The New Canon Digital SLR – EOS 60D
Canon has just launched its latest digital SLR in the mid segment replacing its EOS 50D. It is the EOS 60D. Unlike the earlier versions this camera has been reassigned to a new segment in the market between the EOS 7D and 550D (the Rebel T2i) and thus has become a bit smaller in size. However, it has compensated for the difference with a new vari-angle LCD screen, full HD movie (1920×1080), a resolution of 18 megapixel and SDXC card support. Moreover it has been redesigned completely for ease of use with a complete new set of button layouts.
Canon uses its much tested DIGIC 4 processor and a 18 mega pixel APS-C sensor in the EOS 60D and you will get higher range of details. In the continuous shooting mode the camera is giving excellent image at 5.3 frames per second and remaining true to the actual color. This time Canon has extended the high ISO sensitivity to 12800.
The noise has been kept to minimum and you can get smoother picture in the normal ISO settings. The 9-point autofocus does a precise job and also does it fast with any lens which has f stop higher than 2.8. There is a dual layer 63 zone metering system that has been incorporated from EOS 7D. This has resulted in accurate exposure in a variety of situations and consistency.
Canon has introduced in this model something that the SLR users were waiting for a long time and that is the variable angle LCD panel combined with Live View. Thus difficult angles are no longer a problem and composing low angle shots and top angle shots will be within easy reach. The panel also comes with anti-reflective, water repellent coating for viewing it easily in all lighting conditions.
As for other specialties, the EOS 60D has added features where various modes can be combined to expand creative horizon. There are some in camera filters like, grainy, soft focus, etc. which can be used effectively for creative photography.
The movie mode in EOS 60D does not only come with full high definition resolution but also it allows the use of entire manual controls that one has on the still camera. Moreover, there are various settings that allow one to shoot in various resolutions and frame rates.