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EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens
 
4.8

(based on 941 reviews)

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    (202)

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    (8)

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    (0)

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    (3)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (734)
  • Easy to use (652)
  • Large clear LCD (581)
  • Tilt /swivel LCD (544)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (529)

Cons

  • Noisy at high ISO (91)
  • Poor in low light (40)
  • Short battery life (29)
  • Lag / shutter delay (23)
  • No image stabilization (6)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (557)
  • Family photos (546)
  • Travel (505)
  • Low light (408)
  • Video (397)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (331), Semi-pro photographer (184), Casual photographer (173), Pro photographer (76), Photography student (44)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (742), Yes (62)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Camera takes Beautiful Photos Quickly!

I am a professional photographer specializing in Family Beach Portraits and Beach Weddings, so I don't really want to take a multi thousand $ camera to the beach, and have been using the Rebel...Read complete review

I am a professional photographer specializing in Family Beach Portraits and Beach Weddings, so I don't really want to take a multi thousand $ camera to the beach, and have been using the Rebel T3i with a Sigma 17-70mm lens, but wanted a more robust camera and chose the 60D with the 18-135mm lens. My first photo shoot this week with this camera worked great.
PROS: I love the speed at which I can take pictures - I was working with a young child, who was not being very cooperative, and had to take the photos quickly when the opportunity arose, and they all turned out beautiful and very crisp.
I really like the Electronic Level feature, it helps with making sure my horizon is straight without having to do any straightening and cropping in post production.
CONS: I wish the lens had a lock on it as it suffers from lens creep very badly. I took 1 star off my rating because of this problem.
Overall I am very pleased with this camera and would recommend it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great pics, but a sound headache in vids

Well, the image quality of this camera is similar than others that are not full-frame DSLR. So the kit worth it, even knowing that you'll need to get other lenses to get a...Read complete review

Well, the image quality of this camera is similar than others that are not full-frame DSLR. So the kit worth it, even knowing that you'll need to get other lenses to get a little more sharpness in your pictures. Now, the problem with the 60D appears when you want to capture video with sound. I mean, there are some trouble to deal with recording video with most DSLRs. For example the autofocus... Any camcorder, can focus continously ten times better than the DSLRs (even than the new Rebel T4i)... Everybody knows that, BUT the real problem comes if you need to take good sound attached to the video. I am a professional videographer. I was told about the big adventages of recording video with a DSLR instead of an expensive video camera (the warm of the image, the cinema-like texture, the low-light performance), but nobody told me anything about the sound. First of all, you don't have headphones output to listen what is going on with the sound while you're recording. Second, metering the sound levels (vumeter) is only available inside a setup screen, not while recording. Probably you heard about Magic Lantern... It's a firmware modifier that allows you to use headphones (via USB output) but Canon does not support it. So, would you take the risk of losing your new camera? Well, I thought I could get use to record without listening, making some previous tests and watching the vumeter before recording, So, I plugged my professional Audio Technica Boom mic to the 60D and started to record.... But SURPRISE!!! When I heard in my computer, what was recorded, I heard a very low quality sound... How could it be? I ve been using this self-powered microphone (electret system) for years, and attached to different cameras with no problems. Specifically, this time the sound was full of medium frequencies. No low freqs at all. And the noise floor was close to the vocal levels (less than 30db between voices and the white noise it produces). For a smooth scene that is totally unacceptable. As a temporary solution (and after 10 attempts) and expecting to avoid to record sound separetely, I plugged the mic to an old video camera. Then, I connected the headphones output of the camera to the 60D mic input. Finally, I put the sound control level at the minimum in the 60D to get the lowest noise as possible. The sound achieved wasn't perfect but much better. In conclussion, If you're thinking to use the DSLR to make some videos or movies, and the sound is important to you, and you don't have time to synchronize it afterwards, think it twice.

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5.0

Couldn't be Happier!

By beththeshooter

from Los Angeles

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • High ISO Performance
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens:

    I just got this camera a few weeks ago and I've been taking it all over town, shooting video and stills. It's who easy to use and the images look fantastic. I've been shooting a mixture of portraits, macro beauty, and city video footage.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Woooow

    By Mike

    from Az

    Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens:

    Is a great camera for THE price

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    5.0

    Perfect For My First DSLR

    By Bill the Radio Dude

    from Greenville SC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens:

      My background is in sound, so I asked around as to which DSLR took good stills and was good for video. The Canon EOS 60d was recommended, and I have thoroughly enjoyed the entire learning curve. I know that there are supposedly much better ones but it will be very hard to beat the features of the 60d at the price from B&H.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Camera

      By Alex

      from Northeastern PA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens:

        I bought this camera without much experience with dslr's, but after much research. The 60d is definitely worth the money IF you are willing to take the time and learn how to use it and all of it's functions. If you don't, then you might as well have bough a point and shoot camera for $, because you will get the same thing out of it. Once you learn how everything works it unlocks a wide variety of things you can do creatively, and allows you to have much more control over your images/videos.

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        • No

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        5.0

        I would buy this again and again

        By TraceTV

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Awesomeness
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Sports/Action
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens:

          I would buy this again and again if I had the money (of course) at least thank goodness for the 3 year drops and spills by Square Trade. I've been using this camera with my school for a couple of years now and I am super happy that I have a 60D of my own. This is a great camera for fun use, professional use, commercial use and you can add all sorts of additions like flash, shotgun mic, tascam, etc. I use the 60D more for portraits (indoor and outdoor), and commercial use and it's perfect. Six years ago I had a Canon Rebel XTi, which is still great and takes awesome photos. I needed to upgrade due to the video function on the 60D. Here's my reason why I chose the 60D over the 7D, because SD cards are much more friendlier and lighter than CF cards. Then I chose the 60D over 5D Mark II because I was on a budget and for what the 60D price is now, it's great and perfect.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great starter DSLR

          By Marissa

          from Santa Barbara, CA

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

          Cons

          • Poor Image Stabilization
          • Poor In Low Light

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens:

          The 60D is my first digital camera, purchased for a mixture of still photos and video.

