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post #21 of 58
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Well, Canon has refurb 50Ds for 700 bucks..... would I be kicking myself if the 60D had a 200 MIR on Monday (making it roughly the same price)? The 50D does feel pretty great in the hand, as I just now found out.
post #22 of 58
I'll knock the T2i and T3i off your list right now. They're great cameras, but you complained about the small size of your XS. Every single Rebel made has a small body. If you think the XS has an uncomfortably small body, you'll say the same things over the T2i and T3i.

I'd highly recommend the 50D, 60D, and 7D instead. The 50D is cheaper than the others but loses to high ISO performance, the 60D offers the IQ of the 7D in a cheaper package, and the 7D adds on a magnesium alloy body with a superior AF system.

My experience with the 50D is that it has up to 800-1600 ISO usable for online publishing. 1600 ISO requires some noise reduction, although not as much as the XS (I have experience with both cameras first hand).

I'd actually aim for the 60D or 7D for your needs. Both offer better high ISO performance than the 50D, which seems to be the most important quality for your photography.
Edited by r31ncarnat3d - 2/18/11 at 4:33pm
post #23 of 58
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Grrrrrr.

I'm really hung up between the 50D and 60D now. After handling both back-to-back, the 50D really had me on feel/size/potential durability. it has most everything I want (maybe save for shooting above 3200 ISO), and nothing I don't need (articulating screen, video, 18MP). The sucky thing is that I lose the ability to use my existing SD cards, but it's also 100 bucks cheaper (Canon refurb, direct) than the 60D, leaving me room to buy a fast CF card. I can deal without having a grip for the time being..... so I'm about 80% sure at this point that it's 50D or bust. Not counting anything out, though.
post #24 of 58
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Grrrrrr.

I'm really hung up between the 50D and 60D now. After handling both back-to-back, the 50D really had me on feel/size/potential durability. it has most everything I want (maybe save for shooting above 3200 ISO), and nothing I don't need (articulating screen, video, 18MP). The sucky thing is that I lose the ability to use my existing SD cards, but it's also 100 bucks cheaper (Canon refurb, direct) than the 60D, leaving me room to buy a fast CF card. I can deal without having a grip for the time being..... so I'm about 80% sure at this point that it's 50D or bust. Not counting anything out, though.
Well, after using my 50D for close to half a year, I have absolutely no complaints about it It's a great camera that will serve you well.

As for CF cards, why not post a thread on POTN asking for an SD->CF card trade?
post #25 of 58
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Well, because I'll likely keep them for the XS as a backup setup and/or use them day to day at work, since they're slim enough to slip in my wallet and bring work home.
post #26 of 58
The 60D is just a high end Rebel now... bleh nasty.


Save yourself some money and get a used 50D. Better built and with weather sealing. Make sure you get them to tell you the shutter count on the camera. They have a usual lifespan of 100k so getting one at 30k or under will mean you will be able to use it for a long time to come.


But all that said I am a nikon guy myself. :3
post #27 of 58
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Save yourself some money and get a used 50D. Better built and with weather sealing. Make sure you get them to tell you the shutter count on the camera. They have a usual lifespan of 100k so getting one at 30k or under will mean you will be able to use it for a long time to come.
Used 50Ds are currently going for a bit more than a direct-from-Canon refurb. I'm going to go eat dinner and think about this, although I'm pretty sure I'll be hammering the order button shortly.
post #28 of 58
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The 60D is just a high end Rebel now... bleh nasty.


Save yourself some money and get a used 50D. Better built and with weather sealing. Make sure you get them to tell you the shutter count on the camera. They have a usual lifespan of 100k so getting one at 30k or under will mean you will be able to use it for a long time to come.


But all that said I am a nikon guy myself. :3
The 60D has partial weather sealing just like the 50D. I do admit though that magnesium alloy feels much, much better than the polycarbonate body That said, there isn't much of a difference in durability. And like I said earlier, the 60D does use the T2i's/7D's sensor, so it has the same high ISO performance as them.


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Used 50Ds are currently going for a bit more than a direct-from-Canon refurb. I'm going to go eat dinner and think about this, although I'm pretty sure I'll be hammering the order button shortly.
Wow, didn't know refurbs were going for that price. Nice!
post #29 of 58
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The 60D has partial weather sealing just like the 50D. I do admit though that magnesium alloy feels much, much better than the polycarbonate body That said, there isn't much of a difference in durability. And like I said earlier, the 60D does use the T2i's/7D's sensor, so it has the same high ISO performance as them.

I've held them both and toyed with them, maybe it was just that I only shoot nikon but for some reason the 60D just felt weird and not as sturdy. Where as the 50D felt great.
post #30 of 58
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700 bucks. It's real hard to say no to that, although the POTN guys are really pushing the 60D since it's apparently a better high-ISO sensor. The thing is, though, after using them both consecutively, I feel like I would be upset I didn't get the 50D based on ergonomics alone. It just felt.... right.
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