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The New Big Boy’s Toy – Canon 60D

For years I’ve been contemplating on a dSLR, I finally got one last Friday and it’s the Canon 60D.

Before I jump to the next inline, let me reiterate my photography background. I had Pentax SLR back in the 90’s and have never bought a digital camera, never. I’ve experienced (shot at least 50 photos) using Sony A300, Sony A700, Canon 450D, Nikon D5000, Nikon D90, Nikon D700 and Nikon D3. And I did one wedding photoshoot (it was tiring as hell).

Initially, I was planning on getting the Sony A55 SLT. But when I held it, it feels cheap and too small for my hands (my hand isn’t huge). To sum up, it feels a bit girly and awkward (the viewfinder is LCD not optical like normal dSLR). The video feature caught most of my intention and it costs, RM 2,400.

I didn’t want to settle for Sony A55, so I moved to Canon 550D. It was highly rated in dpreview, however it was still considered a beginners dSLR (Canon’s market target). I don’t want to outgrow my camera easily as the buttons, weight and overall feels simplified. Truly for beginners or upgrading from Point and Shoot.

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The comes the Canon 60D. It was out of budget at RM 3,300, but somehow I can learn to close an eye for the piece of Japanese machinery.

Just to bore some of you, it’s 18.0 megapixels, APC-S sensor (pretty standard), full HD video, 5.3 frame per second shoot and 3 inch screen. What drew me closer to Canon was 3 factors.

  1. My younger brother has sets of Canon lens and flash
  2. I wanted a mid-range camera, not intention to outgrow the camera
  3. If I buy lenses (or accessories), I can share with AR

At the moment I’m not too sure whether I’d venture in part time photography. I know it’s fun but can also be very tiring, weekdays full time, weekend part time. I’m sure it’ll pay handsomely.

Hopefully, the next time you open this blog, it’ll be bursting in colors.

ps: Still halfway through the Taman Negara post. Maybe Wednesday.

By NoktahHitam

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37 replies on “The New Big Boy’s Toy – Canon 60D”

you learned how to close ur eyes on the price tag from me! hehe :p

anyway I’m glad u have ur own camera. now u can snap pics of your camwhore gf. HAHAHA! πŸ˜€

Oh yeah came by your blog from Mytechnews πŸ™‚

Hey you made the right choice … you wont go wrong with either Nikon or Canon nowadays and since your brother has lens for you to try and get “poisoned” … Yeah Canon 60D will last you for a long time ….. a nice upgrade will be the Canon 7D or the 5D full frame next time. As you know … there are always new gadgets for the big boys πŸ˜›

I was using a Canon 350D for about 3 years and finally jumped boat to Nikon D90 and I love it πŸ™‚

Happy shooting bro.

As long it meets your needs bro…coz next they will introduce 20 megapixels and it will keep going up. We can never keep up with technology πŸ˜› That is why I sometimes wish that I have an endless supply of cash to buy all the gadgets that I want. So far I am happy with 12 megapixels … a good size for me at the moment.

Actually if the Canon 60D came out earlier I would have bought it πŸ™‚

Cheers …. more photos please πŸ™‚

with 18 mpx, you can print size of A2 without losing quality. which is something that I want. If they introduce 20mpx, it doesnt support A1 size. Anyway, that’s whole idea, dlsr for large printing πŸ™‚

10k? Woot! If you really like Sony, there’s only a few you can choose. A850 – RM 8k. A700 – 2.7k (a bit old), A55 – RM2.8k (like kanak2)

But with your budget, I think I’ll go for Canon 60D + Tamron SP90 + any 12-24mm lens + any 70-200mm + Speed light. Hahah.

Just wait for D7000 if you can. I think that one is pretty awesome.

Key rule of buying a camera, BUY WHAT YOU LIKE.

The KEY RULE tu la that makes me buy DHC-H9 (and not satisfying enough). Hm.. I think I should be listening to what reviews said. In this case, people like you, AR and Sue Anna Joe (she’s my friend after all) said. Thanks Ed. I think I know what I want now.

*i’ll wait for d7000

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