I’m a Canon user myself and I’ve been holding onto my baby for a good 5 years. But after sticking to my usual three digit model, I decided to go a little braver and opted for the two digit models or even more: Canon 7D. Then came the 60D vs 7D thoughts.
Initially Canon 7D seemed like the perfect wild life photography camera I could ever find. But when I saw the Canon 60D specs I decided to freeze my plans for the Canon 7D and take a good look first of the 60D specs. Who knows, this camera might be the one I’ll be purchasing somewhere after my birthday.
The Canon 60D was officially released a few weeks back and I was thinking this will be a camera around the semi-pro category that will be something to watch out for. Here’s a general list of the specs for the awesome camera:
- 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- Advanced creative features with Basic +
- Vari-angle 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 ratio LCD
- Full HD movies with manual control
- DIGIC 4
- ISO 100-6400, H:12800
- 5.3fps shooting for up to 58 JPEGs
- 9-point cross type AF System
- iFCL metering with 63-zone Dual-layer Sensor
- Integrated Speedlite transmitter
- In-camera RAW processing
I know that these specs mean not much to those who don’t wanna know about the technical mumbo jumbo of photography so here are some notes about the Canon 60D specs.
- The 18 megapixels is basically a must for those doing those huge poster shots and for those who want to dabble with a little professional photography
- this is not exactly a full frame camera so don’t expect that much when it comes to wide angle lenses
- The 5.3fps shooting is great when trying to capture some awesome fast moving subjects.
- Full HD in a DSLR is great but then again take note, manual control. don’t be assured of full sharp focus in the entire shooting process
- this is still a DSLR, not an HD Video cam so don’t expect it to go as far as the HD cameras built for the job. Because of the sensor limit this video shooting will probably only last for a good 12 minutes at most.
- The vari angle LCD is one of the powerful features of this camera as the user has full control over the lcd position.
- the 9 point AF system basically means you can auto focus in 9 different areas within the camera viewfinder.
- The in camera RAW processing allows you to work on your RAW images inside the camera. A good feature if you wanna work on your RAW images while on the go.
Though much is still to be known about the Canon 60D as I haven’t seen much user comment and review. Price ranges from 1066$ up.
So that’s pretty much what I can say about the Canon 60D for now. Would you buy one?