It's funny cause this thread just sparked me to look again at all the models. I have been lusting for a 5D MKII for the last year or so, because I want to do two main things:
1) Take landscapes and some close up wildlife photography to blow up and put on my walls (my current Digital Rebel 6.3 mp isn't half bad at that!).
2) Take GOOD snowboarding videos and stills a couple times a year.
I'm starting to think that a 60D would be fine for my needs. I always wanted a full frame for the landscapes, but I'm sure the 60D would still blow me away at the sizes I want to blow things up to (3' x 4' or so).
What do you think? All my lenses are EF mount, but I think they're all compatible still between EF and EF-S right?
Edit: Okay now I'm trying to figure between the 5D MKII, 60D, 6D, or 7D... 6D might be the target, being full frame and a little higher MP than the 60D or 7D, but still cheaper than the 5D MKII.
Well, for what you have listed I would say 7D. 6D and 60D have plastic body and lower build quality, I would cut them out. If you have any EF-S lenses they won't work on a FF body so thats a choice you have to make. So between the 7D and 5DMKII...
Here's my breakdown.
7D - Higher FPS for stills, crop sensor gives you more reach with your lenses (better for close ups of wildlife), smaller and lighter which is nice for video as you have to carry the thing. Smaller video files gives you more video on your cards. Faster/better autofocus. Accepts your EF-S lenses.
5D - Better IQ (arguable), higher MP (doesn't matter), larger sensor is better in low light and better DOF. Wider FOV with same lenses, good for landscape.
Basically if you were looking to do portraits and landscape only I would say 5D, but for video, wildlife and sports the 7D is a better bet. If you pop a 10-22 on it your gonna be super wide and make up for the crop frame. Getting more reach out of a 70-300 is a big deal though (like having a 480mm on a 5d). you will notice that bigtime when your trying to shoot a bird or a moose thats far away. The autofocus is alaso more advanced on the 7D.
What lenses do you have?