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IMAGE SENSOR

Type 22.3mm x 14.9mm CMOS

Effective Pixels Approx. 18 megapixels

Total Pixels Approx. 19 megapixels

Aspect Ratio 3:2

Low-Pass Filter Built-in/Fixed

Sensor Cleaning EOS integrated cleaning system with fluorine coating

Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

 

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC 4

 

LENS

Lens Mount EF/EF-S

Focal Length Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens

 

FOCUSING

Type TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor

AF System/ Points 9 cross-type AF points (f/2.8 at centre)

AF Working Range EV -0.5 - 18 (at 23C & ISO100)

AF Modes AI Focus

One Shot

AI Servo

AF Point Selection Automatic selection, Manual selection

Selected AF Point Display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on

top LCD panel and Quick Control screen

Predictive AF Yes up to 8m (with EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM at 50kph)

AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF

mode or AF-ON button is pressed.

AF Assist Beam Intermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by

optional dedicated Speedlite

Manual Focus Selected on lens, default in Live View Mode

AF Microadjustment No

 

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering Modes TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone SPC

(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF point)

(2) Partial metering (approx. 6.5% of viewfinder at centre)

(3) Spot metering (approx. 2.8% viewfinder at centre)

(4) Centre weighted average metering

Metering Range EV 0-20 (at 23C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)

AE Lock Auto: In One-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure

is locked when focus is achieved.

Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.

Exposure Compensation +/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be

combined with AEB).

AEB 3 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments

ISO Sensitivity Auto (100-3200), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop

increments)

ISO can be expanded to H: 12800

 

SHUTTER

Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter

Speed 30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter

speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

 

WHITE BALANCE

Type Auto white balance with the imaging sensor

Settings AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White

Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.

White balance compensation:

1. Blue/Amber +/-9

2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.

Custom White Balance Yes, 1 setting can be registered

WB Bracketing +/-3 levels in single level increments

3 bracketed images per shutter release.

Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.

 

VIEWFINDER

Type Pentaprism

Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal) Approx. 96%

Magnification Approx. 0.95x (with 50mm lens at infinity, –1 metre, –1

dioptre)

Eyepoint Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens centre)

Dioptre Correction -3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)

Focusing Screen Interchangeable (3 types, optional). Standard

Focusing Screen Precision Matte Ef-A

Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of

40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)

Viewfinder Information AF information: AF points, focus confirmation

light.

Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always

displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering

circle, exposure warning, AEB.

Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash

exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light.

Image information: White balance correction, Card information,

monochrome shooting, maximum burst (2 digit display), Highlight tone

priority (D+).

Composition information: Electronic level (Horizontal only), Battery

check

Depth of Field Preview Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.

Eyepiece Shutter On strap

 

LCD MONITOR

Type Vari angle 7.7cm (3.0") 3:2 Clear View TFT, approx. 1040K dots

Coverage Approx. 100%

Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically) Approx 160

Coating Dual Anti-reflection

Brightness Adjustment Adjustable to one of seven levels

Display Options (1) Quick Control Screen

(2) Camera settings

(3) Electronic Level

 

FLASH

Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters) 13

Built-in Flash Coverage up to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent:




28mm)

Built-in Flash Recycle Time Approx. 3 seconds

Modes Auto, Manual flash, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter

Red-Eye Reduction Yes

X-Sync 1/250sec

Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments

Flash Exposure Bracketing Yes, with compatible External Flash

Flash Exposure Lock Yes

Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes

HotShoe/ PC Terminal Yes/ No

External Flash Compatibility E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites,

wireless multi-flash support

External Flash Control via camera menu screen

 

SHOOTING

Modes Auto, No Flash, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up,

Sports, Night Portrait, Movie, Program AE , Shutter priority AE,

Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom

Picture Styles Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful,

Monochrome, User Defined (x3)

Colour Space sRGB and Adobe RGB

Image Processing Highlight Tone Priority

Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)

Long exposure noise reduction

High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)

Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination

Basic+ (Shoot by ambience selection, Shoot by lighting or scene type)

Creative filters (Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Toy camera, Minaiture

effect) - during image Playback only

RAW image processing - during image Playback only

Drive Modes Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s

+remote, 10s +remote)

Continuous Shooting Max. Approx. 5.3fps. (speed maintained for

minimum of approx 58 JPEG images (Large/Fine, Quality 8, resolution) or

16 RAW images (based on Canon's testing conditions, ISO 100,

Standard Picture Style. Varies depending on the subject, memory card

brand and capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode,

Picture Style, Custom functions etc.)

