Canon 60D ‘aka Super Rebel is a nice upgrade from Canon rebel series for several reasons, one obvious reason is it is not as big as 7D or 50D, and it has “easy to use” feel to it. So if you are a first time DSLR shooter, you won’t feel intimidated.
Ok, so what is the advantages on getting the Canon EOS 60D?
- Swivel LCD screen for composition in awkward angle. It is helpful for video recording.
- 5.7 fps continuous shooting with bigger buffer size.
- Better handling and control
- Top LCD screen
- Bigger and clearer viewfinder
- Bigger camera provide better balance especially when long lens is mounted.
- Wireless flash commander
and a couple advantages if you get by getting Canon T2i / 550D
- Smaller and lighter form factor
- Approx. $225 cheaper
As you can see, Canon 60D is a lot better than T2i / 550D. It is better suited for professional, video recording or candid photography, than T2i. However, T2i is still a very capable camera and significant smaller and lighter. So, if you are concern about travel weight and size, T2i is a better choice. If not, 60D is a better buy.
Canon 60D vs T2i comparison table:
|Canon T2i / 550D||Canon 60D|
|Image||18 MP / APS-C Sensor||18 MP / APS-C Sensor|
|LCD||3 inch, 3:2 aspect ratio 1 million resolution||3 inch, 3:2 aspect ratio, 1 million resolution, swivel LCD|
|Processor||DIGIC IV||DIGIC IV|
|Auto Focus||9 AF points||9 AF points|
|ISO||ISO 100-12800, good up to 3200, adjustable auto ISO limit||ISO 100-12800, good up to 3200, adjustable auto ISO limit|
|Movie recording||Full HD 1080i, 24, 25, 30 fps||Full HD 1080i, 24, 25, 30 fps|
|Continuous shooting||3.7 fps, buffer 34 JPG / 6 RAW||5.7 fps, buffer 56 JPG, 16 RAW|
|Handling/Control||SD card||SD card, top LCD screen, 8 way controllers, wireless flash commander|
|Size/Weight||130 x 97 x 76 mm / 530 g (1.17 lb)||145 x 106 x 79 mm / 755 g (1.6 lb)|
|Viewfinder||Pentamirror, 95% coverage, .87x magnification||Pentaprism, 96% coverage, .95x magnification|