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introduced 2002

A consumer-level digital camera with a 6.3 megapixel CMOS sensor. Based on the EOS 30, but with double the image resolution ? though the maximum shooting speed remains at 3fps (in bursts up to 8 frames). AF performance in low light has been improved. Images can be saved simultaneously in RAW and JPEG file formats.

EOS magazine, March 2002, page 8

Type
Type: digital AF SLR (Single plate CMOS sensor/Direct Imaging)
Recording medium: Type I and Type II CF card
Image format: 22.7 x 15.1 mm
Compatible lenses: Canon EF lenses; due to maximum aperture metering, stopped-down shooting is not possible
Lens mount: Canon EF mount
Focal length conversion factor (to match 35mm camera view): approx. 1.6x

Imaging Element
Type: high-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Effective pixels: approx. 6.3 megapixels
Total pixels: approx. 6.52 megapixels (3152 x 2068)
Aspect ratio: 2:3
Colour filter system: RGB primary colors
Low-pass filter: built-in, fixed, in front of the sensor

Recording System
Recording format: design rule for Camera File system
Image formats: RAW and JPEG
Simultaneous recording: a JPEG-Middle/Fine file is recorded within the (.crw) file. The JPEG-Middle/Fine file can be extracted from the RAW file and saved (.jpg) with a dedicated driver (provided).
File sizes (approx.):
Large/Fine: 2.5MB (3072 x 2048 pixels)
Large/Normal: 1.3MB (3072 x 2048 pixels)
Middle/Fine: 1.4MB (2048 x 1360 pixels)
Middle/Normal: 0.7MB (2048 x 1360 pixels)
Small/Fine: 0.9MB (1536 x 1024 pixels)
Small/Normal: 0.5MB (1536 x 1024 pixels)
RAW: approx. 7.4MB (3072 x 2048 pixels)
exact file sizes depend on the subject and ISO speed
Folders setting: automatic
File numbering:
• consecutive numbering
• auto reset
Image-processing: besides the standard processing parameters applied by the camera automatically during the image recording, the user can create and register up to three sets of parameters (contrast, sharpness, colour saturation, colour tone); the parameters can be set with the EOS D60 on-screen menu

External interface
Digital terminal: USB Ver. 1.1
Video output terminal: NTSC/PAL
Remote control terminal: N3-type
PC terminal: provided

White Balance
Settings: auto, daylight, cloudy, tungsten light, fluorescent light, flash, manual
Auto white balance: auto white balance with the CMOS sensor
Custom white balance: one custom white balance setting can be registered

Viewfinder
Type: eye-level type with eyesight correction (fixed pentaprism and no condenser lens)
Coverage: approx. 95% vertically and horizontally with respect to the effective pixels
Magnification: 0.88x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint: 20 mm
Built-in dioptric correction: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Focusing screen: fixed, New Laser Matte screen
Mirror: Quick-return half mirror
Mirror transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60 (no mirror cut-off with EF 600mm f4 or shorter lens)
Viewfinder information (on the screen):
• AF points
• partial metering circle (6.1 mm dia., approx. 9.5%)
• Viewfinder information (below the screen - numerals and letters displayed by 7-segment yellowish-green LCD)
• shutter speed (If unsuitable, blinks at 2Hz as a warning), bulb, FE indicator
• aperture (If unsuitable, blinks at 2 Hz as a warning)
• maximum burst during continuous shooting (maximum 8)
• shots remaining (displayed when the CF card has room for 8 or fewer images)
• busy (buSY)
• CF card full warning (FuLL CF)
• CF card error warning (Err CF)
• no CF card warning (with C.Fn-15-1/CF)
• LCD mask (yellowish-green) display
• AE lock/FE lock icon, AEB in-progress indicator (blinks at 2 Hz)
• exposure level (+/-2 stops in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments)
• AE exposure compensation amount
• manual exposure level
• AEB level
• red-eye reduction lamp on time display
• flash exposure compensation amount
• flash exposure compensation icon
• flash icon on: flash ready; flash icon blinking: flash exposure beyond range warning during FE lock (2Hz)
• high-speed sync (FP flash)
• AF focus confirmation light (blinks at 2Hz when focus cannot be achieved); MF focus confirmation light
It is not possible to turn off the viewfinder information display
Depth-of-field preview: enabled with depth-of-field preview button

Autofocus
Type: Multi-Basis, TTL-CT-SIR (TTL secondary phase difference detection)
AF points: 3
AF working range: EV 0.5 to 18 (at normal temperature and ISO 100, with the standard chart)
Focusing modes: One-Shot AF; Predictive AI Servo AF; One-Shot/Predictive AI Servo AF switching; Manual focusing (MF)
AF point selection:
• automatic selection
• manual selection
Selected AF point display: superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel

