Canon EOS 60D review
Launched with a RRP of £1,099 body-only, the Canon EOS 60D can now be picked up for less that £700
body only, or around £900 if purchased with the 17-85mm IS lens that was used on this test. This represents a significant saving of around £400 on the original list price.
Given that the next model up in the Canon range – the three-year-old EOS 7D – currently costs around £1100, and the newer (full-frame) Canon EOS 6D will set you
back close to £1800, the EOS 60D offers a pretty sound investment – at least for those photographers who've used Canon DSLRs in the past and who have built up a range of Canon mount lenses.
For those that are not already tied to a DSLR system, the Nikon D7000 is the D60's most direct competitor having launched at around the same time with a similar price and targeted at the same enthusiast market. It too has seen a fairly large fall in price, from around £1100 body-only at launch to nearer £700 now – almost identical to the Canon EOS 60D. Both cameras have their own strengths and weaknesses, although all said and done the D7000 did pip the EOS 60D by a single point with regards to their overall review scores.