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Friday, August 27, 2010

Canon EOS 60D Review

Canon EOS 60D DSLR Camera (18MP CMOS, 1920 x 1080 HD Video, 3.0" Flip-Out LCD, DIGIC 4)



EOS 60D. Replacing the EOS 50D,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. 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.

Key features

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



Specification:

Body material
Aluminium and polycarbonate resin with glass fibre**

Sensor*
22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS sensor
RGB Colour Filter Array
Built-in fixed low-pass filter (with self-cleaning unit)
19 million total pixels
18 million effective pixels
3:2 aspect ratio

Image processor*
DIGIC 4*

A/D conversion
14 bit

Image Sizes (Still)*
RAW
5184 x 3456
3888 x 2592
• 2592 x 1728

JPEG
3:2
5184 x 3456
3456 x 2304
2592 x 1728
1920 x 1280*
720 x 480*
4:3*
4608 x 3456
3072 x 2304
2304 x 1728
1696 x 1280
640 x 480

16:9*
5184 x 2912
3456 x 1944
2592 x 1456
1920 x 1080
720 x 400

1:1*
3456 x 3456
2304 x 2304
1728 x 1728
1280x1280
480 x 480

Image Sizes (Movie)*
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
File formats (Still)*
JPEG (EXIF 2.3*) - Fine / Normal
RAW
M-RAW
S-RAW
RAW + JPEG
M-RAW + JPEG
S-RAW + JPEG

File formats (Movie)*
MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)

Lenses
Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
1.6x field of view crop

Dust reduction
EOS integrated cleaning system with fluorine coating
Self-cleaning sensor unit (filter in front of sensor vibrates at high frequency at start-up and shutdown - can be disabled)
Dust Delete Data - Data from a test shot is used to 'map' dust spots and can be later removed using Canon DPP Software

Auto focus
TTL-CT-SIR CMOS sensor
9 cross-type AF points (f/2.8 at centre)
Center point additionally sensitive with lenses of F2.8 or faster
AF working range: -0.5 - 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100)

Focus modes
One shot AF
AI Servo AF
AI Focus AF

Manual focus
AF point selection Auto : 9 point*

Manual
AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode or AF-ON button is pressed

Predictive AF
Up to 8 m

AF assist
Stroboscopic flash

AF microadjust
No**

Metering
TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer (iFCL)

Metering range:
EV 1 - 20 EV

Metering modes
Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
Partial (6.5% at center)*
Spot metering (approx. 2.8% at center)*
Center-weighted average

AE lock Auto:
One Shot AF with evaluative metering
Manual: AE lock button

Exposure compensation*
+/-5.0 EV
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments

Exposure bracketing
+/- 3.0 EV
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments

Sensitivity*
Auto ISO (100-3200)
ISO 100-6400 in 0.3 or 1.0 EV increments
H (12800) expansion

Shutter Focal-plane shutter
30 - 1/8000 sec
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments

Flash X-Sync:
1/250 sec
Bulb

Aperture values
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Actual aperture range depends on lens used

White balance
Auto
Daylight
Shade
Cloudy
Tungsten
White Fluorescent light
Flash
Custom
Kelvin (2500 - 10000 K in 100 K steps)

WB bracketing
+/-3 levels
3 images
Blue / Amber or Magenta / Green bias

WB shift
Blue (-9) To Amber (+9)
Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)

Picture style
Standard
Portrait
Landscape
Neutral
Faithful
Monochrome
User def. 1
User def. 2
User def. 3

Custom image parameters
Sharpness: 0 to 7
Contrast: -4 to +4
Saturation: -4 to +4
Colour tone: -4 to +4
B&W filter: N, Ye, Or, R, Gvan
B&W tone: N, S, B, P, G

Image processing
Highlight tone priority
Auto lighting optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO noise reduction (4 settings)
Auto correction of lens peripheral illumination (vignetting)
Creative filters (Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Toy camera, Miniature effect) - during image Playback only RAW image processing - during image Playback only**

Colour space
sRGB
Adobe RGB

Viewfinder*
Eye-level pentaprism
100% frame coverage
Magnification: 0.95x(-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint: 22 mm
Interchangeable focusing screen Ef-A standard (2 other types optional)*
Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter

Mirror
Quick-return half mirror (transmission:reflection ratio 40:60)
Mirror lock-up (once or multiple exposures)

Viewfinder info
AF points
Focus confirmation light
Shutter speed
Aperture value
ISO speed (always displayed)
AE lock
Exposure level/compensation
Spot metering circle
Exposure warning
AEB.
Flash ready
High-speed sync
FE lock
Flash exposure compensation
Red-eye reduction light
White balance correction
CF card information
Monochrome shooting*
Maximum burst (2 digit display)*
Highlight tone priority (D+)
Grid
Dual Axis Electronic level*

LCD monitor
3.0 " TFT LCD
1040,000 dots**
100% coverage
160 ° viewing angle
Dual anti-reflection

LCD Live view
Live TTL display of scene from CMOS image sensor
100% frame coverage
30 fps frame rate
Real-time evaluative metering using CMOS image sensor
Best view or exposure simulation
Silent mode
Grid optional (x2)
Magnify optional (5x or 10x at AF point)
Three AF modes - Live mode/Quick mode/Face Detection
Histogram
Multi aspect ratios**
Remote live view using EOS Utility 2.0 (via USB or WiFi/Ethernet using WFT)

Flash
Auto pop-up E-TTL II auto flash
FOV coverage up to 17 mm (27 mm equiv.)*
Guide number approx 13 m (ISO 100)*
Cycle time approx. 3 sec
Flash compensation +/-3.0 EV in 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
X-Sync: 1/250 sec

External flash
E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
Wireles flash support *(no multi-group support*)

Shooting modes
Auto
No Flash
Creative Auto
Portrait
Landscape
Close-up
Sport
Night Portrait
Movie*
Program AE
Shutter priority AE
Aperture priority AE
Manual
Custom

Drive modes
Single
High-speed continuous
Low-speed continuous
Self-timer: 2sec + remote, 10sec + remote

Burst buffer*
Approx. 5.3 fps (speed maintained for up to 58 JPEGs, 16 images (RAW))

Orientation sensor
Yes

Auto rotation
On (recorded and LCD display)
On (recorded only)
Off

Custom functions *
20 Custom Functions with 59 settings

Menu languages
English
German
French
Dutch
Loads more...

Firmware
User upgradable

Portrait grip*
Optional BG-E9 Battery Grip*

Connectivity
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Video output (PAL/ NTSC)
HDMI connector
N3 type wired remote control
PC Sync flash terminal
External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)

Storage**
SD, SDHC, SDXC cards

Power*
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
Built in battery (date/time backup)
Optional AC adapter

Wireless connectivity
TBC

Dimensions**
145 x 106 x 79 mm (5.7 x 4.2 x 3.1 in)

Weight**
Including battery and memory card: 755 g (1.6 lb)

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