I do stand corrected. RocklandDragon, I appreciate your responses and am surprised at the deal at Best Buy. Cool beans for you. Good luck with which ever body you do choose to keep and like everyone says, good glass can make a good camera a great camera, limitations aside of course. Cheers!
Thanks. It has been an interesting and informative discussion. Now, I'm looking at the lenses that were mentioned on here. A questio I have is if I get a good lens on the 60D--a 200mm lens--and it looks better than the kit lens on the 7D, would that 200mm lens have even better quality on the 7D or would the differences be relatively insignifigant? It's nice to save money if I can great shots on a 60D but since I plan to have the camera for a while, then if the 7D can do better with great glass then I'd go with that.
I guess I have it ingrained in my head about the 7D being a great sports camera. Review after review would say how great the 7D is for sports. The new Sony cameras even caught my eye with their impressive shutter speed and good video recording capabilities but it came down to the 60D and 7D because they can handle both and the 60D's good price.
Speaking of price, Best Buy still has a deal going on for the 60D and 7D. If the prices of the 7D and 60D had gone back to their regular prices like they did inside the stores then I would be settled with the 60D and learn it to get great sports shots. Since the 7Dgame is on sale again and has a low price guarantee, then I'm reconsidering because I now have the rest to cover the 7D's cost. Believe me, Best Buy are doing these deals because they absolutely have to. You're right about their markup during back in the day when they toppled Circuit City and even Wal-Mart didnt hurt them bad. Amazon, BPphoto, and Buy.com sure did, though. Why would I pay $1600 for a 7D when Amazon has it for $1300? Best Buy is losing money and I dont know if they are going to come back to black. They have to stay competitive with the online shops but it could be too late (hope not, though). But that's another story.
Back to the topic. When I was researching about the 60D in particular, online reviewers, CNET, and a couple others were kind of harsh to the 60D. They liked the performance of the 60D (but not as much as the Nikon D7000 in most cases) but took issue with the button layout. CNET still gave it four stars out of five. On digitalrev, the Nikon got better marks than the 60D but still stated that the 60Dautofocus is a good camera as well. Now the 7D did outshine the D7000 as a better overall camera due to its video, shutter speed, feel, and responsiveness.
The D60 was being used with the kit lens for the reviews as well as the other ones, and as you all have stated, putting on a good lens for the D60 can really help getting great night shots of the football games. I wish Digitalrev or someone could review a great lens on a D60. They did do a review for a EF 200mm lens with a 7D and did it look nice! That's exactly what I'm looking for and seeing that a 7D can handle that is impressive....but maybe not practical since the lens is $6,000 on Amazon and that's a sale price.
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It may not be tomorrow, but in a few months, I could invest good money in a great lens. Maybe not $2200 for now but a great lens would do wonders for my photo and video shots on a 60D or 7D. Looks like Canon's got me hooked line and sinker and once I get this lens, I'm going to be with Canon for quite a while...and that's going to be a good thing.