Canon EOS 60D

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    Canon EOS 60D

      In summary

      A DSLR camera for photo enthusiasts who also want to be able to record Full HD video clips.Replacing the popular EOS 50D, Canon's new EOS 60D sits between the EOS 550D and EOS 7D and appears to have the same sensor as its 'siblings'. The company is clearly aiming this model at photo enthusiasts, adding some new features that will attract those upgrading from an entry-level DSLR or Advanced digicam, the most visible being a vari-angle LCD monitor. . . [more]

      Full review

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      Replacing the popular EOS 50D, Canon's new EOS 60D sits between the EOS 550D and EOS 7D and appears to have the same sensor as its ‘siblings'. The company is clearly aiming this model at photo enthusiasts, adding some new features that will attract those upgrading from an entry-level DSLR or Advanced digicam, the most visible being a vari-angle LCD monitor.

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      The vari-angle LCD monitor is the most noticeable new feature on the EOS 60D. (Source: Canon.)

      The table below compares the three models showing the position of the 60D with respect to the 550D and 7D in a range of important features.

       

      EOS 550D

      EOS 60D

      EOS 7D

      Sensor

      22.3x 14.9 mm CMOS sensor with approximately 19 million photosites (18 megapixels effective ); RGB Primary Colour filters and a fixed low-pass filter in front of the sensor chip

      Image processor

      DiG!C 4

      Dual DiG!C 4

      A/D processing

      14-bit

      Body materials

      Polycarbonate resin and glass fibre over stainless steel chassis

      Polycarbonate resin and glass fibre over aluminium

      Magnesium alloy

      Monitor

      Fixed 3-inch TFT LCD (approx. 1,040K dots)

      Vari-Angle 3-inch TFT LCD (approx. 1,040K dots)

      Fixed 3-inch TFT LCD (approx. 920K dots)

      Viewfinder

      Pentamirror with 95% coverage

      Pentaprism with 96% coverage

      Pentaprism with 100% coverage

      Date LCD

      No

      Yes

      Storage media

      SD, SDHC and SDXC

      CompactFlash (Type I & II, UDMA compatible)

      Video

      HD: 1920 x 1080 at 30, 25, 24 fps, 1280 x 720 at 60, 50 fps SD: 640 x 480 at 60, 50 fps

      1920 x 1080 at 30/25/24 fps; 1280 x 720, 720 x 480, 640 x 480 (movie crop) all at 60/50 fps

      1920 x 1080 at 30, 25, 24 fps, 1280 x 720 at 60, 50 fps SD: 640 x 480 at 60, 50 fps

      AF sensor

      9 AF points (1 cross-type at centre)

      9 cross-type AF points

      19 cross-type AF points

      Metering sensor

      TTL 63-zone SPC

      TTL 63-zone Dual-Layer SPC

      ISO range

      Auto: ISO 100-3200; Manual: ISO 100-6400; expansion to H: 12,800 available

      Auto: ISO 100-1600; Manual: ISO 100-3200; expansion to 6400 & 12,800 available

      Shutter speed range

      30 to 1/4000 sec. + Bulb; X-sync at 1/200 sec.

      30 to 1/8000 sec. + Bulb; X-sync at 1/250 sec.

      AE bracketing

      3 shots, +/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps

      3 shots, +/-3EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps

      Continuous shooting rate

      Max. 3.7 fps

      Max. 5.3 fps

      Max. 6.3 fps

      Buffer memory

      Max. 34 JPEG, 6 CR2.RAW

      Max. 58 JPEG, 16 CR2.RAW

      Max. 90 JPEG, 16 CR2.RAW

      In-camera processing

      Only for printing images

      Resizing, Raw-to JPEG processing , 4 Creative Filters

      Only for printing images

      Battery

      LP-E8

      LP-E6

      Battery capacity (CIPA)

      440 shots/charge with viewfinder; 180 shots/charge with Live View

      1100 shots/charge with viewfinder; 320 shots/charge with Live View

      800 shots/charge with viewfinder; 220 shots/charge with Live View

      Body dimensions

      128.8 x 97.5 x 75.3 mm

      144.5 x 105.8 x 78.6 mm

      148.2 x 110.7 x 73.5 mm

      Weight (with battery & card)

      Approx. 530 grams

      Approx. 755 grams

      Approx. 860 grams

      The EOS 60D is offered in the following configurations:
      - Body-only (RRP $1,699)
      - Single-lens kit with EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens (RRP $1849 )
      - Premium kit with EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens (RRP $2499 )
      - Platinum kit with EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens (RRP $2699)
      - Super kit with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens (T+RRP $2299)
      - Twin IS kit with EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS lenses (RRP $2199).

