Much has been said about the Canon 7D as one of the semi-pro category cameras of the centuries (though some would even go as far as calling it a pro camera). Bottom line is this camera his not full framed but damn, can it shoot.
However, we must consider that this model was released October 2009 as compared to the Canon 60D which is September 2010. Despite the whole year difference between the two the Canon 7D can still put up a good fight. After looking at the Canon 7D specs and the Canon 60D specs I ask myself: what’s to note about these two power cameras?
- If you can’t afford around 1600+$ then maybe about a 1000$+ can work out for you. The Canon 60D is about 500-600$ cheaper than the 7D (however we may expect a price drop for the 7D with recent release of the D7000)
- The Canon 7D has got 19 AF points as compared to the 60D’s 9 AF points. This pushes the AF options of 7D to the max if you’re strong on specific AF points (especially when working with f2.8L lenses).
- 60D carries a good 5.3fps but 7D is stronger at this point at 8.3fps
- The left button controls of the 7D plus the nice controls on the right side makes the 7D easy to manipulate while I find it quite difficult to work on 60D if it has buttons and controls only on the right. (then again I can’t make a say till I’ve tried the latter)
- The Canon 60D is almost 10 ounces lighter than the 7D
- The 60D has vari angle LCD against the fixed LCD of the 7D
- You can actually work on the RAW images on the camera of 60D without having to load up to a computer.
Though the 60D packs up a good deal of features I still think I would opt for the few more hundred dollars to spend for a Canon 7D. I am after all a wild life photographer (or at least I feel like one).
I feel like there’s still more things they can improve for the Canon 60D.
Then again the choice is yours to make.