Canon 60D Review

 
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Model Name: Canon EOS 60D 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Predecessor: Canon 50D
50D vs 60D
Successor: Canon 70D
60D vs 70D
General
Model Number: 60D
Camera Format: SLR
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $1399.00
Street Price: $711.68
Date Available: 2010-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 43.5 oz (1,234 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.7 x 4.2 x 3.1 in.
(145 x 106 x 79 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon
Effective Megapixels: 18.0
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.30 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score: 66
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.2
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.5
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 813
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit RAW, MRAW, SRAW
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.3
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30/25/24)
1280x720 (60/50)
640x480 (60/50)
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF/EF-S
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 29.0 - 216.0 mm
Zoom Ratio: 7.50x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (wide) / f/5.6 - f/38 (tele)
Normal Focus Range: 45 cm to Infinity
17.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: 67.0mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: AF-dedicated CMOS Sensor, 9-points, all cross-type AF points, center dual cross-type point for f/2.8
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 96% coverage, 0.95x magnification, 22mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.59x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.95x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,040,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes
Selfie Screen: Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 6400 in 1/3 or 1EV steps, H=12800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Kelvin 2,500K - 10,000K
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 63-zone (dual layer) Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial (6.5%), Spot (2.8%)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Custom User Setting
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: E-TTL II
Flash Guide Number: 13.0 m / 42.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: No UHS support
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: 14-bit RAW, MRAW, SRAW
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264)
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: Yes
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired or Wireless
Connections (extended): HDMI mini out, external 3.5mm microphone jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): <0.3
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 14
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.3
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 34
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.3
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 15
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.4
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 7
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.25
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 1.10
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.122
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.083
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.29
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.063
Shutter Lag (notes): OVF: Full Autofocus Lag, Auto Selection AF = 0.159s Live View: Full Autofocus Lag, Quick Mode (Phase Detect) = 0.999s Full Autofocus Lag, Live Mode (Contrast Detect) = 1.100s Prefocused = 0.122s
Startup Time: 0.4
Play -> Record Time: 0.3
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 2.6
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: LP-E6 Lithium-ion rechargeble
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E6 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 320
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 1100
Software
Included Software: Canon Solutions Disc (EOS Utility, ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser, Digital Photo Professional.Picture Style Editor, Movie Edit Task, PhotoStitch, Memory Card utility,)
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP2/SP3 / Vista, Mac OS X 10.4-10.5
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Full HD movies, vari-angle LCD, 5.3 fps burst mode.


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