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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Impressive user experience with pictures and video

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    Having read the other comprehensive reviews focused on specs, let me focus on user experience. I am a photographer and filmmaker. I specialize in b&w headshots for actors and actresses, using natural light. I exclusively use an 18-200 mm lens and I do post in Adobe Lightroom 3. The results are phenomenal, I get print quality images with ease. I even use the portrait setting on the camera and autofocus on the lens. My job is to get emotion across the still, so I let the camera do the tech work, I just concentrate on the actors and actresses. The chip lets enough light in to allow Lightroom to really enhance exposure, vibrancy, and skin tones. When I zoom in on the face in post, I still have very rich detail. Also, I love being able to leave the shutter pressed for multiple pictures at a time. Currently I am still at the stage where I direct short films (as opposed to features), and my camera is so new that I haven't shot any movies with it yet, but I have shot some stock footage of the beach and parks in Orlando. The 1080p quality is good enough for production without needing to send it to a lab, in my opinion. One piece of advice: upon buying your SD cards, get Class 10. The speed is significantly better when taking pictures, but much more importantly, since 1080p is a heavy data stream, less than class 10 will give you choppy video as the SD card strives to keep up with the camera. Yes it costs more, yes you need it, it is what it is. Get a second battery, a good camera bag (I got the Lowepro - SlingShot 100 Bag, really cool), a neutral/protective lens, maybe a tripod, and you're good to go. Oh, and from personal experience, Black Tie protection: get it for this type of product.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Can't go wrong with EOS Cameras

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    The 60D is a wonderful camera. I worked for many years with an original Digital Rebel, so wanted a new and slightly more professional camera that would still allow me to use my collection of Canon EOS lenses. I had looked at the newer Rebel line, but decided to go with the 60D just to take that next step up toward professional work. I have been using the camera for a bit over a month now and am not at all disappointed. The image quality is marvelous. Although there are many more features than my Rebel, the switch from one line to the other has been painless, with the 60D set up to make transition very intuitive. The learning curve continues, but it is fun rather than frustrating, and I continue to get the quality of images that I'd hoped for. I've been doing my best to put the camera through its paces: still life and moving targets, bright sunshine and low-light conditions, playing with the video features. Although there have been a few "head scratchers" along the way, each time it was something that was easily remedied when I'd RTFM (Read The Funny-little Manual). So far all errors have been of the User kind. I have been continually happy with the results. The only thing I have found that in any way disappoints, and it is extremely minor, is that I don't find the battery life to be what is advertised for the camera. It's still much better than my old Rebel was, however, and I'm really not complaining. I'll probably purchase a second battery pack just to make sure I always have a fully charged battery on hand, for those days when I know I'll be out for many hours and taking photos continually. I've enjoyed Canon products for many years and I'm sure I shall always been a Canon Camera user. You just can't go wrong with the EOS line.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great camera, easy to use.

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    This is my 3rd Canon and I'm continually impressed with each new one I get. It has the fully automatic mode along with manual settings if you know how to use them or choose to learn. This camera is a little heavy compared to my other ones but that's the only downside I've seen so far. Once you learn what type of memory card is best for this model the video comes out great because you should use a High Speed card to capture the best video instead of just a basic SD card. I use a HDXC 64GB card and it works beautifully. Get used to all the settings to get your best quality photos out of it. Definitely a Great camera for the money and will last you a very long time. The software that comes with it is very good for editing pictures but I had to download free software to convert the .MOV files to .AVI so I could view them on my computer. I added a photo I took on automatic settings plus what it looked like after using the Canon editing software. It was just practice so imagine what you can do when you really try.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Over all Great Mid Range SLR

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    I bought the 60d for shooting concerts & because of budget. It does great for wildlife, concerts & all other venues. A lot depends on the lens that you use. The kit lens is ok. Its a great starter lens. The ease of use is great. I recommend this camera if you can't afford the higher priced 7d or Mark series cameras. I spent most of my $ on glass. The 5.9 frames per second is nice for shooting sports. The settings for the beginner will have you looking like a pro in no time. I'm a still photographer. Never used the video on it.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Choosing between the Canon 60D, T2i, or 7D?

