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Re: 60D on the way out?
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2013, 03:32:59 PM »
what features.  afma  yes,  but I'm drawing a blank on what else is missing.

magnesium body and fps just to name 2 others
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Re: 60D on the way out?
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2013, 03:32:59 PM »

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Re: 60D on the way out?
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2013, 04:52:44 PM »
To me it always seemed that the 60D is the "slower" version of the 7D. Same sensor, nearly the same body size. Some pro features.  The extra money for the 7D went to the magnesium body, the weather-proofing, and the faster fps.  This is why I went with the 60D a year and a half ago, I'm a landscape shooter and I don't care a lick about the fps. (but the extra weatherproofing and magnesium body would have been nice, but not $600 nice) A lot of the reviews I read put the IQ of both nearly equal (with some even giving the edge to the 60D in IQ).  This leads me to believe that the 2 (potentially) upcoming cameras will have roughly the same relationship. 

Nearly equal IQ

higher fps/weatherproofing on the 7DII

$500-$700 more.
I think the biggest difference between the two is the autofocus system. Very important if you are after BIF, but not so for landscape shooters.
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Re: 60D on the way out?
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2013, 02:07:47 AM »
I did forget to mention the AF system and AFMA. Probably because it really isn't necessary to have the hi performance AF with a slower shooter.  It seems to me the reason for the better AF in the 7D is because of the higher frame rate.  Again, something I don't need as a landscaper.
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Re: 60D on the way out?
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2013, 03:35:39 AM »
Big sales on the 60D around here.... Body for $700, with 18-200 for $1000, and for some inexplicable reason, with 18-200 and tripod for $1900..... Bet they don't sell any of the last package....

Kind of looks like an attempt to clear out the 60D stock before the 70D is announced.

I hope this doesn't mean that the 70D will be a mix of a somewhat updated 60D and a crippled 7D 
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Re: 60D on the way out?
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2013, 04:59:01 AM »
the 60D is really unuseful today; more or less the same features of XXXD line

You know, it's true.  I bought a 60D over 2 years ago and it's just sitting around collecting dust now that it's become "unuseful".  It used to take great pictures and fulfill ALL of my needs but now, it's pretty much just a piece of crap - barely useful as a paperweight.  It's weird too - my needs haven't changed, but somehow the camera has.  Odd...

I think I'll just throw it away.   I wouldn't want to burden someone else with such a "unuseful" piece of junk.  DAMN YOU CANON!

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Re: 60D on the way out?
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2013, 06:51:18 AM »
To me it always seemed that the 60D is the "slower" version of the 7D. Same sensor, nearly the same body size. Some pro features.  The extra money for the 7D went to the magnesium body, the weather-proofing, and the faster fps.  This is why I went with the 60D a year and a half ago, I'm a landscape shooter and I don't care a lick about the fps. (but the extra weatherproofing and magnesium body would have been nice, but not $600 nice) A lot of the reviews I read put the IQ of both nearly equal (with some even giving the edge to the 60D in IQ).  This leads me to believe that the 2 (potentially) upcoming cameras will have roughly the same relationship. 

Nearly equal IQ

higher fps/weatherproofing on the 7DII

$500-$700 more.

it would be better if 70D would have features like the old XXD line...the 60D is really unuseful today; more or less the same features of XXXD line
what features.  afma  yes,  but I'm drawing a blank on what else is missing.

Magnesium alloy body, joystick control, faster fps. I'm surprised they actually lowered the fps.

I've probably said this before but I went from an XS to a 60D so I didn't miss the better build quality.  I have heard that the photos are less grainy, but I don't know if that is only for jpg or if it also applies to Raw.  If it does apply to both... then I'm happier with better image quality even if it is at the expense of one shot per second. 

When I finally upgrade to the 5d mkiii... I guess I will be able to tell whether or not it is something I would have wanted this whole time.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: 60D on the way out?
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2013, 06:53:36 AM »
the 60D is really unuseful today; more or less the same features of XXXD line

You know, it's true.  I bought a 60D over 2 years ago and it's just sitting around collecting dust now that it's become "unuseful".  It used to take great pictures and fulfill ALL of my needs but now, it's pretty much just a piece of crap - barely useful as a paperweight.  It's weird too - my needs haven't changed, but somehow the camera has.  Odd...

I think I'll just throw it away.   I wouldn't want to burden someone else with such a "unuseful" piece of junk.  DAMN YOU CANON!

/s

On a serious note - you'd think photographers (who are MOSTLY a reasonably intelligent group of folks) would understand that NO camera is designed to be EVERYTHING to EVERY PERSON.  But somehow this goes over the head of most...

That's not really fair... it makes a fine paperweight.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: 60D on the way out?
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2013, 06:53:36 AM »

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Re: 60D on the way out?
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2013, 07:08:36 AM »
the 60D is really unuseful today; more or less the same features of XXXD line

You know, it's true.  I bought a 60D over 2 years ago and it's just sitting around collecting dust now that it's become "unuseful".  It used to take great pictures and fulfill ALL of my needs but now, it's pretty much just a piece of crap - barely useful as a paperweight.  It's weird too - my needs haven't changed, but somehow the camera has.  Odd...

I think I'll just throw it away.   I wouldn't want to burden someone else with such a "unuseful" piece of junk.  DAMN YOU CANON!

/s

On a serious note - you'd think photographers (who are MOSTLY a reasonably intelligent group of folks) would understand that NO camera is designed to be EVERYTHING to EVERY PERSON.  But somehow this goes over the head of most...

That's not really fair... it makes a fine paperweight.

Not really ... it's too large to be a "fine paperweight"  :P
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Re: 60D on the way out?
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2013, 07:54:14 AM »
I was a firm believer that the 70D was going to have the same (slightly modified) sensor we've come to love and hate, and that the new sensor process would be released in the 7Dll. There has been a good deal of "same old thing" in the press, and TONS of it in the forums, and I suspect Canon may have decided to include the new sensor tech in the 70D. It would explain the seemingly endless wait since the 60D price drop last Christmas. Not to mention that the T4i/T5i are arguably better cameras.

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« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2013, 07:54:14 AM »