June 15, 2024

The Canon Eos 60D Turns Me on…

Canon’s X0D series, throughout its existence, has always fascinated a wide range of professional photographers to enthusiastic and semi-pro photographers. Canon’s each X0D model has offered superb features (especially in terms of AF sophistication and build quality) to ensure the cameras are both attainable and aspirational for users.

Canon is one of the respected and popular brands in the camera industry for decades. They have been providing us outstanding cameras for a huge community of photographers, whether they are beginners, enthusiasts, or professional photographers..

Released in 2008, Canon EOS 50D swiftly established itself as one of the popular choices among all the photographers.

Being the successor of the Canon EOS 50D, Canon’s EOS 60D comes armed with bulk of additional features and enhancements over the older models.

Canon Eos 60d review

The Canon EOS 60D is the new prosumer Digital SLR camera with a solid built body. Gone are the days, when the outer body of the camera were created out of magnesium alloy. The EOS 60D camera is made up of lighter weighed plastic shell. The Canon EOS 60D acquires some key features from the Canon’s Rebel line and some from the Canon EOS 7D of EOS series.

The EOS 60D has got some brand-new attributes and facets of its own. We can look forward to some more color variations or Ambiences which can be used in different scenes modes for enhanced color photographs and which can be previewed with Live view on the screen.

In terms of imaging, the EOS 60D has uplifted the image quality and resolution from that of its predecessors. As a cherry on the top, you can also retrospectively apply the new Creative filters to the shot files, including the Grainy Black & White and the Toy Camera looks.

So, let’s have a look into the detailed features of the Canon EOS D60 further in our blog.

Brief Description of Canon Eos 60d

Canon Digital SLR Camera EOS 60D with EF-S18-55mm / EF-S55-250mm Lens Kit - International Version
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 5.3 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
  • 3.0 inch articulated Clear View LCD with 1,040,000 dots
Launch It was officially launched in November 2012.
Design It has a body size of 145 x 106 x 79 mm and weighs around 755 grams (1.7 lbs.) which is lighter and made up of aluminium body.
Sensor It offers an APS-C CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor with a form factor of 1.6 and resolution of 18 MP. The native sensitivity range of the camera is ISO 100 to ISO 6400.
Display It has a fully articulated 3 inch LCD screen and offers a screen resolution of 1040k dots and 0.6x magnification ratio.

The autofocus system offers 9 cross type focus points which helps to correct the lens aberrations.

Optics It accepts all the standard EF canon lenses and supports a complete exposure control.

The camera also supports Canon EF-S/EF lens mount with 324 native lenses

Videography It can record Full HD videos at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 25, 23.976, 29.97 frames per second and save the videos in H.264 format.

The EOS 60d camera supports a continuous shooting speed of 5.3fps burst shooting in the professional RAW image recording format.

Audio It has a built-in Mono speaker and a Mono microphone which allows you to record high quality audios
Connectivity It features a PC Sync Terminal in order to control the professional strobe lights and USB 2.0 or HDMI port to connect the camera to the compatible devices.
Battery It has a long battery life which can capture up to 1100 shots with a single charge of the camera which is better than most of the DSLRs which can take up to 929 shots only.


The Canon EOS 60D is a digital SLR camera of the EOS series which was officially launched in the market quite long back in the year November 2012.


The design of any camera is the first thing we look at when we think of buying a camera. The EOS 60D camera is made up of lighter weighed plastic shell. It acquires some key features from the Canon’s Rebel line and some from the Canon EOS 7D of EOS series.

It offers you an environmental sealing against any unfavorable weather conditions as it has a weather sealed body.

In the EOS series of Canon, the 60D finally gains the potential to convert the raw files into jpeg format which also includes the option of correcting lens aberrations such as chromatic aberration and distortion. The camera was designed with a body size of 145 x 106 x 79 mm and weight of 755 grams, which is somewhat larger if we see the ultra-compact cameras of current days. The Canon EOS 60Dcamera is available in the Black color.

The design of the Canon EOS 60D has changed significantly from its previous version of Canon’s EOS 50D. Due to this, the EOS 60D fits more seamlessly between the 7D and 550D. The body of the 60D is made with Polycarbonate resin and Aluminium with glass fiber against the magnesium alloy of the Canon EOS 7D and previous 50D.


As we know the size of an imaging sensors plays a vital role in determining the quality of the image of a camera. A camera with larger sensor will have large individual pixels and also provide a clearer low-light sensitivity with rich color depth. Also, with the larger sensor cameras, photographers will have more control over the depth of field in the photo. Ultimately, improving the image quality and ability to isolate any subject from the background.

The Canon EOS 60D camera has many improvements from its predecessor Canon EOS 50D. It supports an APS-C sized CMOS Sensor and a DIGIC 4 image processor with a form factor which is also known as the field of view crop factor of 1.6 makes the camera perfect for capturing nature.

The D60 camera offers a resolution of 18 MP and captures beautiful and smooth digital pictures. The resolution of a camera comes at the cost of higher pixel density with a smaller individual pixel size. The native sensitivity range of the camera is ISO 100 to ISO 6400 which is quite impressive.


The Canon EOS 60D camera is quite a feature rich camera with built-in optical pentaprism viewfinder which is outstanding on all fronts by providing high accuracy and easy use. The coverage of the viewfinder is 96% with 0.6x magnification ratio.