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    The big question is: do you get the 60D, the 7D or the 550D / T2i ?? This decision has become infinitely more difficult as all three of these cameras now share so many specifications and features. And because they also share an image sensor that is very similar, and all with 18 megapixels, the image quality and ISO performance of these three cameras will be nearly identical. The models vary in their: -exterior buttons and controls, which give a photographer greater ease and control of changing camera settings as they work. -menus and custom functions, so the photographer can customize how the camera functions. -autofocus systems - the number of focus points, their sensitivity, and the ability to customize how they operate -size and weight -additional processing features, such as the creative filters and internal file processing capabilities of the 60D All three models all capable of taking professional quality images, so choose the one that is the best tool for you - the one that best fits your needs and will help you work in the way you photograph. Below are comparisons of some of the similarities and differences of these three cameras. Remember that all of these comparisons and features are relative. Of course the fact that the 7D can take 126 consecutive photos at the rate of 8 frames per second makes it "better." Advanced features like that differentiate it from the other models and are also why it costs more. But consider if you ever actually need to take 15.75 seconds of continuous photos! Exposure Metering: The three cameras all share the latest 63-zone exposure metering system and 4 metering modes. That means they will all determine the exposure virtually identically and enable you to take properly exposed photos in most every situation, including difficult back-lit scenes. The size of the areas metered for Partial and Spot metering vary slightly between the cameras, but that isn't anything critical. Autofocus: The 60D shares a similar autofocus system to the T2i(550D) and the previous 50D, with 9 focus points and three auto focusing modes. However the 9 AF points of the 60D are more sensitive than those of the T2i: all are cross-type in the 60D, only the center is cross-type in the T2i. The 60D autofocus system is much less complex than the sophisticated AF system of the 7D with its 19 AF point system and its additional Zone, Spot, and Expansion focus modes - not to mention the custom settings of the 7D which will allow one to customize how the AF system works. However, if you are not an avid sports photographer, a wildlife shooter, or someone who understands, needs, and will use the elaborate features of the 7D AF system, then this shouldn't dissuade you from the 60D. Construction: As you can probably figure out from the prices, each camera is not built the same. The 60 has relatively strong construction of aluminum and polycarbonate. It is better built than the 550D but not as strong as the 7D's magnesium alloy frame. The 60D also has some amount of weather sealing - more than the 550D/T2i, less than the 7D. But for most users, including even those using the camera daily or in travel situations, the construction of the 60D is far more than good enough, strong enough, durable enough, and weather resistant enough. ISO: Since the 60D shares a very similar sensor with the other two cameras, its ISO sensitivity and performance at high ISO settings is virtually the same. But don't take my word for it, don't be swayed by pixel peepers on forums, instead check out the camera sensor tests at dxomark to verify this. Controls: As with construction, the buttons and controls vary with these cameras. The 60D sits between the other two. It has nearly every control one needs on the exterior of the camera and it has the top LCD display screen that is not on the 550D/T2i. Any other controls can be easily accessed with the Q button and menu or in the other menus on the rear LCD monitor. The top buttons of the 60D set only one setting each, so this is less complicated than the multiple-setting buttons of the 7D. Canon has removed the WB button that the 7D and 50D have, but that isn't a big deal - use the Q Menu. Another change is that the Multi-controller has been moved from the thumb joystick like the 7D and 50D and placed in the middle of the rear Quick-control dial. This doesn't change how it functions, and should just be a matter of getting used to the difference. Menus and Custom Functions: The 60D has many more Menu and Custom Function settings than the 550D/T2i and nearly as many as the 7D. These settings allow you to customize the operation, function, and controls of the 60D to work how you want them to, including things like exposure increments, peripheral illuminations correction for lenses (fixes dark corners) and customizing which button does what. Wireless Flash: Like the 7D, the 60D incorporates wireless flash triggering. It allows you to trigger multiple off camera flashes at different output levels. The 550D/T2i does not have this feature. Articulating LCD Screen: The big new feature that the 60D has that the other two cameras do not is the articulating rear LCD screen. This may prove useful for videographers, as well as for setting up compositions while the camera is on a tripod, for macro use, or for using it from unusually low or high vantage points. Some users will be able to avoid buying an expensive angle finder because of this feature. There is also an electronic level, visible in the viewfinder, rear LCD, or top LCD. Viewfinder: The 60D has a large, bright viewfinder with 96% coverage of the actual resulting image, a tiny bit better than the 550D/T2i but not quite as nice as the nearly 100% view of the 7D. Processor: The 60D shares the same Digic 4 processor as the 550D/T2i. The 7D has dual Digic 4 processors. However, as I said above, if you don't need to shoot dozens of continuous images, you probably won't notice any processing speed issues. Continuous Shooting Speed: While the 60D can't shoot a blazing 8 frames per second like the 7D, it can shoot a respectable 5.3 fps which is generally a more useful rate, and is a higher rate than the 550D/T2i rate of 3 fps. Memory Card: The 60D uses the SD memory card like the 550D/T2i, not the CF card of the 7D and 50D. This doesn't affect anything except perhaps your collection of CF cards. Battery: The 60D uses the LP-E6 battery like the 7D and 5D, which is a nice feature as this battery can often last through a full day of shooting. Size and Weight: Larger and heavier than the 550D/T2i, smaller and lighter than the 7D. It is a very nice size, weight, feel, and design that should be comfortable for most users. Lack of AF Microadjustment: Many are disappointed that the 60D does not include the ability to micro-adjust the focus so that each lens is completely accurate. However, if you have a focus issue, send your camera and/ or lenses to Canon while under warranty and ask them to calibrate them. Locking Mode Dial: This is a new feature for a Canon dSLR that keeps the Mode dial from accidentally rotating. A nice touch. And of course the 60D has full HD video, just like the other two cameras. A note to Strobists: The 60D does not have a PC sync flash socket to plug in PC sync cords. If you'd like to get up and running with the 60D quickly and competently, be sure to check out an eBook called Real World 60D. It describes how to set up ALL the Menu settings and Custom Function settings (except movie menus), plus explains how, when, and why to use the settings, controls, and features of the 60D in everyday still photography use, including Av and Tv. Plus information on exposure, composition, using depth of field, and basic video settings. It will help you learn to use your 60D to its full potential and take great images. See the Wordpress blog "Picturing Change" to learn more. The 60D is an excellent camera for those wanting to upgrade from the Rebel line, or for the first-time dSLR buyer who is knowledgeable of camera controls or eager to learn. Its size, durability, and features will suit those who wish to use it for both general use and for travel, and its image quality and performance is exceptional for a camera at this price. Ratings explanations: Value: The quality of the sensor, construction, and performance for this price is great. Picture Quality: This can be verified on actual test sites like dxomark. Ease of use: While beginners may find all the buttons, controls, and menus difficult and confusing at first, they are all quite intelligently designed and straightforward for the advanced user. I still prefer the old thumb joystick over this new multi-controller. Features: It has all the features and customizations an advanced user needs, except those who wish for AF microadjustment. The articulating screen is icing on the cake.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent Camera for the Pice

