REVIEW - BEFORE & POST PURCHASE
by Karthik Viswanathan on 2014-05-04
Ohhhh God... What a day it's been!
I'm sure there are many buyers who get so many different suggestions from many people on what to buy and what not to, which would only get them even more confused just like I have been.
To start with, I'm a Nikon D3100 user, for the past couple months wanted to own a bigger one and have been researching a lot, an offer on 600D where you get a 18-55 and 55-250mm, was very tempting, but by the time I could make my mind up, the prices went high and could only get reviews about it from friends who already bought it (they were definitely happy and on a budget that is still a perfect buy).
I then had shortlisted it to 600D, 650D and 60D, a friend of mine who is a professional photographer currently on a tour in Agra for a photo-shoot of Taj Mahal (which is just amazing) suggested me to get the 60D straight (if possible with 18-200), another friend who runs a business of renting camera lenses in Bangalore told me that 60D has been in the market for a while now and rather get a "70D" which would be a great buy for me, but it was a big NO NO on the budget front.
Finally today was the day, I had to purchase it, compared all my options and made my mind to go for the 60D. I have to say I am really happy about my decision for now, hopefully Flipkart and the seller (WS Retail) keep me just as happy as I am now!
Purchased it for 45768, expected delivery date is 9 days from now, but I guess they will deliver it to me before my travel date (16th May '14). Can't wait to get my hands on it.
I would really suggest any beginner or even an enthusiast to get a Canon 60D purely based on my research since the last 6 months and the pro's who suggested me this.
Thank you for reading, more hands on review after receiving the item.
Continued - HANDS ON EXPERIENCE!
Hello dear fellow flipkarters,
I'm back, been out on a trip down south, and yes, I did take my brand new 60D out with me. I have to say, I do not have any hard thoughts about my decision, I enjoyed my clicks with a new height of features, this camera is definitely for me.
As I'm not a pro but still an amateur, I can say, this camera with the LCD display on the top makes me stand out from the other DSLR users, being a semi-pro camera, the grip on it is perfect, the weight has been evenly proportioned and feels really good and powerful in hands, the looks are great, obviously all features are listed out in the specs and I'm not going to talk about it as this product does everything it has been designed to do so.
On a whole, this camera will make you stand out and even a professional photographer would not complain much about it. At the end of the day, they are all good, but the question is, what is it in a DSLR, that you prefer?
by Lawrence Dsouza on 2014-05-20
I purchased 60D in may ,2014 . The seller was WS retail. I was happiest to see that the camera for which I paid 45K was made in japan and not made in China.
I think flipkart should provide one more mandatory indication for sellers to notify country of manufacture on electronics producs
Power packed for advanced beginners
by Saish Borkar on 2012-12-16
Been few days since I brought this camera, I got it from a local shop for much less and ended up getting it along with a 50mm F/1.8 lens for 62k
For a first impression the camera feels sturdy, although a bit heavy at 755 grams but once you get used to it, you feel like you are holding a point and shoot, nice rubberized grip and a strap to see that it stays stable.
Being my first DSLR I cant really say much in technical aspects as for that it will take sometime, for now these are my observations.
Ergonomically placed controls with a dial near shutter release button and a display array showing autofocus,drive modes,iso and metering, also a button to light it incase you are working on the viewfinder entirely. Next to LCD lies control wheel around SET button which can be assigned custom function, next to it there are the usual info and menu buttons. One thing I didnt like was delete button placed in the extreme left corner next to mode dial, something that should have been in the lower right extremity. and the mode dial needs unlocking by holding the middle button (to prevent unintentional change in the shooting mode) its flanked by ON/OFF switch
Special mention about tilt and swivel LCD, extemely useful in shooting at unusual angles. Top lies hotshoe for external flash.
I am an avid high speed photography shooter, I found 5.3Fps amazingly fast, though it reduces while shooting in RAW. Pictures have really nice quality on par with the 7D which uses the same DIGIC 4 sensor. 9 cross type AF sensors in diamond shape see that no action is missed. Besides there is custom white balance, bracketing, picture modes, in camera RAW processing, creative filters. ISO and Shutter speed increments i1/3rd stops are a special mention.I couldnt test the video function as I never shoot any.
- Tilt and swivel LCD
-good noise control at ISO 6400
-high shutterspeed for fast action (1/8000th) & bulb mode
-customizable settings(most frequently used settings can be saved and used when needed without going through all steps again)
- sturdy feel, rubberized grip
- cross check focus function (Via digital zoom)
-excellent battery life and recharge time (1100 shots via view finder & 2hr 30 minutes for full battery recharge)
-Kind of heavy at 755gms
- image delete button inconveniently placed at top left extremity
-sorely missing in camera crop I have on my Sony H50
-auto white balance sometimes favors warmer colors
-AF slow in live view
Conclusion- Best camera under 60,000 INR range with a host of features of the more expensive models yet in budget, though kinda bulky once in hands it does feel like a true DSLR, compared to others it has much better specifications and performance. Next ones would be D7000 from Nikon at 78,000 and 7D from Canon at 1,28,000
I suggest you keep another 10,000 for acessories (lens/tripod/SDHC card,flash etc)
Just a note 4Gb SD card supplied in box is class 6 and not enough for a 18 megapixel DSLR.
