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  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 5.3 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
  • 3.0 inch articulated Clear View LCD with 1,040,000 dots
    Brand Canon
    Model Name 60D
    Form Factor DSLR
    Effective Still Resolution 18 MP
    Special Feature Live View
    Optical Zoom 13.8 x
    Color Black
    Screen Size 3 Inches
    Photo Sensor Size APS-C
    Shooting Modes Manual

Canon’s X0D series has throughout its life appealed to a wide range of photographers, from enthusiasts and semi-pros through to some pros who appreciated having a lightweight option Camera and Accessories Liquidation Pallets. Each model offered a high enough specification (usually in terms of build quality and AF sophistication) to ensure it was both aspirational and attainable for users who had out-grown their Rebel/XX0D series. However, the feature set always left a sizeable gap below the company’s full-blown ‘pro’ models. Buy Canon EOS 60D

The arrival of the EOS 7D, with its highly configurable 19-point AF system and 8 frames per second continuous shooting capability changed much of this – here was a ‘mini 1D’ that drew the attention of many people who previously would have been X0D customers. However, the price tag (a 30% premium over the 50D at launch) pushed it beyond the reach of most people who weren’t making at least a bit of money from their photography. Buy Canon EOS 60D

The 50D (and by extension the X0D range) was starting to look somewhat redundant: expensive (and in some ways outdated) compared to the rebel T2i (EOS 550D), underpowered compared to the EOS 7D. It seemed obvious that Canon needed something to balance out the EOS range to fill the big gap between the Rebel and the 7D. And so we have this, the EOS 60D. Buy Canon EOS 60D

With the 60D Canon has unashamedly moved the X0D range out of the ‘semi pro’ bracket and instead focused on the enthusiast photographer looking to upgrade from their Rebel. As a result, it’s not the obvious continuation of the 30D – 40D – 50D pattern that its naming might suggest Camera and Accessories Liquidation Pallets. Instead it sits pretty well precisely in the same market position as was once-upon-a-time occupied by the ‘Elan’ series of 35mm film SLRs (which in Europe were not-so-coincidentally given double-digit model numbers). Buy Canon EOS 60D

So gone is the magnesium alloy construction that featured in previous models, replaced by a lighter weight plastic shell. Naturally the 60D gains some key ‘step up’ features from the Rebel line (top panel LCD, rear control dial, higher burst rate), including a few that have trickled down from the EOS 7D. There’s also a video- (and tripod-) friendly 3:2 ratio articulated LCD Camera and Accessories Liquidation Pallets. In imaging terms it brings the EOS mid-range in line with those above and below by upping the sensor resolution to around 18MP and adding full HD movie capture. Buy Canon EOS 60D

The EOS 60D also gains a couple of brand-new features of its own. There’s now a wide range of color variations (or ‘Ambiences’) which can be applied to the image when using the scene modes, and whose effect can be previewed on screen in Live View Camera and Accessories Liquidation Pallets. The 60D also finally gains the ability to convert raw files to jpeg in-camera, including the option to correct for lens aberrations including distortion and chromatic aberration. As an added bonus, you can retrospectively apply new ‘Creative Filters’ to files you’ve shot, including ‘Grainy Black and White’ and ‘Toy Camera’ looks. Buy Canon EOS 60D

And so, from a spec and feature point of view, the EOS 60D sits almost exactly half-way between the EOS 550D and the EOS 7D, with a few new tricks of its own. Which, we think, is exactly where it should be (regardless of the inevitable howls of protest at the apparent ‘dumbing down’ of the venerable X0D line). Buy Canon EOS 60D

Key features
18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800)
5.3 fps continuous shooting
1080p HD video recording with manual controls
SD / SDHC / SDXC storage
In-camera raw development
Subject modes with ‘Ambience Selection’ (Standard, Vivid, Soft, Warm, Intense, Cool, Brighter, Darker and Monochrome)
In-camera Creative Filters (special effects)
Fully articulated 3.0″ screen (3:2)


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