“The EOS 60D has been designed to offer the image-capture and the Full HD video features customers are looking for as they continue to expand their photographic skills. The exciting new features of the EOS 60D make using a DSLR camera more attractive and easier than ever before. We want everyone to experience the great image quality a Canon DSLR can offer with features and functions that they will appreciate and use,” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A.
So gone is the magnesium alloy construction that featured in previous models, replaced by a lighter weight plastic shell. Naturally the 60D gains some key ‘step up’ features from the Rebel line (top panel LCD, rear control dial, higher burst rate), including a few that have trickled down from the EOS 7D. There’s also a video- (and tripod-) friendly 3:2 ratio articulated LCD. In imaging terms it brings the EOS mid-range in line with those above and below by upping the sensor resolution to around 18MP and adding full HD movie capture.
The EOS 60D also gains a couple of brand-new features of its own. There’s now a wide range of color variations (or ‘Ambiences’) which can be applied to the image when using the scene modes, and whose effect can be previewed on screen in Live View. The 60D also finally gains the ability to convert raw files to jpeg in-camera, including the option to correct for lens aberrations including distortion and chromatic aberration. As an added bonus, you can retrospectively apply new ‘Creative Filters’ to files you’ve shot, including ‘Grainy Black and White’ and ‘Toy Camera’ looks.
Brand Name: Canon
Model: 60D Body
Optical Sensor Resolution: 18 MP
Optical Sensor Technology: CMOS
Optical Sensor Size: 14.9 x 22.3mm
Included Flash Type: Pop-up flash
Display Size: 3 inches
Light Sensitivity: ISO auto, ISO 12800, ISO 100-6400
Image types: JPEG, RAW
Exposure Control Type: Landscape, Portrait mode, Close-up, Night portrait, Sports mode
Viewfinder Type: Optical
Width: 5.7 inches
Depth: 3.1 inches
Height: 4.2 inches
Weight: 1.5 pounds
-18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor; ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12800)
-Body only; lenses sold separately
-Improved EOS HD Video mode with manual exposure control; Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor
-5.3 fps continuous shooting; enhanced iFCL 63-zone, Dual-layer metering system
-Compatibility with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards (not included); please note that the EOS 60 is not compatible with CF memory cards
Download Photography PDF: Canon 60D User’s Guide HERE