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Hi all,

I still don't own my first DSLR yet. I was about to get a Nikon D7000, but have heard a lot of complaints about dead pixels in video shooting. That makes me hesitate about getting one right now. Other than that, people are talking about how great the photos produced by the D7000 are.

Turning back to the Canon side, I have not seen/heard any major issues so far. So I wondered if anyone have concerns about their 60Ds or don't like anything about the 60D.

I am still in love with the rotating screen. This is a big plus for the 60D. But most of my friends are using Nikon, and they keep saying good things about their cameras.  I just wanted to make sure that I do not go wrong with my decision. It'll be my first DSLR ever!

I'll get either 60D or D7000 by Thanksgiving (kinda wait for black Friday)  :)

Thanks a lot! I'd appreciate your suggestion.

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Re: Any problems with your 60D? What are things you don't like about 60D?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2010, 07:18:08 AM »
I was about to get a Nikon D7000, but have heard a lot of complaints about dead pixels in video shooting.

Can't you return it if it has bad pixels? Or try it when you before you commit? I agree that the swivel screen is a great feature on the 60D, but if most of your friends have Nikon, I'd still go for the D7000 (so you can trade lenses with them  :) ). Currently the D7000 also seems to be the better deal, feature wise (compared to 60D).


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Re: Any problems with your 60D? What are things you don't like about 60D?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010, 10:19:52 AM »
yeah, alot of canon user here recommend the D7000 over the 60D here. i personally think the D7000 is slot in between the 60D and the 7D.

just make sure purchase the body from an authorize dealer, and you will be fine.

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Re: Any problems with your 60D? What are things you don't like about 60D?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2010, 10:24:06 AM »
It is also possible that because of the D7000, there could be a price drop on the 60D in not too long.

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Re: Any problems with your 60D? What are things you don't like about 60D?
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2010, 09:47:33 PM »
There's a lot of factors that could influence which brand of DSLR you end up with. In my case, I picked Canon because I have friends around me who have healthy collections of EF lens (i.e. easier to get my hands on and try out different lenses).

If your friends are generous enough to let you borrow their Nikkor lenses, by all means get a Nikon body. However, if you have to rely on your own collection, then both would be valid options since you won't have the burden of existing lenses.

As for picking bodies, I would suggest waiting for three-to-six months before you invest on a newly released body. For one thing, the verdict would be pretty much set by that time - whether it's a classic or a bomb. Furthermore, the supply should be adequate and the price would have gone down a bit too. Unless you really have important events that you'd absolutely need a camera (you can also considering renting one if you don't want to make the choice yet), waiting for the dust to settle a bit would be a better choice.

PS: regarding so little heard about 60D, my guess would be either that not many people are buying the camera or that there's not much problems with it.
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Re: Any problems with your 60D? What are things you don't like about 60D?
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2010, 05:33:27 AM »
You may want to wait until the reviews come out; I've done my own comparisons from my 500D to current D7000 raws, and I don't see much difference in the noise once generous noise suppression has been applied to the picture.

Of course, I'm waiting to see a proper test with laboratory-controlled conditions, and I'm sure Nikon can deliver.

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Re: Any problems with your 60D? What are things you don't like about 60D?
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2010, 05:47:43 PM »
Canon 60D has an excellent picture quality. I like its ergonomy, swivel screen is simply something very useful. I wish they had left the old exposure compensation "shortcut" in place. Now accessing it is slightly slower than it used to be with e.g. 350D.

However, video quality might be an issue. I sent my 60D body to warranty inspection/repair/replacement for excessive noise and overall lack of quality, when compared what the sensor can deliver.


