The Canon EOS 60D has a 5.3 frames per second burst performance, a newly developed AF system and 3.0” LCD with Live View mode. For early adopters of the Canon Eos SLR cameras, there’s never been a more compelling reason to upgrade your digital SLR.
The Canon EOS 60D benefits from the new EOS technology introduced in 2010. The Canon 60D has DIGIC IV processor delivers responsive operation, improved colour rendering and near-instant start-up time. The integrated Canon EOS 60D Cleaning System combats sensor dust, while a strong magnesium alloy body with weather resistance ensures lasting durability.
Canon EOS 60D Key features:
* 18.0 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
* 5.3 fps continuous shooting, max. burst 58 JPEGs
* New AF system with 9 cross-type sensors
* DIGIC IV processor
* Vara-angle 3.0” LCD with Live View mode and 1,040,000 dots on the LCD
* EOS Integrated Cleaning System
* Clear and bright viewfinder
* Customisable Picture Style processing parameters
Speed and image quality
Canon’s third generation CMOS sensor improves on its predecessor with redesigned pixels that keep noise to a minimum. The Canon EOS 60D maintains high image quality up to ISO 6400, expandable to 12800 for situations where flash use is not permitted or desired. Highlight Tone Priority mode gives wedding and landscape photographers the option to boost dynamic range for highlights when shooting above ISO 200 – reproducing more tonal detail from wedding dresses, clouds and other light coloured objects.
The Canon EOS 60D represents an important step in the development of EOS for the advanced amateur market. For digital photographers, the benefits of upgrading to the Canon 60D are real and significant. The DIGIC IV processor powers a burst rate of 5.3 fps, working with the image buffer to handle up to 58 Large JPEGs (16 in RAW) without pause. Images are processed at 14-bits for a greatly expanded colour depth, providing smoother gradations and exceptionally accurate colour reproduction.
Canon EOS 60D New cross-type AF system
A key feature of the Canon EOS 60D is the 9-point cross-type AF system. All nine AF points can achieve focus on both horizontal and vertical planes. A central AF point is capable of accurate focusing up to aperture f/2.8, with eight outer points working up to f/5.6. In response to requests, the dedicated AF Start (AF-ON) button allows photographers to execute auto focus with their thumb.
LCD with Live View mode
The Live View mode simplifies shooting from awkward angles such as ground-level macro or mounted tripod shots. The 3.0” LCD displays a real-time image in Live View mode, including a selectable grid overlay and a live histogram that simulates image exposure. The AF-ON button can be configured to flip the camera mirror momentarily and engage auto focusing. For the studio environment, remote Live View lets the photographer compose, adjust settings and capture the shot from a PC using the supplied EOS utility software.