display when you use it normally, looking through the vewfinder, and I've not seen them complain about that.


Frank Hollis - Retired mass spectroscopist
Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll complain about the withdrawal of his free fish entitlement.
Gear Website (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
omer
Goldmember
Avatar
1,253 posts
Gallery: 75 photos
Likes: 394
Joined Oct 2008
Location: Israel
     
Nov 11, 2010 07:37 as a reply to  @ hollis_f's post |  #19

nice review
despite some early criticism canon has a winner and a sensible crop product line
1000D , 550D, 60D, 7D

with a clear positioning for each body

well if you had a 50D before, the upgrade may be to the more expensive 7d - but from a marketing stand point they made the right move


_______________
My Flickr (old) http://www.flickr.com/​photos/omfoto/ (external link)
_______________

R6 | 80D | 7D | M6 |RF24-105 STM|RF35 1.8| EF-S 15-85 |EF 70-300 L |Sig 150-600 C| Sig 10-20 | 50 1.8 |100 2.8 macro|28 F2.8 | efs24| efm 15-45| 270EX | 430EXII |

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Immaculens
THREAD ­ STARTER
creeped by the TF....
Avatar
13,545 posts
Gallery: 86 photos
Likes: 3712
Joined Jul 2009
Location: Southern Canada
     
Nov 11, 2010 10:27 |  #20

omer wrote in post #11264579 (external link)
nice review
despite some early criticism canon has a winner....

well if you had a 50D before, the upgrade may be to the more expensive 7d - but from a marketing stand point they made the right move

I respectfully beg your pardon - but although I agree the 60D is an excellent body and performer and fills a niche - Canon really goofed up in marketing by using the name `60D`. I would say if the body of the 60D came out and it was called (just for example) the 6D - then everything would be clear - the 7D is clearly the XXD upgrade - and Oh - look! A new series that sits between rebels and the 7D!

But no - they called it the 60D - so a whole segment of people - "perceive" their beloved XXD series is demoted. To me - once I saw the 7D - I knew an upgrade "sitting above the 50D but below the 7D" would be a silly expectation. I did not expect a new enthusiest line - nor it to be called the 60D.

I think many are pissed at the name attached to that body - not the body itself - which is a logical marketing move.



7Dmk II gripped | 5Dc | 100-400L IS II | 55-250 IS STM | 100L f/2.8 IS Macro | 15-85 IS | 50 f/1.8 STM |
Learn to love to do well, and you shall.
~ C. Poseidon

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
RTPVid
Goldmember
3,365 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Aug 2010
Location: MN
     
Nov 11, 2010 10:54 |  #21

Immaculens wrote in post #11265436 (external link)
..."perceive" their beloved XXD series is demoted....

Nail on the head there. Hence, all the denigrating about "plastic" and "super rebel". Silly if you ask me.


Tom

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Riveredger
Senior Member
670 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Jul 2010
Location: NJ
     
Nov 11, 2010 11:07 |  #22

Immaculens wrote in post #11265436 (external link)
I think many are pissed at the name attached to that body - not the body itself

Seriously, if you are getting pissed at the name of a camera, you may have some deeper issues worth examining! :cool:


Flickr Photostream (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
HyperYagami
Goldmember
2,405 posts
Joined Nov 2007
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
     
Nov 11, 2010 11:10 |  #23

Immaculens wrote in post #11265436 (external link)
I would say if the body of the 60D came out and it was called (just for example)...

6D? Heck no, no weather sealing, non-prosumer line, it doesn't belong to the single-digit club.

Give me more example how they should name it, and I'll **** and whine every single one of them.



5D3 and a few lens
es.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
CyberDyneSystems
Admin (type T-2000)
Avatar
52,790 posts
Gallery: 192 photos
Likes: 9898
Joined Apr 2003
Location: Rhode Island USA
     
Nov 11, 2010 11:12 |  #24

I hate to be part of allowing yet another thread to degenerate into the same debate by participating and thus lending credence to the subject....

..... but I'd just like to ask this (no malice intended) of the 60D "Plastic downgrade" camp..

Are there really a lot of people that spend there time sidegrading camera bodies?

My impression has always been that the gear aficionados move up the ranks as they "upgrade" bodies.. and don't spend a lot of time "sidegrading" to the latest release in the same model line..

am I mistaken? what percentage of photographers bought a 20D or 30D that now shoot 40D or 50D. and that were really looking to "sidegrade" to a 60D? and were left disappointed?

