Same sensor, same pixels, same video, Same iso abilities as the smaller cheaper Canon 550D
So do you want to buy it?
Oh and it is about £400 more expensive than the 550D
More details after the Break
If you have the canon 550D the answer is definitly NO
If you have the canon 7D then the answer is also NO
Canon EOS 7D Digital Camera DSLR Body
Only if you were desperate for a tilting screen, if you have to have more fps than the canon 550D, if your arms die with the weight of the 7D, if you need an inbult flash transmitter that you dont get in the 550D then maybe but spend wisely.
It doesnt have better
- Better pixels
- Better iso
- Better video
BUT if you have something like the canon 5D mark 1 (see my other blog post) then Yes it is far better,
If you have a canon 50D or older, then yes
if you are new to canon and have about 2 grand to spend on a kit with a nice lens then Yes its a great choice of camera.
Its got a fps of over 5 a second which is plenty for doing shots like this:
Its Articulatory screen can be very handy for self filming like what I used to do with my old canon s2is.
and its top LCD is a must for so many reasons regarding ease of use and instant information.
Its video is impressive (not more so than the 550D or 7d) with upto 60fps at 720p (which is massive and what all broadcast hd tv is) and also 30fps on full 1080 HD video which is what you get from HD dvds.
Here are some shots taken with the canon 60d
Here it is taken with the canon 85mm f1.8 (@f1.8 iso 160, 1/100th)
And here is a crop version of it so that shot above, you can see a bit of blue fringing with this lens at f1.8
Now here are the shots at differing iso levels
The original photo is a big 5184x3456 (18mp image) The cropped images are around 840x600 (half an megapixel in size) (meaning it is a 32x crop??? I am not a mathamatition so not too sure)
Here is the scene a shop, What I shall do is go and crop in really tight to the bags and the background where we have a good mix of dark and light and high contrast for you to look at.
This iso is at 1600 (f4, 1/160th)
This one is at iso 3200 (f4, 1/250th)
and this one is at iso 6400 (f4, 1/640th)
Notice how the colour has totally changed in the sign at the top of the image.
But the noise i am pretty well impressed with. Bravo Canon, but lets see what Nikon can do with the D7000