Canon Officially Introduces EOS 60D with Articulating Screen

Canon Officially Introduces EOS 60D with Articulating Screen

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]

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.