204 of 208 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great mid-range DSLR
OK, I had a Canon EOS 400D that had served me well for nearly 3 years (and I had a 300D before that) and was looking to upgrade it, but I couldn't decide between a 550D or a much more expensive 7D. Then the 60D was launched and from the reviews I read, it filled the gap perfectly between the two. As ever, launch pricing was really toppy at over £1k but I took the plunge...
Published on 29 Dec 2010 by Lumpster
67 of 81 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars grip came off as soon as I took it out of the box
The 60D was my second dslr in the space of a couple of weeks. The 1st being a Pentax K7 that went back for refund to Jessops because of purple and green banding on pictures. I decided to spend more money and order the 60D from Amazon because I've used Canon 35mm film cameras for years with no problems.
However, I didn't shoot a single frame with the 60D because...
Published on 3 Feb 2011 by pilspics
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5.0 out of 5 stars Canon camera,
This review is from: Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera (Inc EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Kit) (Electronics)Love my Canon - I ve had it a year now and I love it. Would highly recommend it. Just filmed videos on it which I ve put on YouTube filmed in fairly low light too and they are so clear.
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun!,
This review is from: Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) (Electronics)I can't be too technical as this is this is my first DSLR. I bought the D60 as it was recommended by a professional, international prize winning, wildlife photographer, prior to me going out on a field trip with him. The results were outstanding! Red deer rutting in the early morning mists were perfect. I have since taken a wide range of pictures - landscape, fast action and am really delighted with the results. The twist and live-shoot screen is really usefull. Comes up to all my expectations.
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellant Camera,
This review is from: Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) (Electronics)Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera including EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II and EF-S 55-250mm IS II Lens Kit
This camera is simple enough for anyone to use AND can be as complicated or indepth as you wish. its simple because canaon have a "Q" button that allows you very quick access to all the controls that are relevant to the "scene" or priority you are using. This lens kit is also very good for beginners lenses but i like macro photography and splashed out on a dedicated lens. in short it is an excellant camera and a more than capable lens kit.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Camera,
This review is from: Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera (Inc EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Kit) (Electronics)Very good camera. Offers better performance to the 600d. 9 AF points, 1/8000 shutter speed, high frames per second. Good video quality, some weather sealing (not to the standard of the 7d). Not once has the sensor over heated (I take alot of long exposures). Decent noise performance, good low light performance. Good ergonomics, buttons are where they should be. Very hard to fault this camera to be fair.
Only thing which was slightly dissappointing was the lack of af micro adjustment unlike its predecessors (50d / 40d).
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent camera,
This review is from: Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) (Electronics)Since 2002 when I got my Canon G2 I have been a fan of the swivelling screen. I used Canon SLRs but always missed the flexibility of the G-series screen. When the Canon 60D came along I was immediately interested. My previous Canon 40D was great but the 60D is better for me in many ways. I still use the 'normal' eye-level viewfinder most of the time but for low-level work the Canon 60D viewfinder is brilliant! I also like the fact that when I am using the eye-level finder I am not spreading my sunscreen all over the delicate monitor surface!
5.0 out of 5 stars great camera - pity manual was for old model,
This review is from: Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera (Inc EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Kit) (Electronics)have had camera a week now. Delivered to Portugal EXACTLY on time - amazing! Very very pleased with camera - has taken my amateur activity to another level already. the only gripe I have is that the manual that came with it states that it is for a 60d but must be for an older model as a lot of it is not relevant (eg the DOF button isn't where it states in the manual and it took me a few days to find this, the main dial is different etc). I don't normally read manuals but for this purchase I did - and was grateful that I ordered from 'snapshots to greatshots' for the Canon 60d as without that I would be totally lost. Great product, great delivery but Amazon: please ensure suppliers put in the up to date manuals!
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow,
This review is from: Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) (Electronics)I bought this whe my shutter failed on my 350D. I should have done this years ago. The pictures are phonominal. Espicially at higher ISOs the pictures are signifcantly better. If you are thinking about it...dont!