Beginner or serious enthusiast? Go for it!
To the gentleman comparing the 60D to 5D
by Sharat Goswami on 2013-12-30
I'd just like to point out that the 5D is a significantly more expensive camera than the 60D. The 5D Mark II is about 1 lakh 20 while the 5D Mark III is 2.5 lakhs. One is semi-professional designed for enthusiasts, the other is a professional level one, the real deal with everything plus the kitchen sink thrown in. Why bother comparing apples to oranges.
I've used this camera quite a bit and I have to say this really is one of the finest kits Canon ever came out with. It's like this hits the sweet spot. Combining it with the 18-135 lens is a very good idea. The difference in quality is perceptible. It is just superior to the 18-55. It doesn't hurt you can do more with it, but even photos in the normal range seem to benefit from it.
At this price point there really isn't anything like it. For someone who wants a camera you can play around with....this is the beginning of the dream. If you're not going all the way for a professional level camera, I mean anything short of that, you should get this one.
If you just want a really good camera without the hassle at this kind of quality check out the Sony RX100. It's probably what most people should really buy, if you're not going to be hardcore about photography, it's not worth buying a DSLR that's just going to be lying around, once the initial novelty wears off. They are big and clunky to carry around, no denying.
If you want to read proper camera reviews, really in-depth ones, head over to the dpreview website. They're hands down the best.
The 5D though...that's a different story. Another level altogether. Unless you have that something that the master photographers have....that ability to visualize...you're not likely to get anything out of that camera that you wouldn't out of a 60D. And much more easily. It would be like driving a Ferrari without traction control!
My two bits!
Canon 60D vs Nikon D7000 - Factual comparison
by Ajay Chaudhary on 2012-01-03
There is no point saying "I like Canon or I like Nikon". Facual reviews are always better.
I am trying to list down few of them - I am sure there are more. If personal comfort (like holding the camera or looking at the label "Canon" or "Nikon" makes you happy), then this review is not for you...
Here are the advantages of Canon 60D over Nikon D7000
Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 920k dots More than 10% higher resolution screen
Higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 16.1 MP Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Lighter 755 g vs 780 g
Here are the advantages of Nikon D7000 over Canon 60D
Significantly better image quality 80.0 vs 66.0 More than 20% better image quality
Much more dynamic range 13,9 EV vs 11,5 EV 2,6 f-stops more dynamic range
Significantly better color depth 23,5 bits vs 22,2 bits Distinguishes around 2.5x more colors
Lower noise at high ISO 1 167 ISO vs 813 ISO The D7000 has a slight edge (0,5 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Weather sealed Yes vs No Sealed to shoot in the rain
Continuous video focus Yes vs No Record movies without worrying about focus
Significantly more focus points 39 vs 9 Set focus accurately within the frame
Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None Automatically focuses shooting video
Significantly better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 96% Almost the same
Larger viewfinder 0,62x vs 0,59x Around 10% larger viewfinder
Has more storage slots 2 vs 1 More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Shoots slightly faster 6 fps vs 5.3 fps More than 10% faster continuous shooting
Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm More than 10% larger sensor
Smaller 132x105x77 mm vs 145x106x79 mm More than 10% smaller
Slightly less shutter lag 238 ms vs 253 ms Around 10% less delay when taking photos
Slightly more lenses available 169 lenses vs 162 lenses Almost the same
Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO The D7000's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Slightly thinner 3" vs 3,1" Almost the same
by Chaitanya Siddeshwar on 2012-08-31
I had 4 requirements from the DSLR I wanted to buy
1. Articulated/Vari-Angle LCD screen(I had this in a previously owned camera and I will never buy a camera without this - it is VERY VERY useful) - this eliminated all Nikon models and 550D. The only choices were 600D and 60D
2. Good battery life (I use live view (zoomed) for good manual focus and for this, good battery life is a must). This eliminated 600D as an option - it has a bad overall battery life. On the other hand, 60D has LP-E6 battery that is very good and gives a clear indication of remaining battery life. For videos, good battery life is a must.
3. Different manual controls for aperture and shutter speed - 60D has a finger dial for shutter speed and a separate wheel for aperture - though this is not a big deal, I find it very useful. This also makes scrolling through menus easy and fast
4.1080p HD video recording at 30 fps - I wanted to use this camera for stills as well as videos and I know for a fact that DSLR video quality is better than any camcoder at the same price range (550D, 600D also have the same video quality as 60D - but remember you need to use live view for this and that drains battery) Sony was an option here - but none of the Sony cameras have the vari-angle screen as good and useful as Canon.
