Actually I don't really like te design at all. In fact I hate it, it looks like a toy. Look at those huge gaps between the parts, wtf?
And these round shapes, man I don't like it at all. It looks like just temporarily put together. No smooth lines, just some plastic piece sticked together to shape a DSLR.
Look at the back, why the hell does the screen have to stick out? Seriously? That's just plain ugly. And the curved shape around the cornered screen, wtf? Who designed that camera, did that guy have any clue of design at all? Why doesn't the camera have a smooth back like the 7D has?
Am I the only one who finds it ugly as hell?
I din't think I would ever find e camera ugly, but this one sure is. Glad I waited for it for 2 years now :/
Yea of course, who cares about the design, it's about the photos it shoots, but still, I'd like to have a nice camera too.....
honestly, I think it's better looking than the 50D it's replacing. I can see the slight bowing-effect on the profile lines not to everyone's taste, but the 50D was pretty rigidly blocky and the 60D shares a lot of family resemblance with the 7D and 550D, neither of which I'd consider ugly. have you seen what nikons and sonys look like?
I see what you mean about the awkward hinge joint for the LCD screen ... probably a compromise between the fluid lines and ensuring the hinge was strong enough. designing something that has not only aesthetic but technical requirements is pretty challenging due the the extremely varied set of demands that are layered upon each other.
as much as people like to point to apple as a paragon of technical and aesthetic integration, apple screws it up too sometimes ... don't tell me none of you encountered the grounded-antennae problem on the iPhone 4. it's not as easy as it looks, and the fact that people think it's easy at all is a testament to the skills of the people in product design