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Canon EOS 60D with 18-135mm lens review

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Verdict:

Superior ergonomics – particularly the bigger viewfinder and articulated screen – make this a shrewd choice for Canon upgraders willing to look beyond the 550D.

Review Date: 24 Jan 2011

Price when reviewed: £1,029

Buy it now for: £679
(see more store prices)

Supplier: http://www.jessops.com

Reviewed By: Ben Pitt

Our Rating 4 stars out of 5

User Rating 4 stars out of 5

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Basic Specifications

Part Code 4460B047AA
Review Date 24 Jan 2011
Rating **** stars out of 5
CCD effective megapixels 18.0 megapixels
CCD size 22.3x14.9mm
Viewfinder optical TTL
Viewfinder magnification, coverage 0.95x, 96%
LCD screen size 3.0in
LCD screen resolution 1,040,000 pixels
Articulated screen Yes
Live view Yes
Optical zoom 7.5x
Zoom 35mm equivalent 28.8-216mm
Image stabilisation optical, lens based
Maximum image resolution 5,184x3,456
Maximum movie resolution 1920x1080
Movie frame rate at max quality 25fps
File formats JPEG, RAW; QuickTime (AVC)

Camera Controls

Exposure modes program, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual
Shutter speed 30 to 1/8,000 seconds
Aperture range f/3.5-22 (wide), f/5.6-36 (tele)
ISO range (at full resolution) 100 to 12800
Exposure compensation +/-3 EV
White balance auto, 6 presets with fine tuning, manual, custom
Additional image controls contrast, saturation, sharpness, colour tone, auto lighting optmiser, aspect ratio, noise reduction, highlight tone priority
Manual focus Yes
Closest macro focus 45cm
Auto-focus modes 9-point
Metering modes multi, centre-weighted, partial, centre
Flash auto, forced, suppressed, slow synchro, rear curtain, red-eye reduction
Drive modes single, continuous, self-timer, AE bracket, WB bracket

Physical

Memory slot SDXC
Mermory supplied none
Battery type Li-ion
Battery Life (tested) 1,100 shots
Connectivity USB, AV, mini HDMI, remote, mic input
HDMI output resolution 1080i
Body material plastic
Lens mount Canon EF-S
Focal length multiplier 1.6x
Kit lens model name Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Accessories USB and AV cables, neck strap
Weight 755g
Size 106x145x79mm

Buying Information

Warranty one-year RTB
Price £1,029
Supplier http://www.jessops.com
Details www.canon.co.uk
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