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Canon EOS 60D Released

So Canon have released yet another ” Mid Ranged DSLR” camera (Body Only £1,099), below is the advert they posted for thier new camera.

I don’t know about you but it looks like a new body(plastic by the way), flick around some buttons and tell them ” It’s a new camera”.

Anyway here is a few pics and some specifications of the latest model.

With the new EOS 60D DSLR, Canon gives the photo enthusiast a powerful tool fostering creativity, with better image quality, more advanced features and automatic and in-camera technologies for ease-of-use. It features an improved APS-C sized 18.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor for tremendous images, a new DIGIC 4 Image Processor for finer detail and excellent color reproduction, and improved ISO capabilities from 100 – 6400 (expandable to 12800) for uncompromised shooting even in the dimmest situations.

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The new Multi-control Dial enables users to conveniently operate menus and enter settings with a simple touch.

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The EOS 60D also features an EOS first: A Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View LCD (1,040,000 dots) monitor for easy low- or high-angle viewing.

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An improved viewfinder, a number of new in-camera creative options and filters.

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Connections: USB,Mic, Remote Cable, AV and HDMI  for viewing images on an HDTV all make the EOS 60D invaluable for the evolving photographer.

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If you buy the lens kit (£1,499) you get a nice lens.

EF-S 18-135mm F3.5 – F5.6 AF/IS

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Specifications

Type
Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash

Recording Media
SD/SDHC/SDXC card, via external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, or via Wireless LAN (Eye-Fi card*))

*Canon cameras are not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions, including wireless transfer. In case of an issue with the Eye-Fi card, please consult with the card manufacturer. The use of Eye-Fi cards may not be approved in all regions, or from one region to another, please contact the card manufacturer for status of approval in the country/region of use.

Image Format
0.88 x 0.59 in. / 22.3 x 14.9mm (APS-C size)

Compatible Lenses
Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
(35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6x the lens focal length)

Lens Mount
Canon EF mount

Type
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor

Pixels
Effective pixels: Approx. 18.0 Megapixels: 5200 (H) x 3462 (V) pixels

Total Pixels
Total pixels: Approx. 19.0 Megapixels: 5432 (H) x 3492 (V) pixels

Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)

Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters

Low Pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor

Dust Deletion Feature
1. Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
2. Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
3. Manual cleaning of sensor

Recording Format
Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.3

File Size
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)

Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.

Recording Functions
With the WFT-E3A attached, image recording to the CF card and to the USB external media connected to the WFT-E3A will be possible as follows:
(1) Standard
(2) Automatic switching of recording media
(3) Separate recordings according to image-recording quality
(4) Recording images having the same size

Backup Recording
N/A

File Numbering
Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset.

RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording
Provided (sRAW+JPEG also possible)

Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Style
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3

Settings
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting

Auto White Balance
Auto white balance with the image sensor

Color Temperature Compensation
White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments
White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments
Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible

Color Temperature Information Transmission
Provide

Eye Piece Type
Eye-level pentaprism

Coverage
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 96%

Magnification
Approx. 0.95x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) / 27.0° angle of view

Eye Point
Approx. 22mm (At -1m-1 from eyepiece lens center)

Dioptric Adjustment Correction
-3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)

Focusing Screen
Interchangeable (Ef-D: Grid lines, Ef-S: Point of focus, Ef-A standard focusing screen provided)

Mirror
Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)

Viewfinder Information
AF information (AF points and focus confirmation light), Exposure information (Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level, Spot metering circle, exposure warning), Flash information (Flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light), Image information (Highlight tone priority (D+), Monochrome shooting, maximum burst (2-digit display), white balance correction, card information), Electronic level (Horizontal only), Battery check

Depth Of Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button

Sensor Type
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor

AF Points
9 (Cross-type, Center AF point with dual cross sensor for f/2.8)

AF Working Range
EV 0-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)

Focusing Modes
Auto-focus, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)

AF Point Selection
Automatic selection, manual selection

Selected AF Point Display
Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel

AF Assist Beam
Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash
Effective range: Approx. 13.1 ft./4.0m at center, approx. 11.5 ft./3.5m at periphery*.

* With an EOS-dedicated Speedlite attached, the Speedlite’s AF-assist beam is emitted instead.

Metering Modes
Max. aperture TTL metering with 63-zone SPC with the following selectable modes:

  • Evaluative metering (linkable to all AF points)
  • Partial metering (approx. 6.5% of viewfinder at center)
  • Spot metering (approx. 2.8% of viewfinder at center)
  • Center-Weighted average metering

Metering Range
EV 0-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)

Exposure Control Systems
Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE (Safety shift possible), Aperture-priority AE (Safety shift possible), Manual exposure, Bulb, Full Auto, Flash Off, Creative Auto, Programmed Image Control modes (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait), E-TTL II Autoflash Program AE (Evaluative metering, Averaged metering)

ISO Speed Range
ISO 100 – 6400 (in 1/3-stop or whole-stop increments)
– ISO 12800 can be enabled with a Custom Function.
– With [Highlight tone priority], the ISO speed range will be automatically set within 200-6400.

1. In Creative Zone modes, the maximum settable ISO speed (400-6400) will vary within the automatic ISO speed range.
2. If overexposure would occur with fill flash, ISO 100 will be the lowest set.
3. In the (P) and Basic Zone modes (except Night Portrait), bounce flash will be set automatically within ISO 400-1600 (or maximum ISO speed limit).