As compared to the viewfinder display of the Canon EOS 50D, this camera adds information on maximum shots taken. The Canon 60D selfie-friendly camera will make the photographers’ life easier who loves shooting selfies or group pictures.

The Canon 60D camera has a fully articulated 3 inch LCD screen with variant angle which helps the photographer to capture crisp and sharp images.

The camera offers a screen resolution of 1040k. A camera with more screen resolution will always give clearer and sharper images which will help you to review your photos with more ease.

The autofocus system offers 9 cross type focus points. The cross-type sensors lock the focus more accurately and swiftly as compared to single type sensors. The camera also provides you the option to correct the lens aberrations including chromatic aberrations and distortion. It is a gift for the Vloggers who loves vlogging and keep posting about their vlogs.


The Canon EOS 60D camera supports Canon EF-S / EF lens mount and there’re 324 native lenses which are available for the mount. The key features of Canon EF lenses are modeled with exceptionally fast optical stabilization and silent ultrasonic focusing system that allows the user to take pictures beyond the light levels.

The EOS 60D also helps the photographer to correct the unwanted shaking pictures due to the camera or the body movement.It has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.

Canon 60D camera features both the Phase Detection and Contrast Detection autofocus systems which make sure the accuracy and speed of focusing during clicking pictures. The camera also offers Face Detection Autofocus where it smartly detects the faces and locks focus automatically on the frame.

The Canon EOS 60D does not have any sensor based image stabilization systems but 112 of the lenses already come with Optical Image Stabilization. The Canon 60D camera has 88 lenses which are weather sealed which can be coupled with the weather sealed body.


One of the most important features of any camera is the Videography of the camera. Cameras with maximum resolution and frame rates offer better quality videos than the cameras with lower resolutions.

There is a video friendly 3:2 ratio eloquent LCD. It brings the Canon 60D in the mid-range by adding the Full HD movie snapshots and accelerating its resolution.

With the Canon EOS 60D, one can record the videos at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 25, 23.976, 29.97 frames per second and save the videos in H.264 format. The Canon’s EOS 60D captures Full HD videos with manual controls is positioned below the Canon EOS 7D and above the Canon EOS 550D and Rebel T2i.

The Canon 60D camera offers you a continuous shooting speed of 5.3 fps burst shooting in the standard RAW image recording format.


The sound recording quality of Canon EOS D60 cameras can be rated as average to best. The Canon EOS 60D possesses a built-in Mono speaker and a Mono microphone which allows you to record high quality audios and movies without using any external microphone.

The camera also possesses a microphone which helps to make the sound quality better and enables the device to filter out any background noise.

The Canon EOS 60D also offers a port for an external microphone to record awesome quality sound with the external microphone.


For few imaging applications, how the camera communicates easily with its surrounding can be a salient aspect in the camera decisions process. The Canon 60D camera provides an interface for data transfer and accessory control.

The Canon EOS 60D features the PC Sync terminal which controls the strobe light, most suitable for the studio photographers.

The EOS 60D camera is also compatible with the PCs via its USB 2.0 port or HDMI port. This feature is very helpful for the professional photographers and especially appreciated by most of the professional photographers.


The Canon 60D camera uses the Li-Ion batteries which are becoming quite popular in the compact digicams. The camera has a long battery life which can capture up to 1100 shots with a single charge of the camera. Considering the fact that the DSLR cameras can take up to 929 shots on an average.

But if you want to use the EOS 60D camera while travelling on vacation it’s better to take a few battery backups with you, so that you can shoot and take the amazing pictures of your journey without waiting for it to charge every time.

The battery drains rapidly because of the camera’s LCD screen while the CMOS sensor helps the camera that does less power consumption.


The Canon EOS 60D produces excellent and accurate colors with a splendid saturation and hues under most of the conditions. The Manual setting is helpful to set the white balance of the camera to click the pictures.

In terms of competition, the chief rival of EOS 60D is the D7000 of Nikon. Released within few months of Canon EOS 60D, Nikon D7000 was created and launched in the market with same enthusiasm.

The Canon EOS 60D camera boasts an elevated effective resolution and sharper vari-angle monitor.

The camera gives you a bulk of reasons to choose it over others like broader image potential, larger screen, faster shutter, better sealing, in-camera creative filters, longer lasting, faster data transfer, selfie friendly, modern and most importantly affordable.

Also, the camera comes with the documentation which is very good and guides you to handle the camera very well.

If you’re in search of a professional yet simple and budget friendly DSLR camera, then Canon EOS 60D is that camera for you. It is not only heavily discounted but also provides you excellent experience of professional photography.

A professional photographer will see the different features of any camera in a divergent way than that of a travel photographer or a person who has just stepped in the world of photography. Hence selecting a camera is often a personal choice.

Olivia Smith

Olivia Smith, who holds a degree in mechanical engineering from MIT, has been the backbone of our equipment review section since 2020. Her expertise is backed by over 15 years of experience in the engineering sector, specifically in equipment design and testing. She is known for her detailed and practical reviews. Before gracing our platform, Olivia was an editor for a major industrial magazine. In her leisure time, she enjoys mountain biking and experimenting with DIY robotics projects.

One Comment

  1. AvatarMarc Reply

    The EOS 60D is all plasticky, older, worse Sensor (The D7000 and 60D came out 10 years ago – 2010!) and no WR, no Dual Card Slots, no 100% OVF Viewfinder, etc…..DR also the D7000 is much better, clearly.

    Good Light.

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