Review of Canon EOS 60D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera
$599.00-$899.00 (Body Only)Price Range
Reviewed on: July 18, 2013
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Pros & Cons
With the new EOS 60D DSLR, Canon gives the photo enthusiast a powerful tool fostering creativity, with better image quality, more advanced features and automatic in-camera technologies for ease-of-use. It features an improved APS-C sized 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor for tremendous images, a new DIGIC 4 Image Processor for finer detail and excellent color reproduction, and improved ISO capabilities from 100-6400 (expandable to 12800) for uncompromised shooting even in the dimmest situations. The new multi-control Dial enables users to conveniently operate menus and enter settings with a simple touch. The 60D also features an EOS first: A Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View articulating LCD (1,040,000 dots) monitor for easy low- or high-angle viewing. An improved viewfinder, a number of new in-camera creative options and filters, plus HDMI output for viewing images on an HDTV all make the EOS 60D invaluable for the evolving photographer.
The compact, inexpensive and available in increasingly large capacities; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards are a perfect complement to the EOS 60D DSLR's compact and lightweight body design. The 60D is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF and EF-S line-up, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses. Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer technology is featured in select lenses to minimize the effect of camera shake. Additionally, photographers can use the same lenses, for video, they do for still photography; Canon wide-angle, macro, super-telephoto, tilt-shift and fisheye lenses, providing a wealth of focal lengths, depth-of-field and other creative shooting options once reserved for stills. The 60D marks a highpoint in convenience for the photographer by being able to shoot an image as a RAW file and then process it entirely in-camera to produce a separate JPEG file without the need of an outside computer. The 60D gives 10 process variables like brightness adjustment, white balance, Picture Style, Auto Lighting Optimizer, Noise reduction, JPEG image-recording quality, Color space, Lens peripheral illumination correction, Distortion correction and chromatic aberrations correction to create the image you envision, set to the 3:2 aspect ratio used in 35mm film. The Canon 60D is loaded with multiple software’s like – Canon EOS Digital Solution Disk, EOS Utility for Mac or Windows; Digital Photo Professional, ZoomBrowser or ImageBrowser based on the OS and Picture Style Editor.
However, many reviewers feel the 60D to be bulky and heavy. This camera gets noisy at ISO 6400 shooting and has a cumbersome autofocus or no autofocus during video shooting. Some reviewers also felt that shifting from images to video mode takes time.
Overall, the Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera is a perfect up-gradation from entry level for its value for money features and 1 year warranty. With continuously curved surfaces, user-friendliness and exuding solidity and refinement, the EOS 60D is true digital inspiration!
- Dimensions: 5.7 x 4.2 x 3.1 inches
- Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
Review Group #: 1
Top notch image quality • Autofocus is really fast • Sturdy plastic constructed body • Higher FPS with better auto focus • Better processing of RAW images • Flip out LCD screen • Fast and intuitive controls • Nice grip
Review Group #: 2
Fantastic screen and sensor • Works great in low light • Breath taking colors • Swivel screen • Viewfinder magnifier • Good flip out screen • Good build quality with better controls • Dedicated screen on top • More cross-type AF points • High ISO IQ • Good burst and buffer speeds • Good battery life • Little bulky
Review Group #: 3
Clear rotating screen • Very clear viewfinder • Good flash • Perfect for videos and self-portraits • Top LCD screen • Performs well in low light • Made of albeit hard tough plastic • Feels bulky and heavy
Review Group #: 4
Excellent image and video quality in low light • High ISO noise levels • Built-in flash • 1080p HD video • Tilt and Swivel screen • Highlight tone priority • Easy to handle features • Wireless flash control • Comfortable size and weight • Fast focusing • Can use better weather proofing
Review Group #: 5
Articulating LCD screen excellent for self-portraits and weird angles • Advanced creative control features • Excellent video at 24p • Sturdy and well built • Noisy at ISO 6400 • Slow live view autofocus • Cumbersome autofocus during movie mode • Switching to video mode is a long process
Review Group #: 6
Nice shutter speeds • Good at continuous shots • Long battery life • Swivel LCD screen helps in getting difficult shots • Ergonomically, fits better in hand • Shoots HD videos
Review Group #: 7
Video mode is not auto focus • 5.3 FPS burst mode • Great low light performance • Quick autofocus for quality images • Myriad video frame rates • Articulating screen • Increased ISO capabilities • Increased resolution
Where to Buy
|BestBuy||$899.99||With 18-135mm IS Lens - Black|
|Walmart||$999.00||With 18-135IS Lens|
|eBay||$999.00||With 4 Lens Kit 18-55mm IS 75-300 + 24GB Full Kit|
|Amazon||$1199.00||With 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD Standard Zoom Lens|
Amazon.com Rating: 4.60 stars from 554 reviews.
Cnet.com Rating: 4.00 stars from 11 reviews.
Walmart.com Rating: 5.00 stars from 10 reviews, Price: $699.99
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