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    50D or 60D

    Hi folks. I'm interested in buying a 50D however I can't help but notice the new 60D.

    Could someone try to persuade me to by the 60D for about 200 bucks more? Really.

    I'll be happy with either camera but if the 60D is worth the extra dough I'll get it.

    also, any thoughts on the 17-85 kit lens that comes with the 50D? (it only adds 160 to the price) Or should I not bother and get something like the 15-85?

    Thanks!

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    The 60D is worth the money if you really want video.

    I believe the 50D might actually have features the 60D does not. But the 60D is newer, so it may have Other features the 50D does not... Confusing? I know, blame canon.

    Other then that both should be plenty fine.
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    DP Review do not appear to have done a complete review as yet....so hard to suggest choosing one way or the other.

    As a 50D owner, I would not contemplate "upgrading" to a 60D, but would contemplate upgrading to a 7D.

    Not sure how far your budget will stretch, but if you are prepared to go for the 60D, would the 7D be within reach ?
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    It looks like Canon is moving their line to four levels from 3. They have their entry level cameras in the rebel series, then they have their enthusiast series the XXD or in this case the 60D, the prosumer/serious photog series 7D 5DII, and their pro series 1D III, IV, etc.

    The 60D seems to be a sideways, and maybe slightly backward move from the 50D. Canon uses composites for the body instead of magnesium, the continuous speed shooting was lowered from 6.3fps to 5.3fps, the CF card was changed to an SD card, and they've included an articulated screen, which I personally like, but has caused an uproar among XXD users. XXD users have begun to call it the super rebel, and don't consider it the upgrade path from the 50D anymore. That slot belongs to the 7D/5D now.

    With the "negative" changes there have been some "improvements": More MP, The same metering system as the 7D, and higher resolution articulated LCD. It's a different line now, but still looks like a capable, great camera.
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    TenD, too many whiners out there, i think the articualting LCD rocks. nikon forgot to read the memo oviously as neither the d7000, or even more stupidly, the p7000 have this lcd.

    some say it has to do with weatherproofing which is a nonsense as oly have been using the articualting lcd for ages on their E3 and thats about the best weather sealed body there is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    TenD, too many whiners out there, i think the articualting LCD rocks. nikon forgot to read the memo oviously as neither the d7000, or even more stupidly, the p7000 have this lcd.

    some say it has to do with weatherproofing which is a nonsense as oly have been using the articualting lcd for ages on their E3 and thats about the best weather sealed body there is.
    I agree. POTN has their panties all in a wad. I think it's a fine camera, who cares what they called it.
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    60D over the 50D...unless you're going to be really picky about the material used to build the body cause then you're better off with a 7D....
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    is the 60d video better or the same as the 7d ?
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    Looks as if it's nearly the same. Another feature I've noticed is they are offering multiple aspect ratios on the 60D. This is a little point and shootish, but it's also a feature the 7D doesn't have.
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    If you have the money, I would go with the 7D. imo, I think the 60D is a step back for Canon. Lower fps, body material, sd instead of cf, and the rotating lcd. To me it seems like they geared it more towards getting the people with Rebels to upgrade to the XXD series.

    I recently bought the 7D and love it. A huge upgrade from my 40D. I recently tried my 40D again as a backup for a soccer game (because I haven't sold it yet) and was like uck, how did I ever use that, lol...

    Anyway, what I tell all my friends who are looking at cameras, do some research and read some reviews (which looks like you have done) and try holding one in your hands and try it out.

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