This is my first post, be gentle.
The time to sell my t1i with accessories and a lens or two is quickly passing me by. My question is what to upgrade to. 60D seems like a great deal, and even if it was updated this would fall out of my $1000 price range(body only).
It seems like I should go for the 60D while its still around unless the t5i would be better or the 7D will fall under $1000 after an update in the next 6 months.
Which of these scenarios seem likely? Thanks for your help.
I have the 60D at home and the 7D at work. Personally, I pick the 60D as superior for astronomy and the 7D for everything else. I don't really see a huge difference in image quality between the two, but the 7D appears to focus faster and with the AFMA, focuses more accurately than the 60D does.
Waiting for updates is a slippery slope... There is always something new about to come out, and whatever is about to come out will be expensive when it arrives. If you are going to stick to a $1000 budget, you can easily get a 60D body, probably a 7D soon, or a T4i. The next rebel will probably be under a thousand, a 70D probably around a thousand, and a 7D mark 2 will probably be close to $2000..... But these bodies are speculation... They may or not get released and pricing is a wild guess.
Also, if you are going hiking, both the 7D and 60D are way better sealed than the rebels and battery life is significantly improved