      The review camera was supplied with the EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens, which constitutes the ‘Platinum' kit.

      Build and Ergonomics
      Compared with entry-level models, the EOS 60D is a substantial handful, although its largely polycarbonate body makes it a little lighter than you'd expect for its size. Build quality is up to Canon's usual standards for the camera's price tag and the vari-angle monitor sits snugly into the rear panel in both its forward-facing and reversed positions. It's also very solidly attached.

      The look and feel of the 60D confirms its position between the 550D and 7D models and, although the control layout is different, some buttons and dials are in the same positions on one or the other of these cameras. From the front, the 60D looks chunkier than the 550D - but more svelte than the 7D. But all three cameras have the button controls and AF-assist light in essentially the same positions.

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      Front view of the EOS 60D with the EF-S 18-135mm kit lens and pop-up flash raised. (Source: Canon.)

      On the rear panel, the monitor hinge occupies the space used on the 7D for an array of buttons so the control layout is more like that of the 550D. However, the Quick Control dial is the same as the 7D's. The joystick is missing but the Q.Menu button from the 550D, which provides quick access to most camera controls, takes a prominent position just above the Quick Control dial.

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      Rear view of the EOS 60D with the vari-angle monitor extended. (Source: Canon.)

      The dedicated movie button from the 550D is in the same place on the 60D. So are the Play, AE/FE lock and AF point selection/magnify buttons. The Menu and Info buttons line up parallel to the monitor, just above the Quick Control dial, while the Delete button is located in the top left corner of the rear panel.

      The viewfinder on the 60D has marginally greater coverage than the one on the 550D - but not the full field of view offered by the 7D. It's large enough for comfortable viewing, although not outstandingly bright with the 15-85mm lens supplied with the review camera. The AF area and point display is basic compared with the 7D, although most of the other data is displayed.

      The top panel of the 60D is more like that of the 7D. The mode dial is located on the left hand side and there's an LCD data panel on the right (which the 550D lacks). However, unlike the 7D, the buttons above the data panel access only one function (instead of two), which makes using them a lot more straightforward.

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      Top view of the EOS 60D with no lens attached. (Source: Canon.)

      The mode dial on the 60D carries more settings than the 7D and it has a locking button that prevents the mode from being accidentally re-set. The standard Creative Zone settings (P, Tv, Av and M are augmented by a dedicated Bulb mode for long exposures, while the Basic Zone comprises Full Auto, Flash Off and Creative Auto settings. Additional ‘Image Zone' shooting modes include Portrait, Landscape, Sports and Night Portrait; a total of 13 all up.

      The pop-up flash has the same basic specifications as the EOS 550D's flash and is slightly more powerful than the flash on the 7D (GN 13, compared with GN 12 on the 7D). It covers lenses as wide as 17mm and has a recycle time of approximately three seconds. Unlike the 550D, an integrated Speedlite transmitter enables wireless flash support for multiple external flash units (just like the 7D). The flash release button sits just above the lens release button on the front panel.

      The single card slot is located in the right side panel and, like the 550D, the 60D accepts SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards. The LP-E6 rechargeable lithium-ion battery (the same as in the 7D) slots into a compartment in the base plate. The 60D appears to be more energy efficient than the 7D, however, as it's rated for 1100 shots/charge when the viewfinder is used or 320 shots/charge with Live View.

      A metal-lined tripod socket is also sited on the base plate, directly in line with the lens axis and close to the centre of the plate. A rubber cover on the left side panel lifts out to reveal ports for connecting an external stereo microphone (3.5mm socket), HDMI cable, AV-out/USB cable and wired remote controller.

      The EOS 60D is supplied with Stereo AV and USB cables, battery and charger, power cord, wide strap, CDs containing Canon's EOS Digital Solution Disk v. 23.0 and the Software Instruction Manuals. No electronic version of the user manual is included but it's provided in printed form, along with a compact ‘pocket guide' to basic camera functions.

