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10/29/2010 03:40:44 PM · #1
for my birthday I am buying a new camera and going to take some photo classes to try and take my photography to the next level. I am looking at the canon 60D.... but considering the TI2 and maybe the 7D what is the differance between the models? I like the tilt screen of the 60D and the easy controls compared to the TI2? Thanks

correction 7D

Message edited by author 2010-10-29 16:11:44.
10/29/2010 03:51:32 PM · #2
The T2I is the current consumer model. The 60D is the high end consumer/semi-pro model with a crop sensor, while the 5D is a full frame pro body that will produce images with less noise. (Not that the 60D is any slouch in that area.) The 5D can only use EF lenses, while the 60D can utilize both EF and EF-S lenses.

Why are you looking to change from your Olympus is what I would ask. Then, which model will give you the capability you are lacking? For instance, if you are a cheapskate like me, having a crop sensor model gives me maximum choice of lenses on the used market. If you want THE cleanest image possible, with price not being a limitation, then the full frame is the way to go. All the Canon models you mention will do a very nice job.
10/29/2010 04:25:13 PM · #3
You have 2 questions to answer: 1) How much money can you afford? and 2) What are your intentions?

I have owned the 20D, 40D, 5D and now have the T1i and the 7D. Since I take mostly wildlife, I like the 1.6x crop factor. The T1i is a very nice camera but it lacked some of the high end features I wanted. The 7D has 8 fps which really helps with action shots. The 5D will give you the lowest noise. I have no experience with the 60D.

Only you can decide which camera fits your requirements.
10/29/2010 07:35:06 PM · #4
www.dpreview.com has the option of doing side by side comparisons which may help in your decision process.
10/29/2010 07:53:29 PM · #5
I am looking for more control over setting and to be able to change setting quicker(IE ISO, Flash). Better ISO. better focal in low light. faster frames per second for action shots

I guess my big question is are the extra features with the 60D worth the added cost over the TI2

Message edited by author 2010-10-29 19:54:37.
10/29/2010 07:59:13 PM · #6
You pretty much have to go into a shop and handle both cameras. The controls on the 60D are different than the Rebel series. Since you say you want ease of use I'd go with the 60D but that's my preference as I prefer the control set up of the 40/50/60D series cameras over the Rebel series.

Whether the cost is worth it depends also on whether the extra features on the 60D is what you can't live without, will never miss, etc. etc. etc.
10/29/2010 10:22:19 PM · #7
Originally posted by E450:

I am looking for more control over setting and to be able to change setting quicker(IE ISO, Flash). Better ISO. better focal in low light. faster frames per second for action shots

I guess my big question is are the extra features with the 60D worth the added cost over the TI2

Considering the things you said that I highlighted above, I think you would appreciate the additional direct control switches and faster frame rate that the 60D gives you over the T2i. I have had a Rebel series as well as a 20D and 50D, and the additional switches and dials of the xxD series do make camera control much faster and easier.

You might also consider a used 40D or 50D. Both of them are a lot of bang for the buck on the used market right now. The advantages one of those would have are the body is made of magnesium alloy instead of the plastic that the 60D and Rebel T2i are made from. (The 60D is a step backward in this area)

I also have concerns about the tilt screen of the 60D being a weak area. I have a Powershot S5 IS which has one, and it is intermittent. I believe that as convenient as the tilt screen is, it takes away some from the robustness of the camera. JMO.

Message edited by author 2010-10-29 22:23:13.
10/29/2010 10:52:29 PM · #8
You might also consider a used 40D or 50D. Both of them are a lot of bang for the buck on the used market right now. The advantages one of those would have are the body is made of magnesium alloy instead of the plastic that the 60D and Rebel T2i are made from. (The 60D is a step backward in this area)

reading the review page I looked into the Nikon 7000 any opinions on that camera.... It has the magnesium alloy shell...... since I am switching to a different brand as is I have no Brand loyalty

Message edited by author 2010-10-29 22:56:13.
10/29/2010 11:19:34 PM · #9
Originally posted by E450:

reading the review page I looked into the Nikon 7000 any opinions on that camera.... It has the magnesium alloy shell...... since I am switching to a different brand as is I have no Brand loyalty

We'll have to let a Nikon owner give you an answer on that one.
10/30/2010 01:36:04 AM · #10
Originally posted by E450:



reading the review page I looked into the Nikon 7000 any opinions on that camera.... It has the magnesium alloy shell...... since I am switching to a different brand as is I have no Brand loyalty


You may not, but that Pesky username is going to Haunt you when you switch brands. LOL
10/30/2010 07:41:06 AM · #11
Originally posted by E450:

reading the review page I looked into the Nikon 7000 any opinions on that camera.... It has the magnesium alloy shell...... since I am switching to a different brand as is I have no Brand loyalty

Looks like one heck of a unit. Now I have to figure out if I want that instead of the D300s. I'm hopefully getting a visit from the jolly ol' elf this year, and I need to figure out if the D7000 is the same level as the D300s......I don't think it is, but the spec sheet looks *really* good!

I don't think you can go wrong with either Nikon or Canon as long as you get the body that best suits you in feel and controls, and has the capabilities that you need.

Message edited by author 2010-10-30 07:41:44.
11/09/2010 03:45:12 PM · #12
thanks for everyones input... I went outside of what I was looking at I found a really good deal on a used Nikon D80, I got it with a Nikon AF 18-105mm 3.5-5.6 lense and a AF 50mm F1.8 lense for less than half the price of the ones I was looking at.... Thanks again. hopefully will be able to get some photos for the challenge today... it arrived this morning
11/09/2010 03:54:26 PM · #13
Cool. New toys is always fun. Now go find some shapes or colors.
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