Canon EOS 60D Reviewer Program

September 25, 2010 by Galvin Tan in Technology with 12 Comments

Canon Camera Malaysia took a new direction into the viral marketing by adopting a reviewer program for budding and pro photographers. It is the first of such program ever initiated by any camera manufacturer here in Malaysia. I was lucky enough to be chosen as the Top 20 reviewer for this program.

The new EOS 60D
Canon has introduced a mid-level DSLR, the EOS 60D to replace the EOS 50D. The EOS 60D is designed for photographers who want to take their skills to the next level, offering high performance, a series of creative features such as the a Vari-angle LCD screen and enhanced ergonomics feature.

The Canon EOS 60D Reviewer Program
Being a reviewer for the program, I get the chance to test this brand new camera… hands-on! As one of the top 20, I get to be the first in Malaysia to lay my hands on the EOS 60D.  The event took place in One World Hotel where all 20 of us are invited for product introduction and given the new kit.

Now do not ask me about the pricing as I do not have any confirmation from Canon themselves. The pricing of the EOS 60D will only be announced some time in late September. However, one thing that I do know is that the EOS 60D is placed below the EOS 7D, which pretty much give us the price range of this new shooter.

First Impression
The EOS 60D comes with 3 kits lenses – 18-55mm IS, 18-153mm IS and 18-200mm IS. We took a lucky draw to see which kit lens will be having and I got 18-135mm lens.

The EOS 60D is pretty light for sure. To my surprise, the plastic body feels rather solid and provides a very comfortable grip. Perhaps the most noticeable thing about the EOS 60D is definitely the Vari-angle 3.0″ LCD screen.

The 60D is positioned in between the range of the 550D and the 7D. The 60D is also smaller than the 50D but its ergonomics are not substantially changed.

Product Briefing

Product briefing by Canon Product Specialist, Xavier Chan.

Mingle around with the rest of the EOS 60D reviewers.

Vari-angle LCD Screen and LiveView gives new angle to creative photography.

Outdoor model shoot

The briefing session ended with an outdoor and indoor model shoot. Please note that all photos are taken with kit lens and I’m using the 18-135mm IS lens. More photos to come.

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