Thursday, August 26, 2010
Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 08:35 AM
"Canon has unveiled the EOS 60D mid-level DSLR, replacing the EOS 50D. However, following the launch of the EOS 7D, the 60D has been repositioned in the market, so isn't a simple upgrade to its predecessor. Instead the 60D is a smaller camera featuring an articulated screen and plastic body shell and utilizing SD memory cards. It combines the 18MP CMOS sensor and 1040k dot 3.0" LCD from the EOS 550D (Rebel T2i) with the AF system from the 50D."
The 60D is a the latest in a long line that stretches back from the D30, and in a way it returns to its roots as a mid-range DSLR camera. While 50D users will probably want to upgrade to something like the 7D or even the 5DII, the 60D is a compelling purchase for those who want something a little more advanced than the 550D, while not spending too much. It's certainly a nicely specified camera, and while smaller, the grip certainly looks more usable than the on on the 550D!