60D is great with all the above and I chose it. I would have gone for 600D - but didn't because of battery life.
If you prefer to focus/shoot using the view finder, 60D has a LCD panel on the top that shows all info - thus completely eliminating the need for looking at the screen and multiplying the battery life - very useful when there is less battery remaining.
Sensor performance is good at 3200 ISO also. This is great for low light photography.
The 18-135mm lens is decent and useful for various situations. Though this makes the cost 20K more than the 18-55mm lens, you will hit limitations with the 18-55mm lens very soon (3X vs 7.5X zoom). And I don't want to be changing lens whenever I want to shoot something far. I brought a prime lens (50mm ef 1.4 IS II) along with this to compensate for what this lens can't do (low light performance is bad - can't expect at this price though).
AF is a bit slow - but that depends on the lens also and trust me - if you get used to manual focusing, no camera can beat that and you will never use AF again. But again, if are not an advanced user (Eg: prefer to shoot in auto mode?), this may bother you a lot - go for a Nikon or Sony DSLR.
by Juhi Rao on 2014-02-16
Shopping at flipkart was awesome.. I got a Canon 60D slr with kit lens.. And it was promptly delivered by the promised date.. Although the tracking page said it would be delivered one day before the promised day it reverted back to "undelivered due to heavy load"
But the happiness quotient was that I got it delivered by the next day afternoon.. Very happy!!! :)
For advanced beginners..!!! Fastest Delivery ever by flipkart...!!!
by Deepan Prakash Reddy on 2014-04-14
This is the cool camera... I had great passion towards photography and would always love to do experiments with different cameras. I was planning to buy 600D... Later I changed my mind and increased my budget by 15K extra to buy this sexy DSLR. Now I'm a proud 60D owner.
In today's scenario, 1 in 10 youths is developing interest towards the DSLR photography. So its not a big deal to find a DSLR in most of the youths' hands. Being a 60D owner differentiates you from other DSLR beginners... The features it has like, auto sensor cleaning, 1/8000 sec shutter speed, 5.3 pics per second burst mode, 60 fps video, 1450 clicks per battery cycle etc., makes you the show stopper among beginners... Finally the feel of 60D, one can experience by just holding it... Too much awesomeness...
I'm a regular flipkart customer for past 3 years... This the fastest delivery i ever received from flipkart... i.e., in just 20 hrs...(Delhi NCR)... Thanks to the entire team right from ware house, customer care till delivery person... :)
5 reasons to choose Canon 60D
by Anindya Ray on 2011-12-28
This is my first DSLR – and a after good 3 months of carefully reviewing all the Semi Pro and Upper-Entry models – both Canon as well as Nikon. Reviewed Bogs, videos, visits to shop and checking the models out – finally I preferred it over all. If you go by specs by specs – well, pundits would advice you some other model [I mean Nikon d7000 :)], but with all due respect, here are my 5 points of choosing this over ALL:
1. The design and ergonomics – it just felt right in hand – both the grip and the weight. There is so much talk of Magnesium Alloy body, but heck, the whole body then becomes tank like and bulky. It may be somebody’s fascination [who likes to drop camera’s - butterfingers], not mine. And yes, I don’t want to get lost over buttons on camera body. The Menu operations are easy to find and select – unlike the Nikon’s where you might keep on scrolling down and down to find the one to select.
2. Image quality: I have taken photos myself and checked many reviews. I loved the warm and color punch in 60D vis-à-vis all others. I don’t have need of higher ISOs and as many reviews says, Canon metering are much more accurate than Nikons, hence does not have the Auto-exposure problems.
3. Video performance: I definitely wanted a camera which is good both in photos AND videos. 60D probably had one of the best video controls [better than big brother 7D]. So if you plan to use your camera for both photos as well as videos, this is the best choice.
4. Flip out screen: Well, people who never used the Flip out screen, would never know what it can do in taking shots in most difficult angles and levels. I have a Canon older P&S [with some manual control] and it has given me shots that otherwise impossible to compose. This is a great feature for taking videos and while using Tripods too.
5. In camera RAW processing: With this camera, I started taking RAW images and 60Ds in camera processing just gives me a world of opportunities. This feature is just amazing at this price point, and I believe , introduced first in EOS series.
Having said all, its finally personal choice and you should take your own call. More importantly, your choice of lenses would be critical in the image quality that you produce.
Finally, a word about Flipkart. You guys did it once again, delivered before time, well packed and sealed. Way to go! Would have loved to see some offers options with other lenses and camera bags etc.
Flipkart! Take a bow! :D
by R Ramkumar on 2011-08-29
Outstanding Service! The best Online shopping website i have ever come across.
I recieved my 60D today and as promised they have delivered it very safely. The package had everything they promised and the quality looks top notch, as expected from canon and flipkart. :)
I am charging my battery right now and am too excited to write any more.
Bottom line, Flipkart service = The best!
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