EOS 60D features a new, Canon-designed 18.0 Megapixel APS-C
size CMOS sensor that captures such a high level of resolution,
it's easy to crop images for enlargement without concern of
losing detail. A major factor in reducing noise, the CMOS
sensor assures that images shot at highest sensitivity will be
improved DIGIC 4 Image Processor ensures that images are
captured, processed and saved with remarkable speed. The EOS
60D DSLR's new 3:2 multiple aspect ratio, in-camera RAW image
processing, creative filters, image resizing and provided S2
and S3 image-recording quality are all possible thanks to the
DIGIC 4 Image Processor. With dazzling
results, the new DIGIC 4 Image Processor also works to capture
and process data of images shot at 18.0 Megapixels at 5.3 fps,
as well as 14-bit signal processing for excellent image
gradation, enhanced Face Detection Live mode, Full HD video
recording, Auto Lighting Optimizer and Lens Peripheral
from Dawn to Dusk.
a broad range of ISO settings, expandable up to 12800 with
Custom functions, the EOS 60D enables shooting from sunrise to
sunset and helps ensure capture of the finest detail. With
enhanced high-sensitivity optimization, subjects can be
captured clearly and easily at high shutter speeds without
flash, with minimized blur and noise. In bright scenes,
especially long exposures in daylight, optimal exposure can be
achieved with a fully open wide-diameter lens, no dark filter
HD Video to Go!
for the evolving, tech-savvy user, the EOS 60D features HD
Video capture technologies - manual exposure control for more
creative control, for example - borrowed directly from
professional Canon DSLRs to capture stellar video with all the
benefits of shooting with a DSLR. By shooting video with the
EOS 60D, photographers as well as filmmakers can take advantage
of the creative features native to DSLR cameras. Along with its
manual controls, the EOS 60D allows for full use of Canon EF
and EF-S lenses, including Macro and Fisheye, providing a
plethora of shooting options once reserved only for still
photography. The resulting HD video is a standout in its
beautiful depth-of-field characteristics and remarkable capture
capability under poor lighting conditions. Additionally, a
Movie Crop function is included: An SD-quality video (640 x
480) can be cropped to the equivalent of about 7x magnification
of regular shooting.
audio input level can be set to Auto or Manual, up to 64
levels, and a wind filter minimizes unwanted background noise.
By pressing the Quick Control button, a simple graphic user
interface for adjusting image quality, white balance, image
creation and other settings appears on the LCD. The EOS 60D
even lets users edit video in-camera: On-site or off,
unnecessary scenes can be deleted and the start/end points of
video footage can be designated via in-camera editing functions
without the need of a separate computer.
Need for Speed.
EOS 60D operates with such effortless speed that operation is
nothing short of intuitive. With a 0.1 second start-up time,
speedy autofocus and minimal shutter lag, the EOS 60D is made
to capture even rapidly-occurring scenes with stunning
precision. Able to shoot up to 5.3 frames per second (fps),
capturing a maximum burst of approximately 58 Large/JPEGs and
16 RAW, the EOS 60D DSLR lets you catch even the briefest of
moments, whether it's a faced-paced soccer game or the flicker
of a candle flame.
More, Get More.
EOS 60D features a phenomenally redesigned viewfinder that not
only offers an improved 96% coverage, 0.95x magnification, a
27.0° angle of view and user-controlled dioptric
adjustment, it also features a newly designed transparent LCD
display that enables a number of viewfinder displays. A
six-level battery check indicator has been added on the left,
and the exposure level indicator scale has been expanded to up
to three stops, with arrows indicating greater exposure levels.
EOS 60D also features an advanced horizontal Electronic Level,
that, when activated, is superimposed on the LCD monitor to aid
in achieving evenly leveled shots by indicating the horizontal
tilt up to approximately 9° in 1° increments.
Scene Analysis for Superb Exposure.
EOS 60D features a sophisticated, 63-zone Dual-layer sensor
designed to complement the 9-point AF system. By taking into
account the color and luminosity surrounding chosen AF points,
this system delivers an advanced level of accuracy for better
results even in difficult lighting situations. Since the
metering sensor has a color measurement function, exposure
errors and focus errors caused by different light sources are
minimized; the EOS 60D gives stable exposure from shot to shot
in situations where light changes, such as in a theater or
concert hall. This makes the EOS 60D ideal for scenes with
extreme difference in brightness such as brightly lit scenes or
backlit scenes; the camera balances exposure of the main
subject at the background, and exposures are not overly
influenced by bright areas in the shot. Since the EOS 60D
provides high-speed X-sync ("X-sync" means the
fastest shutter speed that can synchronize with a flash burst
at the moment the shutter is fully released) up to 1/250
the range of photographic expression is dramatically increased,
allowing the EOS 60D to be used with confidence in bright
scenes or dim.
Technologies for an Easier Workflow.
EOS 60D marks a highpoint in convenience for the photographer
by being able to shoot an image as a RAW file and then process
it entirely in-camera to produce a separate JPEG file without
the need of an outside computer. The EOS 60D gives you 10
process variables - brightness adjustment, white balance,
Picture Style, Auto Lighting
noise reduction, JPEG image-recording quality, color space,
lens peripheral illumination correction, distortion correction
and chromatic aberrations correction - to create the image you
envision, set to the 3:2 aspect ratio used in 35mm film.
once you capture an image with the EOS 60D, you can digitally
manipulate it in-camera with a number of creative filters for
artistic and dramatic effect. Options include Soft Focus Effect
to convey dreamy tableaus; Grainy Black-and-White Effect for a
gritty, hard-bitten look; Toy Camera Effect - the deliberate
vignetting and color shift technique popular in art photography
- and Miniature Effect, which blurs the top and bottom edges of
the image to emphasize perspective and conveys a miniaturized
look of the scene.
Storage with Memory Cards.
EOS 60D DSLR uses popular SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards.
Compact, inexpensive and available in increasingly large
capacities, SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards are a perfect
complement to the EOS 60D DSLR's compact and lightweight body
& EF-S Lenses
EOS 60D is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF and EF-S
lineup, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto
lenses. Canon lenses employ advanced optical expertise and
micron-precision engineering to deliver unprecedented
performance in all facets of the photographic process. Special
optical technologies, such as aspherical, ultra-low dispersion,
or fluorite elements are featured in the universally acclaimed
L-series lenses. And Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer
technology is featured in select lenses to minimize the effect
of camera shake. Additionally, photographers can use for video
the same lenses they do for still photography; Canon
wide-angle, macro, super-telephoto, tilt-shift and fisheye
lenses provide a wealth of focal lengths, depth-of-field and
other creative shooting options once reserved for stills.
Through Canon lenses, photographers can truly maximize the
quality and liberating performance of the EOS 60D.