      What's New?
      The most talked-about new feature in the EOS 60D is its Creative Filters post-capture processing function, which enables photographers to apply one of four filters to a shot after it has been taken. The options include Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Toy camera effect and Miniature effect. Processed files are saved separately by the camera with different file names.

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      Examples of the EOS 60D's Creative Filters. The top image is the original photograph. Below it, in clockwise order are the Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Miniature effect and Toy camera effect, all shot with the default settings.

      Each filter is adjustable, although the adjustment parameters differ, as outlined below:
      Grainy B/W converts the image into a high-contrast black-and-white picture. Three steps of contrast are provided, ranging from moderately-high to tone drop-out.

      60D_B%26W

      Soft focus provides three levels of image blurring and should be used mainly for portraits.

      Toy camera effect de-saturates the image and vignettes the corners of the frame to replicate the effect of a primitive snapshot camera. You can choose whether the image hue is cool or warm - or leave it neutral.

      60D_Toy-camera

      Miniature effect is arguably the most interesting - and potentially useful of the four. It increases contrast and saturation slightly, creates a strip of sharp focus and de-focuses the rest of the image, emulating a shot of an old-fashioned diorama. Pressing the Info button rotates the in-focus strip through 90 degrees, allowing it to be applied to shots taken in portrait format. Unfortunately, you can't adjust the width of the in-focus strip.

      60D_Miniature

      The Creative Filters processing can be applied more than once, allowing users to experiment with combinations of any of the filters. For example, you can use the Miniature effect horizontally and vertically on the same image to isolate a small area from a selectively de-focused background, thereby emulating the effect of shooting with a wide-aperture lens.

      In-camera raw file conversion is also supported and the EOS 60D provides the widest range of in-camera adjustments to date, with settings for adjusting brightness and white balance and applying Picture Styles and Auto Lighting Optimiser adjustments. You can also set noise reduction levels for both high ISO and long exposures and enable or disable peripheral illumination correction and distortion correction.

      You can set the image size and quality levels for the processed image and also change the embedded colour space between Adobe RGB and sRGB. Lateral chromatic aberration correction is also available. Adjusted files are saved separately as 8-bit JPEGs.

      When shooting JPEGs with the Creative Auto mode or one of the Scene modes, pressing the Quick Controls button lets you access a range of ‘Ambience' pre-sets that provide a somewhat stronger adjustment than the built-in Picture Styles. Nine options are provided: Standard setting, Vivid, Soft, Warm, Intense, Cool, Brighter, Darker and Monochrome. The latter's colour tone is also adjustable from cool to warm.

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      The Ambience function.

      Alternatively, you can toggle down and shoot by lighting or scene type. Four options are available: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy and Sunset, which are a bit like the white balance pre-sets.

      The EOS 60D is one of the few enthusiast cameras that provides in-camera copyright information tagging - although this feature is almost mandatory in professional cameras. A text editing function with an alphanumeric ‘keyboard' allows you to enter your name and copyright details for insertion in the metadata of all images shot with the camera.
      The second page in the Playback menu contains a ‘Rating' item that allows you to tag shots or video clips with a ‘star' rating between one and five. Once images are rated, you can use the Jump function to move to the next rated shot, display only files that are rated or select shots for a slideshow.

      What's Missing?
      From a photographer's point of view, no vital controls have been eliminated - or shifted. The most notable absence is the joystick controller, whose role is now taken by the arrow pad. The dedicated picture Styles button is also gone and these settings are accessed via page 2 of the shooting menu.

      Digicam users may rue the absence of a Function button but its place is aptly taken by the Q.Menu control. Users of higher-featured EOS models will probably find the soft button for unlocking the rear control dial just as satisfactory as the switch on the 7D and 5D models. And we doubt anyone will be unhappy with the single-use buttons in front of the data LCD.

      Sensor and Image Processing
      The sensor in the EOS 60D is the same CMOS chip as in the EOS 7D. It has approximately 19 million photosites and delivers a 17.9-megapixel image file at maximum resolution. Unlike the 7D, the 60D has only one DiG!C 4 processor, which accounts for its slower continuous shooting speed.

      Like the 7D, the 60D supports 14-bit processing, which quadruples the levels of tonal subtlety achievable by 12-bit processors and provides richer, more accurate colour rendition. It also supports ISO sensitivities up to ISO 12,800 when expansion is enabled.

