I purchased my first 60D in April of 2013, even though I thought that I wanted a 7D. I sunk most of my money into three quality lenses, and had to "settle" for a 60D. Since the two bodies share an identical sensor, I thought that the 60 D would be OK until I could afford a 7D. I'm a nature, wildlife, and landscape photographer, I seldom shoot video, and photo quality is my number one objective. I have two minor beefs with this camera, one is the location of the on/off switch on the left side of the body, under the mode control wheel. Could they have made the switch any harder to operate? Fortunately, battery life is so good that I turn the camera on when I step outside in the morning, and don't turn it off until I come back inside. My other beef is that Canon doesn't make a split prism focusing screen for this camera, and their precise focusing screen only works with f/2.8 or faster lenses. I can switch to live view and zoom in to 10X for precise focusing, but I would have liked a split prism screen as well. The articulated display is a life saver, or I should say, a neck saver when I'm using the live view. I can place the camera on the tripod and see the screen without having to lay on the ground to do so, a real plus when shooting aquatic plants and insects, believe me! What I love most about this camera is that I can look through the viewfinder, and tell what exposure compensation I need to use 99% of the time. The viewfinder is clear and bright, and very large when compared to the old DSLR that I had. The information is presented in a clear, logical way. The controls for setting the ISO, drive, metering mode, and auto-focus mode are on the top of the body, next to the LED display, and easy to use. It took me a little while to get used to the dial used for setting the exposure compensation, but I have trained my thumb well, and that's no longer a problem. This camera continues to amaze me. I have another brand of 150-500 mm telephoto lens, the auto-focus can pick birds out of the brush that they are hiding in, and the images are sharp and clear. When I switch to the Canon 70-200 mm L series lens, the sharpness blows me away. The 60D allows you to store and use three different sets of "offsets' for image quality, and I have fine tuned those to match my three lenses. I can also store one entire set-up as well, which makes it easy to have one set-up for landscapes, and another for birds and wildlife. I don't see how I could be happier with the images that the 60D produces, or in its operation. So much so that I decided to pick up a second body for an extended vacation that I'm about to leave on. That way, I'll have the telephoto lens on one body for wildlife, and the second body will be for landscapes and waterfalls, to save the time and trouble of switching lenses dozens of times per day. I'll admit that I would still like to have a 7D for its metal body and weather sealing, but I doubt if the images it would produce would be any better given that the two cameras share the same sensor. And, I now have two solid, dependable, excellent performing bodies for about the same cost as one 7D.