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Re: Sell 60D now or after 70D is shipping?
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2013, 12:02:49 PM »
Prices will drop with time but do you want to be without a camera until the 70D is available.  It could be longer than you think.  I'd keep the camera unless (1) you have an alternative or (2) don't care about photography for the next xxx months (xxx could be 1 or 2 or perhaps 12 or more).  The timing of release of new models is high speculative so don't bet on anything until you have the camera on the counter and the camera store is ringing up your sale.

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Re: Sell 60D now or after 70D is shipping?
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Re: Sell 60D now or after 70D is shipping?
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2013, 04:28:54 PM »
Rumors are that the 70D does not have a newer sensor than the current 60D technology, with the exception of the on-chip live view focus.

The probable  upgrade is live view focus somewhat improved, wifi, and a touchscreen. Everything else is just speculation and you will have to wait and see. The rumored announcement is in about a week.

I shoot with a 60d, I will NOT upgrade to a 70D as it will probably not be enough change to warrant it.
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Re: Sell 60D now or after 70D is shipping?
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2013, 04:42:23 PM »
Don't wait for the 70D. Either sell your 60D now and buy a 6D or just use the 60D and be happy with it.

The 60D is a fantastic camera, so go use it for what it was meant for: taking photographs! If for some reason you really need less noise at high-ISOs and sharper images then the 6D is also an excellent camera -- but it's not going to make you a better photographer.

If your priority is to make as much money off of the 60D as  you can, then you should sell it immediately. Last year I sold a T3i for $480 and a 5D mark II for $1600. The used street price for both of those bodies dropped tremendously right after I sold them and I was lucky to sell them for the amounts that I did.

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Re: Sell 60D now or after 70D is shipping?
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2013, 09:17:46 PM »
If you wait for the 70D, why not wait for the 7DMkII, or the 5DMkIV, or the megapixel monster?  You can enjoy
the wait agonizing over specs, resale value, lack of color choice, debating DXO marks - or you can go buy a
new lens and keep on shooting.  All the xxD models have a pretty good depreciation record and you should be able to extrapolate from there if you're that interested.

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Re: Sell 60D now or after 70D is shipping?
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2013, 09:32:16 PM »
Sell it and get a 6D, I'm simply amazed with how much better it is than the 18mp crop's.
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Re: Sell 60D now or after 70D is shipping?
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2013, 09:32:16 PM »