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Re: Canon Announces EOS 60D
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2010, 02:32:24 AM »
PDN Online tested a pre-production model and had this to say "Canon's added a smattering of built-in filters for tweaking your shots in camera: grainy B&W filter, soft focus filter, miniature filter, and a toy camera filter. We tried them all and they were...cute. (That's really all there is to say about them.)

That quote tells me all I need to know about the 60D.

Read the whole review here:  http://www.pdngearguide.com/gearguide/content_display/reviews/e3i7666b0f9857950214c319c4a13ebd78b

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Re: Canon Announces EOS 60D
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2010, 02:32:24 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2010, 02:34:01 AM »
Awesme c.d. -.-
What a joke this camera is.

Does it have full AF during movie mode now or not?

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Re: Canon Announces EOS 60D
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2010, 02:45:30 AM »
So what do you guys think ?
Does the 60d make sence or shall I better go for the 7D?
What about the body ? Is it really plastic ??

I am sort of disappointed  :(


From the PDN Online review: According to a Canon rep we spoke with, the 60D has a polycarbonate plastic resin exterior over an aluminum chassis. It weighs 2.3 ounces lighter than the 50D: 26.6 ounces (60D) vs. 28.9 ounces (50D).

Disappointed, but not surprised.

Read the review here:  http://www.pdngearguide.com/gearguide/content_display/reviews/e3i7666b0f9857950214c319c4a13ebd78b
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Re: Canon Announces EOS 60D
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2010, 03:01:19 AM »
i think, this camera are intended for rebel users who want a bit larger and better body but don't want the bulk of 7d. as for 40d/50d owners its a disappointment, canon is pushing them to go to 7d route. i think thats their strategy.

Their strategy may drive some present Canon owners to become new Nikon owners.

I'm going to check-out the AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED at my local pro shop. If it's as good as my EF-S 10-22 f3.5-4.5 than I'll go Nikon. If the Nikon D7000 takes a CF card in one of its two slots I'll buy it, if not I'll wait for the D300s replacement (D400 ?). I'm in no hurry, the 40D is still making me money (and will continue to do so for a long time).
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Re: Canon Announces EOS 60D
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2010, 03:08:27 AM »
I don't know what you guys or surprised about. That a less expensive product than the 7D isn't way better than the 7D? This is Canon actually streamlining their line up. 2000D, 550D, 60D, 7D, 5DMK3, 1DMK4, 1DSMK4.
Now they can go and remove the other old rebels from the website, and not claim to offer a whopping 11 SLRs at one time. And it's obvious that the 2000D is just going to the t1i's sensor using digic 4 stuffed in a 1000D body with the t2i's screen on the back. The xxD is not a flagship series, expect all the game changing stuff to land somewhere else first and filter down.

It looks like the tiers are:
1. Consumer
2. Amateur
3. Advanced Amateur
4. Semi-Pro
5. Pro
6. Pro Sports
7. Pro Studio

Also everyone is ready to sell and move to Nikon based on rumours? Wtf? Sell if you need to but I'm pretty sure there is no D7000 yet and I bet it's won't be what everyone is expecting.

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Re: Canon Announces EOS 60D
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2010, 03:14:33 AM »

From the PDN Online review: According to a Canon rep we spoke with, the 60D has a polycarbonate plastic resin exterior over an aluminum chassis. It weighs 2.3 ounces lighter than the 50D: 26.6 ounces (60D) vs. 28.9 ounces (50D).

Disappointed, but not surprised.


I remember someone talking about plastic body being OK on this forum, if it was the kind of plastic Glocks and other guns are made from. Actually, polycarbonate is that kind of plastic. Doesnt have to be the same quality though...

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Re: Canon Announces EOS 60D
« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2010, 03:20:33 AM »
I don't know what you guys or surprised about. That a less expensive product than the 7D isn't way better than the 7D?

Are you serious? Not way better? The 60D isn't just not way better it's F______ terrible! It's a crippled copy of the 550D. It doesn't even come slightly close to the 7D. Though the 7D is already one year old.
At least the Body could have been mag. but no, it's a little plastic shitpiece.

How about you take a good look at Nikon and their "xxD range" Model. The 60D is a big joke compared to Nikons. And not even a good one cause they made a lot of ppl. waiting when releasing the 7D first.

Assholes.

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« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2010, 03:30:37 AM »

I don't know what you guys or surprised about. That a less expensive product than the 7D isn't way better than the 7D?

Are you serious? Not way better? The 60D isn't just not way better it's F______ terrible! It's a crippled copy of the 550D. It doesn't even come slightly close to the 7D. Though the 7D is already one year old.
At least the Body could have been mag. but no, it's a little plastic shitpiece.

How about you take a good look at Nikon and their "xxD range" Model. The 60D is a big joke compared to Nikons. And not even a good one cause they made a lot of ppl. waiting when releasing the 7D first.

