Bye Bye A380. Hello 60D

16 03 2011

Well, Its been quite some time since i used my DSLR. My previous DSLR was not with me anymore, which in turn made my fingers itchy for a new 1. A new camera always = burnt pocket  . With that in mind, was waiting for the right time to get a camera. Had been trying to figure out a good camera to buy. After working on an entry level DSLR for quite some time, it’s time to move on to the next level. So semi-pro it is.

I’ve always liked Sony products. The build is good and has an ease of use on all the products that come out. Ofcourse they are a bit more pricey compared to the competitors. Ah come on.. thats called build quality not pricey. Ok!! so time to pick a cam. Wat!!!!! Sony has stopped production of its entire semi-pro line.  . So sad, was eager to get my hands on the A500 series of cam. Sony loses another customer…

Here comes, Canon and Nikon  .. Canon 60D vs Nikon D7000. Arrrgh this is a hard choice to make, Each is best of its own class. Come on ppl why is it always that there is not one camera with all the features. You make us spend more money on more cameras  .

Nikon with better viewfinder coverage, better focus point control, and also lighter against the Canon with better image quality. Damn always the companies make sure to leave out some features. So, canon or Nikon?

And there comes the IT fair, alas my body parts are saved. So off we went to the fair. Well thnx to sony site which informed me of the IT fair for sony DSLR . After a long walk around finding everything from chocolates to soaps, alas here comes the electronics department. A quick check says 60D is cheaper than D7000. So Canon, u get a new customer today  .

Proud owner of 60D and ofcourse loads of goodies to go along with the purchase.

 

 

The first impression once i got the DSLR, man!! tats heavy…  way heavy than my A380. Still it feels solid to work with. All that aluminium body has been put to good weight and is robust. Both my A380 and 60D came with a movable LCD screen. But 60D has the option to flip it over and close the LCD. This provides a better protection when it comes to rough use of the camera.

Somehow, i like the button layout of the Sony compared to the Canon. Sony layout seems more natural to the hand movement than the Canon. Canon feels a bit awkward when it comes to changing aperture, shutter and also exposure. Also the menu control lacks feedback, no sound, no physical feedback. Seems like the only way to know that the button is pressed is to look for the response on the screen or the viewfinder. Also the controls are too cramped into a very small space, very easy to press the wrong key.

But on a positive note, the performance is really good. So is the setting on the cam very detailed.

 

 

One nice feature in Canon is that they do support Mac users. Neither sony phones nor cams provide support for Mac users. So now its time to test out the Canon and have fun.

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