I’m super excited because I now have a Canon 60D! I plan to use it for both photography & videos. Even though a camera like a Sony EX1 *drools* sounds wonderful, it’s quite pricey. I chose this camera because of duality in mediums I wanted. I figured it’d be perfect for blogging and YouTube videos.
This is an upgrade from my first DSLR, a Canon T1i that was equipped with the default factory lens, an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens. The new lens I have is an EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM. Granted the focal length is nearly the same (I’ll keep saving up for a good macro and maybe a telephoto lens to take pictures of crows for one day!) It’s a nice standard zoom lens that lets in about twice the light. I liked this factor for recording video as well. The lens hood didn’t come with it, which sucked for such an expensive lens. Boo.
My favorite part, like many others who have used this camera, is the flip out screen. It’s extremely versatile in my opinion, I take the camera everywhere and I can get all these new shots. My husband made sure I got an AC adapter kit for my extended photography and video shoots. I like using the Canon Utility software that came with the camera so I can watch live video on my computer while recording. When self recording this is a big plus since I have to focus manually.
We’ve been saving up for a good while. I’m just so excited, happy, and joyful :) . I the camera and can’t wait to break it in.