Love, love, love my new Canon EOS 60D DSLR camera, my birthday present I bought for myself… a great gift for me after being working hard for so long!!! Also, a gift for you because you will get to see more beautiful photos for the coming tutorials ;-). Plus, this camera comes with an HD video recording… I supposed video tutorials should be great for certain crafts if it won’t take too long to display HD video across the net.
I have been saving to upgrade my camera from entry-level to semi-pro since the end of last year. Why Canon, and not Nikon, Olympus, or other brands? I bought my first Canon DSLR 2 years ago, and I am so used to the Canon menu functions & software my choice will go back to Canon for the next level. Not only that I can use back the lens and accessories, but I also spend lesser time learning and getting used to this new image catcher (I would rather spend the learning time doing more crafts).
I am not a professional camera reviewer, nor am I a professional photographer, I can’t compare / review cameras by their specifications and functions. I chose Canon EOS 60D because I need it, I know it works for me and takes care of my pocket. Why EOS 60D and not 600D, 7D, 5D, 1D, or older version 550D? I can’t afford 7D, 5D, and 1D; they are meant for professional or photo enthusiasts who have a deeper pocket.
I streamed down to these 2 models because both of them are the latest models and come with a high resolution wide 3.0″ vari-angle LCD monitor. This vari-angle LCD monitor function is very useful when I need to take photos from various angles, especially from the floor and top levels. I can just flip out the LCD monitor and change to live view shooting mode, view via the monitor instead of the viewfinder to find the angle I want, focus, and shoot. I no longer need to lay down on the floor or stand up high on a chair to take a low and top-level view; isn’t it great.
So, why 60D and not 600D? In fact, I almost wanted to buy 600D since it is cheaper than 60D. But, think twice, 600D is still entry-level but higher range with more functions than the basic 1100D, while 60D is semi-professional level. I wanted a semi-pro camera in the first place, so 60D is my choice. Moreover, 60D has all 9 cross-type AF points, which is superior and accurate. Of course, with the price difference, there should be more advantages from 60D over 600D.
The Canon f2.5 50mm macro lens is one of my favorite lenses to use with my new Canon 60D. I can take sharp close-up photos of the details I have made on the crafts with it.
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