Digital SLR: Compare features & prices Canon EOS 60D review http://www.which.co.uk/technology/photography/reviews/digital-slr/canon-eos-60d/review/
The EOS 60D is Canon's latest mid-level digital SLR, and it replaces the successful EOS 50D model. This digital SLR camera is designed to sit in between the Canon EOS 550D and Canon EOS 7D models, and like those two, it features an 18Mp sensor and Full HD 1080p video recording.
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2011-07-28 14:55:04.947 wrote:
Purchased Canon 60D
Bought this brand new camera (body only) for £449 - delivered. Is this a record? Are camera prices falling faster than the price of gold?
Can't fault it at the price
I bought this as an upgrade to the older Canon 40D and it was definitely well worth the money. So far I've not had any problems and the results have been fantastic - I couldn't ask for more. I'm not really into movie-making but when I have used it I've found it very intuitive (as are the controls for the stills too). Also I don't really have any need for the Live View or the swivel screen, but it's good to know these kind of innovations are there if you need them.
First thoughts and impressions
Bought to sit alongside EOS3 as a quality camera. Had already been using a Sureshot G5 for some time but waited before taking plunge on a DSLR as technology was moving so fast they are almost obsolete before they arrive on the market.Having already got a lot of compatible Canon kit changing to any other brand did not make sense.Bought mine with 18-135 lens for £989 at Camera world in Chelmsford.It makes a lot of sense to invest in a better lens than the 18-55 when the camera is capable of such high resolution.Camera feels well put together ( is made in Japan ) rather than elsewhere. Not quite as solid as my EOS3 but I did not expect it to be.Quality of pictures and video etc is very high and the variety of options and settings is staggering.Certainly I am nowhere near being able to use it as instinctively as my film cameras but am getting there.Software supplied is also very impressive.Going back to instruction manual now to learn a bit more.Would recommend it to experienced photographers rather than beginners as I feel a basic knowledge of what it is doing does help
Great camera, particularly for video
I bought this camera to replace my pro Nikon D300 because I needed to shoot HD video. I love it: it's lighter than the Nikon but still feels very solidly built. The articulating screen is extremely useful, and it sits very well in the hand. The quality of the HD video in low light is remarkable, much better than you could get from a video camera costing several times the. The 18-55 kit lens is fine at the wide end, and very light. One advantage of Canon SLRs for filmmakers is that you can use adaptors from eBay to fit other manufacturers' vintage manual focus 'prime' (non-zoom) lenses. This is a cheap way of getting beautiful shallow focus effects.Cons? It's a bit slower to use than the D300 as you need to use menus rather than buttons to access some features. The viewfinder isn't very big and bright for manual focus - I fitted a Canon EF-S screen (designed to make manual focusing easier with fast lenses) which definitely makes a difference.
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