Canon Introduces EOS 60D DSLR Camera

By - August 26th, 2010

When Canon debut the EOS 7D camera last year, many mistakenly thought of it as the replacement (and more pricey substitute) to the Canon EOS 50D. This morning’s announcement by Canon proved otherwise. Ahead of the all-important Canon Expo, an once in five years event to take place in New York City next week, Canon introduce the Canon EOS 60D, a mid-tiered DSLR camera for the fast growing market segment of the so-called “pro-sumers”. In a smaller form factor, the EOS 60D is also considerably lighter thanks to its plastic construct. Unlike most DSLR, the new camera uses SD format media rather than the standard Compact Flash. When compared side-by-side along with other products from the EOS line, a pattern quickly appears – the EOS 60D is hybrid, combining the 18-Megapixel CMOS sensor, 1,040k dot resolution 3.0″ LCD from the recently launched Rebel T2i, Auto-Focus element from EOS 50D, and the acclaimed metering and HD video capability from the 7D. Other highlights of the new model include:

  • 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • Advanced creative features with Basic +
  • Vari-angle 7.7cm (3.0″) 3:2 ratio LCD
  • Full HD movies with manual control
  • Compatibility with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
  • Compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses
  • ISO 100-6400, H:12800
  • 5.3fps shooting for up to 58 JPEGs
  • 9-point cross type AF System
  • iFCL metering with 63-zone Dual-layer Sensor
  • Integrated Speedlite transmitter
  • In-camera RAW processing

Scheduled to launch towards the end of September with an estimated price of $1,099.00 for the camera body alone. A kit version with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens will also be available at $1,399.00. Along with myriad of accessories already available for the Canon EOS System, the company also designed a battery grip, the BG-E9, for the EOS 60D. Set to also release around the same time with an estimated price point of $270.00.