Canon 60D Review – Canon EOS 60D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera
I wanted a dSLR for a long time, and some years ago, I got a spare of Canon T1i.
I completely loved having this T1i and this camera was a perfect entry point into SLR photography.
I learnt the theory a little and I knew it was perfect to begin giving it into practice.
I slowly started searching for an upgrade since my T1i was really dated for me, and I finally achieved the limitations of what I could do with it.
I must say that I’m a fan of Canon cameras, so I did not even look for the Nikon right away. (I was just after a Canon, eventhough I know that Nikon does have great cameras.)
Then I looked at the Canon T2i, and this Canon 60D which had just been released, also tried a friend’s Canon Rebel T3i, T3i wins on video cropping and the body weight, because it is lighter than the Canon 60D. The Canon 60D however, has better LCD, better grips and quicker FPS.
Finally, I went for the Canon 60D camera, and I am happy that I did. (I saved $100 here)
Canon 60D Review – Canon EOS 60D Pros and Cons
The Canon 60D just feels so great in my hand, a bit weighty but perfectly balanced, and it is beautifully built.
The Canon EOS 60D has a super clear view finder, fast autofocus, and the shutter action is just way better than my old camera.
This Canon EOS 60D is definitely a camera that has enough features to accompany me for a couple years ahead.
Although the menu options are well placed, and there is a great grid style quick menu resides in most settings that allows you accessing its main menu quickly, there is a locking feature that automatically preventing you to switch between video and picture modes by accident.
To unlock it, you will need to push a button which is on the right side of the middle of the dial.
Compared with the Canon T2i, this Canon EOS 60D has better ISO settings and better features, for instance, the user can easily change the position of its LCD screen monitor.
This feature is a great plus because it will allow the user to view the LCD screen from many angles and protecting it when it is not in use. (Canon gives you the possibility to close your LCD screen so it won’t get scratched or when you have the camera in your bag).
So are there any cons? Only minor, first, whenever you close the LCD screen, you would not be able to see what you are shooting via the viewfinder on the top of this Canon 60D.
I could not find any Canon dSLR cameras that have this ability so far.
But it has a nice feature that you can easily see your camera settings on the top of your camera, even if you have the LCD screen closed.
Another thing that I must mention, this Canon EOS 60D does not include XLR input or any audio meters, so when you record an audio you can only guess that this audio will be recorded by the camera with a decent result.
Canon 60D Review – in summary
All I can say, this Canon EOS 60D is an excellent powerhouse camera for an advanced photographer and is a valuable upgrade from an older version of camera.
The Canon EOS 60D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD Standard Zoom Lens costs more than some “cameras” but it has better features and performance, this Canon 60D is worth your money.