Why so few 60D posts here?

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Ubilam
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Why so few 60D posts here?
Apr 17, 2013

Nobody seems to boast about it. Got any good photos taken with it? Surely, there must be some.

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Because it's obsolete
In reply to Ubilam, Apr 17, 2013

Because the 60D sucks.  The 70D is so much better, from what I've heard here, that nobody wants the 60D anymore.

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60 d is a fantastic camera i do wedings with it. and i get superb photos. maby the problem is

with you , maby you need some photo lessons. or a camera manual .

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ARShutterbug wrote:

Because the 60D sucks.  The 70D is so much better, from what I've heard here, that nobody wants the 60D anymore.

Funny :-).  I think Alexander is being ironic, the 70D exists only in rumours so far.  The topics on this forum can be, erm, self selected  I think the 60D is a fine camera (and so is the 7D, and so was the 50D, and so will be the 70D, and so was my old camera the 350D .... )  I have the 60D, so you should treat my opinion with a bit of scepticism, just as you should treat any 'this camera is trash' opinion on here.

Are people taking nice shots with the 60D? You be the judge:

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=EOS+60D&m=tags

Is anyone feeling the need to come on these boards and moan about focus calibration, autofocus tracking, pixel count, or sensor noise from images taken down a coalmine at IS12800?  Doesn't seem that they are.  You should draw your own conclusions about that.

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I have yet to see a single photo from a 70D that is better than one from a 60D.

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In reply to Jeff Peterman, Apr 17, 2013

Either we're all sharing the same joke about the non-existent (as yet) 70D, or we are talking about the 7D - which is it? 

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In reply to Jeff Peterman, Apr 17, 2013

Perhaps the 70D will confuse Canon followers less than the 60D did! There was a virtually infinite array of names Canon could have chosen for a new camera that was out of step with the metal bodies and rather high framerate 10D 20D 30D 40D 50D. Instead they chose to name a plastic camera with a lower framerate and a hinged screen the '60D'. Not that it is a bad camera, but it was out of step with what that established market was looking for, more something for the generalized hobbyist than those who put a few thousand frames into cameras at every event.

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In reply to iancbradley, Apr 17, 2013

I as the same thing before I bought my 60D. The only answer I got was that 60D owners were out taking pictures and had very few problems with their camera.

It's a great camera with the same sensor the 7D has but with no weather sealing or metal body. I've never missed either.

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nikkorwatcher wrote:

Perhaps the 70D will confuse Canon followers less than the 60D did! There was a virtually infinite array of names Canon could have chosen for a new camera that was out of step with the metal bodies and rather high framerate 10D 20D 30D 40D 50D. Instead they chose to name a plastic camera with a lower framerate and a hinged screen the '60D'. Not that it is a bad camera, but it was out of step with what that established market was looking for, more something for the generalized hobbyist than those who put a few thousand frames into cameras at every event.

You could well be right. I'm not sure whether any of the contributors on this sub-forum often put a few thousand frames into an event, I know I don't

The more I read back this thread, the more I think I've been troll-feeding.  Never mind!

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In reply to nikkorwatcher, Apr 17, 2013

The 7D line didn't exist when the 10D-50D came out. But because of the existence of the 7D, they had to change the direction of the xxD line a little to clearly differentiate the 60D from the 7D. In fact, that's the problem: if they make the 70D too good, why would anyone buy a 7D MKII?

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nikkorwatcher wrote:

Perhaps the 70D will confuse Canon followers less than the 60D did! There was a virtually infinite array of names Canon could have chosen for a new camera that was out of step with the metal bodies and rather high framerate 10D 20D 30D 40D 50D. Instead they chose to name a plastic camera with a lower framerate and a hinged screen the '60D'.

60D has same or higher frame rate than 10D/20D/30D.  The segment is more defined by use of glass pentaprism, AF system, and QCD - all of which 60D shares with the x0D line - than by the composition of the outter skin.

Not that it is a bad camera, but it was out of step with what that established market was looking for, more something for the generalized hobbyist than those who put a few thousand frames into cameras at every event.

Pffft.   The difference between 3/5 fps and 3/6 fps is immaterial.  60D has same or greater shutter/mirror durability as any of its x0D predecessors.

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You may not be looking very far.  I love my 60D but dream of the 70D

I have used it for photos and videos and with the Magic Lantern it opens up a whole new experience.

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In reply to Jeff Peterman, Apr 17, 2013

Canon decided to capitalise on the known sequence of their double digit D line with a specification that was confounded those that might have looked towards an upgrade of more of the same. Canon gained a little by attracting the eye of those who had an earlier x0D in the store, but they also lost people who took a quick look at the specifications of the 60D and realised Canon wanted a lot more for a new camera that was as fast and well built as the one they already had. For the sake of trying to push some to the 7D they lost a lot of 60D sales which might be why you don't see much talk about it here. Whoops.

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I have a 60D.  It is my first DSLR so it is way beyond what I was using before.  It it just a hobby for me and it works well for what I do.  I have been shooting more sports with my kids in track so there are time when I think the burst rate of the 7D would be nice.  But rather than move from the 60D to a 7D I figure I will wait to see what the refresh of the 7D/60D look like before I decide how I want upgrade.

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Ah, you may have hit on the key difference between the 50D and the 60D (and why some people upgraded): improvements in the video functions, which is where the articulated screen becomes very useful. And most people in this forum don't talk about video.

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In reply to Ubilam, Apr 17, 2013

This is a perfectly fine camera. Is it the absolute best in class for sensor - no. Same sensor as the 7D, though. The AF is not as highly sophisticated as it could be, and I miss some shots, but I think that the 60D is a good all-arounder well suited for intermediate level photographers such as myself. I have my eye on a 7D2 for birding and a 6D, or eventually a high MP low framerate Canon, for landscape.

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Because there are so few problems with it. By and large I use this forum to ask question I can't find answers to. The 60D is so intuitive  and such a delight to work with that more often than not I am out taking pictures.

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ARShutterbug wrote:

Because the 60D sucks.  The 70D is so much better, from what I've heard here, that nobody wants the 60D anymore.

They're both obsolete.  I heard the 7D MkII blows them both away.

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In reply to nikkorwatcher, Apr 17, 2013

Canon saw fit to split its X0D line and I think it was a great move.

60D has advanced controls, prism finder, shoulder LCD, body form factor of the X0D line.   It features 1/8000 shutter, 1/250 flash sync, wireless flash control, weather sealing, higher shutter life.   It has better AF, better sensor, better screen than 50D.   It may have slightly lower burst speed, but the RAW buffer is still 16, not 6 like on the Rebels.   And of course, there is a very comprehensive video package there.  The body is not magnesium, but 60D is a tough bugger, and its fiber-polycarb body holds its own very well.   I will not be surprised if we see carbon fiber pro bodies before the end of the decade.   These modern polymers are incredible.  About the only thing that 50D has over 60D, and which I would want to have, is MFA.   But so far, I did not actually NEED it.

So, Canon gave customers a great choice - a less expensive but every bit as good, and in some ways better, body, for those who do not need the extra speed, or a slightly more expensive body featuring the AF system and frame rates rivaled only by the 1D line.

The positioning of 60D is about perfect.   It makes for a very natural leap from a Rebel line to the next level, and encourages one to take photography to the next level - which for Canon, means more sales in lenses, flashes and likely better bodies in the future.   Compared to a camera like T2i, which is not bad by any means itself, 60D is an absolute joy to handle and use.

Maybe that is why there are so few people here complaining about it.

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