Canon EOS 60D digital SLR camera

Canon 60D – ISO 6400, 100mm, f-2.8, 1/1000s

Canon EOS 60D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera Body Only

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  • As on the Pentax K-7, the Canon 60D's Mode dial has a lock in the middle. Itdoesn't bother me at all, and as I mentioned earlier I had it on my old EOSElan, and it worked great. But it bugs Dave to no end. We both use a lot ofcameras, so it's just a matter of taste. Since no recent Canon SLR has had alocking Mode dial, I predict so many people will stumble over it that Canonwon't do it again for a while. We'll see. (Shortly after publication, Canonannounced an upgrade program whereby existing Canon 7D and 5D Mark II cameraowners could upgrade the cameras with a locking mode dial for $100. Might thismove been made based on popular demand?)

    I also appreciated the smaller size of the Canon 60D. It's not dramatically smaller, but is better for a walk than the 50D was. I don't think it's as small as my now ancient 20D, but the grip is smaller, and will be more comfortable for a wider array of users.

  • I left Dave to take pictures inside the hot, non-air conditioned Westbury House, instead wandering out into the Old Westbury Gardens on a very hot day. The good news was that plants love hot days, and the gardens were replete with interesting flowers, birds, and butterflies. Since I knew that I'd only be able to make one pass, I shot primarily with the Canon 60D's kit lens, the EF-S 18-135mm. It's a versatile optic that's well-suited for a walk in the park.

    Just two years ago, ISO 12,800 was a throwaway setting at best, with the 50Dturning out nasty images fraught with overt banding, visible even in athumbnail. Today I look at ISO 12,800 from the Canon 60D and T2i and have ahard time finding much to comment on. It's impressive. Feel free to shoot innear-darkness.

    Canon 60D at ISO 3,200
    Panasonic GH2 at ISO 3,200

    At ISO 3,200, the GH2 in JPEG mode really doesn't compete well, turning out softer images overall. It is a smaller sensor, though, so one wouldn't expect it to outdo the 60D.

  • Canon 60D at ISO 3,200
    Nikon D7000 at ISO 3,200

    The Canon 60D still handles the chroma noise better than the D7000, but Nikon's more balanced approach leaves more of the red leaf swatch looking better.

    At ISO 12,800 there's a little more definition in many aspects of the Canon 60D's image, but the continued difference in brightness makes it hard to pick a favorite. The gentleman's eyes are still more distinct in the 60D shot, but I might prefer the T2i's softer rendering at this ISO level. It's a pretty close call. Both cameras handle the scene quite well.

Основные технические характеристики модели Canon 60D:

With both the cameras either side of the Canon EOS 50D featuring 18-million-pixel APS-C sensors, it was only a matter of time before it was replaced. So it came as no surprise when, in August this year, Canon announced that, after two years’ service, the EOS 50D was going to be discontinued in favour of the new Canon EOS 60D.