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Old Jul 6, 2015, 4:57 PM   #1
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Hi folks, I'm very new to all this forum stuff! I want to upgrade my 400d and would like advice on what to go for please. I've got several Sigma lenses that I still want to use, should I stick with same series (600/700d) or change to 60d/70d? I like portrait, wildlife and macro! Thanks Andy

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The 600/700 series are basic entry level stuff.The 60/70D are higher end and a more serious gear.
Now we have 750D/760D as the latest ones with 24MP and more advanced features.7D MK II is the higher end release,but has pro features,durable body and is rather expensive.
Your Sigma lenses should work on all the newer bodies.7D II is best suited to wildlife.
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Hi what's your budget
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Canon has been blurring the line between the amateur dSLRs and the pro dSLRs lately, but the one clear dividing line is the fastest shutter speeds. The amateur models have 1/4000 as their fastest shutter speed, while the pro models can do 1/8000 (or faster.)

The faster shutter speed can help with your wildlife photography, especially for birds-in-flight.

For that reason, I suggest you go with a 60D or 70D.
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Hi I have about 500 at present but might be able to add more if needed!
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Thanks for replies so far - sounds like I need to be splashing out on a 60d/70d then!
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The 600/700 series are basic entry level stuff.The 60/70D are higher end and a more serious gear.
Now we have 750D/760D as the latest ones with 24MP and more advanced features.7D MK II is the higher end release,but has pro features,durable body and is rather expensive.
Your Sigma lenses should work on all the newer bodies.7D II is best suited to wildlife.
Thanks for the advice!
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I suppose the next question then needs to be is the 70d worth the additional cost over a decent 2nd hand 60d?
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I suppose the next question then needs to be is the 70d worth the additional cost over a decent 2nd hand 60d?
dSLRs have a lot of moving parts, and there's no reliable way to determine how much use and abuse it may have received. I caution you to be wary of used dSLRs, though factory refurbished dSLRs might be a good way to save some money.
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If it was me I would go with the 70d which I think has the better features
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