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Re: Any problems with your 60D? What are things you don't like about 60D?
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Re: Any problems with your 60D? What are things you don't like about 60D?
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2010, 12:00:03 PM »
but if most of your friends have Nikon, I'd still go for the D7000 (so you can trade lenses with them  :) ).
Ha, ha...worst suggestion ever.  Lenses lost, friends lost.  I wouldn't loan out any of my lenses, except maybe for the film-era EF 24-90mm III which I wouldn't care about losing.
However, video quality might be an issue. I sent my 60D body to warranty inspection/repair/replacement for excessive noise and overall lack of quality, when compared what the sensor can deliver.
Any video samples to share with us?  This is really very vague.  Either you came to be an expert on what the sensor is capable of overnight, or you think it fares poorly to video from other 60D cameras; not sure what you mean.  And I bet that it's better than my T1i still.

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Re: Any problems with your 60D? What are things you don't like about 60D?
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2010, 02:51:21 AM »
Dude, i was just in your position. It was either the D7000 or the 60D and I chose the 60D. It is my very first DSLR. I simply chose it because of the screen. I figured i'd be more comfortable with that screen. Also, knowing people who prefer Canon all the way may have caused me to think the same.

If your friends got Nikons, perhaps you can borrow their lenses, which would be great.

I'm loving my cam so far. Just gotta find out what kind of accessories i should get.

Oh, and thanks to this website, i have made the 60D my choice. I've been visiting this site for a year now, just waiting and waiting for this cam to come out.

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Re: Any problems with your 60D? What are things you don't like about 60D?
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2010, 03:42:43 PM »
Got my 60D a few days ago. I'm very happy with it. Just one thing that annoys me: the mode-dial is so overloaded with modes, that you need years to reach the other end - and there's where the movie-mode is. ;-)

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Re: Any problems with your 60D? What are things you don't like about 60D?
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2010, 04:43:09 PM »

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Re: Any problems with your 60D? What are things you don't like about 60D?
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2010, 12:21:40 PM »
I wouldn't say that's a CR1 rumor... ;)

OK, it says that the offer can (only) be combined with Canon USA programs running simultaneously...so that means that this can be combined with the double-rebate deal if you buy a lens huh?  Suddenly a 60D + 70-200mm deal looks even better than before.

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Re: Any problems with your 60D? What are things you don't like about 60D?
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2010, 06:57:52 PM »
but if most of your friends have Nikon, I'd still go for the D7000 (so you can trade lenses with them  :) ).
Ha, ha...worst suggestion ever.  Lenses lost, friends lost.  I wouldn't loan out any of my lenses, except maybe for the film-era EF 24-90mm III which I wouldn't care about losing.

Well... I guess it depends on your friends. I have no problems in trading lenses with my friends. Of course I would fully expect a lost lens to be replaced, that goes without saying, it's part of the deal. I'd do the same. I think lens-sharing is perfect for specialty lenses you don't use/need that often, like fish eye, macro, tip-tilt, super tele.


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Re: Any problems with your 60D? What are things you don't like about 60D?
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2010, 06:57:52 PM »

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Re: Any problems with your 60D? What are things you don't like about 60D?
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2010, 07:09:42 PM »
while I also lend my lenses out to certain friends (actually, only one person), I agree with Edwin's general point ... these are the sort of things that people do to be nice people, but which can really come back and bite everyone in the ass.

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Re: Any problems with your 60D? What are things you don't like about 60D?
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2010, 08:40:34 PM »
I think lens-sharing is perfect for specialty lenses you don't use/need that often, like fish eye, macro, tip-tilt, super tele.
Recently my "tip-tilt" has been used in almost every picture I've shot the last few months (not doing a lot of people photos or distant landscapes so the 50mm stays in the bag), but even if it wasn't, the waves of horror that wash through my system when I imagine somebody carelessly tagging something with the protruding front element or dropping it straight down have me convinced that's a sad story in the making.

If it were the 24mm, and there were a prophylactic filter on front, I wouldn't mind quite so much, I'm sure.  But I think that the special handling and skills needed to use those particular specialty lenses would give me pause.  They might leave the tilts or shifts unlocked, there are lots of inadvertent boneheaded things people can do with that particular lens.  I haven't done any of them, but like I said it's my baby.

Obviously a pro pool is another story.

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Re: Any problems with your 60D? What are things you don't like about 60D?
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2010, 08:40:34 PM »