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Canon EOS 60D - A New Kind of Rebel

By Alvin Soon - 19 Jan 2011
Launch SRP: S$1599

Introduction

Introduction

The double-digit numbers have traditionally belonged to Canon's semi-pro DSLR line-up, which offer features from the pro cameras at a lower price than a pro body.

That tradition came into question with the launch of the Canon 7D late in 2009 though, the 7D represented a new category of pro-camera which sandwiched the double-digit 50D and the higher-end 5D Mark II. That probably explains some of the consumer-centric changes which have been made to the 60D as it succeeds the 50D. Now is this a good thing or bad thing? It really depends on which fence of the consumer/pro field you're sitting on, and, as usual, read on to discover why.

8.5
  • Performance 9
  • Design 8
  • Features 9
  • User-Friendliness 8
  • Value 8
The Good
Great handling
Good ISO performance with low image noise
High burst rate when shooting JPEGs
Brilliant LCD display
The Bad
Missing joystick makes switching AF points more difficult