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Canon EOS D60

Canon updates their D30 Semi Pro SLR with a 6 megapixel sensor and other improvements, and sets a new low-price point in the process!

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 2/22/2002

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Canon EOS D60


Model Name:

Canon EOS D60 
Model Number: D60 
Camera Format: SLR 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $2999.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-27
Date Available:  
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Wired 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal 
Operating System:  
Weight: 27.5 oz (780 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 5.9 x 4.2 x 3.0 in.
(150 x 107 x 75 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3072x2048, 2048x1360, 1536x1024
Movie Resolution:  
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 6.30
CCD Size (inches): APS-C 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer: Canon CMOS 
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.60
Movie Audio: No 
Quality Levels: 3
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 3 Point AF 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture:  
Aperture Range Description: Varies with lens used 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type: Varies with lens used 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: SLR type, eye-level pentaprism 
Optical VF Accuracy: 94%
LCD Viewfinder: No 
LCD VF Accuracy: n/a
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 114,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000
ISO Rating Max: 1000
Number of White Balance Settings: 7
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 30 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/4000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size:  
Metering Modes: 35-zone evaluative matrix, center-weighted, partial (9.5%) 
Spot Metering: No 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 10 seconds
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes:  
Flash Modes: Red-Eye Reduction 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): 12
Flash Range Default ISO (meters):  
Flash Range Description: 12 meters (39 feet) @ ISO 100 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC socket 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2 
Other Memory Types: Microdrive 
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format: .CRW (Raw) (includes 2048x1360 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format:  
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No 
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: N3 Remote, PC Socket 
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 1.064 seconds
Shutdown Time: 0.516 seconds
Play -> Record: 0.314 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 0.676 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.497 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.497 seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.131 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.089 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 0.520 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 0.520 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 0.520 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 8
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 2.940
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second: 259.00
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BP-511 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion 
Batteries Included: 1x Proprietary BP-511 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features: Chassis is glass-fiber reinforced polycarbonate and stainless steel, similar to EOS D30. Has pixel size of 7.4 microns (square). Viewfinder Display now shows counter of frames remaining at burst-mode speeds, shots remaining on CF card (if 8 or less) and flash exposure compensation in use. Viewfinder has new Laser Matte screen with improved manual focus contrast, and adjustable diopter with range -3 to +1 diopters. Can indicate selected AF point with red superimposed illumination similar to EOS-1D. Focus point can be selected automatically or manually. Focus modes are One-Shot or AI Servo AF. Focusing speed and performance are same as EOS D30. AF working range is EV 0.5 - 18 (1.5 stops more low-light sensitivity than EOS D30). Evaluative metering algorithm improved relative to EOS D30. Exposure compensation possible in any Auto exposure mode. Automatic bracketing possible in all modes, 3 shots at up to +/- 2EV steps. Has bulb mode for long exposures. Compatible with Canon EX-series Speedlites, manual flash only with 420EZ, 430EZ and 540EZ flashes, non-dedicated shoe-mount flashes, studio strobes via PC socket. Has E-TTL 35-zone evaluative flash metering with EX Speedlites. Compatible with Wireless E-TTL with ratio control. Has Flash Exposure Lock with 9.5% partial flash reading via AEL button. Has +/- 2EV Flash Exposure Compensation. Flash sync speed is 1/200 second with built-in flash and EX-series Speedlites. Hi-speed Flash Sync possible with EX-series Speedlites to 1/4000 second. Ambient Exposure Compensation possible with flash by turning quick control dial. Flash Exposure Bracketing possible with Speedlite 550EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX. Shutter lag is 100ms when prefocused, mirror black-out time is 300ms at 1/60 and faster shutter speeds. Contrast, sharpness, saturation and color tone can all be adjusted in 3 steps by user. Can review image automatically after capture or by pressing 'display' button. Can playback single image, single image with info (15 items) and histogram, highlight alert (flashes overexposed areas), 9 thumbnails, or magnified view. Turn control dial to go from shot to shot. Has two new custom functions over EOS D30 - C.Fn 14 (turn off illumination of AF points in viewfinder) and C.Fn 15 (shutter release impossible without CF card in camera). C.FN 1 (long-exposure noise reduction) has been removed. Battery capacity claimed as 620 shots without built-in flash, 400 shots with 50% built-in flash usage. Available in two bundles - camera body only, or EOS D60 Kit with Lithium Ion battery BP-511, Compact Power Adapter CA-PS400 and DC coupler DR-4. Optional Battery Grip BG-ED3 accepts two BP-511 batteries (same model used with EOS D30). 
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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