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.
Image Sensor: 18-megapixel (effective) CMOS
Resolution: 5184x3456 pixels
Sensor Size: 22.3x14.9mm (APS-C); 1.6x
LCD Monitor: 3.0-inch 1,040,000-dot Live View
Video: Full HD 1920x1080p/30, 24 and 25 fps; HD 1280x720p/60 and 50 fps; SD 640x480p/60 and 50 fps
AF System: 9-point
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
Metering: 63-zone evaluative, 6.5% partial, 2.8% spot, CW
Storage Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Dimensions: 5.7x4.2x3.1 inches
Weight: 23.8 ounces
Power Source: Rechargeable LP-E6 lithium-ion battery
Estimated Street Price: $1,099
Contact: Canon, (800) OK-CANON, www.usa.canon.com