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Canon EOS 60D

Wednesday 24 November 2010


Rating of 4

The basics

The Canon EOS 60D is Canon's latest mid-range DSLR, bridging the gap between entry-level cameras such as the EOS 550D and professional devices such as the EOS 7D. It features a 18-megapixel sensor, and offers stunning photo quality.

The good

The Canon EOS 60D delivers absolutely stunning quality when it comes to photographs, and it's good enough to please both amateurs and semi-professionals alike. Along with delivering nearly 18 megapixels, the EOS 60D features HD video recording, letting you create your own movies on the go. The Canon can also shoot at 5.3 frames per second, making it perfect for sports photography or quick moving objects. It's not just image quality where the Canon EOS 60D impresses, either, with build quality top of the list. Canon has also implemented a fully articulated 3-inch TFT screen, letting you shoot HD movies from any angle.

The bad

Where the Canon EOS 50D – the 60D's ancestor – features a magnesium casing, the EOS 60D is constructed from plastic. It's still tough enough for daily use, but it's a shame that quality has been cut slightly.

The bottom line

The Canon EOS 60D is an excellent mid-range camera, sitting in between the Canon EOS 550D and the EOS 7D. If you're looking to step up from an entry-level DSLR, it's well worth a look.
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User comments (7)

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Canon EOS 60D great camera, was a bit dubious regarding the non metal construction of the body shell, but build quality is excellent and the stills pictures are fantastic. Still to put the camera through its HD video paces, judging by the show I won't be disappointed.

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The Canon 60D is a good camera for me. Love it.

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Got the 50D and would not upgrade to the 60D. I am semi pro Photographer and my kit must be tough enough for the jod. Also video is something a lot of photographer don't want.

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Had one for 6 months now - upgrading from a 350D. Love it to bits. For what I want it takes great pictures and has the flexibility to be all things to all men. The flip out screen and the fact it takes SD cards rather than the bigger CF card was a key point, I haven't regretted my decision.

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this 600d camera is great step up from my olympus sp500uz as im a keen amateur photographer. it does exactly what it says on the box . fantastic upgrade well done canon

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john staples

I up graded from the canon 350D to the 60D & the difference is outstanding, don't regret it for a moment

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I use the 60D on a very regular basis for both photography and HD filming and for both it is brilliant. The HD filming capabilities are superb and the flip out screen is one of the most helpful features which also swayed me from the upper market 7D or 5DmkII. It has been invaluable whilst using this for video and photography where you want to get in an angle that your head can't see a built in screen.

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