martes, 23 de noviembre de 2010

Canon EOS 60D Review, Information

The Canon 60D series is one of the flagshipCanon cropped frame APS-C model in the Canon line up of DSLR before the arrival of the Canon EOS 7D. Nikon (Canon’s main rival) has no direct model to compete with, above the Nikon D90 and below the Nikon D300. With the introduction of the new EOS 60D, Canon has moved it down to directly compete with the Nikon D90. However, ironically, Nikon has moved the D90 successor, the D7000 to directly compete with the Canon EOS 50D.

  • 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Advanced creative features with Basic +
  • Vari-angle 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 ratio LCD
  • Full HD movies with manual control
  • DIGIC 4
  • ISO 100-6400, H:12800
  • 5.3fps shooting for up to 58 JPEGs
  • 9-point cross type AF System
  • iFCL metering with 63-zone Dual-layer Sensor
  • Integrated Speedlite transmitter
  • In-camera RAW processing

Technical Specs

(body only)
$ 1,099
€ 1,149
£ 1,099.99
Price (lens kits) $ 1,399 (18-135mm)
€ 1,249 (18-55mm)
€ 1,399 (18-135mm)
€ 1,449 (17-85mm)
£ 1,199.99 (18-55mm)
£ 1,399.99 (18-135mm)
£ 1,499.99 (17-85mm)
£ 1999.99 (17-55mm F2.8)
Body material Aluminium and polycarbonate resin with glass fibre**
Sensor* 22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS sensor
RGB Colour Filter Array
Built-in fixed low-pass filter (with self-cleaning unit)
19 million total pixels
18 million effective pixels
3:2 aspect ratio
Image processor* DIGIC 4*
A/D conversion 14 bit
Image Sizes ( Still) *
5184 x 3456
3888 x 2592
• 2592 x 1728
5184 x 3456
3456 x 2304
2592 x 1728
1920 x 1280*
720 x 480*
4608 x 3456
3072 x 2304
2304 x 1728
1696 x 1280
640 x 480
5184 x 2912
3456 x 1944
2592 x 1456
1920 x 1080
720 x 400
3456 x 3456
2304 x 2304
1728 x 1728
480 x 480
Image Sizes (Movie)* 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
File formats (Still)* JPEG (EXIF 2.3*) - Fine / Normal
File formats (Movie)* MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)
Lenses Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
1.6x field of view crop
Dust reduction EOS integrated cleaning system with fluorine coating
Self-cleaning sensor unit (filter in front of sensor vibrates at high frequency at start-up and shutdown - can be disabled)
Dust Delete Data - Data from a test shot is used to 'map' dust spots and can be later removed using Canon DPP Software
Auto focus TTL-CT-SIR CMOS sensor
9 cross-type AF points (f/2.8 at centre)
Center point additionally sensitive with lenses of F2.8 or faster
AF working range: -0.5 - 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100)
Focus modes One shot AF
AI Servo AF
AI Focus AF
Manual focus
AF point selection Auto : 9 point*
AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode or AF-ON button is pressed
Predictive AF Up to 8 m
AF assist Stroboscopic flash
AF microadjust No**
Metering TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer (iFCL)
Metering range: EV 1 - 20 EV
Metering modes Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
Partial (6.5% at center)*
Spot metering (approx. 2.8% at center)*
Center-weighted average
AE lock Auto: One Shot AF with evaluative metering
Manual: AE lock button
Exposure compensation* +/-5.0 EV
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Exposure bracketing +/- 3.0 EV
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Sensitivity * Auto ISO (100-3200)
ISO 100-6400 in 0.3 or 1.0 EV increments
H (12800) expansion
Shutter Focal-plane shutter
30 - 1/8000 sec
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Flash X-Sync: 1/250 sec
Aperture values 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Actual aperture range depends on lens used
White balance Auto
White Fluorescent light
Kelvin (2500 - 10000 K in 100 K steps)
WB bracketing +/-3 levels
3 images
Blue / Amber or Magenta / Green bias
WB shift Blue (-9) To Amber (+9)
Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
Picture style Standard
User def. 1
User def. 2
User def. 3
Custom image parameters Sharpness: 0 to 7
Contrast: -4 to +4
Saturation: -4 to +4
Colour tone: -4 to +4
B&W filter: N, Ye, Or, R, Gvan
B&W tone: N, S, B, P, G
Image processing Highlight tone priority
Auto lighting optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO noise reduction (4 settings)
Auto correction of lens peripheral illumination (vignetting)
Creative filters (Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Toy camera, Miniature effect) - during image Playback only RAW image processing - during image Playback only**
Colour space sRGB
Adobe RGB
Viewfinder * Eye-level pentaprism
100% frame coverage
Magnification: 0.95x(-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint: 22 mm
Interchangeable focusing screen Ef-A standard (2 other types optional)*
Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (transmission:reflection ratio 40:60)
Mirror lock-up (once or multiple exposures)
Viewfinder info AF points
Focus confirmation light
Shutter speed
viewfinder level indicator Aperture value
ISO speed (always displayed)
AE lock
Exposure level/compensation
Spot metering circle
Exposure warning
Flash ready
High-speed sync
FE lock
Flash exposure compensation
Red-eye reduction light
White balance correction
CF card information
Monochrome shooting*
Maximum burst (2 digit display)*
Highlight tone priority (D+)
Dual Axis Electronic level*
LCD monitor 3.0 " TFT LCD
1040,000 dots**
100% coverage
160 ° viewing angle
Dual anti-reflection
LCD Live view Live TTL display of scene from CMOS image sensor
100% frame coverage
30 fps frame rate
Real-time evaluative metering using CMOS image sensor
Best view or exposure simulation
Silent mode
Grid optional (x2)
Magnify optional (5x or 10x at AF point)
Three AF modes - Live mode/Quick mode/Face Detection
Multi aspect ratios**
Remote live view using EOS Utility 2.0 (via USB or WiFi/Ethernet using WFT)
Flash Auto pop-up E-TTL II auto flash
FOV coverage up to 17 mm (27 mm equiv.)*
Guide number approx 13 m (ISO 100)*
Cycle time approx. 3 sec
Flash compensation +/-3.0 EV in 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
X-Sync: 1/250 sec
External flash E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
Wireles flash support *(no multi-group support*)
Shooting modes Auto
No Flash
Creative Auto
Night Portrait
Program AE
Shutter priority AE
Aperture priority AE
Drive modes Single
High-speed continuous
Low-speed continuous
Self-timer: 2sec + remote, 10sec + remote
Burst buffer * Approx. 5.3 fps (speed maintained for up to 58 JPEGs, 16 images (RAW))
Orientation sensor Yes
Auto rotation On (recorded and LCD display)
On (recorded only)
Custom functions * 20 Custom Functions with 59 settings
Menu languages English
Loads more...
Firmware User upgradable
Portrait grip* Optional BG-E9 Battery Grip*
Connectivity USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Video output (PAL/ NTSC)
HDMI connector
N3 type wired remote control
PC Sync flash terminal
External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)
Storage** SD, SDHC, SDXC cards
Power* Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
Built in battery (date/time backup)
Optional AC adapter
Wireless connectivity TBC
Dimensions** 145 x 106 x 79 mm (5.7 x 4.2 x 3.1 in)
Weight ** Including battery and memory card: 755 g (1.6 lb)