 

LIVE VIEW MODE

Type Electronic viewfinder with image sensor

Coverage Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)

Frame Rate 30 fps

Focusing Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on

screen)

Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face detection mode

Metering Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor Active

metering time can be changed

Display Options Grid overlay (x2), Histogram, Multi aspect ratios,

Electronic level

 

FILE TYPE

Still Image Type JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.3 compliant) / Design

rule for Camera File system (2.0),

RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),

Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording Yes, any combination of RAW +

JPEG, M-

RAW + JPEG, S-RAW + JPEG possible.

Image Size JPEG 3:2: (L) 5184x3456, (M) 3456x2304, (S1) 2592x1728,

(S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480

JPEG 4:3: (L) 4608x3456, (M) 3072x2304, (S1) 2304x1728, (S2)

1696x1280, (S3) 640x480

JPEG 16:9: (L) 5184x2912, (M) 3456x1944, (S1) 2592x1456 (S2)

1920x1080, (S3) 720x400

JPEG 1:1: (L) 3456x3456, (M) 2304x2304, (S1) 1728x1728, (S2)

1280x1280, (S3) 480x480

RAW: (RAW) 5184x3456, (M-RAW) 3888x2592, (S-RAW) 2592x1728

Movie Type MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)

Movie Size 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)

1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)

640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)

Movie Length Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB

Folders New folders can be manually created and selected

File Numbering (1) Consecutive numbering

(2) Auto reset

(3) Manual reset

 

OTHER FEATURES

Custom Functions 20 Custom Functions with 59 settings

Metadata Tag User copyright information (can be set in camera)

Image rating (0-5 stars)

LCD Panel / Illumination Yes / Yes

Water/ Dust Resistance Yes (memory card and battery door only)

Sound Memo -

Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes

Playback Zoom 1.5x - 10x

Display Formats (1) Single image with information (2 levels)

(2) Single image

(3) 4 image index

(4) 9 image index

(5) Magnified view

Slide Show Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies,

Stills, Rating

Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds

Repeat: On/Off

Histogram Brightness: Yes

RGB: Yes

Highlight Alert Yes

Image Erase/Protection Erase: Single image, All images in folder,

Checkmarked images, unprotected images

Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time

Data Verification Original image verification data can be appended to

the image (OSK-E3 required for verification)

Menu Categories (1) Shooting menu (x4)

(2) Playback menu (x2)

(3) Setup menu (x3)

(4) Custom Functions menu

(5) My Menu

Menu Languages 25 Languages

English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian,

Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech,





Hungarian,

Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese,

Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese

Firmware Update Update possible by the user.

 

INTERFACE

Computer Hi-Speed USB

Other Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI

mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm





Stereo mini jack)

 

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers

supporting PictBridge

PictBridge Yes

 

STORAGE

Type SD card, SDHC card or SDXC card

 

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista inc SP1 (excl. Starter

Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition)

OS X v10.4-10.6

 

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser

Image Processing Digital Photo Professional

Other PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, Original Data

Security Tools*), Picture Style Editor

* Requires optional accessory

 

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied), built in for

date & settings

Battery Life Approx. 1100 (at 23C, AE 50%, FE 50%)

Approx. 1000 (at 0C, AE 50%, FE 50%). Based on the CIPA Standard

and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera,

except where indicated.

Battery Indicator 6 levels + percentage

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

Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery

charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6

 

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Body Materials Aluminium and polycarbonate resin with glass fibre

Operating Environment 0 - 40 C, 85% or less humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD) 144.5 x 105.8 x 78.6mm

Weight (Body Only) Approx. 755g (CIPA testing standard, including

battery and memory card)

 

ACCESSORIES

Viewfinder Eyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens Focusing

Screens Ef (with Grid Ef-D, Super Precision Matte Ef-S), Angle Finder C

Case Leather case EH21-L

Wireless File Transmitter Compatible with Eye-Fi cards

Lenses All EF and EF-S lenses

Flash Canon Speedlites (220EX, 270EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II,

550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite

MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)

Battery Grip BG-E9

Remote Controller/ Switch Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller

RC-6/RC-1/RC-5

Other Hand Strap E2, Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3

 

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where

indicated.

 

Subject to change without notice.

Canon CMOS sensor
Exclusively designed and manufactured by Canon to work in combination with its own DIGIC processors, Canon’s CMOS technology integrates advanced noise reduction circuitry at each pixel site, delivering virtually noise-free images. In comparison with CCD technology, the lower power consumption characteristics of Canon’s CMOS sensors also contribute to longer battery life.

