Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Canon EOS 60D


When the 50D comes out, people go WOOOOOOWWWW! But when 60D comes out, people are like, MEH? Why? That is going to be discussed today. The latest DSLR from Canon in 2010, the Canon EOS 60D.

The magnesium alloy body was gone. Yup. Down the toilet by Canon. But that doesn't mean that Canon 60D is not good. Here are some key features of the Canon EOS 60D.

- 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- ISO 100-3200 (expandable to 12,800)
- 5.3 fps continuous shooting
- 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
- SD / SDHC / SDXC storage
- In-camera raw development
- Subject modes with 'Ambience Selection' (Standard, Vivid, Soft, Warm, Intense, Cool, Brighter, Darker and Monochrome)
- In-camera Creative Filters (special effects)
- Fully articulated 3.0" screen (3:2)

Despite the critics towards the 60D, it is undeniable that it does go high near to the 7D. Let's check out the pro and cons of the 60D as stated in the review by Dpreview.

- Excellent image quality up to ISO settings unthinkable just one camera generation ago
- Extremely high detail and resolution at base ISO, good per-pixel sharpness
- Very good low-light performance, with low noise levels and good retention of detail
- Good ergonomics, well shaped and comfortable hand grip
- Customizable user interface
- In-camera raw conversion options and Creative Filters give easy creative options
- Excellent LCD screen is articulated (great for videographers and tripod users)
- On-screen Q-Menu offers good access to shooting settings
- Good quality 1080/720p video output with a range of frame rates and control over exposure
- External microphone socket
- Useful highlight tone priority mode
- Good battery life
- Comprehensive software bundle

- Slow AF in Live Mode reduces benefit of articulated screen for stills shooting
- White balance often excessively orange under artificial light
- Slight tendency to overexpose in contrasty conditions
- Post-processing options oddly arranged (and don't provide access to the Ambience options)
- Plastic construction not as reassuring as its metal-bodied peers

There you go. The Canon EOS 60D. The latest DSLR by Canon in 2010. If you are interested in it, get it. The price for the body is around £630/RM3150 and for body with kitlens (18-135mm) is £850/RM4250.

Hope that will give you some info on the Canon EOS 60D.



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