EF & EF-S Lenses
The EOS 60D is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF and EF-S lineup, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses. Canon lenses employ advanced optical expertise and micron-precision engineering to deliver unprecedented performance in all facets of the photographic process. Special optical technologies, such as aspherical, ultra-low dispersion, or fluorite elements are featured in the universally acclaimed L-series lenses. And Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer technology is featured in select lenses to minimize the effect of camera shake. Additionally, photographers can use for video the same lenses they do for still photography; Canon wide-angle, macro, super-telephoto, tilt-shift and fisheye lenses provide a wealth of focal lengths, depth-of-field and other creative shooting options once reserved for stills. Through Canon lenses, photographers can truly maximize the quality and liberating performance of the EOS 60D.
With a flash sync speed of 1/250 of a second, the EOS 60D also features the acclaimed E-TTL II flash metering system. With any of the flashes in the EX Speedlite line, E-TTL II provides reliable flash output whether shooting fill-in flash pictures in sunlight, or using flash in total darkness. With E-TTL II, the exact same 35-zone metering sensor used for measuring ambient light is also used for flash metering - giving even finer metering command of the image area. If you prefer a broader area for flash metering, there's a menu setting to change to "Average" flash metering - where the entire 35-zone area is measured evenly for flash exposure. Additionally, the EOS 60D has a Speedlite transmitter built-in for convenient, full-featured wireless control of EX-series Speedlite flashes set as slave units.
The Canon Speedlite 430EX II is the ideal step-up accessory for powerful flash shooting with the EOS 60D. It has excellent flash power (maximum guide number of 141 ft./43m at ISO 100), and is the perfect way to get great flash pictures when you can't get right up to the subject. The 430EX II is also great for bounce flash, with its tilting and swiveling flash head. It automatically zooms the flash head to cover lenses ranging from 16mm up to 105mm or longer with the EOS 60D. Of course, it works with the camera to provide full E-TTL II automatic flash exposure. And the 430EX II has a powerful AF-assist beam, which allows the camera to autofocus even in total darkness on subjects as far as 32 ft. from the camera.
Speedlite 430EX II
Canon EOS Digital Solution Disc (Version 23.0)
The EOS 60D comes bundled with an updated Canon EOS Digital Solution Disc, which features powerful software programs designed to extend the EOS experience to the computer. These include Canon's EOS Utility (Version 2.9.0), Digital Photo Professional (Version 3.9.1), ZoomBrowser EX for Windows® (Version 6.6.0), ImageBrowser for Macintosh® OS X (Version 6.6.0), the Picture Style Editor (Version 1.8.0), PhotoStitch (Version W: 3.1.22/M: 3.4.4), WFT Utility (version 3.5.1), Memory Card Utility (Version 1.4), WFT Utility (Version 3.5.1), Original Data Security Tools (Version 1.9.0). Each application is designed to perfect the captured images and streamline the digital workflow.
EOS Utility (Version 2.9.0) for Macintosh or Windows handles the connection between the camera and computer, whenever they're connected via USB. It allows remote controlled shooting from the computer, handles downloading of images from the camera to the computer, and allows seamless linking to either Canon's ZoomBrowser/ImageBrowser or Digital Photo Professional software once images have been copied to the hard drive. Furthermore, it's used to upload settings back into a USB-connected camera.
Digital Photo Professional (Version 3.9.1) is an image processing program that enables high-speed RAW image processing, high-speed previewing for real-time image adjustment and support for sRGB, Adobe RGB and Wide Gamut RGB color spaces. Because it's CMS (Color Management System) compatible, Digital Photo Professional allows for easy image layout and printing in Adobe RGB in conjunction with Easy-PhotoPrint and PictBridge printers. It also features the Dust Delete Data Detection tool for cleaner images.
