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Get the 60d or wait for the 70d?

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whoutman:
Hi guys,
Here a new member, At the moment I have a 450d with a 24-105 IS UMS and a 70-200 USM  F/4.0, a very nice combo in my opinion. But after 4 years I would like to upgrade to a higher model, like the 60d or 70d with video function etc. But, is it worth it? Or do I have to wait for the new 70d? I mainly will use it for 50% stills and 50% videos. Here in the Netherlands a new 60d body cost 770,- euros, a new 70d would be 1200,- i heard. What would you recommend me and why?
Many thanks,
Willem

bdunbar79:
Hi Wilhelm,

It depends.  How SOON do you want to upgrade?  If you wait on the actual availability of a proposed 70D, it could be a long time before it's in your possession.  The 60D is a fine camera for a cheap price, so I can't really see anything wrong with your purchasing decision.  The 60D is probably far superior to the 40D.  I rank the 60D between the 7D and 50D (I know I know, I'm so clever).  Most of the pros I know use the 60D as backup body. 

For your 60D review:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EOS-60D-DSLR-Camera-Review.aspx

Versus your 40D:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EOS-40D-Digital-SLR-Camera-Review.aspx

wickidwombat:
Personally unless you are going to get a cheap price on a used 60D I thik you would be better off going with the new T4i or wait since the 60D doesnt have AFMA hopefully they will put that back with the 70D

rpt:
I'd wait for the 70D. The 60D is only going to get cheaper. Unless your camera died and it is a bomb to fix it... My 2c anyway...

LikeBreathing:

--- Quote from: wickidwombat on June 25, 2012, 10:15:48 PM ---Personally unless you are going to get a cheap price on a used 60D I thik you would be better off going with the new T4i or wait since the 60D doesnt have AFMA hopefully they will put that back with the 70D

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Agreed.  On paper the T4i/650D looks pretty much the same camera as the 60D with a few improved bits and maybe a better price.
http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=canon_eos650d&products=canon_eos60d

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