AF-assist beam
Beam emission: lamp (halogen krypton)
Effective range: approx. 3.8 metres (at centre)
Beam coverage: 28mm (135 equivalent) lens angle covered
Conditions for emission: emitted automatically under low light (EV 4 or lower at ISO 100); emitted in all shooting modes except Landscape and Sports; emission can be disabled with C.Fn-5 (including external Speedlite)
Emissions: 6 times in three bursts; emission stops when focus is achieved with Speedlites: with 550EX, 540EZ, and ST-E2, the external Speedlite's AF-assist light will be emitted regardless of AF point selection mode (automatic or manual); with other EOS-dedicated Speedlites, when the center AF point has been selected, the external Speedlite's AF-assist light will be emitted; if a peripheral AF point is selected, the camera's AF-assist light will be emitted.

Exposure Control
Type: TTL full aperture metering with 35-zone SPC
Metering modes: evaluative metering; partial metering at center (approx. 9.5% of viewfinder); centerweighted average metering; in Full Auto and Program Image Control modes evaluative metering is set automatically; in the creative zone shooting modes, any metering mode can be set
Shooting modes: Intelligent Program AE (shiftable); shutter-priority AE (no safety shift); aperture-priority AE (no safety shift); depth-of-field AE (A-DEP, shiftable); Full Auto (Intelligent Program AE/non-shiftable); Programmed Image Control modes (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Scene); manual; E-TTL autoflash program AE with high-speed flash (FP flash) and FE lock; no A-TTL/TTL autoflash program AE
Effective ISO speed range: 100 (default), 200, 400, 800, 1000
Exposure compensation:
• AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) +/- 2 stops in 1/2 or 1/3 stop increments
• manual exposure compensation
• flash exposure compensation; (bracketing methods: shutter speed or aperture)
AE lock:
• Auto AE lock; works in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering; AE lock takes affect when focus is achieved
• Manual, by AE lock button; sets AE lock at any time; AE lock button does not work in the Full Auto and Programmed Image Control modes; regardless of the metering mode, centre partial metering will be used; during AE lock, pressing the AE lock button again renews the AE lock; when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used, the AE lock button works as an FE lock button

Shutter
Type: vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter speeds: 1/4000 second to 30 seconds (1/3 and 1/2 stop increments), bulb; X-sync at 1/200 second
Shutter release: soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer: electronically-controlled 10-second delay
Remote control: Remote Switch N3-type terminal provided

Built-in flash
Type: auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism with serial control, E-TTL autoflash
Guide number: 12 (at ISO 100 in meters)
Recycling time: approx. 3 seconds
Flash ready indicator: flash-ready icon lights on in viewfinder; when the flash is not ready, the flash-ready icon is off and the shutter release is locked.
Flash coverage: up to 18mm lens angle
Flash button: provided
Firing conditions:
• In P, Tv, Av, A-DEP, M modes, press the flash button to pop-up and fire the flash for all shots
• In Full Auto, Portrait, Close-up, and Night Scene modes, flash pops up and fires automatically in low light or backlit conditions
Flash sync speed: maximum x-sync speed 1/200 second
Flash metering system: E-TTL autoflash (preflash metering and linked to AF points)
Flash exposure compensation: up to +/-2 stops in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments; flash exposure compensation can be set with the camera for built-in flash and external Speedlite
Red-eye reduction: with the built-in flash, the flash is fired after the red-eye reduction lamp lights

External Speedlite
Flash sync contacts:
• hot shoe; screw lock and shock protection feature provided on the hot shoe
• PC terminal (JIS B-type socket)
Flash auto: E-TTL autoflash enabled with the camera's Program AE mode; built-in flash and EX-series Speedlites only (autoflash not possible with EZ-, E-, EG-, ML-, and TL-series Speedlites
Wireless flash: enabled with the 550EX, 420EX, MR-14EX, MT-24EX and ST-E2
Flash exposure compensation: settable with the camera or external Speedlite
Flash exposure bracketing: settable with the 550EX, MR-14EX, or MT-24EX
Modeling flash: with the 550EX, 420EX, MR-14EX and MT-24EX, press the depth-of-field preview button (fires at 70 Hz for 1 sec.)