Signal conversion in Canon’s CMOS sensors is handled by individual amplifiers at each pixel site. Unnecessary charge transfer operations are avoided, vastly speeding up the process of getting the signal to the image processor. Noise is reduced, power consumption is limited and faster frame rate potential is increased.

The EOS 60D utilises the same advanced sensor developed for the EOS 550D, coupled with the advanced low-pass optical filter introduced with the EOS 7D, performing extremely well at both high and low sensitivities for excellent quality images, even in low light. The sensor features a four channel read-out, allowing the fast transfer of image data to the DIGIC 4 processor to support a high speed burst of 5.3fps at 18MP resolution.


DIGIC
Image data captured by the CMOS sensor is processed by Canon’s purpose-built DIGIC image processors before being written to memory card. DIGIC technology uses advanced image processing algorithms to ensure precise, natural colours, tonal gradation, accurate white balance, and advanced noise reduction. Ultra-fast processing speeds result in highly responsive camera operation and near-instant start-up times.

DIGIC chips work with a high speed image buffer, reading, processing, compressing and writing image data fast enough to keep the buffer clear during long continuous shooting bursts. In addition, because DIGIC integrates all key processing functions, power consumption is kept to a minimum.


Basic +
Basic + is a new creative imaging function that makes it easier to create the desired image effects when shooting a scene. With Basic +, photographers have the option to shoot by ambience selection or by lighting or scene type:

1. Shoot by ambience selection: exposure compensation and white balance are adjusted according to preset styles to create ambience or tone in the image

2. Shoot by lighting or scene type: a simplified form of white balance which allows new digital photographers to change the white balance settings according to more understandable terms such as “Daylight”, “Shade”, “Cloudy”, “Sunset”, “Tungsten light” and “Fluorescent light”


EOS Movie
The EOS Movie function allows EOS 60D photographers to record 1080p HD movies with manual control and selectable frame rates.

Thanks to the large (22.3 x 14.9mm) integrated CMOS sensor, depth of field can be managed more effectively. The exposure of the movie can be controlled in Manual mode, allowing full control of shutter speeds and aperture. It is possible to select frame rates from: 30 (29.97), 25, and 24 (23.976), with 60 (59.94) and 50 available at resolutions of 720p. Auto mode also allows photographers to easily shoot HD video without worrying about exposure settings – ideal when needing to capture split-second action as it unfolds.

In situations where the subject is further away, the EOS 60D’s Movie Crop function records with the central 640x480 pixel area of the sensor, creating an effective magnification of up to seven times the focal length of the lens.


Vari-angle wide LCD monitor
The EOS 60D features a 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 Vari-angle wide LCD monitor offering approx 720x480 pixel resolution with 1,040k dots. Screen brightness can be adjusted to one of seven levels, making it easier to view high-quality images and make ultra-accurate focus checks in playback. The LCD monitor flips out 175 and can be rotated by 270 to a low or high angle to allow perfect composition at unusual shooting angles.


iFCL metering system with 63-zone Dual-layer Metering sensor
The iFCL system uses focus, colour and luminance information to determine consistently exposed shots. All focus points provide distance information to the metering system to determine proximity to the subject and allow the algorithm to weight the exposure accordingly.

The EOS 60D features a metering sensor with 63 zones compatible with all nine AF points. Typically, metering sensors are more sensitive to red subjects which can lead to underexposure. The EOS 60D combats this with a dual layer sensor, which has one layer sensitive to red and green light and one that is sensitive to blue and green light. The metering algorithm then compares the level of the two layers and adjusts the meter reading accordingly in real time.


In-camera post-processing
The powerful DIGIC 4 processor within the EOS 60D allows photographers to capture full resolution images in RAW format, and, with in-camera RAW processing, tweak the images before saving a JPEG copy ready to print or share with friends.

Photographers can also apply a range of creative filter effects to their RAW and JPEG images in-camera. Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Toy Camera Effect and Miniature Effect filters can be applied individually or overlaid for more creative and individual results.

Large JPEG images can be resized in-camera (using the same aspect ratio) with the smaller version saved separately. The largest JPEG image (M) can be resized to one of three smaller sizes (S1, S2 and S3).

To help photographers organise their workflow more effectively, images captured on the EOS 60D can instantly be assigned a ranking of one to five stars, allowing them to be sorted with Canon software and third party post-processing.


