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EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS Lens
 
4.7

(based on 333 reviews)

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    (254)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (70)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (278)
  • Easy to use (246)
  • Image stabilization (226)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (212)
  • Large clear LCD (205)

Cons

  • Noisy at high ISO (27)
  • Lag / shutter delay (7)
  • Short battery life (7)
  • Poor in low light (6)
  • No image stabilization (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (223)
  • Family photos (217)
  • Travel (207)
  • Wildlife (158)
  • Sports/action (153)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (145), Casual photographer (67), Semi-pro photographer (65), Pro photographer (17), Photography student (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (278), Yes (26)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Glad I didnt settle for the 18-135mm kit

I am an amateur photographer. I use my D60 only with one lens - the kit lens that came with it. That's why the zoom range was very important to me. I do...Read complete review

I am an amateur photographer. I use my D60 only with one lens - the kit lens that came with it. That's why the zoom range was very important to me. I do find that I use the long end of the zoom a lot, and I would have been bothered to have been stuck with the 18-135mm had I gone for it. Sharpness is satisfactory for me across most of the zoom range, and you could read reviews and comparison of the lens sharpness at dpreview.

I am also particular about low light performance, and I find that I am able to take great shots at low light due to the lens's excellent image stabilization. Concerts, street walks, and the camera's decent performance up to ISO 1600 allow that. However, there are probably better cameras for low light performance, from Nikon. Nonetheless, autofocus performance in low light is really excellent - only rarely and in really dark areas, where I can't even distinguish objects myself, is the camera hunting for focus. For closer dark images, the camera uses the a VERY fast flash as its autofocus assist light (to the point I don't know by looking at the viewfinder that it flashed it). Still, using the flash as af-assist may be bothersome if you want discreetness, but for me that doesn't metter.

I have always liked Canon's interface better than Nikon, and the camera offers no surprises there - the interface is quick and intuitive, and what you don't get initally is spelled out with amazing detail in the manual.

The lens has very little creep under normal use, and I am happy with that. It generally feels very sturdy (and heavy, though well balanced with the body). Take into account this kit provides a heavy camera - for my wife, who has very small hands, it's slightly on the heavy side, but I have grown to use it without noticing its weight at all.

There are good reviews of the camera at dpreview and cameralabs and I find they are very descriptive of the product I received.

When you consider this against cheaper cameras, factor in that you'll have also have to buy a lens protector (e.g., 72mm UV filter), which should cost ~$60, and a zoom-SLR carrying bag which will set you back another $30-$50. A decent memory stick is another $30-$50, so the overall price of the package will be about ~$120-160 higher than just the body and the lens. If you're on a budget and you don't already have all of the above, that may sway your decision.

One con for people who like to have video handy on a whim - the video mode requires turning the control dial to video, which can take a couple of seconds, so you don't have the flexibility of point-and-shoots of just pressing the record button whenever you want. You can only press the record button after switching to video mode. I'm ok with that since 98% of the time I'll shoot only stills. Note however that you can still take stills when in video mode, so if you're shooting children and want to shoot lots of video or something like that, you can still take stills quickly without switching modes.

Another con is the 9-point autofocus is not so useful if you're taking stills, because it tends to focus on the nearest object, which is not necessarily what you want. Unless I'm shooting in continuous mode (like when I'm following gulls), I will generally shoot with only the center autofocus point active, and get the focus exactly where I want, before composing the frame. I find this gives me more choice, and it takes a second longer, but it insures that I get the focus *exactly* where I want it, every time. So, for me that's no bother.

Overall, very happy with the camera - pictures are incredible sharpness, color and the composition ability that comes with the large zoom range makes me very happy with the purchase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

BIG DISAPPOINTMENT !!!

I am angry with both B&H and Canon for not taking care of this problem. The AF focus on this camera is terrible. The 18-200mm lense moves after you have the...Read complete review

I am angry with both B&H and Canon for not taking care of this problem. The AF focus on this camera is terrible. The 18-200mm lense moves after you have the focus set. This is also happening when I use the automatic shutter release. Canon will not allow the authorized dealers to fix the problem. You must send it back to Canon. (Which I did). The camera came back, they acknowledged the problem, but it was NOT fixed ! In fact, the problem was worse. I called again...they gave me the run around, and it still doesn't work. The Canon website does have a service order announcement on their website admitting this problem. (It will take you about a half an hour to find it.)Yet, they will not give you a new camera or fix the problem properly. Now my warranty is up in a few days and I am stuck with a [$] piece of junk. B&H you should be ashamed of yourselves for not intervening and taking care of an excellent customer.

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5.0

Absolutely Awesome

By K

from Owasso, Oklahoma

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
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Quiet
  • 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 18-200mm IS Lens:

    This is my 3rd Canon EOS 60D. I have high school and mid-high yearbook staffs, and this camera is perfect for all of our needs. It takes great sports pictures and is incredibly user friendly. It is an all around exceptional camera!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    LOVE IT

    By Gusty

    from Woodland Hills

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS Lens:

    LOVE IT

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    4.0

    Canon eos 60d

    By josh

    from Daytona Beach, Florida

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Image Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS Lens:

      I bought this câmera for a photographer friend of mine. He does allot of time lapse vídeos and long distance fotos. So far it has been performing just as it is described to do. No complaints.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Great camera.

