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Canon Announces EOS 60D
« on: August 26, 2010, 12:12:19 AM »

Canon EOS 60D


London, UK, 26th August 2010 – Canon today announces the latest addition to its world-famous EOS series of Digital SLR (DSLR) cameras – the new EOS 60D. Replacing the EOS 50D, the EOS 60D is designed for photographers who want to take their skills to the next level, offering high performance, a series of creative features, a Vari-angle LCD screen and enhanced ergonomics – empowering photography enthusiasts to capture outstanding stills and Full High Definition (HD) video for unique, creative results.


High speed, high resolution


With an 18 Megapixel APS-C sensor, the EOS 60D offers high levels of detail and a magnification of 1.6x the focal length of the lens to capture poster-size images in a variety of aspect ratios*1. Canon’s powerful DIGIC 4 technology rapidly processes image information captured from the CMOS sensor’s four-channel output, providing outstanding colour reproduction, as well as high-speed shooting at 5.3fps in bursts of 58 full-resolution JPEGs.


A standard ISO range of 100-6400 is extendable to 12800, providing smooth images with minimal noise in low light conditions. A 9-point, all cross-type autofocus (AF) system also provides swift and accurate focusing, with an extra-sensitive centre point for lenses faster than f/2.8, allowing photographers to artistically employ a shallow depth of field during portraiture or for more atmospheric shooting.


The EOS 60D features Canon’s iFCL metering system, first introduced with the acclaimed EOS 7D, with a 63-zone Dual-Layer sensor.  Information on subject location is gathered from the Auto Focus system, and is combined with colour and luminance readings for consistent accurate exposures whatever the situation. The Integrated Speedlite transmitter also provides in-camera control of multiple EX flash units for more creative lighting.


Shoot from all angles


A new 7.7cm (3.0”) Vari-angle wide LCD monitor features a 3:2 aspect ratio and a 1,040k dot resolution, providing added flexibility and allowing photographers to view their images in incredible detail. The Vari-angle wide LCD helps frame shots from difficult angles, and can be positioned with Live View enabled to achieve the desired composition if shooting isn’t possible using the viewfinder. The ability to capture wildlife portraits, overhead shots or ground-level photography is instantly enhanced, and the surface of the screen features an anti-reflective, water-repellent coating to protect the screen allows easy viewing in bright light and from a variety of angles.


Empowering creativity


A new Basic + function makes it easy for photographers to add their own creative touch to images without worrying about changing settings. Photographers can add ambiance to a scene by shooting according to lighting and scene type, with Portrait, Landscape, Close-Up, Sport, Night Snapshot or Creative AUTO modes all available. Different effects can be achieved by shooting with Basic + enhancements such as Daylight, Cloudy or Sunset or pre-set Picture Styles including Vivid, Soft, Warm or Monochrome.


Designed to provide power for those who wish to extend their creative vision, the EOS 60D features a host of new functions that help capture better images and in-camera effects to add an extra dimension. The powerful DIGIC 4 processor supports in-camera RAW image processing, allowing photographers to edit settings such as brightness, contrast, white balance or correct distortion or chromatic aberration. The edited image can then be resaved as a JPEG, ready to be printed or uploaded to a PC or the web.


For photographers who want to add post-production effects to their images without the need for expensive software, the EOS 60D also features a range of new creative filters that can be applied in-camera. Filters including Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Toy Camera Effect and Miniature Effect provide images with a different feel, allowing photographers to create a themed collection – using Grainy B/W to give images a reportage style, for example – or easily smooth skin tone in portraits with Soft Focus.


EOS Movies: Full HD video with complete control


Offering photographers the freedom to go beyond stills, the EOS 60D captures 1920x1080p HD video with a variety of user-selectable frame rates, including 30, 25 and 24fps, as well as 720p video at 60 and 50fps. Movie Crop mode is also available, recording with the central 640×480 pixel area of the sensor to create an effective magnification of approximately seven times the focal length of the lens.