      Interestingly, image files recorded with the EOS 60D are slightly smaller than those from the 7D. The capacity of the buffer memory is also significantly lower.

      Five image sizes are available in JPEG format plus another three for CR2.RAW files. As in the EOS 7D, any raw file size can be combined with any JPEG size and compression level for RAW+JPEG capture. The table below provides a guide to typical file sizes.

      Quality

      Pixels

      File size

      Maximum burst

      JPEG

      Large/Fine

      5184 x 3456

      6.4MB

      58

      Large/Normal

      3.2MB

      300

      Medium/Fine

      3456 x 2304

      3.4MB

      260

      Medium/Normal

      1.7MB

      1930

      Small1/Fine

      2592 x 1728

      2.2MB

      1500

      Small1/Normal

      1.1MB

      3100

      Small2/

       

      1.3MB

      2580

      Small3/

       

      0.3MB

      10,780

      RAW

      RAW

      5184 x 3456

      24.5MB

      16

      mRAW

      3888 x 2592

      16.7MB

      19

      sRAW

      2592 x 1728

      11.1MB

      24

      RAW+JPEG

      RAW/Large

      5184 x 3456 + 5184 x 3456

      30.9MB

      7

      mRAW/Large

      3888 x 2592 + 5184 x 3456

      23.1MB

      7

      sRAW/Large

      2592 x 1728 + 5184 x 3456

      17.5MB

      7

      Live View and Video Shooting
      The Live View mode on the 60D is much the same as other recent Canon DSLRs. However, the new LCD monitor provides a sharper, more detailed and colour-accurate view of the scene. As in other EOS models, three AF modes are supported for Live View shooting.

      You can also superimpose grid lines and use ‘Exposure Simulation' to emulate the brightness of the shot at the current exposure settings. A live brightness histogram can also be superimposed on the scene, along with the virtual level display.

      Because the monitor has a 3:2 aspect ratio, the displayed image fills the entire screen in Live View mode. This means the data that used to be displayed below the image on a 4:3 screen is now superimposed on the image, making it more difficult to read.

      Movie clips can only be recorded when the mode dial is set in the Movie mode. Settings are similar to the EOS 7D, with the ability to select from three different frame rates: 30, 25 or 24 frames/second for Full HD recording and 60 and 50 fps with the other resolutions.

      The 60fps and 30 fps frame rates are designed for playback on NTSC TV sets, while the 50 fps and 25 fps frame rates are for the PAL format used in Australia. The 24 fps frame rate emulates the effect of a motion picture shot on film. The table below shows the options available, along with typical recording times with an 8GB memory card.

      Movie resolution

      Frame rates

      Recording time with 8GB card

      File size

      1920 x 1080

      30/25/24 fps

      22 minutes

      330MB/minute

      1280 x 720

      60/50 fps

      22 minutes

      330MB/minute

      640 x 480

      60/50 fps

      45 minutes

      165MB/minute

      640 x 480 (Movie Crop)

      60/50 fps

      45 minutes

      165MB/minute

      Canon recommends the use of Class 6 memory cards when shooting movies. Recording will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4GB or after approximately 12 minutes for HD clips or 24 minutes with VGA recordings. A new movie file will start when the Movie button is pressed again.

      Scenes should be focused before pressing the movie recording button, particularly with moving subjects as the AF system is slower and has limited capabilities in Live View mode. In fact, it you wish to use autofocusing while shooting movie clips, AF with shutter button during movie must be enabled in the Movie mode menu.

      Full manual control of the camera is possible while shooting video, enabling aperture settings to be changed to control depth-of-field and providing control over sensitivity, white balance and shutter speeds. Picture Style settings can also be applied when shooting video clips.

      The 60D also provides the same Movie Crop function as the 550D. It acts like a digital zoom and allows users to crop into a scene (up to approx. 7x magnification) when recording in Standard Definition (640 x 480 pixels). This is designed to help users zoom in on distant subjects and ‘get the shot', albeit at reduced picture quality.

      As with previous video-enabled cameras, users can record a still picture while shooting video by pressing the shutter button. The image quality is the same as that set for still photography and roughly a second of video is sacrificed in this process. An HDMI interface enables users to view still images and video clips on an HD TV screen.
      Playback and Software
      Playback options are essentially the same as other recently-released EOS DSLRs. Pressing the Play button switches the camera to play mode and users can display a single image or index of four or nine thumbnails. You can zoom in on the displayed image and magnify a selected area up to 15 times, rotate, protect or delete selected images and select Auto Playback to view a slideshow of all images on the memory card.

