Sorry to be posting a new thread on this but i hope to get some advise on the following questions i have. I currently own a Nikon D70 with a 15-85mm lens and will consider myself an amateur. Basically my uses of the DSLR is for normal photos for events indoors/outdoors and maybe some close ups. As my DSLR is already very old, am looking to replace it.
After going through many reviews, i decided to go for the Canon 60D but after checking out some shops and talking to some sales people, they recommended getting the Canon 650D as it is newer, lighter and has the new processor, touch screen etc.
For my own preference i am slightly on the preference on the 60D as i dont mind the weight of the 60D as my old D70 is almost the same , but
1. due to my old D70, i am very used to the metering lcd on top which the Canon 650D is lacking. For users who have swapped to the 650D is this an issue?
2. As many functions of the 650D uses the touchscreen. Does the battery 'die off' very quickly? Shows 400+ in specs but in real life does it last that long if one fiddles a lot with settings and live view?
3. I was looking to at the 650 Kit 2 lens (18-135mm STM) as i usually like an all rounder lens but according to one sales person, he said the lens may not fit other full frame Canon DSLRs? He couldn't explain this in details other than 'compatibility'.. So was wondering about this if i get the 650D.
4. Also according to one sales person, he claims the 60D is more weatherproof than the 600D/650D. i expected he meant stop working in cold places but he claims even some drizzle will damage the 600D/650D....Perhaps at that point i seem to be edging on the 60D and he wanting a sales.... A bit far fetched but just wondering.
5. As there are rumors about a new model to replace the 60D soon, is it still worthwhile to buy this model?
Thank you in advance.