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Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera (Inc EF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Kit)

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  • 18 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Advanced creative features with Basic+ and Creative filters
  • Vari-angle 7.7 cm (3.0 inch) 3:2 ratio LCD with 1,040k dots
  • Full HD movie recording with manual control and selectable frame rates
  • DIGIC 4 processor for natural colour and advanced noise control
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  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 14.5 x 10.6 cm ; 776 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.1 Kg
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 4460B161AA
  • ASIN: B0040X3DW0
  • Date first available at 26 Aug. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 219,628 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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Product Description

  • 18 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Advanced creative features with Basic+ and Creative filters
  • Vari-angle 7.7 cm (3.0 inch) 3:2 ratio LCD with 1,040k dots
  • Full HD movie recording with manual control and selectable frame rates
  • DIGIC 4 processor for natural colour and advanced noise control

Manufacturer's Description

Find your own angle with the EOS 60D

Explore your creative side with the EOS 60D. Capturing stunning stills or Full HD Movies has never been easier with an industry-leading 7.7cm (3.0”) Vari-angle monitor which allows you to take images at any angle, and to view them in stunning detail on screen with 1,040 dot resolution. A range of advanced creative features such as Creative Filters, adjustable Aspect ratio and the innovative in-camera RAW processing guarantees an impressive level of creativity that is simple for even the amateur photographer to master.

Unlock your creativity with Basic + and Creative Filters

Basic + samples
Add stunning ambience to your images with Basic +
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Creative filter samples
Experiment with Creative Filters for artistic post-production effects
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With the new EOS 60D creativity has never been simpler. You can add your own artistic touches and post-production effects with ease, without worrying about detailed settings or additional software. Basic + allows you to add stunning ambience to a scene after it’s been shot – to allow you to inject warmth to a sunset or brighten up your beach shots. Simply select Portrait, Landscape, Close-Up, Sport, or Night Snapshot modes to find the ambience to suit your scene.

For a truly unique take on photos or themed collections, take advantage of the camera’s brand new range of Creative Filters for artistic post-production effects. Choose from Grainy Black and White for reportage style images, use Soft Focus to easily smooth skin tone, or experiment with Toy Camera Effect or Miniature Effect to add a different feel to your shots. They’re all applied in-camera so there’s no need to worry about changing lenses. The EOS 60D even allows you to select the best aspect ratio for your subject before shooting, meaning you spend less time post-processing and more time enjoying your beautiful shots. Choose from ratios of 1:1, 16:9 and 4:3 in addition to the standard 3:2.

Advanced flexibility from an industry-leading Vari-angle LCD

Vari-angle monitor
Capture any angle with a 7.7cm (3.0”) Vari-angle monitor
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The EOS 60D’s 7.7cm (3.0”) Vari-angle monitor not only flips 175° and rotates 270° - it also has an incredible 1,040k dot resolution and 3:2 aspect ratio, offering incredible flexibility of shooting without compromising on quality. So whether you’re shooting across a crowd or from ground-level, you’ll capture the scene perfectly every time. Plus, the EOS 60D’s anti-reflective, water-repellent coating makes for easy viewing in bright light and from a variety of angles.

With Live View it's easy to magnify any part of your scene 5x or 10x for precise manual focus and you can even choose a grid overlay - perfect for keeping vertical or horizontal lines in your composition straight.

Live View also provides three Auto Focus (AF) modes: Quick mode, Live Mode and Face Detection Live. Quick mode uses the camera's standard AF system and is great for capturing action or for shooting in low light. Live mode is a contrast-based AF system that reads the sharpness of subjects right from the imaging sensor, and Face Detection Live optimises the focus based on the faces it detects in the frame, making it easy to capture fast, spontaneous portraits.

Creativity at every angle with HD movie capture

The EOS 60D offers you the freedom to go beyond stills with Full HD (1080p) movie capture. With manual control to adjust exposure and focus, selectable frame rates, and 7x zoom Movie Crop, you can shoot stunning and creative high quality movie footage in addition to images. And what's more, there's no need to choose: you can capture both at the same time.

The camera has a built-in mono microphone with wind cut filter and a stereo mini-jack for an external microphone, enabling you to adjust sound recording level and ensure the audio matches the visual quality of the video. Plus, it’s easy to view and share your movies and stills thanks to an HDMI connection, which allows High Definition playback of footage and images on any HDTV.

Superior In-Camera RAW processing

Superior In-Camera RAW processing
Rate your images for instant recognition by most third party software
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With the EOS 60D, PC post-processing is no longer limited to the PC. The camera’s powerful DIGIC 4 processor supports a host of advanced features, allowing you to process your images in-camera. So if you’re stuck for time on a shoot, you can easily adjust your photos during your journey home and send them straight to print, web or email as soon as you walk through the door. And because the EOS 60D saves your RAW files, you can edit a range of original settings such as brightness, contrast, white balance or distortion, then save them in a PC-friendly format.

You can also resize your images in-camera and rate them from 1 to 5, so that once transferred to PC your favourite shots will be recognised and prioritised by most third party software, including Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software.

iFCL Metering
Image without and with iFCL Metering. Colours are clearer and more accurate

Complete accuracy with cross-type autofocus and iFCL Metering

The EOS 60D’s 9-point, all cross-type autofocus (AF) system provides swift and accurate focusing, making shooting fast-moving subjects even easier. It has an extra-sensitive centre point for lenses faster than f/2.8, allowing you to artistically employ a shallow depth of field for close-up shots such as portraits or more atmospheric scenes.

