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Canon EOS 60D Digital Camera

£659.00
SLR 18MP CMOS Dec 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
Seven industry awards
Good size
Good quality pictures
114 Reviews + 13 Awards
DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
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Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

The editors of websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both strongly endorse this high megapixel camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Review sites Good Gear Guide.com.au and Photoreview.com.au both wrote that this digital camera was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Three other expert review sites all thought that this Canon digital camera was good. This Canon camera received a "Recommended" award from website Camera Labs, confirming their endorsement and the expert at website DP Review wrote that it was very good and gave it a "Silver" award. In addition, review website What Digital Camera gave this Canon digital camera a "Gold" award and thought it was brilliant.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this camera is 83 out of 100 based on twenty-six expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 34,684 user and expert reviews (including 2,942 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically within its high megapixel cameras range compared to other brands. 97% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Quality Pictures

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “It takes crisp and vibrant pictures”. Expert review site Connectreviews.com said in their review of the Canon EOS 60D “It adds an articulating display, enhanced image processor”.

Two customers said in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Maximumpc.com scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “It’s got more pixels and a more sophisticated metering engine.”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two people who reviewed it considered that it was a good body shape. Seven years ago expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Canon EOS 60D “It also has a more contoured body and plenty of new great features, such as the hinged screen”. Expert website Maximumpc.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “It lacks the metal body and has a lower maximum continuous shooting sp” and scored the product 80 out of 100.

Heavy

The weights of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 90g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 400g. The EOS 60D is one of the heavier cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera (755 grams) amongst digital cameras of this age.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Canon EOS 7D (£579.99) (820g and cheaper).

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The EOS 60D supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The EOS 60D supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

Alternative cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider include the Sony SLT-A77.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Canon released the EOS 60D in December 2012.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The EOS 60D supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think cheaper digital cameras such as the Canon EOS 7D (£579.99) is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support video capability including the Sony SLT-A77.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The EOS 60D has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Pentax K-3 (£584.98), the Canon EOS 7D (£579.99), and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (£579) all of which are cheaper are also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

The EOS 60D has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The EOS 60D has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The EOS 60D has a pretty standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think cheaper cameras such as the Canon EOS 7D (£579.99) is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Pentax K-3 (£584.98) (3.2") which is also cheaper.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Canon EOS 60D has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The EOS 60D has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (1,040,000 pixel) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The average display resolution (numeric) of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera is 810,000 pixels.

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Battery

1100 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Canon EOS 60D is a digital camera that takes 1,100 shot battery life (CIPA standard).

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Camera

Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon EOS 60D has an orientation sensor. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have an orientation sensor.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The EOS 60D features multi burst mode, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports Live View

The EOS 60D supports live view. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also support live view.

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Features Histogram

The EOS 60D features histogram. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The EOS 60D supports PictBridge. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon EOS 60D has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Light Exposure

Supports Nineteen ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the EOS 60D is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Canon camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "125", "160", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2250", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Picture Quality

5184 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The EOS 60D has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has a 5184 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This Canon digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 480 x 480, 640 x 480, 720 x 400, 1280 x 1280, 1696 x 1280, 1728 x 1728, 1920 x 1280, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 2304, 2592 x 1456, 2592 x 1728, 3072 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 3456, 3888 x 2592 and 4608 x 3456 and 5184 x 2912. Across all high megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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Only 5184 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon EOS 60D has a 5184 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras of this age and spec. Across all high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera the best image resolution is 7360 x 4912 pixels and the worst is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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18 Megapixels Megapixel

This is an 18 megapixels camera.

We compared all the other 18MP cameras to this digital camera and we think cheaper digital cameras such as the Canon EOS 7D (£579.99) is also worth considering.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (£579) (20.1MP and cheaper), or the Pentax K-3 (£584.98) (24.35MP and cheaper).

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Flash

Very Fast Flash Recharging Time

At only 3 seconds, the EOS 60D has a fairly fast flash recharging time compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. The flash recharging times of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera range from 3s to 10s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.1s.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 4460b033aa, code 4460b003, canon eos60d
Barcodes 00000001623024, 00000001623465, 00000001623613, 00013803129175, 00138031291750, 08714574561158, 08714574575018, 08714574589299

Canon EOS 60D Review Sources

To prepare this Canon EOS 60D review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,698 product attributes, 177,254 digital camera reviews and 3,980,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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