My impression has always been that the VAST majority of looking to change bodies were looking to upgrade, from a 30D/50D to a 5D, 1D or now have the option of the more affordable 7D.
...that the "next 50D" would have always been marketed to grab the rebel upgraders,. and not the very few happy 50D shooters looking to just get the next model.

With the exception perhaps of the 1D and 1Ds series where one has arguably already hit the end of the road until the next model comes along, I just can;t see this as being a very common tactic.

I realize there are people that trade in there 2007 Corolla for the 2009 model,. but I just did not realize this market was strong in the camera world.


GEAR LIST
CDS' HOT LINKS
Jake Hegnauer Photography (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
DarthVader
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
6,509 posts
Likes: 41
Joined Apr 2008
Location: Death Star
     
Nov 11, 2010 11:20 |  #25

Does it matter if it's plastic or not ?. It's a solid camera, I hammer your head with it..you'll be screaming like a girl :lol:.


Nikon/Fuji.
Gear is important but skills are very important :)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
RTPVid
Goldmember
3,365 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Aug 2010
Location: MN
     
Nov 11, 2010 11:46 |  #26

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #11265695 (external link)
...what percentage of photographers bought a 20D or 30D that now shoot 40D or 50D....

I don't know about percentages, but my brother did, and then didn't. He went from a Rebel (don't know the model, but Canonites can probably guess based on what he upgraded to...) to a 20D, then a 40D, then a 50D, and breaking the mold, then to a 7D. He still has them all, except for the Rebel. Since he already upgraded to the 7D, he's obviously not weeping bitter tears over the betrayal represented by the 60D.


Tom

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Indecent ­ Exposure
Goldmember
Avatar
3,402 posts
Joined Jan 2007
Location: Austin, Texas
     
Nov 11, 2010 12:05 |  #27

RTPVid wrote in post #11265586 (external link)
Nail on the head there. Hence, all the denigrating about "plastic" and "super rebel". Silly if you ask me.

What is silly is considering the name "Super Rebel" to be denigrating.


- James -
www.feedthewant.com (external link)
500px (external link)
Gear List and Feedback

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
RTPVid
Goldmember
3,365 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Aug 2010
Location: MN
     
Nov 11, 2010 12:19 |  #28

Indecent Exposure wrote in post #11266004 (external link)
What is silly is considering the name "Super Rebel" to be denigrating.

You keep saying that, but you self-contradict by looking for every opportunity to bring it up again.


Tom

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Mark2Mark
Member
136 posts
Joined Jan 2010
     
Nov 11, 2010 12:40 |  #29

I am surprised (and impressed) that the IQ is better than the 50D at high ISO.
I'm very happy that this is the case :D


Gear

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
SouthGalInSF
Member
Avatar
96 posts
Joined May 2010
Location: San Francisco
     
Nov 11, 2010 12:42 as a reply to  @ RTPVid's post |  #30

I know I am very new here, but while I have enjoyed some of the debates over the 60D, I think CyberDyneSytems is correct. I have the T2i and really wanted the 50D when I got it. But the T2i fit my budget and I am learning with it. Hopefully in the near future I might want to upgrade and the 60D looks very good to me. Before the 60D came out I would have gone for the 50D. When I get my 60D, someday after that I might want to upgrade again. Possible the 7DII or whatever. This seems to me to be the logical upgrade path. Not from a 50D to a 60D to a 70D.... The 60D in no way degrades the 50D, but coming from a 550D, the 60D has all the best of the 50D and some good things from the 7D and 550D. It fits into the scheme of things and the upgrade path that Canon cameras IMO have always taken.

And I am tired of seeing all this negative energy being used on a decent new camera instead of concentrating on learning photography and improving your own skills and helping those behind you learn theirs. :rolleyes:


70D | 40D | EOS M | 17-55 IS 2.8 | 70-300 4-5.6 L IS| 50 1.8 II | 55-250 IS | 100 2.8 Macro (non L) |
EFM 18-55 | EFM 22 f/2 | 430EX II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

14,308 views & 0 likes for this thread
dpreview.com 60D indepth review
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EOS Digital Cameras 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Land Scorpion
284 guests, 227 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.