gGadget > Canon® 60D review – Page 2
The 60D sensor is an upgrade from the 50D. The sensor has a resolution of 18.1 megapixels, up from the 15.1 in the 50D. The extra megapixels will get you increased image quality across the board. The image sensor is set up in a 3:2 aspect ratio. As mentioned on the previous page, the articulating screen has the same aspect ratio so what you see on the screen is what you get.
One of the huge advantages the 60D has over the 50D is in low-light photography. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the 60D is 6400, which is double what’s available with the 50D. To refresh your memory, the ISO rating of a camera refers to the sensitivity of the sensor, with higher numbers indicating more sensitivity. When you set the ISO higher you can shoot at a faster shutter speed, which is helpful in low-light situations. The 60D will definitely outshine its predecessor in this field.
The 60D is quite the departure from its predecessor when it comes to materials and ergonomics. The 60D is made out of polycarbonate resin instead of magnesium alloy. This means the camera is lighter and easier to carry. The camera’s design is also changed so that the body is what Canon calls a “continuous curve.” Basically, the camera is smoother and smaller than the 50D, which is a good thing when you’re out shooting.
Now that you know some of the major updates on the 60D, head on to the next page to find out some of the disadvantages of the camera.