Since the EOS 60D was announced a few days ago there seems to be a greek chorus developing on the internet photography forums that it's not a real EOS 60D, it's more of a digital Rebel T3i (or 600D). Well what makes a Rebel a Rebel? From what I've been able to gather the answer is a plastic body! Doesn't seem to matter what you put in that body, if it's plastic, it's a Rebel. If you put a plastic body on the EOS 7D, it would instantly become an EOS 700D (Rebel). Nevermind that it's engineering grade polycarbonate. Plastic is plastic and everyone knows that plastic cameras aren't as good. Exactly why plastic isn't as good isn't as clear, but it's clearly not good. You can put in the viewfinder and 9 zone all cross sensor AF system from the EOS 50D, but that's not enough to make it not a Rebel. Even if you actually give it a little more coverage than the 50D, that's still not enough. You can use a real optical Pentaprism rather than a pentamirror, but that makes no difference either. You can add the most capable video system yet found on any EOS DSLR, but no, that's not enough to lift it from Rebel status. You can take the built in wireless flash capability of the EOS 7D and add that. Still not enough. It's got a plastic body, it's a Rebel. You can use a high capacity battery, like the 7D, but it's still a Rebel since the body is plastic. You can give it a rear QCD and a top panel LCD - but no, it's got a plastic body so it's a Rebel. Likewise an interchangable viewfinder screen makes no difference. Still plastic, still a Rebel.