      Pressing the Info button lets you choose between four display options: single image with or without shooting data, image plus histogram and detailed shooting data or image plus histogram and abbreviated data. The histogram can be brightness only or brightness plus RGB. Highlight alerts can also be displayed.

      When the mode dial is set to Movie, thumbnails of recorded clips are displayed on the monitor and selected via the arrow pad cross keys and SET button. Pressing the SET button again starts playback of the last video clip. The soundtrack for the clip is played back through the speaker on the rear of the camera, just below the AE Lock/AF point selection buttons.

      The playback menu is navigated with the arrow pad. You can pause playback by pressing the SET button and adjust the sound volume with the control dial. Frame-by-frame playback is engaged each time you press the SET button, while holding down the SET button rewinds the video clip.
      The camera can be connected to any standard TV with monitor-type inputs using the A/V cable supplied with the camera. For HD playback on an HDTV set you will require an additional mini-HDMI to HDMI cable (not supplied with the camera). Playback on a computer is possible via the supplied ZoomBrowser EX (for Windows) or ImageBrowser (for Macintosh) software applications.

      Performance
      Test photographs from the review camera were sharp and, in most cases, colour accurate, although reds were a tad emphatic in JPEG files, particularly in shots taken under incandescent lighting. This was confirmed with our Imatest testing, which revealed boosted saturation and colour shifts across the red sector of the spectrum - including skin hues.

      Imatest analysis on CR2.RAW files from the camera - which were converted with Adobe Camera Raw 6.2 - showed these shifts were corrected and saturation was much closer to the normal range. Resolution was also generally higher when raw files were analysed.

      Our Imatest analysis of JPEG files from the review camera showed they failed to meet expectations for the sensor's resolution - although they came quite close. Raw files came even closer - but did not exceed expectations. However, they maintained reasonably high resolution at high ISO settings, whereas the resolution of JPEGs declined gradually from ISO 100 on and fell sharply with the highest sensitivity settings. The graph below shows the results of our tests with the EF-S 15-85mm lens for both JPEG and CR2.RAW files.

      EOS60D_Res-vs-ISO-graph

      Long exposures were similar to those from the EOS 7D and almost noise-free up to ISO 6400, after which noise became visible. Flash performance was also similar and we found no evidence of vignetting in flash exposures with the kit lens. High ISO shots taken with flash were slightly soft but noise was less visible than in long exposures. Auto white balance performance was similar to the EOS 7D.
      Because we've already reviewed the EF-S 15-85mm lens using the EOS 7D body, which has the same sensor as the 60D, we haven't repeated the focal length range and lateral chromatic aberration tests with the 60D body. Click HERE to access that review.
      The autofocusing system in the review camera was fast and generally spot-on for still shooting. Although slower with video, it performed better than we expected and enabled the lens to re-focus within a couple of frames when tracking moving subjects. The illustration below shows a selection of frames from a clip of a fast-moving subject. (Slower movements are much less likely to be blurred).

      60D-video-AF-tracking

      Aside from the minor focusing glitches, video clips were clean and their quality was up to expectations for each resolution/quality setting we tested. Soundtracks were also good, although wind noise was recorded in fairly low wind levels.

      The review camera powered up in roughly half a second and shot-to-shot times averaged 0.4 seconds. We measured an average capture lag of just over 0.1 seconds when the viewfinder was used for shot composition and 0.4 seconds with Live View mode. In both cases, lag times were eliminated by pre-focusing. It took 2.2 seconds, on average, to process a JPEG file, 4.2 seconds for each RAW file and 5.8 seconds for each RAW+JPEG pair.

      For our burst capture timing tests we used a 16GB Verbatim Class 6 SDHC card. In the High-speed burst mode, we recorded a burst of 10 Large/Fine JPEG frames in 1.7 seconds. It took 15.4 seconds to process this burst.

      Changing to raw file capture, we recorded a burst of 10 shots in 1.6 seconds, which is also equivalent to a little over 6 fps. It took roughly 45 seconds to process this burst. For RAW+JPEG recording, the buffer filled after eight shots, which took 1.3 seconds. It took 49 seconds to process this burst.

