Canon EOS 60D Review
The Canon EOS 60D is a digital single-lens reflex camera engineered with some of the latest technologies in the photography industry. It has the enhanced APS-C sized 18.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and Digic 4 Image Processor for sharper, detailed and more radiant pictures. The images are very easy to crop, although it isn’t a professional camera, the images it creates are admirable.
Even without the use of flash when shooting in dimly lit rooms, the Canon EOS 60D performs well. Its ISO coverage is 100-6400 which is expandable to 12800 to make better images when shooting indoors and at night. Its 96% viewfinder coverage is better than that of the 50D which only has 95%. The EOS 60D has a wireless flash control but it has no lens micro adjustment. Another drawback is that it cannot be synchronized with the PC. It has no PC sync flash socket but it comes with a Canon software, though, that can be used with Mac. Its exterior is polycarbonate. It is a tough material with high-impact resistance and can withstand different levels of temperature but its scratch resistance is low.
Its predecessor, the50D, has a magnesium alloy body and polycarbonate is a cheaper replacement. But among other thermoplastics, polycarbonate is more expensive and difficult to crack or break. It is also an ideal material for a camera and it actually made the camera lighter. Autofocusing is satisfactory but needs an update. It has the 9-cross-type points of the 40D and 50D and was just maintained on the 60D. Photo shooting can do 5.3 fps while the 7D can do 8fps, on the other hand, the 5.3fps of the EOS 60D is still acceptable. The flip out rotating screen is 3.0 inch LCD monitor that can shoot at various angles, high or low, with angle adjustments. This camera comes with an Eye-Fi wifi file transfer functions. Also, there is the manual control of the video for the sound and the image. It has almost all the controls needed right on the exterior of the camera including the rear dial. These controls are simple and easy to use than the sophisticated various setting buttons of the 7D.
There are more choices or options that can be found in the Canon EOS 60D. For those who really want to customized their photo shooting operation, this cam is seriously interested with the details of every image, whether photo or video. The size and weight of the Canon EOS 60D is in between the T2i and the 7D. And it is quite a carry-around camera. The battery is bigger than that of the T2i which means more time for photo or video shooting before any recharge is required. It uses the same battery with that of the 7D which normally last for 24 hours. The Canon EOS 60D is a great value for money for its vital features that are almost like a pro but not as expensive. It is packed with options for customizing operations which is a good teaching tool especially for those who are willing to do deeper into the world of photography. It is definitely recommendable.
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