      By Xavier.

      from Saddle Brook, NJ

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      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
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS Lens:

        I am very pleased with the purchase of this camera. I am not very familiar with digital photography, but I have been with film for a very long time.
        I have been also a B&H customer for many years, they are the best.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great Deal

        By Eliza

        from Des Moines, IA

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • 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 18-200mm IS Lens:

          Great camera and awesome lens. I love that the kit came with 18-200 mm lens so that i can experiment more with my photography. I enjoy taking fine art, landscape and nature photos so having so much zoom capabilities is just what i needed.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good for me and my family

          By Skip

          from Quartzsite, AZ

          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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS Lens:

            Lost my t-3 in an auto accident. This is a great step up for me and i love the D60. I have had mine for about two years now and just bought one for my son and his wife. the pictures are great, I usually print in the 13" x 19" format and just love quality.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great camera!

            By Mary Kay Sara

            from Missouri

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS Lens:

              This product is exactly as promised. A good first step into professional photography.

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              • No

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              5.0

              A LOT OF CAMERA FOR THE BUCK

              By FLASH 2

              from LC,Texas

              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
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Quiet
              • Tilt /Swivel LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS Lens:

                I use the EOS D-60 DSLR for photography of birds, butterflies and dragonflies. Its adaptability to accept the larger millimeter lens makes it ideal for my work. On a scale 1 to 10 the D60 would be a 10.

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                • No

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                5.0

                great camera,great service

                By peed

                from San Diego 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
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Quiet
                • 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 18-200mm IS Lens:

                  I use it for teaching,family, sports, time lapse, events and web pages
                  The fit in your hand, the video, and the lens is versatile ,the tilt LCD screen is useful in videos, I can position the camera the camera up or down and stil keep the subject in the picture, it would be nice if the Mark 3 had this.
                  I cant do double exposure in camera , and it doesn't have a built in intervalometer,but I can buy one for $10.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Love it

                  By Thomas

                  from Kenosha, WI

                  Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS Lens:

                  First camera that i have brought brand new, it gets the job done whether you are taking stop-action or still-life. Timing has to be good when doing stop action. However, its easy to work for an intermediate photographer. Overall:great purchase

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                  4.0

                  beautiful and awesome camera

                  By Yani

                  from Guatemala

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                  • Noisy At High ISO

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video

                  Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS Lens:

                  great shoots with a great camera

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  greater for the inbetweener

                  By StaceyFchef

                  from Abell, MD

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • High ISO Performance
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS Lens:

                    I'm nore than novice but less than pro. Great for wildlife shooting and candid kid photography. Simple enough to figure out without guide. More detailed features I look forward to exploring.
                    Not a fan of the dual action setting dial

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Great Camera

                    By mchambard

                    from Chico, CA

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization

                    Cons

                    • Lag / Shutter Delay
                    • Noisy At High ISO

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS Lens:

                    This is my second Canon 60D and I love it. I have been using this for grad school. Also for weddings (the video quality is great!), and other events. :)

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Awesome camera!

                    By Mom-Grammie!

                    from Oklahoma

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos

                      Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS Lens:

                      I'm just learning and it takes great pictures so it should only get better!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Great Camera

                      By Derek

                      from Charlotte, NC

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Good Image Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Video

                        Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS Lens:

                        I mainly use this camera for video and it has been great. The lens is a perfect starter lens for my projects. I am use to using a 5D with work and this has been even better (it is a step down) i would recommend this to anyone who needs a good semi professional camera.

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                        4.0

                        Excellent camera

                        By Monkeyface

                        from Aspen, CO

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Video
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS Lens:

                          I have only just started to learn about cameras as this is my first camera. This camera was highly recommended by three friends who are photographers and all of whom suggested that this is a great buy for learning and growing into. I have had my 60d for about two weeks now and have had little trouble learning to use and take pictures that continue to improve in quality. There is little that I have not been able to figure out from the included instruction manual and from enjoying youtube videos.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Una muy buena cámara

                          By Sergio

                          from Buenos Aires,Argentina

                          Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS Lens:

                          Estoy muy contento con la compra. La cámara y el lente hacen muy buen combo. La única contra es que entre los dos pesan 1,5 kg. Y después de un tiempo se siente. No es una buena elección si van a estar con la cámara en el cuello todo el día

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                          5.0

                          Great Advanced Beginner Camera

                          By Jonas

                          from Texas

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • High ISO Performance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light

                            Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS Lens:

                            This is a great camera for someone who wants something more than the retail Rebel series but something less than a professional grade. However, buy it only if you are ready to invest the time in it.

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                            5.0

                            great camera, great price

                            By Mont.

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel

                              Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS Lens:

                              Best deal that I could get!

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Very pleased!

                              By Erin

                              from Illinois

                              Comments about EOS 60D DSLR Camera Kit with Canon EF-S 18-200mm IS Lens:

                              We are very happy with camera! We have bought several items from B&H and have never had a bad experience.

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