Excerpt: Despite its name, the 60D is most definitely the Rebel T2i's big brother, and not the successor to the 50D. The Canon EOS 60D has been released to bridge the gap between its Rebel T2i and 7D. It's a bold step by Canon, but has it paid off?
Pros: 18 megapixels, Good results at higher ISO settings, Full HD movie mode, Flip-out LCD screen
Cons: Some fiddly controls, Plastic body, Currently overpriced
Summary: Both cameras include a few preset Scene modes, although not as many as the Nikon, to help you quickly get shots like Landscape and Portrait. Both also allow you to save your own favorite settings under three user modes; the Nikon allows two. However, the enthusiast Canon EOS 60D is more customizable than the entry-level Canon T4i, allowing the user to set 20 custom functions versus eight for the T4i.
Pros: Great image quality, Swiveling LCD screen, Long battery life
Cons: Slow autofocus on LCD screen, none in movie mode, Plastic body, Lacks features found on Nikon D7000
Summary: The EOS 60D costs a pretty penny, but you’ll be rewarded with fine handling, Canon’s superb selection of lenses, and excellent video capabilities. We wish the user interface was a little less awkward and some of the key features present in the older 50D had been retained, but you’ll get great photos and videos with the EOS 60D.
Pros: Excellent balance; great choice of lenses; superb video capabilities.
Summary: The 60D fits well in the gap between the Rebel series and the 7D. It offers enough features to entice anyone looking at buying a Rebel T3i or 7D to step up or down, respectively. I highly recommend the Canon 60D as a prosumer/enthusiast camera – even more so if you plan on shooting a lot of video with your next DSLR.
Summary: A mid-range DSLR that gets a gold star for both video and stills Dimensions 144.5×105.8×78.6mm LCD Size 3in Maximum movie resolution 1080p Megapixels 18MP Memory card type SD(HC/XC) Optical viewfinder Yes Weight 755g Zoom function during movies Yes
Conclusion: The Canon 60D has some smart features and handling is good overall, but getting the best results can take more effort than it should. Be prepared to interact with exposure compensation and auto lighting optimization settings fairly frequently.
Conclusion: When Canon came along at the end of 2000 with the EOS-D30 it took the market by storm, superb image quality in a digital SLR built as such from the ground up and all for $3,000. But let us not forget Nikon's contribution, before the D1 it wasn't possible to buy a D-SLR for under $5000.
Pros: Excellent resolution, lives up to the six megapixel label, Improved colour, reds are stronger other colours toned down a little, Noise free 'silky smooth' images (still has the "D30 look"), Noise very low all the way up to ISO 400, manageable noise levels at ISO 800 and 1000, Images not 'over sharpened' or damaged by visible sharpening artifacts, Unrivalled long exposure capability, no more waiting double the exposure time, Reduced shutter release LAG, Very clever 'sm...
Cons: Strange dots ('drop out' pixels) which can appear between high frequency lines, Opening the CF compartment door shuts camera down, loses any buffered images, Overall auto focus performance virtually identical to D30, Viewfinder view is smaller than 'higher end' D-SLR's (such as the EOS-1D), Not selectable colour space (stuck with sRGB), Not enough latitude of control over image processing parameters (currently only +/-1 step), White balance not fine-tunable, Image pla...
Excerpt: Quote from the review: “The EOS 60D is a new kind of DSLR camera from Canon, blending features from the cheaper 550D / / Rebel T2i and the more expensive 7D to exactly occupy the middle ground between the two. Aimed at the well-heeled amateur with a penchant for video, the 60D is the first EOS camera to offer an articulated LCD screen, making it easier to shoot both stills and importantly video.
Excerpt: Even though it has been on the market for a couple of years, the Canon EOS 60D is equipped with enough useful features to make it a handy and versatile entry-level DSLR camera . It boasts a great metering system and a strong sensor, fine video capabilities and a helpful LCD screen that all help you capture exceptional photos and movies.
Pros: You get outstanding battery life with this camera.
Cons: The continuous shooting speed is rather slow.