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Canon EOS 60D DSLR Review

Posted: December 13, 2010
Canon EOS 60D DSLR Review
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The Canon EOS 60D DSLR may be on every amateur photographer's wish list with its 18 megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 image processor, HD video recording and more for $1300 with a lens. Kevin Pereira and Sara Underwood review the 60D to help make those holiday shopping decisions.

What You Need To Know

  • The Canon 60D measures about 6" across and weighs 1.5 lb without the lens.
  • There's a molded grip on the end to make it easier to carry.
  • The DSLR can get a bit heavy and has a rotating LCD.
  • For the most part, beginner photographers will find the DLSR easy to use.
  • The scroll wheel makes menus easy to navigate.
  • The dedicated buttons like "Delete" and "Live View" are really helpful.
  • It looks intimidating but you'll get used to it fast.
  • Features include creative art filters and continuous shooting, which all work well.
  • Filers include black and white, miniature and toy camera, which can be applied in-camera so you can try out a bunch of different effects without losing the original.
  • The continuous shooting is about 5.3 fps which is actually a little slower than comparable cameras but it does the job.
  • Recently, people have been using these cameras to shoot TV and film, which means the quality is good enough.
  • The DLSR record 1920x1080 video at 30 fps and the quality is spectacular.
  • Colors are extremely vibrant and there's very little digital noise.
  • It would have been nice to have in-body image stabilization but if you put this on a tripod, you'll have yourself a high quality video camera.
  • One thing about recording video is that there's no continuous auto focus and it'll take a while to focus by holding down the shutter button.
  • The picture quality is even better than the video quality.
  • These are some of the best normal light photos we've seen this year.
  • The focus and exposure are almost perfect and color accuracy/saturation is exactly what you want them to be.
  • Low light photos are also very good: they don’t blur easily and Canon's image sensor is fantastic at exposure, even in little to no light.
  • The flash also exposes evenly.

Price

  • $1,000 for just the body.
  • $1,300 for the body and the lens.

Rating

  • Buy!
  • This is one of the best cameras we've tested this year and is definitely worth the price.

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    Posted: December 15, 2010 1:53 AM
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    socal805
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    zacsimillion12
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    socal805
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    Posted: December 13, 2010 7:45 PM
    socal805
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