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Canon announces EOS 60D DSLR camera

60D DSLR from Canon replaces 50D

By: Shane McGlaun from Aug 26, 2010 @ 13:04 CDT

Canon is one of the largest firms in the digital camera market and has cameras ranging from cheap point-and-shoot units to very expensive professional level DSLR cameras. The company has announced a new DSLR camera today that fits into the lower end of the market and will replace the 50D called the EOS 60D. It's worth pointing out at the start that the 60D lacks the magnesium alloy body of the 50D it replaces making it a bit of a downgrade in that respect.


The new camera does have some cool features though. One of the cool features is the articulating and swiveling 3-inch LCD that also offers Live View. Swiveling is important when you are using Live View to take pictures. The 60D also has in-camera RAW processing and has integrated creative filters.

The camera has an 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor that uses the Canon Digic 4 image processor. The 60D can shoot bursts at up to 5.3 fps for 58 shots in a row at full resolution. It can also shoot 1080p or 720p HD video at different frame rates with full manual controls. The ISO range is 100-6400 and can be extended to 12800 if needed. The camera will ship soon for about $1100 for the body only.


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