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EOS 60D Notes [CR2]
« on: August 12, 2010, 05:04:48 AM »

A few things about the 60D

- I’m told that the 60D will NOT be a magnesium body. This would definitely separate it from the 7D.

- The body of the 60D is also slightly smaller than the 50D, but will have a larger grip area.

- The camera will cost $200-$300 more than the T2i


An all plastic body puts it inline to compete with the Nikon D90 segment directly. Though I’ve read rumors the D90 replacement WILL have a magnesium body.


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EOS 60D Notes [CR2]
« on: August 12, 2010, 05:04:48 AM »

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Re: EOS 60D Notes [CR2]
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010, 05:18:04 AM »
this looks like an absolutely clear distinction from now on concerning Canon DSLR's: the xxxxD, xxxD, xxD,---GAP--- 7D, 5D, ---GAP--- xD (a possible 3D), 1D. Anyone with me?
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Re: EOS 60D Notes [CR2]
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2010, 05:53:58 AM »
Re: Canon and Nikon swapping build quality

1 step forward, 2 steps back?

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Re: EOS 60D Notes [CR2]
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2010, 06:43:16 AM »
So, it will be plastic  >:(. What would $200 - $300 bring me extra compared to T2i besides an articulating screen? I hope it is not only better video, because a lot of people always claim that video on DSLR makes things cheaper.
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Re: EOS 60D Notes [CR2]
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2010, 06:49:39 AM »
So, it will be plastic  >:(. What would $200 - $300 bring me extra compared to T2i besides an articulating screen? I hope it is not only better video, because a lot of people always claim that video on DSLR makes things cheaper.

Better (faster) AF, faster FPS, Control wheel, CF slot, ...

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Re: EOS 60D Notes [CR2]
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2010, 06:51:00 AM »
If the 60D  is plastic, it can't be called a semi-pro body. Plastic is amateur as the 550D.

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Re: EOS 60D Notes [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2010, 07:01:26 AM »
Smaller than 50D - cool. Larger grip area sounds like better ergonomics... :)

Plastic body - sh*t. Not that the plastic body of my 400D isn't robust enough, but I like the looks of a Mg-body with parts where the black paint is gone and the shiny Mg is visible ;)... looks kinda indestructible!

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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2010, 07:01:26 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2010, 07:15:46 AM »
Plastic body will be a huge mistake IMHO!!!

The XXD line until now was a mid-range/semi-pro body's, downgrading the build quality will make these body's only for amateurs(/advanced amateurs)

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Re: EOS 60D Notes [CR2]
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2010, 07:32:24 AM »
Just get the 50D if you like the old style body. Bear in mind the 50D is towards end of life (marketing perspective, not operationally of course!) it is quite low price now. Never mind trying to give it a category. Does it do the job you want at the right price? As long as it is priced right I don't care if it is plastic or whatever. The question I'd have is whatever other new stuff they put in it better be good to make it worthwhile going over the 50D for it. Think it'll take more than a tilt screen for that!
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Re: EOS 60D Notes [CR2]
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2010, 07:39:51 AM »
Plastic body = no 60D for me

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Re: EOS 60D Notes [CR2]
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2010, 07:55:51 AM »
And me idiot was waiting now since 3 month that this camera will be released.
Than I better go with the 7d.
Who is spending so much money for a camera, is expecting  more than 1 kg Plastic..... :-[

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Re: EOS 60D Notes [CR2]
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2010, 08:09:11 AM »
Never mind trying to give it a category. Does it do the job you want at the right price? As long as it is priced right I don't care if it is plastic or whatever.
Plastic vs Metal  isn't only 'giving it a category'!

A pro photographer can't and won't use a plastic body!!
A.its not comfortable, and B. it just won't last!

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Re: EOS 60D Notes [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2010, 08:56:56 AM »
So, it will be plastic  >:(. What would $200 - $300 bring me extra compared to T2i besides an articulating screen? I hope it is not only better video, because a lot of people always claim that video on DSLR makes things cheaper.

Better (faster) AF, faster FPS, Control wheel, CF slot, ...

Top LCD (maybe?) and bigger viewfinder also. And probably microadjust.

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Re: EOS 60D Notes [CR2]
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2010, 09:16:56 AM »
Never mind trying to give it a category. Does it do the job you want at the right price? As long as it is priced right I don't care if it is plastic or whatever.
Plastic vs Metal  isn't only 'giving it a category'!

A pro photographer can't and won't use a plastic body!!
A.its not comfortable, and B. it just won't last!

A professional photographer will use what ever camera he can get to get the shot.  I know plenty of pro's who do shoot with a Mark IV/IIIDs who have sold great photos shot with a T1i while on vacation.

I can understand people wanting their work horse camera being metal, but to say a pro WON'T use a plastic body is kinda B.S.

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Re: EOS 60D Notes [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2010, 09:38:10 AM »
My take is that the addition of the swivel screen made them rethink the materials. The camera could get heavy with all the metal required to make the screen mechanism.

Either way, for me, feature set and IQ matter more than materials: plastics are truly amazing stuff these days.

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(Hmm, that last sentence made me sound old... oh well)

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Re: EOS 60D Notes [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2010, 09:38:10 AM »