Canon is one of the top of the line producers of photography essentials, including the obvious: cameras. In the ever growing market for DSLR cameras, the Canon 60D stands out as the bridge between consumer and professional pieces of hardware.
I have been using my Canon 60D for over a year now, and I have not been disappointed once. As both a filmmaker and a photographer, the camera easily encompasses all of my needs. With an 18 Megapixel sensor, the camera has the same quality of sensor as the next step up in the line, the Canon 7D. While the next step down is the slightly less customizable, but more user-friendly Canon Rebel series. Having used both the upper and lower models, I have to say that my preference is still towards the 60D. One of the biggest factors for me personally is the versatility in the filming modes of the camera. Frame rates and recording quality are all easily accessible and adjustable. Another pleased customer supports this in their review on Amazon.com.
From a photography aspect, the camera is just as easily accessible with many different settings for beginners or professionals. On the extremely user friendly end is the “AUTO” setting. This allows for anyone to pick up the camera, point and shoot with no setting adjustments. For someone who wants complete control of the camera, however, there is a full “MANUAL” setting which allows you to adjust each individual aspect of the photo. This is held up by the kind folks of B&H Photo.com in their review of the product.
Overall, the Canon 60D brings together all of the great aspects of both consumer and professional DSLR cameras, marrying the two together with simple elegance. I would recommend this camera to any beginner or professional looking for either an upgrade or just a backup camera.