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Im shopping for an entry level DSLR and these cameras caught my eye in terms of photography and video features.
Canon EOS 7d
Canon EOS 60d
Nikon d7000
I have owned Nikon and canon cameras in the past and the usage would be traveling, family, plants, architecture, landscape , hiking , family events weddings reunions an all around camera. Thanks for your feedback.
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The 7D isn't exactly entry level DSLR, neither is the 60D smile.gif The Rebel ones are the entry level. I would buy a 7D in a heartbeat ( got a 50D at the moment ) for all its features. Lightning fast AF, great low light capabilities, video recording, rugged design and image quality are top notch. I don't know the D7000 though so I can't comment on it, sorry wink.gif
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I'd hardly call the 7D an entry-level body...

Anyway, have you had a chance to go the store and try out the cameras in your hand? Comfort is probably the biggest obstacle in finding the right camera. IQ is more or less identical between all of these models (especially the 60D and 7D), although the Canon models will win out a tad in video (splitting hairs, really, as the D7000 does have good video, although you need to be shooting with AI and AI-S lenses in order to get full manual control). AF the D7000 and 7D are probably about even, with the 60D being worse by a bit. 60D also lacks micro-adjust in the event your lens is having small focus errors.

All in all you can't go wrong with any of these cameras. Just pair them up with some good lenses and you'll be set!
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+ rep thank you Lab
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post #5 of 15
exactly what lab said. i have played with the 7d and a d7000 and i still prefer my 7d just a little more over the d7000 but not to say i didnt enjoy using a d7000 for a day. was shooting sports. both cameras perform great. the one thing i noticed i think my 7D handled high ISO better but i like the noise that nikons produce at high ISO more. it seems more natural whereas the noise canons produce looks like colored pixels. at the end of the day it comes down to personal preference and the difference in price between the two of those is quite a bit... well for me at least being a college student
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post #7 of 15
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Plus rep Fenua thank you 7d it is

If you're just starting off with photography, I'd look much lower.

An entry-level body is usually much more than enough for most beginners. By the time you outgrow your entry-level body, chances are technology has already moved on and the will-be current pro models will have better features and specs for the same price as right now.

If you're just starting out, I heavily suggest you start off with just a basic entry level body with a kit lens. A Nikon D3100 w/ 18-55mm VR or a Canon T2i w/ 18-55mm IS will go a long way for you. Get used to the setup, then from there see what you need and what your setup lacks and upgrade from there.
post #8 of 15
yea i highly suggest not buying it because fenua said he would in a heartbeat lol. although i agree the 7D is an amazing camera it is by no means a good starter camera. a 7D is a serious investment and you still have to invest in lenses as well, and they are not cheap by any means, you can get cheap ones though but i wouldnt want to personally
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Yeah I wouldn't just jump right in and get a 7D. Something like a T2i will have very, very similar image quality for half the price. In fact, you probably wouldn't utilize the 7D to its fullest unless you are shooting things that need its lightning quick AF such as sports, and even then a T2i is perfectly fine for a beginner in that respect. Its what I've shot all my racing stuff with.
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which one feels better in your hand? biggrin.gif
 
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