Canon 60D great camera for newbies and professionals.


A passionate photographer will continue to pursue magic. So continue your passion with Canon 60D which comes with an 18 megapixel SLR camera powered by DIGIC 4 Image processor, 3 inch Wide Vari-angle LCD Screen and 5.3 fps continuous shooting. Its body dimension of 144.5 x 105.8 x 78.6mm and weighs 755 g. It has compatibility with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards and Dual-layer metering system.

The first impression is very positive from the camera, the camera sits nicely in your hand, control the basic settings I have learned over five minutes. Additional monochrome display always shows the most desired camera settings.

Canon 60D great camera for amateurs and professionals. Lovers will find not very difficult management, and Live View will get the hang after the transition from a normal digital camera. Professional will be able to quickly control the camera focusing on the additional display and use a huge range of functions in the cell.

Important positives camera Canon 60D:

Whole18mp. On the one hand, this is a really too much for cropped matrix, on the other hand, a great opportunity to crop the image. For those who are chasing megapixels, Canon D60 great choice, although prints with 6MP and 18MP on A4 will be difficult to find differences. Also, in order to squeeze out 18mp full potential, take a very sharp optics with high resolution. Similar quality optics worth money too relevant.

Turning display feature, a great thing for video. For the same photo will be used very rarely, as the focus in Live View mode is much slower than through the viewfinder, and photographed many seem more pleasant through the viewfinder, rather than through the display. Live View will be useful to those who move from soap dish on SLR to quickly get used to.

Quick Shot at 5.3 frames/sec. In fact, it’s just a lotion. As you can see, marketers are chasing every 0.3 frames per second. Quick Shot is rarely used because the parameter is not worth too much to pay attention.

Here is test footage of video quality you can expect:

Full HD at 30 frames/sec, and this means that you can shoot videos of 1920 x 1080 pixels. However, not everyone can squeeze monitor the same 1920 x 1080, it is necessary only for those who really wants to do movies. For amateur photography 640×480 quite dostatono given that video just instantly mode Full HD eats your memory card. About the video will not write more, because it’s another story.
Great display 1040000 points. This is more than enough for normal menu navigation and footage.

ISO 100-12800 (for real 100-6400) will help in any bad light, with more than 3200 can be pulled into the picture editor. But I think many people realize that great shots are made at low ISO on any kropnutyh chamber. Because it is too early to talk about working for ISO 6400 kropnutyh camera. I do not advise much farther into the per-pixel comparison of noise at high ISO different cameras.

Wonderful function “Priority of lights” takes care of that was not over bright.

Virtual horizon mode Live View. Because almost always shoot through the viewfinder, rarely use a similar function. Virtual horizon really useful when working with a tripod.

The camera has the ability to remotely control the external flash via a special protocol. For this feature little writing, but it’s a very important point.

Canon 60D has a fast synchronization with external flashes, up to 1/8000, it is very important. Detail in my article “How to use a flash in the afternoon”


Fast and accurate focus with 9 cross sensors phase. Of course, always remember that the focus speed mostly depends on the lens. I note a convenient focus mode switch.
A million other useful things such as battery level, the use of light (small) SD (SDXC) cards work with any manual optics in aperture priority mode. 

Among the shortcomings:

Small buffer, which seats up to 58 frames in JPEG, 16 frames in RAW. Like almost 60 frames per jpeg is fine, but given the continuous shooting buffer fills up after 2 seconds of shooting in RAW.

AF Assist Light with built-in flash. Very funny thing lights for autofocus works only with the help of the built-in strobe flash. This light takes more energy in the battery and built-in flash is more than warm. And indeed the flash is raised while in the operating position.

No Autofocus in movie mode. No comments, regular dish soap Canon PowerShot S5 IS and it had autofocus for video.

Features that are worth paying attention to:

The camera is present great lock mode switching control shooting. This means that if you have installed the aperture priority mode, it will remain and accidentally change it is simply not possible. To change this, you need to click on the center of the steering wheel. I miss a button on my cameras Nikon. Also, the disc does not have free rotation and has two endpoints. 

Raw files weigh pretty decent, average shot weights from 20 to 30 Mb. Before using the camera, due to the large number of useful features, I strongly recommend to read the instruction. It may take 2-3 days, but it’s worth it. On this will depend heavily on the speed and usability of the camera. The resulting image on Canon 60D depends on the optics through which the picture is taken.

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Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

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Mainly to competitors include Canon 50D – but the old model is not possible to shoot video and slightly different ergonomics. Canon 7D – more advanced professional level camera (though kropnutyh). Canon 7D can be seen as an upgrade to the Canon D60. Canon 550D and the newer Canon 600D different ergonomics and control are more than simple models Canon D60. Generally, working photographer, I noticed that a lot of pros and amateurs give their money just for Canon EOS 60D, as there are excellent opportunities for photos and videos. A video operators who shoot video on DSLR APS-C cameras often use Canon 60D and Canon 7D.