EOS Integrated Cleaning System
The EOS Integrated Cleaning System combats sensor dust in three important ways - Reduce, Repel and Remove:

1. Reduce - Internal camera mechanisms are designed to minimise dust generation. The redesigned body cap prevents dust generation through wear on the cap itself

2. Repel - Anti-static technologies, including a special fluorine coating, are applied to the low-pass filter covering the front of the sensor so as not to attract dust

3. Remove - A Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit uses hi-frequency vibrations to shake dust from the infrared filter for a period of approximately one second after each start up. For instant shooting after power up, this feature is disabled immediately as the shutter release is depressed

Canon has also developed an internal Dust Delete Data system, which can map the position of visible dust on the sensor. This can then be deleted automatically after the shoot with the latest Digital Photo Professional software.


Picture Styles

Picture Style pre-sets simplify in-camera control over image quality. Picture Style presets can be likened to different film types – each one offering a different colour response. Within each selectable preset, photographers have control over sharpness, contrast, colour tone and saturation. The camera’s factory default configuration is set to deliver immediately-usable JPEG images without need for additional menu settings. Picture Style presets applied to a RAW image can be revised with Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software.

The six presets are: 1. Standard – For crisp, vivid images that don’t require post-processing 2. Portrait – Optimises colour tone and saturation and weakens sharpening to achieve attractive skin tones 3. Landscape – For punchier greens and blues with stronger sharpening to give a crisp edge to mountain, tree and building outlines 4. Neutral – Ideal for post-processing 5. Faithful – Adjusts colour to match the subject colour when shot under a colour temperature of 5200K 6. Monochrome – For black and white shooting with a range of filter effects (yellow, orange, red and green) and toning effects (sepia, blue, purple and green)

The User Defined Picture Styles can be used to store up to three customised pre-sets, or any of the pre-sets available for download from Canon’s web site at:

www.canon.co.jp/Imaging/picturestyle/file/index.htm

 

SOFTWARE

Digital Photo Professional Software
Digital Photo Professional software provides high speed, high quality processing of lossless RAW images. Processing with Digital Photo Professional allows real-time display and immediate application of image adjustments, giving control over RAW image variables such as white balance, dynamic range, exposure compensation, noise reduction and colour tone – plus the ability to view Auto Focus points on an image and apply unsharp mask sharpening. The Lens Aberration correction tool allows precise correction of different types of distortion caused by certain cameras. Images can be recorded in camera with sRGB or Adobe RGB colour space. Images can also be rotated and trimmed allowing photographers to correct framing and horizons as part of the RAW processing. Digital Photo Professional also provides full support for the rating system within the EOS 60D allowing star ratings to be added or edited for easier sorting.

Digital Photo Professional supports sRGB, Adobe RGB, ColorMatch RGB, Apple RGB and Wide Gamut RGB colour spaces. ICC (International Colour Consortium) profiles can be attached to TIFF or JPEG images when converted from RAW. This allows faithful reproduction of colours in software applications that support ICC profiles, such as Adobe Photoshop. For improved efficiency, a set of image adjustments can be saved as a recipe and applied.

EOS Utility
The latest version of EOS Utility provides essential support for Live View remote shooting (with the ability to overlay an image to assist with alignment of subsequent shots during product photography), camera configuration and image transfers. Tightly integrated with Digital Photo Professional, EOS Utility can be configured to monitor ‘hot’ folders, automatically renaming and moving incoming images to a structured file system. Images can also be tagged with EXIF data, including copyright information.

Picture Style Editor
Picture Style Editor allows photographers to create individual Picture Styles that meet their personal requirements. Each Picture Style contains detailed information on how specific colours should be represented within an image. Once new Picture Styles have been created, they can be uploaded directly into the camera and applied to JPEG or RAW images. When working with RAW files in DPP, both personal Picture Styles and predetermined Picture Styles can all be adjusted.

• 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

• DIGIC 4

• 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

EOS 60D

EOS 60D

Control, power, creativity – Canon empowers photographers to take the next step with the new EOS 60D

Canon has announced the latest addition to its world-famous EOS series of Digital SLR (DSLR) cameras – the new EOS 60D. 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.

The 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
A 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 640x480 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.

For 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 remote.

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 software.

Share the moment
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 life

Pricing and availability
EOS 60D camera body and kits available from October 2010

• EOS 60D body only
– 1099.99 / €1309.99 RRP inc VAT

• EOS 60D + EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
– 1199.99 / €1429.99 RRP inc. VAT

• EOS 60D + EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
– 1399.99 / €1669.99 RRP inc. VAT

• EOS 60D + EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
– 1999.99 / €2379.99 RRP inc. VAT

• EOS 60D + EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
– 1449.99 / €1789.99 RRP inc. VAT

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