      Buy this camera if:
      - You want a capable DSLR camera with a 1.6x crop factor sensor and the ability to use a wide range of lenses.
      - You'd enjoy the Creative Filter effects.
      - You'd like the ability to shoot both still pictures and HD video clips with the same camera and would appreciate the jack for fitting a stereo microphone for video recordings.
      - You could make use of the extended sensitivity range for still photography and video capture.
      - You could use the in-camera copyright tagging.
      Don't buy this camera if:
      - You're looking for a lightweight body.
      - You require a wider AE bracketing range than +/- 3 stops.

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      IMATEST GRAPHS
      JPEG images

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      Raw images converted with Adobe Camera Raw 6.2.

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      SAMPLE IMAGES

      60D_IMG_0654_AWB_tung

      Auto white balance with incandescent lighting.

      60D_IMG_0656_AWB_fluoro

      Auto white balance with fluorescent lighting.

      60D_IMG_0572_night-ISO100

      30-second exposure at f/4; ISO 100, 24mm focal length.

      60D_IMG_0575_night-ISO800

      20-second exposure at f/7.1; ISO 800, 24mm focal length.

      60D_IMG_0578_night-ISO6400

      10-second exposure at f/14; ISO 6400, 24mm focal length.

      60D_IMG_0579_night-ISO12800

      6-second exposure at f/16; ISO 12800, 24mm focal length.

      60D_IMG_0587_flash-ISO100

      Flash exposure; 85mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/160 second at f/5.6.

      60D_IMG_0590_flash-ISO800

      Flash exposure; 85mm focal length, ISO 800, 1/160 second at f/5.6.

      60D_IMG_0593_flash-ISO6400

      Flash exposure; 85mm focal length, ISO 6400, 1/160 second at f/5.6.

      60D_IMG_0594_flash-ISO12800

      Flash exposure; 85mm focal length, ISO 12800, 1/160 second at f/5.6.

      60D_IMG_0658_wide

      15mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/332 second at f/9.9.

      60D_IMG_0659_tele

      85mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/395 second at f/9.9.

      60D_IMG_0570_close

      Close-up; 85mm focal length, ISO 200, 1/83 second at f/5.6.

      60D_IMG_0540

      Available-light portrait under halogen lighting; auto white balance; 76mm focal length, ISO 1600, 1/10 second at f/5.6.

      60D_IMG_0615_flare

      Flare; 15mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/400 second at f/11.

      60D_IMG_0673_backlight

      Backlighting; 15mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/250 second at f/10.

      60D_IMG_0176

      24mm focal length, ISO 200, 1/125 second at f/8.

      60D_IMG_0183

      80mm focal length, ISO 400, 1/250 second at f/6.3

      60D_Full-HD-video

      Still frame from Full HD video clip.

      60D_VGA_video

      Still frame from VGA video clip.

      60D_VGA_video-crop

      Still frame from VGA video clip; crop mode.

       

