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60D or 650D and why?

i'm in two minds and would like to have some of you who might have one of each to chat about why you got one and not the other... ultimatly to see which one is best.

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alistairfarrugia 5 164 88 Malta
11 Nov 2012 8:53PM
Are you in a position to try both? Consider watching this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYP1FfTNY3o
ade_mcfade 13 15.2k 216 England
11 Nov 2012 9:06PM

2 wheels
alistairfarrugia 5 164 88 Malta
11 Nov 2012 9:17PM
John, it also depends on what you're after though. I'm no expert on either, but I own the 600D which is quite similar, size-wise, to the 650D. If there's one thing that I can tell you for sure is that the 600D feels "small" in your hands, so you might want to consider getting a battery grip right away along with it to make it a tad more chunky. Feature-wise, they're quite close but the 650D's got a better processor (digic 5), but the 60D does indeed have 2 wheels not 1 like the 650D, plus a screen on top and a naturally bigger (and probably more comfortable) grip.

As I said though, depends what you're after and what you're used to. Check that video, might help you. Smile
Snapster 5 141 England
11 Nov 2012 10:17PM
Although the 650D has the digic 5 processor, I was told this upgrade was really for video.
For taking photographs there isn't a difference between the 550D, 600D, & 650D (that said I think the ISO range for the 650 may be higher).
Cue torrent of emails correcting meWink
I don't know why you've narrowed your choice to these two, Guessing price and you've already got Canon lenses, etc.
Have you tried the two camera's and compared spec's?
I would spend some time playing with both camera's, take pictures with different settings and get use to the menu's and functions, etc.
Find out which feels best for you not for us!!!!!!!
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 11:00AM
650D for: smaller size so you are more likely to take it with you, cheaper so you can spend more money on good glass
60D: better AF system, dual wheel controls (v buttons on the 650D), top plate LCD, more rugged build (but this is unlikely to be significant in normal use), brighter vewfinder

The deal breaker for me for the xxD v the xxxD is the dual-wheels and better AF.
steve_p 11 1.2k England
12 Nov 2012 3:47PM
I had a 600d for 6 months. I found it to be too small, I missed the top plate screen and buttons and the 2 wheel control system. This was after owning a 40D and 7D( big mistake selling this!)
I would go for the 60D!
JackAllTog Plus
8 4.7k 58 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 4:04PM
650D - Super new sensor, but small & no top LCD
60D - Super LCD and 2 dial control, pretty good sensor but a tad old now.

Rumoured 7D mk2, Super dooper new sensor, dials, LCD's, fps speed but price to match.

Result - Get a 2nd hand 60D and spend your spare dosh on lenses, then see what's really released and when - might be a month, a year or never.

if you have 2000 - the 6D?

(I started on the 400D, now 60D, Next - maybe the 6D once the price drops a bit?)
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 4:11PM
I thought the 650D is the same sensor as the 60D/7D?
StrayCat Plus
13 18.5k 3 Canada
12 Nov 2012 6:21PM
60D for fps. I had the other, and it is just too slow if you need continuous drive at times. I agree with the suggestion for a used 60D, or a factory demo.

User_Removed 5 112 Wales
12 Nov 2012 10:18PM

Quote:I thought the 650D is the same sensor as the 60D/7D?

Same sensor but the 7D has a dual digic4 processor so MUCH faster. If size matters and you want a smaller body, go for the 650 or as mentioned above, wait for a price drop on the lighter full farme 6D
Thanks all, it helps out a lot.
I've been looking at the 60D as i have quite big hands and suffer a lot with small camera's, From pains in my hands...
I've brought some good glass and am now happy with that, however my 400D is on its way out, so spoke to a friend of mine and he was getting the 650D instead of the 60D as he said it was better... (Not Convinced) so thought i'd ask all you guys on here. I like the size of the 60D and like the Top Plate LCD also, i'm just debating as the 650D near on joins the 60D Body only in price.
I'd go for the 7D if i had the extra 500 on top of the rest lol.
Just can't seem to get past the 650 mark.
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 4:20PM
The 650D is an excellent camera: the 650D, 60D and 7D all share the same sensor so it comes down to what functions you want/like.
Larger hands would prefer the 60D/7D. For compactness the 650D, and the 650D AF matched the 60D.

I think you just need to go to a shop and handle them.
JackAllTog Plus
8 4.7k 58 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 10:12PM
As well as that top plate the 2nd control dial on the 60D is very good. Now i'm used to the 60D the xxxD range seem very small.
User_Removed 5 112 Wales
25 Nov 2012 4:59PM

Quote:As well as that top plate the 2nd control dial on the 60D is very good. Now i'm used to the 60D the xxxD range seem very small.

Agree with you here, it's nice to operate the 2nd control dial without taking your eye away to see where the buttons are on an xxxD camera.

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