Drive System
Drive modes:
• single frame;
• continuous (approx. 3 fps at 1/250 second or faster shutter speeds);
• self-timer (10 seconds delay)
Maximum burst during continuous shooting: 8 shots

LCD Monitor
Type: TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size: 1.8 inches
Pixels: approx. 114,000
Coverage: approx. 100% (with effective pixels)
Brightness control: 2-level (standard/brighter) adjustment provided

Image Playback
Image display format:
• Single image
• Single image (info)
• 9-image index
• Magnified
• Auto play
Highlight alert: in the single image (Info) display mode, highlight portions which do not contain image information will blink.

Image Protection and Erase
Protection: a single image can be protected or unprotected.
Erase: one image or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images) at one time.

Menus
Menu categories: 24 menus (8 shooting, 4 playback, 12 setup)
LCD monitor language: Japanese, English, French or German
Firmware update: updating by the user is not possible.
Custom functions: 14 Custom Functions with 38 settings

Power Source
Battery: one Battery Pack BP-511 (lithium ion rechargeable battery)
Number of shots (at 20C): approx. 620 (with a fully charged battery pack, EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, image review ON, image review time of 2 seconds, and Large/Fine recording format
Battery check: automatic battery check when the main switch is turned on; the battery level is indicated by one of three levels on the LCD panel.
Back-up battery: CR2025; one lithium battery

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions: 149.5 (W) x 106.5 (H) x 75 (D) mm
Weight: 780g (excluding the Battery Pack, Compact Flash card and back-up battery)
Working temperature range: 0C to 40C
Working humidity: 85% or less

Major accessories
Major accessories
• Battery Pack BP-511
• Compact Power Adapter CA-PS400
• DC Coupler DR-400
• Interface Cable IFC-200PCU
• Video Cable VC-100
• Battery Grip BG-ED3
• Dedicated strap

In a world leading price/performance breakthrough, Canon launches a new 6 megapixel digital SLR

The new Canon EOS D60 features a 6.3 (approx.) megapixel ultra-fine CMOS sensor. The camera builds on the acclaimed Canon EOS D30, increasing resolution by a staggering 100% and adding a number of high-end professional level features.

"Canon's long-term investment in CMOS chip technology has really paid off," says Mr Komatsuzaki, Executive Vice President of Canon Consumer Imaging. "As a technology leader Canon pioneered CMOS sensors which are unique in providing high image quality at low production costs, making the EOS D60 an extremely attractive proposition to the advanced amateur photographer.

Even though image resolution and file size has increased radically, the camera still maintains the high-speed shooting of approximately 3 frames per second in a burst of 8 frames.

Additional professional features are now included. Images can be saved simultaneously in lower resolution JPEG format for quick and easy review & transmission, and Canon's RAW file format for high quality archiving and image control.

On top of the improved resolution, a number of other features have been added aimed at improving performance of the camera.

For example, AF performance in low light environments has been improved, and there are enhanced metering algorithms. This combination delivers greater image quality in difficult shooting conditions. To capture that critical moment, the shutter release lag time has been dramatically reduced ensuring photographers can activate the camera almost instantly.

Other new features aim to improve overall ease of use even more. The upgraded 1.8-inch LCD monitor located on the back of the camera offers better brightness and provides a greater angle of visibility. The LCD permits the viewing of captured images or information, such as the shutter speed, aperture value, exposure mode and histogram.

Viewfinder information is now more comprehensive indicating flash exposure compensation and maximum burst count, as well as the number of shots remaining on the CF card.

Auto focus (AF) points are now superimposed in the viewfinder for faster, easier operation.

Standard features include high-speed, high-performance 3-point autofocus; a range of shooting modes, including five Programmed Image Control modes; a 35-zone evaluative metering sensor that is linked to each focusing point; and a built-in E-TTL (Evaluative Through-The-Lens) flash system.

Entirely new software is available for the EOS D60 with powerful new tools for image control and camera customisation for both Windows and Mac, including the user-friendly Adobe Photoshop Plug-in Module, USB Mounter, RAW Image converter, Image Browser, Remote Capture and PhotoStitch editing packages.

The EOS D60 is compatible with over 60 Canon EF lenses.

Image data is stored on CompactFlash™ cards, permitting the storage of up to approximately 92 images on a 128 MB card when shooting in the 'Large/Normal' mode. The EOS D60 is compatible with CompactFlash Type I and II, enabling users to take advantage of the IBM Microdrive and other high-capacity storage media.

The high-capacity Battery Pack BP-511, which is included with the unit, provides enough power to take up to approximately 620 shots (under ideal conditions). For extended shooting the optional Battery Grip BG-ED3, which accommodates two battery packs, can be used.

The Canon EOS D60 will go on sale in Europe from late March 2002 and is expected to sell for around the same price as the EOS D30.

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