Canon announces EOS 60D DSLR

It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally here, the new Canon EOS 60D. This little baby fits nicely between Canon’s T2i (550D) and their APS-C (crop sensor) flagship 7D. One of the features unique to this camera is an articulating LCD display. Here’s a quick breakdown of what this little gem sports:

  • 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Advanced creative features with Basic +
  • Vari-angle 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 ratio LCD
  • Full HD movies with manual control
  • DIGIC 4
  • ISO 100-6400, H:12800
  • 5.3fps shooting for up to 58 JPEGs
  • 9-point cross type AF System
  • iFCL metering with 63-zone Dual-layer Sensor
  • Integrated Speedlite transmitter
  • In-camera RAW processing

Some of the neater features found on this camera include: an AF centre cross point that is extra sensitive, ideal for lenses faster than F2.8; a handful of in-camera creative filters for manipulating images, such as grainy b & w, toy camera, soft focus, and miniature; support of SDXC memory cards; built-in wireless flash controller; HD movie recording; adjustable aspect ratios; and much more.

Me, I’d still go for the 7D, but this does sound like a nice addition to the Canon DSLR lineup. If you want to read the press release and a hands-on preview, drop by dpreview.com for all the juicy details.

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2 Responses to Canon announces EOS 60D DSLR

  1. lynnwiles says:

    I’d go for the 7D too, but I am now intrigued by the ‘toy camera’ and ‘miniature’ settings. I hear the 60D is very plastic-y compared to the 50D and 7D. I just want it to make the other camera’s prices go down.

    • Those treatments can be done in Photoshop too, Lynn. I think the 7D is the call, or the 5D full frame replacement — for Canon shooters. Neither of my lenses will work on full frame so if I do go full frame I can choose Canon or Nikon.

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