Designed for the evolving, tech-savvy user, the EOS 60D features HD Video capture technologies - manual exposure control for more creative control, for example - borrowed directly from professional Canon DSLRs to capture stellar video with all the benefits of shooting with a DSLR. By shooting video with the EOS 60D, photographers as well as filmmakers can take advantage of the creative features native to DSLR cameras. Along with its manual controls, the EOS 60D allows for full use of Canon EF and EF-S lenses, including Macro and Fisheye, providing a plethora of shooting options once reserved only for still photography. The resulting HD video is a standout in its beautiful depth-of-field characteristics and remarkable capture capability under poor lighting conditions. Additionally, a Movie Crop function is included: An SD-quality video (640 x 480) can be cropped to the equivalent of about 7x magnification of regular shooting.
The audio input level can be set to Auto or Manual, up to 64 levels, and a wind filter minimizes unwanted background noise. By pressing the Quick Control button, a simple graphic user interface for adjusting image quality, white balance, image creation and other settings appears on the LCD. The EOS 60D even lets users edit video in-camera: On-site or off, unnecessary scenes can be deleted and the start/end points of video footage can be designated via in-camera editing functions without the need of a separate computer.
Video can be captured at a number of resolutions and frame rates for numerous applications. It can capture 1920 x 1080 Full HD video at frame rates of 30 (29.97 fps), 24 (23.976 fps) and 25.0 frames per second, for up to 4GB per clip. Video footage is saved as MOV files and can be viewed in Full HD through the EOS 60D DSLR's HDMI output. Other recording sizes include HD at 1280 x 720 (50/60 fps) or SD/VGA at 640 x 480 (50/60 fps) - 24/30 fps delivers cinema-like motion, while 60 fps is perfect for footage being uploaded to video-sharing websites. The EOS 60D also has a built-in microphone for simple mono recording and stereo sound can be recorded through a self-powered external microphone.
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
The proud owner of two 60D's
I purchased my first 60D in April of 2013, even though I thought that I wanted a 7D. I sunk most of my money into three quality lenses, and had to "settle" for a 60D. Since the two bodies share an identical sensor, I thought that the 60 D would be OK until I could afford a 7D.
I'm a nature, wildlife, and landscape photographer, I seldom shoot video, and photo quality is my number one objective.
I have two minor beefs with this camera, one is the location of the on/off switch on the left side of the body, under the mode control wheel. Could they have made the switch any harder to operate? Fortunately, battery life is so good that I turn the camera on when I step outside in the morning, and don't turn it off until I come back inside. My other beef is that Canon doesn't make a split prism focusing screen for this camera, and their precise focusing screen only works with f/2.8 or faster lenses. I can switch to live view and zoom in to 10X for precise focusing, but I would have liked a split prism screen as well.
The articulated display is a life saver, or I should say, a neck saver when I'm using the live view. I can place the camera on the tripod and see the screen without having to lay on the ground to do so, a real plus when shooting aquatic plants and insects, believe me!
What I love most about this camera is that I can look through the viewfinder, and tell what exposure compensation I need to use 99% of the time. The viewfinder is clear and bright, and very large when compared to the old DSLR that I had. The information is presented in a clear, logical way.
The controls for setting the ISO, drive, metering mode, and auto-focus mode are on the top of the body, next to the LED display, and easy to use. It took me a little while to get used to the dial used for setting the exposure compensation, but I have trained my thumb well, and that's no longer a problem.
This camera continues to amaze me. I have another brand of 150-500 mm telephoto lens, the auto-focus can pick birds out of the brush that they are hiding in, and the images are sharp and clear. When I switch to the Canon 70-200 mm L series lens, the sharpness blows me away.
The 60D allows you to store and use three different sets of "offsets' for image quality, and I have fine tuned those to match my three lenses. I can also store one entire set-up as well, which makes it easy to have one set-up for landscapes, and another for birds and wildlife.
I don't see how I could be happier with the images that the 60D produces, or in its operation. So much so that I decided to pick up a second body for an extended vacation that I'm about to leave on. That way, I'll have the telephoto lens on one body for wildlife, and the second body will be for landscapes and waterfalls, to save the time and trouble of switching lenses dozens of times per day.
I'll admit that I would still like to have a 7D for its metal body and weather sealing, but I doubt if the images it would produce would be any better given that the two cameras share the same sensor. And, I now have two solid, dependable, excellent performing bodies for about the same cost as one 7D.
September 15, 2013
Great Value For Money
I sold my Mark II and bought the 60D when it came out to be able to purchase nicer glass. I purchased the 24-105 and it works perfectly with the 60D. I love the live features to be able to get the perfect lighting before shooting a scene. Since I'm used to the Mark II body I've been spoiled a little bit. The 60D has a lot of hard plastic which is fine because it's built well. I've taken this camera to Alaska several times and it has performed like a pro every time. It has endured snow, rain, dust, mud and kids! It's great for any sort of setting or environment if you take your time. The only complaint I have with it is the focus seems to be off more times than not with AF and MF. Other than that, it's recommended for anyone!
September 6, 2013
Love my latest Canon
This is my second Canon DSLR the first was the 20d, both are made very well, I like all the features and I especially like the tilt screen on the 60d, I am in college going for my photography degree so this camera has had a lot of use since I have bought it and it has never failed me, the battery life is one of the best features aside from the awesome quality of the controls and images that it takes!
Excellent work and I look forward to getting my Canon EOS 1dx and enjoying the quality that goes along with that camera as well.
August 24, 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.
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