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    I needed a second Canon DSLR camera for my job as a photographer. I found the Canon 60D to have all of the extensive manual controls I need as a professional, but it still has many automatic features that will be good for a novice photogrpaher. The addition of full HD video is a great bonus to the camera. My only complaint is the shutter is very loud and can be distrating during quiet moments (weddings, nature photography). other than that, the camera is a great buy, for a great price. My favorite new feature is 64000 ISO, which will be great to shoot sporting events in extereme low lighting situations, especially when flash is not allowed.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great camera

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    This is an excellent upgrade from my Canon XSi (450d). There really isn't much that I don't like about it. The body material and the shutter frame rate speed has been decreased from the previous 50D but it's an increase from the camera I came from. The one thing I really wanted, that the 60D does not have was the ability to micro adjust the lenses. The next step up, the 7D, has this ability but in my opinion it was not worth the extra money so I settled for the 60D. One really nice thing about this camera for people who are considering upgrading from a rebel series is that the memory cards, and remote shutter releases are the same so you don't need to go out and re-buy all this stuff. Everything you have from your previous camera will work. Overall I'm very happy with the 60D

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    60D beats expectations

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    Have owned original Digital Rebel, 30D and now 60D. This 60D outshines expectations in every way. Was very satisfied with 30D and originally upgraded for higher ISO and larger screen. After several hundred pictures it is obvious how much more reliable the exposure and focusing is with this camera. The new hat switch sets this one apart from the rebels. Really liked the auto focus selection hat switch on the 30D and was very concerned about Canons decision to change it. It was a great improvement, much more reliable selecting autofocus points. Takes 9 JPG+RAW vs 3 with Rebel t4i before filling buffer, great for trying to capture kids and sport shots. Built in RAW editing (when using canon lenses) and built in flash transmitter were just icing on the cake. Can't go wrong with this camera, simple as point and shoot when you want that and still get full manual when needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent upgrade from entry level

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    Love this camera! It's far better than the Rebel series (other than the T2i, optically the shots are pretty close), but far less expensive than the 7D which I wanted but couldn't afford. It's larger than the Rebel series (though not as large as the 7D or 5D), sits better in your hand, is heavier (which I prefer) and feels more like a 'real' DSLR (without a $2-4K investment). But this thing takes great pictures if you spend the money on decent lenses. Take a bit to learn the camera controls, not the presets... at least if you want great shots. For the quality of the images, I have no complaints with the camera. I added a battery grip and it finished the feel & weight of it for me... have no complaints with it, it does exactly what it's built to do. When I max out this camera and want to take it more professional... well, I'll cross that bridge if and when I come to it. For the forseeable future, this is going with me everywhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Camera is all I expected it to be

