The new Canon EOS 60D features an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor and full HD video, and fits into the EOS lineup nicely between the EOS 7D and the EOS Rebel T2i. Besides the high-res sensor and full HD video capability, features of special interest to outdoor shooters include the first Vari-Angle LCD monitor on an EOS camera, an Electronic Level Display to keep those landscapes level and an entire camera that has been durability-tested to 100,000 cycles.
Full HD Video
The EOS 60D lets you shoot 1920x1080p full HD video at 30 or 24 fps (25 fps PAL), 1280x720p HD video at 60 fps (50 fps PAL) and 640x480p SD video at 60 fps (50 fps PAL). Movie Crop provides 7x magnification with no loss of image quality in SD mode, and you can easily control exposure and focus manually when desired. You can also adjust the sound level in 64 steps (before shooting) and trim video clips in-camera.
18-Megapixel CMOS Sensor
The 18-megapixel Canon-produced CMOS sensor can deliver 14-bit RAW images of 5184x3456, 3888x2592 and 2592x1728 pixels, and JPEGs of 5184x3456, 3456x2304, 2592x1728, 1920x1280 and 720x480 pixels. The normal ISO range is 100-6400, and you can go up to 12,800 when necessary. The EOS 60D features one Canon DIGIC 4 processor.
5.3 fps Shooting
The EOS 60D can shoot up to 5.3 fps, right between the 7D’s 8 fps and the T2i’s 3.7 fps. You can shoot up to 16 RAW or 58 Large/Fine JPEGs in a single burst.
63-Zone Dual-Layer Metering The camera’s 63-zone dual-layer metering takes color as well as luminosity into account for more accurate readings. Metering options include 6.5% partial, 2.8% spot and center-weighted.
As with all current EOS DSLRs, the self-cleaning sensor system uses ultrasonic vibrations to remove dust from the image-sensor assembly each time you switch the camera on or off, helping to keep your images spot-free.