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Canon 60D or 7D

gareth01422 10 213 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 9:53PM
Hi guys

Big fat bonus time at work and wanted to upgrade my kit from a 400D.

I ask the below question:

Do I upgrade to 60D or 5D?

I usually shoot landscapes and architecture but would like to be able to shoot sports or portraits as well.
I will never use my camera for making movies either. I would like to know the big difference you guys have found
between the 2 cameras.

Also be aware I will probably be buying a sigma 10-20 or canon 10-20 and then a good telephoto lens.


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mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 10:16PM
I presume you mean the 5D2? For simple quality, I would be tempted to say the 5D2 because the range of lenses is superior to the APS-C lenses. But many experienced photographers say it is hard to tell the difference between a 7D (which has the same sensor as the 60D) and a 5D2 up to about 20x12 prints. So getting the 60D would save money you can spend on decent glass.

The AF on both cameras is pretty comparable for your sports.
tpfkapm Plus
7 261 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 10:22PM
7d or 5d mk1 2 or 3?
tpfkapm Plus
7 261 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 10:25PM
7d focus better than 5d mk2
5dmk3 blows 7 d away
7d better built etc than 60d and more flexible and similar iq to 60d
7 Dec 2012 10:25PM
I have the 60D. it's a great camera. I upgraded form a 30D and it was a big improvement. Lots of people on here would say that you don't need the 7D unless you really require the better autofocus, which is for capturing fast moving objects such as sports, birds etc. It also has micro adjustment for focusing but i have never noticed any problem with my 60D as far as focusing is concerned. It's also heavier than the 60D.

So unless you plan to do a lot of sports or action photography, i would get the 60D and buy some good glass to go with it.
gareth01422 10 213 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 10:29PM
sorry guys I ment the 7D mk 2 is it?
justin c 14 4.9k 36 England
7 Dec 2012 11:05PM

Quote:sorry guys I ment the 7D mk 2 is it?

There's no such thing. There's a 7D or a 5D, 5D Mk II, 5D Mk III.
gareth01422 10 213 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 11:21PM
sorry, its a 7D
redsnappa 15 2.0k United Kingdom
8 Dec 2012 9:41AM
Is the 6D better than the 7D?
mondmagu 8 75 Ireland
8 Dec 2012 1:33PM
The 7D is more geared for the sports photographer due to it's better af system and the higher frame rate.
I purchased the 60D instead of the 7D because I don't do much sports shots and the money I saved I used to purchase better glass.The 60D does produce good sports shots,it's just the frame rate is less than the 7D and so reduced the chance of getting great shots.
Also the 60D has the articulated lcd screen which is great for different angles.
Both will do portrait work no problem,but it's really down to the quality of glass you purchase to go with the camera.
I have no regrets purchasing the 60D with the EF-S 17-55 f2.8 lens,it's a cracker of a lens.
8 Dec 2012 6:41PM
I'd look at full frame which means 5D2 or 3. There are still 5D2's about and at great prices.

The 5D2 may not have the 7d focusing system, but it's got better IQ and is definitely a lot better than a 60D


There's also the new full frame 6D which looks very good.

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