Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Canon's New EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera

Superior digital capture and good post-processing go hand-in-hand for excellant end results, and more control over in-camera picture processing means you have more time shooting and less editing work. At the same time, the overwhelming fame of Full HD video recording with other current EOS Digital SLRs has resulted to customer askings for more advanced characteristics such as manual audio level control and flexible LCD screens. 

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, delivers all of these characteristics and more with the new EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera. For the 1st time on an EOS camera, the EOS 60D DSLR boasts a three-inch Vari-Angle Clear View LCD screen, EOS Full HD video recording with manual overrides including audio level control, and in-camera functionality for RAW image processing plus Creative Filters to manipulate images after taking them. 

Developed primarily for advanced amateurs, the EOS 60D substitutes the EOS 50D and boasts a wide array of new features that make it easier for photographers to add together personal creativeness to their pictures. Whether it's taking an overhead shot on the Vari-Angle screen at a graduation ceremony, or changing a color picture to black and white for a nostalgic look, Canon is delivering in-camera characteristics and functions that gift advanced photographers to capture, exhibit and print the pictures they want.

Some of  exciting EOS "Firsts" for the  new 60D camera

The new 60D camera has a large Vari-Angle 3-inch Clear View LCD screen with 1,040,000 dot/VGA resolution plus anti-reflective and smudge-resistant coatings for bright clear viewing from any angle. This is perfect for composing low-angle or overhead shots whether capturing still images or Full HD video clips.

Another 1st for the EOS system is the EOS 60D camera's new Multi-Control Dial, which locates a Multi-Controller and Set button inside the Quick Control Dial. This new control layout streamlines camera navigation for vertical as well as horizontal shooting and enables a cleaner camera design. 

The new EOS 60D gives photographers an edge with new in-camera characteristics that enable users to enhance their pictures without a computer even after they've been shot. For the 1st time ever in an EOS camera also, the EOS 60D features in-camera processing of RAW image files, new reduced resolution image copies, and post-processing creative image filters for excellant  flexibility in digital image rendering.

EOS HD Video

Besides to its new still capture capabilities, the EOS 60D has Full HD video capture at 1920 x 1080 resolution with selectable frame rates of 24p, 25p or 30p. Native 24p recording aids videographers to accomplish a more cinema-style look for their footage without the need for post-processing. 

The new EOS 60D camera's film mode also includes manual controls for exposure plus manual audio levels in 64 steps, much like the latest firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark II HD-SLR. Users could adjust audio levels on the rear menu screen before filming begins; when recording is initialised, audio alterations are not possible. 

Canon has also included an in-camera movie editing feature, letting users to reduce a video file by clipping segments from the beginning or the end, moving out unwanted portions without outside software. This can dramatically speed up workflow by shortening the time required to upload video clips to a computer for additional editing and assembly. 

Furnishing access to the right lens for any given shooting scenario, the EOS 60D DSLR camera is well-matched with more than 60 Canon EF and EF-S lenses. The EOS 60D DSLR's video functions are backed up by two key proprietary Canon technologies, a DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor and a large APS-C–sized CMOS sensor capturing fine detail and colour with an astonishing cinematic depth of field. 

The new EOS 60D allows for 3 video recording modes . All at selectable frame rates. 
1. Full HD 
2. HD in a 16:9 aspect ratio 
3. Standard Definition (SD) in a 4:3 aspect ratio, 

The EOS 60D Digital SLR camera will record Full HD at 1920 x 1080 pixels in selectable frame rates of 24p (23.976), 25p, or 30p (29.97); 720p HD recording at 50p or 60p (59.94) and SD video at frame rates of 50p or 60p (59.94). The EOS 60D has a dedicated button to start live view for both video and still shooting. Once engaged, the same dedicated button will begin and end video recording.

Other Additional Features
Along with the changeable LCD screen, the new EOS 60D DSLR has a class-leading 18-megapixel Canon CMOS sensor, a proprietary DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor, a 9-point Autofocus system and Canon's exclusive iFCL Metering System enable it the power of a professional-level camera. Able to capture fast action, the 60D DSLR can take full resolution still pictures up to 5.3-frames per second (fps). The EOS 60D records its pictures and video clips to the photographer's choice of SD, SDHC or new extended capacity SDXC memory cards.

The 9-point AF system on the new EOS 60D has  f/5.6-sensitive cross-type focusing on all nine focusing points. As if the EOS 7D, the center AF point is a hybrid of standard cross-type and special diagonally-shaped "X" cross, with high-precision sensitiveness for f/2.8 and larger aperture lenses. Complementing the AF system, Canon's iFCL metering system, same as to that on the EOS 7D and Rebel T2i, takes color data into account and lets in a 63-zone dual-layer metering sensor that interprets both illumination and color for consistent outcomes in all lighting conditions, preserving exposure levels stable from shot to shot, even as the light source varies.

Photographers will enjoy photographing in low light thanks to the EOS 60D DSLR's extensive ISO range from 100-6400 permitting it to capture beautiful pictures without flash during family events such as wedding ceremonies, while still being equipt with a built-in pop-up flash for shooting the cake cutting ceremony and reception. The EOS 60D's pop-up flash has a built-in Integrated Speedlite Transmitter for control of up to 2 groups of off-camera EOS Speedlites without the need for an external transmitter, allowing an economical solution for multi-flash shoots.

Pricing and Availability
The new EOS 60D Digital SLR camera is scheduled to be sent to U.S. dealers toward the end of Sept.  Body-only configuration to be sold at an estimated retail price of $1,099.00*. Kit version with Canon's EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM is estimated to be around $1,399.00*. The Canon BG-E9 battery grip retail price is about  $270.00*.

* Pricing subject to change at any time. Actual prices are decided by individual dealers and may change. 

EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera

EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera - Flash Up

EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera - Front View
EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera - Front Lcd Forward
EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera - Hand

EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera - Top View

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