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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Canon EOS 60D

This new DSLR features a Vari-Angle LCD, full HD video and 18 megapixels

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New Creative Image Filters
Four artistic filters let you apply special effects in-camera: Soft Focus, Grainy Black and White, Toy Camera and Miniature Effect. Effects are applied to copy images, leaving the original intact.
Vari-Angle High-Res LCD
The high-res, 3.0-inch, 1,040,000-dot LCD monitor has a 3:2 aspect ratio to match that of the image sensor (and better match the 16:9 ratio of HD video). The LCD tilts and swivels—a first for an LCD on an EOS DSLR, and a great feature for getting the “worm’s-eye view.”
Easy-Access Live View/Movie Shooting
The Live View/Movie button initiates live view operation, and once in Live View mode, pressing the button starts and stops video recording. The EOS 60D offers three Live View AF modes: Quick (uses the camera’s quick phase-detection AF, but momentarily disrupts the live view during focusing); Live (contrast-based, no disruption of live view during focusing); and Face Detection (contrast-based, detects and focuses on human faces in the scene). You also can focus manually, zooming the LCD monitor image 5x or 10x.
New Multi-Control Dial
Mid- and high-end EOS cameras have had a handy rear Quick Control Dial for quite a few models now, but the EOS 60D turns it into an even handier Multi-Control Dial, which incorporates an arrow-key ring (replacing the separate Multi-Controller lever of earlier cameras) for easier operation in vertical, as well as horizontal shooting, and a cleaner camera design.


Image Sensor: 18-megapixel (effective) CMOS
5184x3456 pixels
Sensor Size:
22.3x14.9mm (APS-C); 1.6x
LCD Monitor: 3.0-inch 1,040,000-dot Live View
Full HD 1920x1080p/30, 24 and 25 fps; HD 1280x720p/60 and 50 fps; SD 640x480p/60 and 50 fps
AF System:
Shutter Speeds:
1/8000 to 30 sec., X-sync up to 1⁄250 sec.
ISO Settings:
100-6400 (1/3 increments), expandable to 12,800
Continuous Firing Mode: 5.3 fps
Recording Format:
JPEG, 14-bit RAW
63-zone evaluative, 6.5% partial, 2.8% spot, CW
Storage Media:
5.7x4.2x3.1 inches
23.8 ounces
Power Source:
Rechargeable LP-E6 lithium-ion battery
Estimated Street Price:
Canon, (800) OK-CANON, www.usa.canon.com


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