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Get the 60d or wait for the 70d?
« on: June 25, 2012, 03:09:18 PM »
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?
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Get the 60d or wait for the 70d?
« on: June 25, 2012, 03:09:18 PM »

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Re: Get the 60d or wait for the 70d?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012, 09:19:04 PM »
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
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Re: Get the 60d or wait for the 70d?
« Reply #2 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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Re: Get the 60d or wait for the 70d?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 10:33:56 PM »
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...

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Re: Get the 60d or wait for the 70d?
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2012, 11:09:14 AM »
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


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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Re: Get the 60d or wait for the 70d?
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2012, 05:22:11 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
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.

Read the papers again - the 60d has 1/250s x-sync, 1/8000 shutter, faster fps and a deeper buffer for continuous shooting. For me, I'd never want a camera body without a back wheel or top lcd - but ymmv if you don't switch settings often and are a "p" guy.

To the op: If you want to af while shooting video as far as it works on the 650d, wait for the 70d. If not, the 60d is a good package at an ok price, though the Nikon competition has the edge atm. The only problem with the 60d is that it hasn't got af micro adjustment like your 450d. The very good thing about the 60d for stills and esp. video is that it runs magic lantern right now with all killer features I'd never want to miss. For 770€ new with warranty, I'd get the 60d since the 70d hasn't even been announced, and you could put the $500+ saved in a new ultrawide or prime lens that will stay with you longer than a camera body.

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Re: Get the 60d or wait for the 70d?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2012, 06:06:28 AM »
Read the papers again - the 60d has 1/250s x-sync, 1/8000 shutter, faster fps and a deeper buffer for continuous shooting. For me, I'd never want a camera body without a back wheel or top lcd - but ymmv if you don't switch settings often and are a "p" guy.

True, but it all depends if you want/need those features for your style of shooting.  I guess that you do.
The FPS is pretty much the same (5 v 5.3).  The bigger buffer would be nice, but it means carting around a bigger and heavier camera.

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Re: Get the 60d or wait for the 70d?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2012, 06:06:28 AM »

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Re: Get the 60d or wait for the 70d?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2012, 06:14:28 AM »
True, but it all depends if you want/need those features for your style of shooting.

Of course, it always does. I just wanted to remark that tech data table comparisons often fall short of the reality. And sometimes even the data itself is wrong for marketing reasons - examples: the 600rt flash does hss & full x-sync on older bodies even if Canon says the exact opposite, and the 60d actually has faster fps than in the specs if you disable jpeg (don't know if this is valid for the 650d, too).

Btw: This is the first time someone has said the 60d is large and heavy, most people around here would say it's a toy camera :-p

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Re: Get the 60d or wait for the 70d?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2012, 10:47:05 AM »
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

I'd Get the T4i. Its a smaller and lighter package and with equivalent AF performance.

If you really want a better camera, get a 7D or wait for the Newer 70D.

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Re: Get the 60d or wait for the 70d?
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2012, 12:30:06 PM »
And just to chime in, the 60D and the t3i share the exact same sensor. If faster frame rates and higher ISO capabilities aren't important to you, the Rebel might be the better option. It all depends on what you see yourself shooting on a regular basis, though. Just my 2/5 of a nickel.
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Re: Get the 60d or wait for the 70d?
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2012, 10:07:47 PM »
What do you want to do with the camera? How do you see your photography developing (excuse the pun!) over the coming few years? What is your maximum budget?

Oh, and welcome to CR, Willem!
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Re: Get the 60d or wait for the 70d?
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2012, 11:33:36 PM »
Although I don't usually recommend waiting, the 70D may be coming on July 24, and i'd wait and see.  The T4i has some new features that will likely appear on the 70D. 
 
We might see hybrid autofocus which gives some level of autofocus during video, a touch screen, digic V processor, and we can always hope for AFMA.  Those features alone would be worth waiting for.

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Re: Get the 60d or wait for the 70d?
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2012, 04:27:30 AM »
the 70D may be coming on July 24

Where did you get that date from? The earliest date I expected to see anything new was photokina in late september.

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Re: Get the 60d or wait for the 70d?
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2012, 04:27:30 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2012, 08:38:22 PM »
i'd wait for 70D

i own too a 450D rebel and i'm looking for an upgrade. After 116.000 clicks my shutter died which i replaced it and made my camera brand new :)

However if 70D has the same stupid AF system as the rebels, 60D and backwards, i'd stick with my 450D for a long time.

I shoot RAW only and these new features such as lens correction, noise reduction in those stupid JPEGs means nothing to me..
after all i can sqeeze much better information in lightroom from RAWs

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if 70D has a
 - better AF system (more accurate, not contrast based)
 - better ISO in RAW mode
 - 24megapixels
 - fixed banding issuses with great dynamic range (like nikon's D3200)

I'd GO for it..
otherwise.. sorry Canon..

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Re: Get the 60d or wait for the 70d?
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2012, 09:12:37 PM »
the 70D may be coming on July 24

Where did you get that date from? The earliest date I expected to see anything new was photokina in late september.

Although a mirrorless is predicted on July 24, I'd still wait and see.  If not July 24, then late August / early September later for Photokina.

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Re: Get the 60d or wait for the 70d?
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2012, 09:12:37 PM »