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    Excellent camera with great features and capability. I like the focus point selection and especially the picture quality at high ISO settings. Video quality is higher than expected, but plan on using a tripod to get any type of smoothness and avoid the "old home movie camera" look. I upgraded from an early Rebel and should have done it years ago! This camera combined with quality glass will produce high quality photos, even on the most automatic settings. I like the remote flash control built into the camera also.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great camera 2nd Canon

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    This is the second Canon for me and the wife. I tend to use the manual settings more than she, so easy switch for her when setting to auto. Picture quality is outstanding and love the HD video as well, just make sure you get an SD card that can handle the load (transfer rate and space) We had a 30D prior so some of the operations take some getting used to but not much of a learning curve. Really enjoying capturing our kids lives with this camera hopes it lasts as long as our first.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent camera for first time DSLR purchase

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    I have tried several DSLR's over the past few months and finally found the right choice with the Canon 60D. I purchased the Body only as I purchased a Sigma 18-250 lenses to go with it. I have taken a few hundred pictures so far and I have been very pleased with the image quality and color balance. I would recommend this camera to anyone looking at taking a jump into DSLR's without breaking the bank.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Super camera with great features

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    This is a super camera! Been using it for about 3 months now. Love everything about this camera. It has a good weight to it and feels great in the hands. The tilty-swivelly screen is very nice and feels solid not cheap. The auto focus system and offered af points are a little dated but not a deal breaker by far. Even thou 2 days after purchasing this the 70d was announced I would not trade this camera for anything. The still images are very nice and the video is very good. I was amazed by the quality of sound from the mic. Very loud and clear sound. The playback speakers are also very good, louder than the speakers on my iPad.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent Purchase before 70D release

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    I have had a 20D and a 40D I needed to replace the 40D so I felt like it was a great time as the 60D was marked down before the 70D is released. I am an amateur photographer, love shooting landscapes and pictures of my daughter. This camera has every thing I need and more. I love the 1080 quality in the video and the ease to transfer in to video mood when shooting stills. I also love that you are able to use the camera as the master for my 580EX flash. I have taken the camera on one vacation and was impressed with the quality. I look forward to shooting many more memories with the camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A camera for someone with a little experience

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    I got this camera only, no lens, on sale to replace my Rebel XT that is still working great. I wanted to expand and move into a DSLR with video. I love the feel of this camera. I have a little bigger hands and it feels better then the smaller XT. I am still learning the video part of this camera, as well as the many manual settings for still photography but am very satisfied with it and think the still photography is fantastic. I have only had it for a few weeks but would definitely recomend it to any photo enthusiast.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Finally - A Flip-out Screen

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    I bought the T2i earlier in the year and wrote a review on another website saying all it needed to be perfect was a flip-out screen. How clairvoyant of me. Well, about 3 months after buying the T2i, Canon released this camera with the desired flip-out screen....and I finally justified the up-grade since I do a lot of video with this. I may sell the T2i or may start a little video/photo business in which I'll need both cameras. The only complaint is that in video mode the camera will not self-adjust the focus on a subject that moves in and out. Other than that, this is a great camera especially when teamed with PS CS5.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great camera

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    So far I love this camera. I'm still practicing and getting to know it. There is a slight learning curve even though I've used a Canon EOS for years but not bad. I don't think I would want to carry it around all day but maybe I will get used to the weight of it. It fits and feels nice in my hands. It is a little slow if using preview screen to take pictures but again I'm used to using the viewfinder and prefer it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great upgrade from my Canon XT

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    After several years with a Canon XT, the 60D is a sustancial upgrade. The improvement in quality is noticeable. Pictures have much less noise under similar circumstances. The Resolution on the LCD screen is superb. I like the fact that it has different resolutions for RAW images. It has most of the features of the 7D, but $500 less.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    This is a fantastic camera.

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    I bought the camera body figuring I would pick up the lenses as I can afford them. I did get 50mm lens. The images are so crisp and clear. I had an Olympus E-10 for yeas and thought the photos that it took were incredible, but this camera tops it easily.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent camera

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    In my opinion, Canon makes the best cameras. The 60D is just another of those perfect pieces of equipment. I'm looking forward to purchases of more lenses, flashes and slave flashes to get the most out of this camera. The only thing not cool is that BEST BUY doesn't offer the better L series lenses in their sales line up, but they're easy to find at other online camera outlets at good prices.

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