Assholes.
I agree

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Re: Canon Announces EOS 60D
« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2010, 03:31:52 AM »
While I don't understand people who get outraged (^^) at a product that they have no control over, I do wish that Canon would have given us a bit of a hint 6 months ago that they were restructuring their line-up to make the 60D more of a "Pro T2i" than a "dumbed down 5DII."  Then the expectations surely wouldn't have been as high for everybody?

People have been pandering for months, saying "The 7D is NOT the 50D replacement!!"  Well...apparently Canon doesn't see it that way.  For the regular consumers with money to burn and enjoy doing the occasional shoot for family and friends, the 60D is perfect for them.  For the rest of us enthusiasts and semi-pro's?  See the many flaming outrage posts that follow this one...

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Re: Canon Announces EOS 60D
« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2010, 03:33:14 AM »
 >:( :( :'(,
Yes, big disappointment here too. I guess the best way to make a statement is to keep my 40D until the 5DIII (7DII) comes out and buy a 5DII (7D) second hand.
I won't be switching to Nikon. Look at the new lenses. OK, not a new 24-70, but that will come one day too, I'm sure.
7D, 40D, EF-S 10-22, EF-S 17-55 f/2.8, EF 70-200 f/4 IS, EF400 f/5.6, EF 85 f/1.8, EF 50 f/1.8 II, Sigma 150, Speedlite 430 II

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« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2010, 03:33:28 AM »
Just curious where everyone is getting the specs for the D7000...I haven't seen a press release for that camera yet.  Is it from Nikon rumors?  Just curious, I would be interested in reading.

Also curious where I can get a 7D for only $1,300.  Has it really dropped that low?  someone said you could get a 7D for only $200 more than this.  If that is really the case, I would go for the 7D.  If 7D is still selling for $1,500 though, I could see why someone would buy this instead.  It's closer in price to the T2i but w/ better AF, faster fps, and a little bigger grip.  If I were strapped for cash but needed a camera now, I would pay a $300 premium over the T2i for those improvements, and be willing to pocket the $400 I would save from buying the 7D.

I know it may not be what everyone was wishing for, but I think people in a situation similar to what I described will be willing to buy this.  I guess we will just see :)

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Re: Canon Announces EOS 60D
« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2010, 03:39:16 AM »
i think, this camera are intended for rebel users who want a bit larger and better body but don't want the bulk of 7d. as for 40d/50d owners its a disappointment, canon is pushing them to go to 7d route. i think thats their strategy.

Their strategy may drive some present Canon owners to become new Nikon owners.

I'm going to check-out the AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED at my local pro shop. If it's as good as my EF-S 10-22 f3.5-4.5 than I'll go Nikon. If the Nikon D7000 takes a CF card in one of its two slots I'll buy it, if not I'll wait for the D300s replacement (D400 ?). I'm in no hurry, the 40D is still making me money (and will continue to do so for a long time).

Yes, it's a strange move that Canon did with 60D. This upgrade is lacking the upgrade itself in many ways.  But if 60D gives better high-ISO performance than 7D (is it possible) and if it's price reaches $850 in one year, then it will be a great backup camera mor me that time.

I personally think that Canon should sell 550D at $700, 60D at $900 and The-60D-we-expected-which-would-successfully-compete-against-not-yet-announced-60D-killer-NikonD7000 at $1200. Given that D7000 will really have all that predicted exciting feature set.

Whatever we talk about 60D, it's extremely funny to hear the people want to move to Nikon purely due to new body announcement. I thought the lenses are more important. Or not??? Just compare the level of innovations in new L lenses and in 60D. Or lust compare the content and style of today's L lenses announcements and 60D announcement.


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Re: Canon Announces EOS 60D
« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2010, 03:57:52 AM »
Hm, I didn't quite understand:

- Is there full AF in video or not?
- Is there a Mic build-in?
- Eye-Fi?! What is that? Is it WLAN?
- "AF microadjust:  No." What does that mean?
- What type of battery is used? Am I able to re-use the batteries from my 20D?
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« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2010, 04:09:23 AM »
Hm, I didn't quite understand:

- Is there full AF in video or not?
- Is there a Mic build-in?
- Eye-Fi?! What is that? Is it WLAN?
- "AF microadjust:  No." What does that mean?
- What type of battery is used? Am I able to re-use the batteries from my 20D?


I think no microadjust means that it won't do that micro adjustment to your individual lenses that some of the other newer cameras do.  Not sure which cameras all do it but I'm pretty sure the 7D and 5Dii both do.

These are Eye-Fi cards:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=eye+fi&N=0&InitialSearch=yes
and here is their website:
http://www.eye.fi/

Sorry I can't answer the others for you yet.

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Re: Canon Announces EOS 60D
« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2010, 04:09:23 AM »