Originally Posted by MistaBernie
So, opinion question time --
Am I crazy for wanting to switch from a T1i to a 60D or 7D?
I just posted my T1i kit (with options for additional stuff) up in the marketplace (and on POTN...) - as long as the body and grip both go, I should have the money to pick up a refurbed 60D. I really liked the 7D I was messing around with (that auto-focus screen is funky!) but I really can't justify it unless I sell some more stuff, which would leave me with a 7D and essentially the 70-200m -- that and canon doesn't seem to have any refurbs in at the moment for CLP..
The 7D is an incredible camera, one of the top APS-C cameras on the market IMO. I bought it at launch and really loved the AF system, which can really deliver great results with the customizable tracking modes, zone AF point selection, 8 FPS, etc. Plus the 7D's build quality is superb, even better than my 5DII. In the end I didn't really take advantage of the OCF function or the AF system that much, so the 5DII was a better fit, worse AF be damned.
So, those features are worthy of serious consideration, but as a general purpose DSLR, the 7D is awesome if you can fork it over. The 60D is an entirely different camera in comparison, though its high ISO performance is comparable. The 60D is kind of like a neutered 50D, though it is a capable camera.
The adage about glass before body is definitely true, especially considering that high resolution APS-C sensors can actually magnify flaws in the glass. However, having a DSLR body with great ergonomics, robust build, and great performance is definitely a big factor.