ZoomBrowser EX (Version 6.6.0) for Windows and ImageBrowser (Version 6.6.0) for Mac OS X are the easy, user-friendly options for viewing and editing of JPEG and even RAW image files. Both allow viewing of numerous types of images including finished TIFF and BMP files. Both also have a variety of search options for finding images, allow re-naming of single images or batches of files, and offer a variety of options for printing without using a separate image-editing program.
Picture Style Editor (Version 1.8.0)
Canon's Picture Style Editor enables photographers to create custom Picture Style profiles that can be used to customize the appearance of JPEG and RAW images captured with EOS Digital SLR cameras. Picture Style files created with Picture Style Editor can be loaded into the EOS cameras that support Picture Style and may also be used when processing RAW images in Canon software applications Digital Photo Professional, ZoomBrowser EX (for Windows) and ImageBrowser (for Mac).
Just Get it
I know there are a bunch of other brands and models, but this is truly one of the best cameras you can get for it's price. I've been using this for around 3 years now and I've grown so fond with this camera that I don't know what I would do without it. Yes, there's the 70D now and the 7D, but this lacks none of the reliability and good performance canon is famous for. I've used and abused it in though environments and it has never failed on me. Good weight to size ratio, good burst, nice resolution (just buy yourself a better lens than the kit lens) and did I mention reliability?. The only thing that you should be aware of, is that 1. you should give it it's periodical maintenance, and 2. the rubber grips will get lose with time, but I guess this is normal, mine are starting to come off but I'm aware that they can be replaced. Overall, this is a great camera! Just get it!.
February 14, 2014
Most unexpected purchase ever
Talk about an unexpected purchase, I had walked into a well known national electronics store to buy a 32G memory card for my Canon Powershot SX20 IS. I walked out with an accessory for that memory card, an EOS 60D with the 18-135mm kit lens. Along with a 70-300mm lens. And I am not one for impulse purchases, it usually takes me 6-7 months to commit to a purchase like this. I have no regrets in the purchase.
Five months after purchase, I took the 60D (along with its big brother, the SX20) on a trip to Africa, and while I was still learning the ins and outs of the 60D, let me say that I was more than impressed with the quality of the camera, and the pictures it produced. The images are extremely sharp. The images that weren't sharp, I contribute to my own inexperience with the camera. (In one case, I had a polarize filter on when I had the 70-300 at 300mm. That will produce images that are not sharp.) I had the same exact same learning curve with my SX20 three years prior.
Battery life is ULTRA LONG from the two Canon branded batteries I have for the 60D! I was getting between my two batteries more than 2,000 photos per battery. For those who say short battery life, my question for them is the display screen on?
The weather sealing on the camera is excellent. While at Victoria Falls, the mist made for an extremely wet environment. While the SX20 was hiding the in the camera bag, the 60D took the moisture in stride, in 100+ F degree temps I should add. It even took the massive amounts of dust in Kruger National Park in stride.
Do I have complaints about the camera? Yes, there are a few things that I would like to see different. I would love to see in a firmware update for the camera to create a folder on a daily basis, instead of me having to manually do it, like my Powershot SX20. I also found the button to check the depth-of-field preview in an awkward spot, in my opinion. In Live View, there were a couple of times that I didn't get the photo because I had failed to hold the shutter down long enough for the photo to register. There should be a sound in Live View when the photo has been taken, even if it is just a beep.
The 60D is an excellent camera for the money, and in wildlife photography it does shine brightly! I highly recommend this camera to anyone who is looking for a professional level camera!
February 3, 2014
good to use for all purpose and easy to use with confidence
January 30, 2014
One superb camera
I have been using this camera with 18-135 lens for almost 3 years now. It gives excellent image quality. Though the build is plastic it has been very sturdy. Having been taking great pictures with this camera.
November 18, 2013
With some lenses, the peripheral AF points may become sensitive to either vertical or horizontal lines (they will not function as cross-type AF points). These lenses are: EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6, EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 II, EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 III, EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 USM, EF 35-105mm f/4.5-5.6, EF 35-105mm f/4.5-5.6 USM, EF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II, EF80-200 f/4.5-5.6 USM.
Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.