I was starting to get worried, it took much longer than normal for all the gearheads to come out and start chanting their 5d3 mantra.
OP: I own the 6D. I almost didn't buy it after reading all the S___ on here about it. But I went for it, and realized that most the people on here obsess about gear WAY too much. Good on you for taking a good look at what you need, and what you don't. Yes, more is better, but cost is a factor for almost all of us. Get the 6D, you'll be happy with it.
Lol, I have to agree with you. The 6D gets no respect whatsoever because of its specs on paper, rather than criticizing the camera in real-world shooting. Anyways, I'm glad I got a reply from someone in my situation. I just simply don't have the cash to throw down an extra 1K on a camera. I have done extensive research and I think I've made up my mind. The 7D has been returned and I'm waiting on my refund. Thanks for the advice. Hopefully I made the right choice!
Glad I could help. I spent a ton of time on here researching and almost gave up on the 6D because of all the negativity, until I found Dustin Abbott's well written thread:http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=12847.0
It helped a lot to see a voice of reason in a sea of wankery. Once you start looking around, you’ll see the 5D3 gets recommended to everyone on here. Some guy shows up, says he’s been shooting around a year, has a 600D but wants to upgrade; everyone jumps in, get the 5d3! Some kid is going off to college to study photography, owns a point and shoot and wants an SLR; everyone jumps in, get the 5d3! I don’t doubt it’s a great camera, but it’s completely blown out of perspective here. Maybe I wouldn’t be so jaded if I saw some sort of correlation between cameras and the work people produced with it, but there’s none. The last couple profiles that I clicked on of people that frequently chant the 5d3 mantra had hardly any, if any, action shots. All this talk of the impotence of the 6D, and the portfolio that you’re showcasing is all stills.
Vitor, it sounds like you weren’t using any of the functions that make the 7D so great. I’m guessing you’re going to love the IQ and noise performance of the 6D. I am curious to hear your opinions on the build. The 6D gets slammed a lot because it “feels like a Rebel”. I’m coming up from a 400D, and I can tell you it doesn’t feel anything like it, but I like the slimness of it. You may not feel that way coming "down" from a 7D. That said, I think the ‘flimsyness’ of the Rebel is exaggerated heavily. I’ve dragged my Rebel through 30+ countries, crammed in the bottom of my backpack, changing lenses, filters and SD cards in dusty third world streets, caught in sudden tropical storms, and 7 years later it hasn’t failed me once. I cherished its small body and light weight every step of the way.