Canon 60D Sample Photos

As part of my upcoming review of the Canon 60D, I am sharing some of the sample images that I’ve captured with the camera.  Check them out below.

All images were captured in RAW format and processed in Lightroom 3 and/or Photoshop CS5 according to my own personal tastes. In most of these images, I’ve only made slight contrast, saturation, sharpness and vignetting adjustments (although I took a bit of liberty with some). I have noted the basic shot info below each image.  Most images were made with the Canon 60D′s 18-135mm kit lens.  Some were shot with the 50mm f/1.4.

In addition to real world samples, I’ve provided a number of images of a color chart captured with the 60D throughout the ISO range.  These were RAW files processed in Lightroom with the default adjustments applied.

Feel free to download any of these sample images for your personal inspection (not for republication).  You can get the original files by right-clicking on any of the images and choosing “Save link as…”

ISO 100 – f/9 – 1/100s

ISO 100 – f/9 – 1/400s

ISO 1600 – f/8 – 1/125s

ISO 3200 – f/5.6 – 1/80s

ISO 2500 – f/5.6 – 1/125s

ISO 100 – f/7.1 – 1/125s

ISO 100 – f/5.6 – 1/640

ISO 100 – f/7.1 – 1/640s

ISO 100 – f/5.6 – 1/1600s

ISO 100 – f/2.8 – 1/1250s

ISO 100 – f/4 – 1/2500s

ISO 100 – f/8 – 1/400s (tilt-shift effect applied in Alien Skin Bokeh 2)

ISO 100 – f/5.6 – 1/800s

ISO 100 – f/8 – 1/250s

ISO 100 – f/8 – 1.3s

ISO 200 – f/8 – 0.6s

ISO 400 – f/8 – 0.3s

ISO 800 – f/8 – 1/6s

ISO 1600 – f/8 – 1/13s

ISO 3200 – f/8 – 1/25s

ISO 6400 – f/8 – 1/50s

ISO 12800 – f/8 – 1/100s

The Canon 60D is a solid prosumer DSLR.  It’s a lot of fun to use and, overall, I’ve been very happy with its performance.

I’ll have the full review up soon for an overall evaluation of the 60D.  In the mean time, the Canon 60D is available from Photography Bay’s trusted retail partner, B&H Photo, at the following link:

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  1. Kim Harrison says

    I’m considering purchasing a Canon 60D and your sample images are very impressive indeed.

  2. Lawrence Runser says

    I am sure it is a good camera, but these photo don’t look any better than or some as good as my Rebel T2i takes.

    • says

      Hey Lawrence – I don’t you’re going to see an incredible difference in pure image quality with the 60D and the T2i. I think there are definitely reasons that you would choose the 60D over the T2i, but if image quality is your only qualification, then you’ll be splitting hairs with the 60D.

  3. says

    600 pixel samples photos ? are you serious ? they are useless, as i can make same sized photos with my handy (and looking good)

  4. richard says

    The Canon appears to be a solid performer……..I am thinking of switching over from Nikon…Nikon has not impressed me lately.How is this 60 D suited for Portraits???

  5. says

    all cameras are suited for portraits….. it depends more on the lens. To switch for one brand to another for this, makes not alot of of sense, especially when you have more/good lenses not only the kit-lens which came with the cam. if you need the tilted display and the videofunktion go for it, otherwise invest on some good (prime) lenses …for portraits a 85 mm/1.8 would be not a bad choice.

  6. says

    I recently purchased a Canon 60D and have been very satisfied with the results. As a complete novice, I can’t offer you a technical comparison to other cameras. And I am positive that my technical and creative skills are no where close to getting everything out of the 60D that it has to offer.

    I based my decision on my budget, and the desire to get the most technology/capacity/capability out of the box within that budget. I got the 60D with the kit 18-135mm kit lens. My next purchases will be a faster prime lens, either the 50mm or a 85mm, a Speedlight, stand and umbrella.

    Here are some sample pictures. And again, any shortcomings they reveal are most likely mine and not the camera’s.

  7. Dan says

    No offense Chris, but I agree you might as well not bother even posting in this size because there no good for checking quality, noise or anything. They’re just too small.

  8. Ruth says

    I have the Canon 60D and these pictures do not do justice to a great camera. Shame on you