Originally Posted by beldecca
I don't care about the body that much - although the higher ISO (working) would be nice, but as someone mentioned, the K5 has that (and is a great camera).
Back to the positive side, both the 60D & the D7000 seems to be great little bodies. Not up to their big brothers, but also not at those price tags either.
I think I'm leaning a bit more to the D7000 with its focusing system, but it looks to be out of stock all over the place. What gives?
Given these are the criteria and reasons for switching i would HIGHLY consider going to a D300s or D300, even picking one up used...
Theres several reasons, but the biggest one is the D7000 is not really "Pro" level in build, a D300/D300s is, If you're doing event photography you'd even more preferably want to have TWO bodies, in case one fails....Also the D300/D300s use CF cards, which is a HUGE benefit, Also while the D700 has a nice AF system, the D300/D300s is still better, it has the same AF system as Nikon's top end models, Missed shots = Bad
On the Canon side, Go for the 7D, the 60D is really not that impressive, Terrible antiquated AF system and a lot of gimmicks.....its even less impressive now that the T3i is launched...simply not worth the price imho....and again, the 60D is NOT a pro-level body, the 7D on the other hand is in the same category as the 5DII which is sort of pro....oh and again, the 60D uses CF cards...In the Canon lineup the only bodies that can annihilate the 7D's AF performance are the 1-series bodies
SD vs CF is not just speed, CF cards are substantially more durable (unless you're an idiot and force it in the slot breaking the pins) and its more likely that the place you're going to work for is going to have more shooters using CF than SD, meaning that if something bad happens, you can also possibly borrow memory cards or etc from a fellow shooter....Also keep in mind the higher end bodies are all CF-based, so upgrading in the future might get even more costly if you have to replace a big pile of SD cards with CF cards...Whereas now getting into things you likely wont have too many
In terms of lenses, Canon has more cheap lenses with USM drives, which are in general fast and quiet to focus, Canon's fast primes are also USM-equipped whereas not all of Nikon's are, while the screw-driven AF in some Nikkors isnt slow, its usually quite loud and this might not be desireable at some functions...Depending...
I'm not trying to be mean or anything..just helping you to make a good consideration