How to get the most from your 60D EOS Canon
Use it often and always have a tripod and back up SD-Cards and Batteries.
The 60D is sadly not full-framed as is the 5D Mark ii, however, it is a much better investment than the much more expensive 7D. The camera is professional, the one I got came with a great lens and a really handy kit. I also got a Manfrotto tripod, which is one of the most excellent tripods I've had the opportunity to use.
I have had the great opportunity to use a variety of cameras in my work, and I really enjoy the 60D. It's no RED camera, it's not as clear as film, but it's far from as grainy as a Rebel T3i and much easier to light. If in a perfect world I could choose, I would pick the Mark ii 5D, but the 60D wasn't what I would call a "compromise." It was a fantastic purchase, and a great investment. I can shoot clear solid documentary work and it's fantastic for narrative and music videos.
I always go with Canon over Nikon. As everyone knows Nikon is fantastic for still photography, but Canon is the king of video. JVC is also quite amazing. When working for companies in videography, at least in South Carolina, it is common for the companies to supply you with your own camera, and that tends to be a high-tech JVC. And everything is better than Fujifilm.
The Canon 60D takes great photos, has an awesome pull-focus, is very steady, and takes superb video.
The Canon's are also way better for documentary work because the physical presence of the camera doesn't make people as uncomfortable as the big hulky cameras. People get nervous in interviews no matter what, but if they're more used to the size of something, the small cameras, then they're less likely to shift personalities when you hit record. I found this very useful when dealing with people who were incredibly camera-shy.