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Buy A Canon 60D

Updated on June 22, 2011
Canon eos 60d with articulating LCD
Canon eos 60d with articulating LCD

A "Different" Kind Of Canon 60D Review

Canon's most up-to-date Digital SLR release, the Canon EOS 60D, is receiving plenty of recognition. However this is the situation with every new model from both Canon or Nikon, the two most popular DSLR camera companies.

I wanted to personally learn, not what the reviewers were claiming, but what the buyers are saying. I know that not every purchaser is a professional, but that is the exact reason to see their remarks. In most cases, they will deliver their completely truthful judgment concerning their experience.

Several things I would like to know about the new Canon EOS 60D are these:

  1. Do buyers feel "robbed" due to the fact the 60D does not have the exact same metal body and quick continuous shooting rate as the 50D?
  2. Exactly how do new buyers like the the new movable (articulating) LCD screen?
  3. Naturally, I wish to find out from individuals who buy a Canon 60D just how high they are rating this latest camera and the reason why.

Canon 60D Reviews (by non-expert reviewers)

Just before getting to those questions, let me just say that a very unusual thing was quite obvious as I did my research. What I discovered is that there is no simple formula to determine the type of photographers who are the first Canon 60D customers. There are some who are professionals, and on the other end, there are some who are moving up from a compact digital camera. And, not surprisingly there are virtually all levels between.

And with such a wide variety of "talent", you would expect the spectrum of rankings would be just as diverse, but it is not. You will find lots of high rankings, mostly 5 stars, and only one low ranking. Nevertheless, there are not tons of user rankings as of this article. It could be a wise decision for you to check out the internet stores and read some of the remarks for yourself, since this latest dslr camera will likely be getting user feedback on a regular basis.

Canon 60D Review In Video

Canon 60D

Why Buy A Canon 60D?

Here are some of the reasons customers gave for their satisfaction with their recent purchase of an EOS 60D.

Question One: How about the camera build?

There has not been one remark concerning the "budget" feel of the 60D.. None. In fact there are a couple who really like the fact that this particular model is lighter than its predecessor. Fascinating. The one I like best reports that the camera actually doesn't feel inferior at all, and he makes the point that he'll likely not be using his DSLR to "deflect a gun shot" at any time in the near future. It will be a while before we know if the polycarbonate material the body is constructed of will hold up, but for the present, individuals are happy with how the camera feels in the photographer's hands, and it really does look like a rather professional product. One individual made the remark that his particular new photographic camera is less heavy, which will likely be beneficial for toting it for hours on end.

Question two: What about the articulating LCD?

Responses with regards to this new component ofCanon DSLRcameras were definitely just what I anticipated. Most people love it. It seems several were essentially holding out for this launch just to get this versatile LCD screen. This is true of folks moving up from a digital point and shoot camera, because a lot of of them have had this style of movable LCD screen for some time. It is a rather beneficial addition, as mentioned by several photographers.

Third question: Precisely what are the scores and for what reason?

The fundamental meaning of this question is to learn if individuals are satisfied with their acquisition. This is usually good to know. I have observed that numerous individuals are greatly swayed by the reviews of expert camera experts, and most of the "pro reviews" I have read will at one point remark that Canon could have integrated the characteristics that are currently in the 50D, but alternatively chose to downgrade in order to get this unit "in between" the T2i and the 7D. What I notice is that not any of the commenters lost any sleep over it. As already mentioned, the comments offered are hugely favorable. Most buyers state that they "love this camera." These are the type of claims that get my attention.

Despite the fact that photographers who buy a Canon 60D are not former 50D owners (in any case I didn't observe any), there are a number of who have previously used, or purchased, the Canon T2i and the 7D. And these individuals are completely pleased with the 60D in comparison to these other new Canon designs.


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      thewayeyeseeit 7 years ago from Woodstock, GA

      Hey John,

      That is a very comprehensive user evaluation of the 60D versus the competition. And you are right about how many choices there are when it comes to a new digital SLR. I personally think the Canon 7D is worth the extra $$$. It is one of the best cameras that Canon has produced recently, maybe ever. Thanks very much for taking the time to stop by and give us your insight.

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      John 7 years ago

      I have been test driving the 60 D, after owning an xsi for about two years. It is a pretty good camera. I seriously doubt if it is better than a Canon 7D or a Nikon D7000. It is slightly better than a Nikon D90 and the T2i/550 Canon. It is not a whole lot better in image quality than my 450/xsi (if any better). It is bigger, has more features and additional capabilities. I like it in many ways. It does, however, feel plastic like. It takes very nice photos, with less work than the xsi, with the same lens and requires virtually no sharpening, when set a mid-range. If you get a very good price on it, it will do a very good job for you. The Nikon D7000 at two to four hundred dollars more is a deal that is awfully hard to pass by. The Canon 7d, however, is much more expensive..much more, making it less attractive or reachable to the ordinary person. The best deal of all seems to be the T2i or the 550 Canon. It is a super camera and, if you like the rebel series, that is the one to buy. If you want to move up, take the 60D or spend more and get the 7D or switch over to a Nikon D7000. The cameras I have mentioned are where it is at for you, if you are contemplating the 60D.

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      thewayeyeseeit 7 years ago from Woodstock, GA

      Ultimate Hubber, I feel honored by your comment. I do plan to post more about photography. It is my passion.

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      I am loving your photography hubs and wish you write loads of them. Best thing about this and other hubs is that you talk to the point and very useful information.

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      thewayeyeseeit 7 years ago from Woodstock, GA

      Thanks for stopping by IslandStyle. I love digital cameras, and it has been fun to write a Canon 60D review.

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      IslandStyle 7 years ago from St Petersburg, FL

      Helpful information, thanks!