The Canon 60D is here. The long-rumored successor to Canon’s 50D was announced yesterday in London.
The big changes? The Canon 60D body has been redesigned with “enhanced“ ergonomics. Something many shooter have longed for: An articulating LCD has been added. The 3-inch Vari-angle wide LCD features a 3:2 aspect ratio and a 1,040k dot resolution.
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. Shooting from the ground or up high? Rejoice – this LCD will suit your style.
What else does the Canon 60D have under the hood?
- 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- 5.3fps shooting for up to 58 JPEGs
- 9-point cross type AF System
- Advanced creative features with Basic +
- Vari-angle 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 ratio LCD
- Full HD movies with manual control
- DIGIC 4 processor
- ISO 100-6400, H:12800
- iFCL metering with 63-zone Dual-layer Sensor
- Integrated Speedlite transmitter
The other big news – the Canon 60D is using SD cards as a storage medium. That’s right – that giant stack of CF cards you have sitting on your desk can’t be used in your new Canon 60D. While you can lament this point using SD cards does open an exciting new door. The 60D is compatible with the Eye-Fi system and has built-in menu functionality. Say bye-bye to that expensive Canon WiFi grip.
DSLR Videographers won’t be disappointed with the Canon 60D. The new DLSR captures 1920x1080p HD video with a variety frame rates, including 30, 25 and 24fps, as well as 720p video at 60 and 50fps.
It looks like a nice upgrade – hopefully the 60D will do better than the 50D, a poor follow-up to the incredibly popular 40D.
Read the entire 60D Press Release on Canon’s site.