Exposure Compensation
Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
* Indicated up to ±3 stops on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder.

AE Lock
1. Auto AE lock – In the One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering, AE lock takes effect when focus is achieved.
2. Manual AE lock – With AE lock button. (AE lock is updated each time you press the button.) Enabled in all metering modes.

Shutter
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled 1/8000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/250 sec.
1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode) Soft-touch electromagnetic release 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay (self-timer/remote control) For Remote Switch RS-60E3

Shutter Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled

Shutter Speeds
1/8000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/250 sec.
1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

Shutter Release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release

Self Timer
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay (self-timer/remote control)

Remote Control
For Remote Switch RS-60E3

Flash Type
Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism

Guide Number
43/13 (ISO 100, in feet/meters)

Recycling Time
Approx. 3 sec.

Flash Ready Indicator
Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder

Flash Coverage
Up to 17mm focal length (equivalent to approx. 28mm in 135 format)

FE Lock
Provided

Flash Exposure Compensation
Up to ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

Zooming to Match Focal Length
Provided

Flash Metering
E-TTL II auto-flash

Flash Exposure Compensation
±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

FE Lock
Provided

External Flash Settings
Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings

PC Terminal
None

Drive Modes
Single, high-speed continuous, low-speed continuous, 10-sec. self-timer/ remote control, or 2-sec. self-timer/remote control

Continuous Shooting Speed
High-speed: Max. 5.3 shots/sec. (approx.)
Low-speed: Max. 3.0 shots/sec. (approx.)

Maximum Burst
JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 58
RAW: approx. 16
RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 7

1. The number of possible shots and maximum burst apply to a 4GB SD card based on Canon’s testing standards.
2. The image file size, number of possible shots, and maximum burst will vary depending on the shooting conditions (aspect ratio 3:2, subject, memory card brand, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.).
3. The “F” after the number indicates that continuous shooting is possible until the card becomes full.

Shooting Modes
(1) Live View shooting
(2) Remote Live View shooting (with a personal computer installed with EOS Utility)

Focusing
Auto-focus (One-Shot AF)
1. Live mode – One-point, contrast AF. Switching to another AF point possible.
2. Face Detection Live mode – Face Detection, Contrast AF. Face selectable.
3. Quick mode – Nine-point, phase-difference AF, same as normal shooting.

Manual focus – Magnify the image by 5x or 10x and focus manually.

Metering Modes
Real-time Evaluative metering with the image sensor

Metering Range
EV 0-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
* AE lock possible.
* The active metering time can be changed.

Magnified View
By 5x or 10x at AF point position

Grid Display
Provided (Two-type grid displays)

Silent Shooting
Provided (Mode 1 and Mode 2)

Screen Type
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor

Monitor Size
Wide 3.0-inch (Screen aspect ratio of 3:2)

Coverage
Approx. 100%
Viewing angle: Approx. 160°

Brightness Control
7 levels provided

Interface Languages
25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)

Display Format
Single image display (Two types of single-image full display and two types of shooting information display), Index display (4-image index and 9-image index), Jump display (1/10/100 images, shooting date, by folder, video, stills, rating), AF point display, Histogram (1. Brightness 2. RGB), Magnify zoom display (1.5x to 10x enabled in 15 steps), Rotated display (Manual, Auto) Slide Show (Image selection: Playback according to All images, Date, Folder, Movies, Stills, or Rating; Display time: 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, or 20 sec.; Repeat: Enable/Disable; Transition effect: Off, Slide in, Fade 1, Fade 2)

Highlight Alert
With single-image display (Info.) and single-image display, overexposed highlight areas will blink

Card Protection
Erase protection can be applied/canceled for a single image, all images in a folder, or all images in the card

Erase
Erase single image, erase selected images, erase all images on folder, erase all images in a card, or erase only unprotected images

Compatible Printers
PictBridge-compatible printers

Printable Images
JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.3 (DPOF printing possible) and RAW images captured with the EOS 60D
* Video footage cannot be printed.

Easy Print feature
Provided

DPOF
Version 1.1 compatible

Compatible Images
Direct image transfer with the camera has been abolished since the personal computers’ OS-based support has become adequate for image transfers.

Custom Functions
Total 20

Camera User Settings
Register under Mode Dial’s setting

My Menu Registration
Up to six top-tier menu options and Custom Function settings can be registered

Battery
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.

Battery Check
Auto

Power Saving
Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.

Date/Time Battery
Built-in secondary battery
When fully-charged, the date/time can be maintained for about three months.

Start-up Time
Approx. 0.1 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)

Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 5.69 x 4.17 x 3.09 in./144.5 x 105.8 x 78.6mm

Weight
755g / 26.6 oz (CIPA)
675g / 23.8 oz (body only)

Working Temperature Range
32-104°F/0-40°C

Working Humidity Range
85% or less

Battery Charger: Yes

All the specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.
The camera’s specifications and exterior are subject to change without notice.
If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera, consult the lens maker.

In The Box (£1,099)

To be released in the UK around September

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  1. August 27, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Looks like another great Canon!

    • August 27, 2010 at 3:01 pm

      I’m not so sure, it looks like it may have been knocked together in time for nikon’s new relaese. I dont really see whats its purpose !!!

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