- 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor; ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12800)
- Body only; lenses sold separately
- Improved EOS HD Video mode with manual exposure control; Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor
- 5.3 fps continuous shooting; enhanced iFCL 63-zone, Dual-layer metering system
- Compatibility with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards (not included); please note that the EOS 60 is not compatible with CF memory cards
The EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera gives the photo enthusiast a powerful tool fostering creativity, with better image quality, more advanced features and automatic and in-camera technologies for ease-of-use. It features an improved APS-C sized 18.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor for tremendous images, a 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 latest addition to Canon’s “D” line of cameras has generated mixed reviews with some good and some not so good points depending on the reviewer’s personal and/or experienced preferences.
At CNET reviewer Lori Grunin does her video review and shares her mixed opinions on this camera. Here’s some of the points made in the review, which are similar to other reviews I’ve seen on the 60D …
The good: Very fast; articulated display; excellent video quality and options.
The bad: Some annoying interface conventions.
The bottom line: The Canon EOS 60D is in many ways a great camera: fast, feature-packed, and with excellent photo and video quality. Some annoying aspects of its control layout dim its shine a little, however, so try before you buy.
As it seems with every other generation of Canon dSLRs, the EOS 50D was a solid, if somewhat uninspired, follow-up to the extremely well-received 40D. Now it’s the 60D’s turn to be the interesting model. It combines some of the best elements of the T2i and 7D in an updated–and occasionally frustrating–redesigned body.
The photo quality is excellent overall. It delivers relatively clean JPEGs up through ISO 800. You can spot some noise in shadows at that level that’s not there in ISO 400 images, but there’s little detail degradation. ISO 1,600 is about as high as I’d shoot JPEGs. In part, that’s because at around ISO 3,200, hot pixels start to appear as part of the 60D’s noise, and they become a serious issue by ISO 6,400. You can process them away if you shoot raw. However, the trade-off seems to be tonal range; you lose a fair bit of shadow detail, which the JPEGs seem to attempt to preserve, in pursuit of cleaner images.
You’ll find the complete review HERE
Rating: (out of 10 reviews)
List Price: $ 1,099.00
Price: $ 1,099.00