Canon 60D EOS : Specs, Price, Photos - Officially Announced

Canon has rolled out Canon EOS 60D -- a mid-range DSLR, which was supposed to merely supersede Canon EOS 50D; However, with the launch EOS 7D, Canon decided to reposition 60D so as it won't a simple upgrade to its predecessor. Instead, we got an HD video capture powerhouse -- boasting 1080p H.264 video with an in-camera movie editing feature and manual audio level control.







60D flaunts a rather small form factor and comes with an articulated screen and plastic body shell. It combines the 18 MegaPixels CMOS sensor and 3" LCD from entry-level Canon EOS 550D aka Rebel T2i with the AF system from the more powerful Canon EOS 50D.




Here's the full specifications set (so you won't miss a thing):

Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Lens Mount Canon EF mount
Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
(35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6x the lens focal length)
Effective pixels Approx. 18.0 Megapixels: 5200 (H) x 3462 (V) pixels
Image sensor High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Image size (pixels) 1. Large/Fine: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5184 x 3456)
2. Medium/Fine: Approx. 8.00 Megapixels (3456 x 2304)
3. Small 1/Normal: Approx. 4.50 Megapixels (2592 x 1728)
4. Small 2/Fine: Approx. 2.50 Megapixels (1920 x 1280)
5. Small 3/Fine: Approx. 0.35 Megapixels (720 x 480)
6. RAW: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5184 x 3456)
7. M-RAW: Approx. 10.10 Megapixels (3888 x 2592)
8. S-RAW: Approx. 4.50 Megapixels (2592 x 1728)
File format 1) NEF (RAW) , 2) JPEG, 3) NEF (RAW) + JPEG
Media SD/SDHC/SDXC card, via external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, or via Wireless LAN (Eye-Fi card))
Frame advance rate 5.3fps shooting for up to 58 JPEGs
ISO sensitivity ISO 100-6400, H:12800/td>
Movie 1920 x 1080p HD video with a variety of frame rates, including 30, 25 and 24fps. Also, 720p video at 60 and 50fps
LCD monitor Vari-angle 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 ratio LCD
Power source One Battery Pack LP-E6
AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6
With Battery Grip BG-E9 attached, two battery packs (LP-E6) can be used. Six AA-size batteries can be used.
Dimensions (approx.)
(W x H x D)
5.69 x 4.17 x 3.09 in./144.5 x 105.8 x 78.6mm
Weight (approx.) 755g / 26.6 oz (CIPA)
675g / 23.8 oz (body only)
Major supplied accessories (in the box) EOS 60D Body
Eyecup Eb
Wide Strap EW-EOS 60D
USB Interface Cable IFC-130U
Stereo AV cable AVC-DC400ST
Battery Pack LP-E6
Battery Charger LC-E6
EOS Digital Solution Disc and Instruction Manuals "Great Photography is Easy" Booklet and "Do More with Macro" Booklet

Canon EOS 60D comes with Estimated Retail Price of $ 1,099 for the body only and $ 1,400 with bundled 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens. It should be available in the US market as well as other territories come end of September.



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