Carli Bybel is a YouTube personality that specializes in fashion, beauty, makeup and fitness.

Here is the camera she uses.

Canon EOS 60D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR

This is an amazing vlogging camera with great features.

Features

18.0MP CMOS sensor: this feature enables the camera to capture high resolution images. It also makes it simple to crop images without losing details. It also helps in reducing noise.

DIGIC 4 image processor: this processor ensures that images are captured, processed, and saved at fast speed. Thanks to this feature, RAW images can be processed in-camera, filters, image resizing and S2 and S3 image-recording quality can be accessed.

ISO 100-6400: the ISO setting is expandable to 6400 in auto setting and 12800 in custom setting. It allows you to shoot at any time while capturing images in their finest details.

Enhanced EOS HD video mode: this mode has manual exposure control for creative control.

3.0-inch LCD monitor: this feature can be tilted at different angles allowing for shooting at high or low angles. This feature can also be used when the camera is on a tripod or when it has a battery grip attached. It also has 1,040,000 pixels for fine details shooting. The LCD monitor is smudge resistant, anti-reflective and water repellant. It makes easy to access settings such as ISO and Auto Focus point selection.

5.3fps: this camera shoots continuously at 5.3fps up to 58 large JPEG images and 16 RAW images. Therefore, it can capture rapidly occurring scenes effortlessly.

93% viewfinder coverage: this feature ensures that you can see more of the image from the viewfinder. The transparent LCD monitor allows several viewfinder displays such as the battery meter and the exposure level indicator.

9-point Auto Focus system: this feature comes with a 63-zone Dual-layer sensor. This feature ensures that images are captured accurately even in difficult to shoot areas. The metering system features color measurement properties that reduce exposure and focus errors.

RAW to JPEG image conversion: this camera enables you to shoot a RAW file process it and convert it JPEG. Images are set in a 3:2 aspect ratio. The camera also has options such as picture style functions, brightness adjustment, white balance, JPEG recording image quality and filters for adding effects.

Compatible with different memory cards: this compatible with SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card. These memory cards are affordable and have large storage capabilities.

Compatible with EF and EF-S line of lenses: this camera is compatible with the range of EF and EF-S lenses from ultra-wide to telephoto ones.

Flash photography: this camera features E-TTL II flash metering system which works great in sunlight or in darkness. The camera has options for changing the area for flash metering.

Pros

  • Great for video shooting
  • Easy to use controls

Cons

  • Has horizontal electronic level only
  • No lens micro adjustment
  • No PC sync

Frequently asked questions

Q: I am planning to upgrade from my Canon Rebel XS to the Canon 60D. Will I still be able to use the same lenses?

A: Yes, you will.

Q: Doe the camera come with a charger?

A: Yes, it does. It comes with a battery and a charger.

Q: I have zero knowledge on these cameras. What is the difference between this camera and the T5i?

A: I would suggest the 60D over the T5i. The T5i would be great for shooting interviews but the 60D has improved color depth a higher dynamic range, low noise in low light and a long lasting battery. The T5i has video AF, a touch screen display, high ISO, and built-in HDR.

Q: This will be my first DSLR camera. What would be the best all round lens that is compatible with the 60D?

A: For a start, I would recommend Canon’s 18-135mm lens. It is a great all round lens. Probably after you have used for a while you will find that you need another lens such as a prime or L. but the 18-135mm lens should serve your needs just fine.

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This is a great camera and if it your first DSLR, then you should not compare it to your old XXD OR XXXD.

I do my shooting in Av or M mode. I find the controls easy to use especially because I use the LED and control buttons the most. Sometimes I use the q-menu.

The 18-200 kit lens is great for outdoor shooting. For indoor shooting, you will require a better prime. I use a lens with a metal mount and range meter. I find that with this camera, a 50mm lens will behave like an 80mm one. Therefore I find that I frequently have to back away from my subject. I believe a 20-30mm prime would be helpful in many events. The trick is to know why you are the camera in the first place. For outdoor shooting such as wildlife and birds, you should buy the body and then get a 300M zoom lens. For indoor shooting, get a 2-50mm prime with a wide aperture. A wide aperture allows more light to pass through hence making it unnecessary to use a flash. It also gives a nice soft focus. Use a kit lens for shooting various kinds of situations but do get an 18-55mm one as it has a lot of limitations.

Shooting videos with this camera is great. But you have to conscious of the file size. I think it has a 4GB limitation. Therefore, you might get about five minutes of continuous shooting with this camera. For longer continuous shooting you should consider using 720p.

Playback in this camera is average so you will have to buy a mini HDMI or HDMI cable. You will be pleasantly surprised by the high resolution and high image quality. You should also consider getting a software for converting your files to make suitable for various devices such as Android and YouTube.

The downside to this camera is that the Auto Focus in live view and video mode performs poorly. In live view, it takes forever to focus and capture the image. In video mode, the AF simply does not work. So I have gotten into the habit of using manual focus which is not a bad thing at all. I guess upgrading the firmware could help solve this issue.