          I tend not to use the AF, but as I occasionally do event/photojournalism, it's a beautiful feature that I've found works well! A little sad about the lack of micro adjust.

          The swivel LCD is great! Very valuable in both still portraits and shooting video. Camera has a nice grip, I don't find the screen getting in the way ever and the body itself has a nice fit in my hand. It's actually quite light compared to the cameras I usually use, which has been kind of an adjustment.

          Kit lens is, of course, fairly useless, but it's a nice thing to have in terms of just owning a zoom and getting to play around a bit.

          Overall, could be better in low light. And it's a pretty weird adjustment coming from the film-only world, but I'm enjoying it so far!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Canon 60D

          By CEM

          from Florida

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel

            Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens:

            Have not used it much. Just a few test shots and I'm very pleased with the results. Upgraded from a T1i.

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            • No

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            5.0

            I like it

            By AlPal

            from Groves, Texas

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • High ISO Performance
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Tilt /Swivel LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens:

                I'm an amateur, I've never owned a DSLR before, but with a quick few tutorials I pretty well learned how to use this camera. The battery life seems to be pretty good

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                • No

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                5.0

                Highly Recommend

                By Nature Loving Mom

                from Oak Ridge, NJ

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens:

                  I'd been looking for a new DSLR for quite awhile and did a lot of research into which one I wanted. This camera had everything I wanted, good reviews and fell into my price range. But I hesitated on spending the money. When my brother announced he was getting married (2nd marriage) and they asked me to photograph their wedding, I knew it was time to buy it! I've only had the camera for a few weeks now, but I am very happy with the pictures I've taken. The pictures are sharp with excellent color rendition. It works well in low light. I love the versatility of being able to use a dedicated external flash off camera, a feature which I've never had before. The camera is exceptionally comfortable to hold. It turns on quickly and focuses quickly and accurately. It's very easy to change the primary settings such as ISO, focus point and drive from the top buttons, and most other setting are quickly accessed through the on-screen menu. I can't comment on the video quality as I haven't used it yet. Using this camera has already become an absolute pleasure.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Awesome

                  By Deo

                  from Brasilia, Brazil

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good Image Quality

                  Cons

                  • Noisy At High ISO

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens:

                  Super-fast and precise

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Costomer service... Thanks B&H

                  By Akki

                  from NJ

                  Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens:

                  The camera and all other orders came with in two days,, though I ordered few minutes before the cut off time before the holiday break.. Nice and promt service B&H. About the camera everyone knows 60 d

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                  5.0

                  Great camera!

                  By Eliz

                  from North Carolina

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • High ISO Performance
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Quiet
                  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel

                    Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens:

                    It was a nice step up from the T3i. I am taking photography classes and wanted something with more features. It takes great pictures. Exactly what I was looking for.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!

                    By BARB

                    from ELK GROVE CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • High ISO Performance
                    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens:

                      I CARRY THIS CAMERA EVERYWHERE I GO. IT'S GREAT FOR CANDID SHOTS, LANDSCAPES OR WHATEVER COMES IN VIEW. IT IS FAST REACTING AND CAPTURES IMAGES WITH ACCURATE CLARITY.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      I would buy this camera again and again

                      By magicwan

                      from 255 SNOWHAVEN CT, MERCED, CA

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Fast Shutter Speed
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • High ISO Performance
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Quiet
                      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel

                        Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens:

                        The product is perfect, my family like it very much!
                        I bring it to my daughter's school to taking photos, very beautiful!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Use it for video

                        By Josh

                        from Dayton, OH

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Great Video
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Quiet
                        • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Video
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens:

                          My wife and I purchased this camera about 8 months ago and absolutely love the quality. While it takes great photographs I primarily purchased it for the video quality. I have been using this for videos that I have to submit to my university and have been very impressed by the quality. I have not used Magic Lantern with the camera and I probably won't because I love it just the way it came. This might be a bit pricey for newcomers but the quality won't let you down. As an aspiring videographer I can't wait to improve my skills with this camera.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Exactly what I wanted!

                          By Doug

                          from Gorham, ME

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • High ISO Performance
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Video

                          Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens:

                          I've always used Canon products, starting with the F1. When I moved to DSLR cameras I selected the Rebel T2i. At that time I had a separate video camera and the Rebel. Over time I got more comfortable shooting/editing video and came to rely on the Rebel. After six years with the Rebel I wanted to step up to a Canon that was better suited for video. The 60D is that camera. Finally I can set the audio levels manually. The articulated viewfinder is a nice touch that makes the whole experience more pleasant. I use the camera almost exclusively for video and I couldn't be happier! The fact that all my old lenses and flash fit the new camera is icing on the cake.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Good camera if u r a photography student

                          By CPereto

                          from San Francisco, CA

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                          Cons

                          • Poor Image Stabilization

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens:

                          Easy to use but in my opinion it has a poor image stabilization.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          canon kit

                          By kennedy

                          from nyc

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • High ISO Performance
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens:

                            great gear

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            I would buy this product again

                            By blondie

                            from Callicoon NY

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                            • Fast Shutter Speed
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • High ISO Performance
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Quiet
                            • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens:

                              Love this camera,very easy to use and get great pics

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              A Beautiful Start

                              By nUx PeperMint

                              from New York City

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens:

                                    Excellent use for taking photo and basic videos. There are certain ways to get amazing cinematic shots, but that is just simple research. Get 50mm lens!

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