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than expected,
I've bought as an upgrade from 400d and regarding all of the negative things from reviews I've had a surprise when it has arrived.
Very nice and easy handling body. All option can be found like you've expected from Canon.
I do not miss an magnesium-alloy body and I don't feel it is slow.
Over all I think I've made a good decision with 60d..
I had a few issues with a kit but thank for Amazon I had it sorted very quick.
29 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Canon 60d common fault - total failure- card write protected,
This review is from: Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) (Electronics)The SD card device is the 60d's weak spot, it fails with an error "card write protected" your 60d becomes a brick.
The fault is so common that a long backlog of repairs for this fault means your camera can take months to be repaired.
I have decided not to repair this AGAIN as the cost is over £200 for what is shoddy build quality, I can not justify £200 to repair a camera with another part same as the one prone to failure, even if repaired where can I use a camera I can not trust to stay working ? .
The 60d should not have been placed in to the line up following the 50d, its SD card should have placed it in the 600d range, it is not of a high enough build quality and too prone to SD card reading failure to be in the semi pro line up.
This camera is only suitable for very light novice use due to its imminent SD reader failure.
Any Semi professional considering this as a second body, please take good advice, it will let you down with the most frustrating SD card Write Protected error at the worst possible time that leaves you holding a brick with a £200 repair bill, time and time again !
This is the most unreliable and worst Canon body I have ever owned in 30 years.
If yours works, make the most of it and DO NOT remove the SD card, the USB socket will out live the SD card reader which is seriously sub standard in a camera of this price range, The SD car reader/ writer section is imported from other compact models and they have shipped the fault with it.
Professional cameras don't use SD cards as the readers are too problematic, as proven !
Canon refuse to release a firmware fix, because that would involve them admitting the 60d is a time bomb and they make good money fixing them.
Now I understand the reason you are reading reviews because you want to hear how cool your new camera is, or because you are buying and want someone to tell you how good it is.
So no love lost, the purpose of this review is so when your develops the card write protected fault and bricks and canon try to tell you how unusual that is, you will know, it's not, it's a very common fault and and elephant in the repair room.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great all rounder,
This review is from: Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera including EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens Kit (Electronics)My first DSLR camera, and very happy with it.
I spent months researching which make, canon, Nikon and Sony being the big 3.
Canon have as far as I can tell the biggest selection of lenses and are used the world over by professional photographers.
Plus almost every photography magazine i read in the Uk atleast, predominently used Canon 60D, 7D and 5D's in there reviews and guides on how to take photos of portraits, landscapes etc... So Canon had to be the make of DSLR really.
The model I initially looked at getting was the cheaper 600D. I tried it out and 60D in a local camera shop, and felt the 60d to be better built.
It's not maybe as tank like as te more expensive 7D and 5D models which are essentially produced with a solid metal body. The 60D being an aluminum plastic composit, which is very strong and what apple use, so it's sturdy and light. The 600D on the other hand is just all over plastic and felt a bit fragile in comparison.
So I Plummed for the 60d with the kit lense 18-55, as described in the tech details.
I also purchased a f1.8 50 prime canon lense.
Iv had the camera and lenses now 6 months or so.
I love his camera, and have had a chance to try the more expensive 7D which is really heavy and I felt because of the added wait not as good as the 60D, for someone who who loves photography but is not a pro. It's right balance of top end camera and weight, for someone wanting there first DSLR, but one that's better that entry level. It's essentially the second best non full frame DSlR that Canon do., the 7D being slightly better.
I would recommend this camera to anyone, although I use the 50 prime I got for about £85, 90% of the time as the increased light you get from a low f1.8 stop and great portraits it takes, results in me hardy ever using the kit lense,
Recently my brother in law tried My 60D and had to get one, a month later he now has it and is taking super photos of his children too.
A brilliant camera, yes it's expensive but it got most of the features of the far more costly models canon makes all for under 900 with a lense.
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