Canon EOS 60D

Canon’s fast-shooting mid-range consumer DSLR finally sees its upgrade today in the form of the EOS 60D. It boasts a smaller form factor, a vari-angle LCd screen and, of course, full HD video. The 60D will be available from October, priced £1099.99 body only.

Canon EOS 60D 

Canon EOS 60D

Sample video taken with the 60D:

Press release:

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland;

 26th August 2010 –
Canon today announces the latest addition to

its world-famous EOS series of Digital SLR (DSLR) cameras – thenew

. 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 (1:1, 16:9, 4:3 in

addition to the standard 3:2 dimension). 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.


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

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.


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


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


Share the


For photographers who want to

transfer content wirelessly, the EOS 60D includes Eye-Fi connected functions.

 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


EOS 60D features at a


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


100-6400, H:12800
5.3fps shooting for up to

58 JPEGs
9-point cross type AF

iFCL metering with 63-zone

Dual-layer Sensor
Integrated Speedlite

In-camera RAW processing


  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Canon EOS 60D press release
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  • Yonke

    I sold 2 months old 550D 18-55mm kit with BG-E8 2 batts for about the price of a 60D body. My son urge me to buy 7D body but I said NO. I didn’t want to sell the baby (550D) but my friend wanted it so bad (I don’t know why??). I just want to raise my 550D not getting his “father”. I like to think that my 550D still with me, and when I open my drybox I would shout “ baby is growing bigger now!” hahaha.. just kidding. You need to choose only one of them 550D 60D and the 7D..that’s it. We don’t upgrade our small car with a Ferrari with the same engine with the old one. The second camera for me would be the glorious 5D Mark II. Then I would say that this is (5D) my camera and I have 60D or 550D as my backup camera. This is only my humble amateur opinion.. When you have one Crop Camera and one Full Frame Camera, then your lenses will have great opportunity to play their angles brilliantly. 60D with 17-40L and 5D 70-200L you will get good focal lengths. Or 5D with 24-105L and 60D with 70-200L. The last one is 5D with 17-40L and 60D with 24-105L. Both camera will work together very nicely, the crop factor of 1.6 is working hand in hand with 1.0

  • texnut

    welcome, the rebel of all rebels, the uber rebel as we say.

  • Steve J

    The excellent (but plastic) 60D is not an upgrade of the magnesium alloy 50D (probably scheduled to disappear in the near term), but is the result of a rationalisation of the Canon range. It is half way between the 550D and the 7D (in quality, price and performance and is aimed at the ambitious amateur who would be satisfied with its compromises to get a great performance at a good price, with video as a plus. In the meantime, wait for the prices of the 50D to come down and you will have the best deal in town- or a great, affordable, “second body”. Canon will soon have a coherent single, double, triple and quadruple digit range. (I have a 7D and a 50D and they are both great performers).

  • Thor

    Why so many pixels on a small APS-C sensor? Do we need that? No! I think 10 Megapixels is enough.

  • keanu beid

    I’love for new eos 60D

  • R0B

    I like to think of this as a super-rebel, being that it’s not a semi pro camera, but not a beginner one either 🙂