      Specifications

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      Image sensor: 22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS sensor with approximately 19 million photosites (18 megapixels effective ); RGB Primary Colour filters and a fixed low-pass filter in front of the sensor chip
      A/D processing: 14-bit
      Lens mount: Canon EF & EF-S
      Focal length crop factor: 1.6x
      Image formats: Stills - JPEG (Exif 2.21), CR2.RAW, RAW+JPEG; Movies - MOV (Video: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)
      Image Sizes: Stills - 5184 x 3456, 3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480; RAW M - 3888 x 2592, RAW S - 2592 x 1728; Movies: 1920 x 1080 at 30/25/24 fps; 1280 x 720, 720 x 480, 640 x 480 (movie crop) all at 60/50 fps
      Image Stabilisation: Lens-based
      Dust removal: Canon Integrated Cleaning System (with fluorine coating on low-pass filter)
      Shutter speed range: 30 to 1/8000 seconds plus Bulb, X-sync 1/250 sec.
      Exposure Compensation: +/-5EV in 1/3 or 1/2-stop increments
      Exposure bracketing: AEB: +/-3EV in 1/3 or 1/2-stop increments
      Self-timer: 2 or 10 seconds delay
      Focus system: TTL phase detection AF with 9 cross-type AF points; manual selection of single AF points, Spot AF and Zone AF
      Focus modes: One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
      Exposure metering: 63-segment sensor array; Evaluative, Partial, Spot, Centre-weighted average modes
      Shooting modes: 14 standard modes; includes Program AE, shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, manual exposure
      Colour space options: sRGB, Adobe RGB
      ISO range: Auto, ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 , 3200, 6400 (expandable to ISO 12,800)
      White balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash, Custom
      Flash: E-TTL II Autoflash; GN 13 (m/ISO 100); approx. 3 sec. recycle time; wireless master unit function included
      Flash exposure adjustment: +/- 3 EV in 1/3- or 1/2-EV increments
      Sequence shooting: Max. 5.3 frames/second
      Storage Media: SD, SDHC, SDXC cards
      Viewfinder: Optical finder with 96% coverage, fixed focusing screen, -3 to +1 dpt dioptre adjustment
      LCD monitor: 3-inch wide Vari-Angle monitor (approx. 1,040,000 dots)
      Live View modes: Quick, Live & Live Face Detection AF
      Video Capture: Yes, (1920 x 1080 at 30, 25, 24 fps, 1280 x 720 at 60, 50 fps, 720 x 480 at 60, 50 fps, 640 x 480 at 60, 50 fps)
      Data LCD: Yes
      Playback functions: Single, Single + Info (Image-recording quality, shooting information, histogram), 4-image index, 9-image index, image rotate possible; Playback zoom: 1.5x to 10x; jump by 10 or 100 images, jump by screen, by shooting date, by folder, by movie, by stills; highlight alert; histogram; movie playback enabled (LCD monitor, video/audio OUT, HDMI OUT)
      Interface terminals: Hi-Speed USB, HDMI mini, Audio/Video OUT, PC Terminal, Remote control, External Microphone
      Power supply: LP-E6 rechargeable lithium-ion battery; rated for 1100 shots/charge with viewfinder; 320 shots/charge with Live View
      Dimensions (wxhxd): 144.5 x 105.8 x 78.6 mm (body only)
      Weight: 755 grams (body only, without battery and card)

       

      Retailers

       

      CamBuy

       

      www.cambuy.com.au
      Digital cameras, lenses and accessories with 100% genuine Australian manufacturer's warranties.
      Ph: (02) 9029 2219

      Camera House

       

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      www.camerahouse.com.au
      Ph: 133 686
      The largest speciality photographic retail chain in Australia.

      Camera Pro

       

      www.camerapro.net.au
      CameraPro Pty Ltd
      Suite 607, 180 Queen St, Brisbane 4000
      Tel: 07 3333 2900
      Australian owned and run company based in Brisbane.

      Camerasdirect

       

      CamerasDirect133

      www.camerasdirect.com.au
      Retailer of digital camera equipment and more.
      Secure online shopping and delivery across Australia.
      Ph: 1300 727 056

      Camerastore.com.au

      Camerastore.com.au
      Ph: 1800 155 067

      Camera-Warehouse

       

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      www.camera-warehouse.com.au
      Comprehensive range of digital cameras and accessories online (www.camera-warehouse.com.au) and an online print service (www.royalexpress.com.au).

      Digital Camera Warehouse

       

      www.digitalcamerawarehouse.com.au
      174 Canterbury Road 367 High Street
      Canterbury Northcote
      NSW 2193 VIC 3070
      Ph: 1300 365 220

      Electronics Warehouse

       

      www.electronicswarehouse.com.au
      1300 801 885
      Australian retailer of Vapex rechargeable batteries offering factory direct prices and fast, free shipping Australia wide.

      Greg Smith's Photo Accessories

       

      www.dvdreamtime.com.au
      1800 50 80 82
      Big range of photographic accessories, Australia-wide shipping.

      Paxtons

       

      www.paxtons.com.au
      285 George St
      Sydney NSW 2000
      Ph: (02) 9299 2999

      Photographic Equipment & Supplies - Retail & Repairs. Click here for list of stores.

      Ted's Cameras

       

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      www.teds.com.au

      1800 186 895
      Big range of cameras and photographic products with stores in most states and online.

      Rating

       

      PR-EdChoice-web-100

      RRP: $1,699 (body only); $2,699 Platinum Kit with EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM (as reviewed)

      Rating (out of 10):

      • Build: 9.0
      • Ease of use: 8.5
      • Autofocusing: Stills 9.0; Video 8.5
      • Image quality: 8.5
      • OVERALL: 8.8

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