Full manual control in Movie mode allows photographers to employ their own exposure and focus settings and take advantage of the effects achieved from Canon’s wide range of EF lenses. An external stereo microphone terminal and the ability to adjust sound recording level ensures the audio track recorded matches the visual quality of the video, capturing broadcast-quality sound.


For those who want to share images with friends and family, an integrated HDMI port is compatible with Consumer Electronics Control (HDMI-CEC), allowing video and images to be viewed on any compatible HD-ready TV and controlled via the TV remote.


Designed for flexibility


The EOS 60D features a completely redesigned body, combining an ergonomically enhanced, curved shape with a new button layout to make it quick and comfortable for photographers to change settings. Frequently used camera controls are grouped together for easy access, while the Quick Control Dial, Multi-controller and SET button have all been merged into one Multi Control Dial, enabling photographers to operate menus and enter settings quickly using their thumb. The mode dial also features a lock button, preventing unintentional changes to settings mid-shoot.


A dedicated Quick Control access button allows photographers to instantly reach the most common shooting settings and playback controls. Customising the functions of a number of buttons is also possible, allowing photographers to tailor the camera to suit their individual needs. To help achieve landscapes with perfectly level horizons, a horizontal Electronic Level can be displayed in the viewfinder or in Live View to assist composition and remove any potential need for post-production correction.


The EOS 60D is one of the latest Canon models to support high-capacity SDXC memory cards, providing up to 2TB of available space, allowing photographers to keep shooting HD video and full resolution RAW and JPEG stills without changing cards. For better management of larger image libraries on the camera, EOS 60D photographers can add a rating of 1 to 5 to their favourite images, allowing them to be easily located and viewed on-screen. Once transferred from the camera to a PC, the tags can also be viewed using a number of image editing and management programs, including Canon’s DPP software.


Share the moment


For photographers who want to transfer content wirelessly, the EOS 60D includes Eye-Fi connected functions*2. The EOS 60D features a dedicated Eye-Fi section in the User Interface allowing WiFi functionality to be turned off when not required to save battery life


EOS 60D features at a glance:



  • 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


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Canon Announces EOS 60D
« on: August 26, 2010, 12:12:19 AM »

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Re: Canon Announces EOS 60D
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 12:14:08 AM »
From dpreview..
AF microadjust:  No

What!!!??? Are you kidding me?


Comparing the 60D to the Nikon D90 replacement, the D7000, this is a real disappointment:
- 100% viewfinder
- dual memory cards
- 6-8fps
- 39 AF points
- mag body
- 25600 ISO
« Last Edit: August 26, 2010, 12:20:18 AM by LukeS »

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Re: Canon Announces EOS 60D
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 01:05:04 AM »
From dpreview..
AF microadjust:  No
What!!!??? Are you kidding me?
Comparing the 60D to the Nikon D90 replacement, the D7000, this is a real disappointment:
- 100% viewfinder
- dual memory cards
- 6-8fps
- 39 AF points
- mag body
- 25600 ISO

And worse still, the AWFUL price compared to Nikon's upcoming D7000 and Sony's A55.

My prediction: the 60D, like the 1000D, is gonna be a dead fish.

Oh, and where are 14-24 f/2.8 and 24-70 f/2.8 IS??? Canon photography department is heading towards a disastrous financial year.

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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2010, 01:16:47 AM »
Pricing info:

"Pricing and Availability
The Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR camera is scheduled to be delivered to U.S. dealers toward the end of September, and will be sold in a body-only configuration at an estimated retail price of $1,099.00. It will also be offered in a kit version with Canon's EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens at an estimated retail price of $1,399.00. The Canon BG-E9 battery grip is scheduled to be available toward the end of September and sell at an estimated retail price of $270.00."

