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60D Firmware 1.0.8 Official

Firmware Version 1.0.8 incorporates the following fix.
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which captured images may become overexposed when using the camera’s built-in flash or an external Speedlite in combination with the lenses listed below:

  • EF300/4 L IS USM
  • EF28-135/3.5-5.6 IS USM
  • EF75-300/4-5.6 IS USM
  • EF100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS USM

Download the firmware

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New 60D Firmware Coming?


Firmware 1.0.8 for the 60D

A reader reports buying 2 60D’s and each camera had a different firmware version. One camera was 1.0.5, the other was 1.0.8.

I expect any 60D firwmare update will be “phenomenon” fixes.

1D Mark IV Firmware
I’ve been told again that new firmware for the 1D4 is in the pipeline. A feature or 2 may be added which has delayed development.

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Canon EOS 60D In Stock @ Adorama

Get your 60D, you won’t be disappointed.
Adorama has the EOS 60D in stock.

Link: 60D Body Only: $1099

Link: 60D w/18-135: $1399

If you have any questions about the 60D, feel free to send me an email.

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CR Rates The Product Announcements Part 2

Part 2: PowerShot
There are a lot of PowerShot fans out there, and Canon has unleashed another pile of cameras for you folks to choose from.

*NOTE* These opinions are loose and based the specifications of the products and initial impressions. I will delve deeper next week.

PowerShot G12
A very small upgrade to the popular G11. We can assume Canon is just coasting with this series of camera, they’ve had no real competition. The P7000 may look like a G11, but if it continues the Coolpix heritage, Canon doesn’t have much to worry about.

Should it have been more of an upgrade? It depends who you ask, but all people were criticizing with the G11 was the lack of HD video. That’s been somewhat rectified with 720p.

PowerShot S95
Pretty much the same type upgrade as the G12. I’ll find out next week if the looseness of the back wheel has been fixed. I hear it’s still a problem for some people.

PowerShot SX30 IS
Initial impressions? Completely absurd, an equivalent of an 24-840mm lens?
Canon has lead the megapixel war, in some cases, too far. Now they’re leading the insane zoom war.

I’m going to be very interested in the results one will get at 840mm on an overcast day.

PowerShot SD4500 IS
This will probably become a very popular camera with travellers and the like. Women will also gobble up its small size and big zoom. I think it’ll be a sales winner.

PowerShot SX130 IS
A budget series continues. Not much to say about it.

What’s missing from the PowerShot announcements?
The first camera that comes to mind is a replacement for the D10. Canon’s first go at a waterproof camera had some serious ups and downs. I have heard there is going to be another waterproof camera or two, an announcement time for it/them is unknown.

Outside of that, everything that was expected came down the pipe. Very few are asking for a larger sensor PowerShot anymore, we all seem to be waiting for Canon’s version of a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.

Safe, calculated and truly Canon. That’s how I’d describe the direction of PowerShots.

More 60D Stuff
After seeing what Nikon threw out there with the D7000, coming in at $100 more expensive than the 60D. there’s a perception Canon dropped the ball on this one. I think the 60D looks about $100 overpriced now.

That being said, Canon will still sell a lot of them to upgrading Rebel users. There are more Rebels out there than any other DSLR.

The D7000 is going to take new DSLR buyers away from Canon, but I don’t think it’ll make too many people switch.

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*UPDATE 2* Canon EOS 60D Specs [CR2.5]

*UPDATE 2*
Expect to see in camera filters of some kind.

A few more new features are also in the camera. Here’s hoping one of them is continuous AF in video mode.

*UPDATE*
The specs are CR3 now, I just wanted to add a couple more things.

  • 96% VF
  • All 9AF points are crosstype

There are a couple more new features I’m told. However, the features were vague. There seems to be a language barrier, I’ll keep digging.

Are these the 60D Specs?
I was told to CR3 this, I’m going to CR2.5 it instead. We’ll know soon if they’re true.

Canon EOS 60D Specifications

  • 18 MP. 17.9 effective
  • APS-C
  • 100-6400 (Hi: 12800)
  • 1/250 flash sync
  • sdxc/hc
  • h.264
  • 1080 – 30/25/24
  • 720 – 50/60
  • 3″ Screen, 1MP
  • 14 bit
  • 11 min video
  • 5.3FPS
  • digic 4
  • 9 AF points
  • 63 zone (metering)

The specs came from d-spot.

These are pretty much what we’re reported for the last few weeks. We’ve reported the switch to SD cards previously as well.

The 5.3fps is a new one, as is H.264.

I can already hear the complaints about the 9AF points. We’ll have to wait and see if it’s an updated AF system. At the pricepoint I’ve heard for this camera, I doubt it.

I’m also interested to know if the body is 100% plastic as previously reported.

Thanks Y

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EOS 60D Availability

Brief Info
According to an unnamed inventory system, the EOS 60D will be available on September 22, 2010.

Still waiting on pricing.

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EOS 60D Coming August 26 [CR3]

Where are the SLR’s?
The embargo on the 60D doesn’t end until August 26, 2010. So that’ll be next Thursday.

No word on what else will be announced with it.

Expect at least 2 lenses.

1Ds Mark IV
I’ve heard nothing about an announcement date for the camera, only that it’ll be around for Photokina.

Big White Lenses
A few people are saying all 4 of the big whites are being replaced. This may be true, but I still believe they’ll be updated in pairs.

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EOS 60D Notes [CR2]

A few things about the 60D
- I’m told that the 60D will NOT be a magnesium body. This would definitely separate it from the 7D.
- The body of the 60D is also slightly smaller than the 50D, but will have a larger grip area.
- The camera will cost $200-$300 more than the T2i

An all plastic body puts it inline to compete with the Nikon D90 segment directly. Though I’ve read rumors the D90 replacement WILL have a magnesium body.

CR2 stuff here.

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Canon EOS 60D Pictures?

EOS 60D, Note the Articulating Screen

Looks like the pictures styles button is gone.

Forum Idea to focus on the LCD

I think it’s safe to say these images are real.

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A Few 60D Specs [CR2]

A Couple of Specs
Received word today of someone seeing a presentation of a pre-production 60D. The entire spec list was not released to the folks being presented to.

Specs:
18mp (Exact same as the 7D & T2i)
Tilt Screen (No word on size)
“Video Optimized” (I’m going to assume better AF when filming)

More soon.

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