Canon today announced its new EOS 60D digital SLR camera, replacing their aging 50D model. The new camera features 18 megapixels, a vari-angle LCD screen and Full HD video with full manual control. It also offers a variety of user-selectable frame rates.
In the continuous shooting department, the Canon 60D can shoot 18-megapixel photos at 5.3 fps, up to 58 JPEG frames in one go.
The 9-point AF system on the new EOS 60D features f/5.6-sensitive cross-type focusing on all nine focusing points. Like the EOS 7D, the center AF point is a hybrid of standard cross-type and special diagonally-shaped “X” cross, with high-precision sensitivity for f/2.8 and larger aperture lenses.
And, for the first time in the history of the EOS System, Canon has succumbed to the tremendous usefulness of the articulating screen: the new 60D camera features a large Vari-Angle 3-inch Clear View LCD screen with 1,040,000 dot/VGA resolution plus anti-reflective and smudge-resistant coatings for bright clear viewing from any angle. The new LCD screen is ideal for composing low-angle or overhead shots whether capturing still images or Full HD video clips.
The Canon 60D will be available this October, priced at about $1100 body only; $1400 with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens.
[Via: Canon USA]