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon?pageKeyCode=pressreldetail&docId=0901e024801e8288

I also like the new angled top info screen.  That's pretty cool. :-)  Engadget photo gallery:

http://www.engadget.com/photos/canon-60d-press-shots/#3299046
« Last Edit: August 26, 2010, 01:26:38 AM by Cyrax »

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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 01:24:37 AM »
So what do you guys think ?
Does the 60d make sence or shall I better go for the 7D?
What about the body ? Is it really plastic ??

I am sort of disappointed  :(

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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2010, 01:27:09 AM »
i have the 450D and been waiting for this, i might just get the 7d for 200 more. this is a bummer  :(

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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010, 01:32:29 AM »
Yes, I'm disappointed too.  This was going to be a release-day purchase when I assumed it was going to have movie-mode auto-focus.  Not to complain completely though, because there's plenty of good new features that make this a worthy successor to the 50D.  I'm very happy to see the Speedlite control made it from the 7D!

Now I'm going to wait for the DPReview to see whether there's a significant bump in IQ compared to my current T2i.  I'm even re-aligning my prospects and might just save and scrounge for a 5DII now (or 7D?)...

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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010, 01:32:29 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2010, 01:37:52 AM »
So what do you guys think ?
Does the 60d make sence or shall I better go for the 7D?
What about the body ? Is it really plastic ??

I am sort of disappointed  :(

Very disappointed.  Go with the 7D or if you are not committed to one lens type, go with the Nikon D7000 in the same price range when that is released.  As others mentioned, the specs for that blow this away.

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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2010, 01:40:09 AM »
i think, this camera are intended for rebel users who want a bit larger and better body but don't want the bulk of 7d. as for 40d/50d owners its a disappointment, canon is pushing them to go to 7d route. i think thats their strategy.

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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2010, 01:44:44 AM »
Being a 30D user who has been longing for an upgrade,

I can accept the articulating screen, plastic body, switching to SD card, 1% increase in frame coverage,
but not "No AF Adjustment" !

I think I am going  to purchase a Sigma lens instead of upgrading the body,

as a protest ~~
« Last Edit: August 26, 2010, 01:51:36 AM by teddywish »

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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2010, 02:01:18 AM »
Not to complain completely though, because there's plenty of good new features that make this a worthy successor to the 50D.

Well could you get a little more deatiles about the plenty of good new features that make this a worthy successor to the 50D?
Cause I can't find a damn single one!!!!!!!! Do you maybe mean the 5,3 fps instead of the 50D's 6fps?
Or the smaller body? Or the plastic body?
And don't tell me you mean the sensor cause that is state of the art and the minimum.

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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2010, 02:07:41 AM »
Not to complain completely though, because there's plenty of good new features that make this a worthy successor to the 50D.

Well could you get a little more deatiles about the plenty of good new features that make this a worthy successor to the 50D?
Cause I can't find a damn single one!!!!!!!! Do you maybe mean the 5,3 fps instead of the 50D's 6fps?
Or the smaller body? Or the plastic body?
And don't tell me you mean the sensor cause that is state of the art and the minimum.

Yikes...looks like I'm eating my words after seeing the preview on DPR.  The spec and feature upgrades looked worthy, but the details that I didn't read initially throw this camera back down to a "T3i with a better grip" status.  Meh.  7D it is for me.

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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2010, 02:12:51 AM »
Exactly, thats a slightly better 550D.
Same here, 7D for me.

Die Canon.
I hope they losse many customers to Nikon because of this. I wonder if they get feedback somehow, about how they screwed this up.

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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2010, 02:12:51 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2010, 02:15:22 AM »
mmm.... makes me wonder if they really need a XXD class machine now...

There's not much room left to cover between the 550D and the 7D, by the way it looks. I wonder if the $1099 price is really going to attract people to buy this.
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« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2010, 02:24:04 AM »
Well, time to jump ship to Nikon at first opportunity. I don't like Nikon either, given that I think they gouge their customers in many respects, but it's been 2 product cycles since the 1D3 and Canon still hasn't fixed their product R&D.

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« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2010, 02:24:04 AM »