To complement the 9-point AF system, the EOS 60D also features Canon’s 63 zone Dual-layer light Metering sensor – which was first introduced with the award-winning EOS 7D. By taking into account the colour and luminosity surrounding chosen AF points, this new system delivers an entirely new level of accuracy for better results even in difficult lighting situations, with no need for manual adjustment of settings.

The metering sensor’s colour measurement function minimises exposure and focus errors caused by different light sources, meaning the EOS 60D ensures stable exposure in situations where light can change, such as a theatre or concert hall. In scenes with extreme difference in brightness the camera also balances exposure of the main subject at the background, and ensures that exposure is not overly influenced by bright areas in the frame.

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An extendable ISO range of 12800 produces beautifully clear images in low light
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Powerful resolution and performance

The 18 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor promises superb quality images with impressive levels of detail, enabling you to scale your images to a magnification of 1.6x the focal length of the lens. Which gives you the freedom to creatively crop your shots or capture poster-size images in a variety of aspect ratios. Canon’s powerful DIGIC 4 technology processes image information rapidly, providing outstanding colour reproduction and impressive continuous shooting speeds of 5.3fps in bursts of 58 full-resolution JPEGs. Plus, the camera’s ISO range of 100-6400 is extendable to 12800, producing remarkably clear images with advanced noise control, even in low light conditions.

Multi Control Dial
The ESO 60D’s new design features one Multi Control Dial and dial lock
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Highly intelligent design

The EOS 60D boasts a completely redesigned body, cleverly devised to enhance your shooting experience. It features an ergonomically enhanced, curved shape with a new button layout to make it quick and comfortable to change and customise your settings. And while the body is smaller than its predecessors, the grip size remains the same – giving you complete control at all times.

Quick Control Dial and Multi-controller have been cleverly merged into one Multi Control Dial, so you operate the multi controller even whilst using a battery grip. Many buttons are also now single function to make selection simpler. Plus, to make shooting even easier, a horizontal Electronic Level can be displayed in the viewfinder to help you capture landscapes with a perfectly level horizon.

The most frequently used controls are grouped together for easy access, and a dedicated Quick Control access button enables you to reach the most common settings instantly. Plus, the EOS 60D features the return of a reliable feature - the mode dial lock button.

SDXC and Eye-Fi card support

The EOS 60D incorporates dedicated support functions for SDXC memory cards as well as Eye-Fi cards. SDXC cards are for high capacity storage of up to 2TB while Eye-Fi are the first memory cards with their own Wi-Fi transmitter that allow you to effortlessly transfer pictures or videos directly from the camera to online sharing sites via the Eye-Fi server without the need for a PC. You can also send movies wirelessly to your own PC and customize not just where your pictures and movies are sent but also how you want them organised.

A world of advantages from Canon technology

18MP CMOS Sensor & Dual DIGIC 4 Processors
The EOS 60D's 18MP CMOS Sensor & Dual DIGIC 4 Processors combine to give exceptional performance
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In-built genius

The CMOS sensor lies at the heart of the EOS system. Indeed, Canon is the only camera manufacturer to produce their own sensor and years of imaging experience are borne out by the results - a range of sensors designed to perfectly match the performance requirements of each specific EOS model and superb clean detailed images with minimum noise.

The CMOS sensor's larger pixel sizes mean wider dynamic range for greater contrast and detail in shadow and highlight areas and a low-pass filter in front of the sensor suppresses the false colour and more that can affect high resolution digital photography.

It is extremely powerful and efficient so not only does it improve battery life giving you more shots per charge, but it also enables fast transfer of data to the processor allowing you to keep shooting continuously.

Power in your hands

Canon's latest generation of DIGIC processor, the DIGIC 4, is the brain of the camera and is responsible for the superb responsiveness of all EOS models. Faster and more powerful than its predecessor, the DIGIC 4 processor gives exceptional performance and low noise at higher ISO speeds.

In the instant between your shot being taken and its appearance on the LCD screen, Canon's cutting-edge DIGIC technology, which was originally developed for Canon's Professional range, is racing to optimise your image.

DIGIC processors are able to analyse ultra-detailed image data gathered by the camera sensor then use this to swiftly reproduce the subtlest of tonal graduations and an exceptionally wide colour range.

When shooting in darker conditions, even if you are pushing the ISO to the limit, DIGIC processing applies sophisticated Noise Reduction algorithms - helping to eliminate graininess and preserve detail. The speed of DIGIC also means less processing time for long battery life and fast start-up times.

EF & EF-S Lenses
With over 60 lenses to choose from you'll never be short of creative options
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EF & EF-S Lenses

Over 60 years of experience give Canon an inherent advantage when it comes to lens manufacture. EOS digital SLRs are backed up by the world's most comprehensive system of interchangeable lenses. From 15mm ultra wide angle to 800mm super telephoto, the 60+ lenses in the EF series cover all possible shooting requirements.

Canon lenses employ advanced optical expertise and micron-precision engineering to deliver unprecedented performance in all facets of the photographic process. Special optical technologies, such as aspherical, ultra-low dispersion, or fluorite elements are featured in the universally acclaimed L Series lenses. And Canon's Optical Image Stabiliser technology is featured in selected lenses to minimise the effect of camera shake.

Extend your lighting capabilities

Canon's extensive range of Speedlites can make it simple to get great results with your flash photography and can be used on or off camera to open up a range of creative possibilities. The Speedlite range is compatible with all EOS cameras and includes a choice of three standard models and two models for specialist macro use.

EOS Integrated Cleaning System
The self cleaning unit combats dust using ultrasonic vibrations
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The EOS 60D has an Integrated Speedlite Transmitter making it easier than ever to make the most of them.

EOS Integrated Cleaning System

This is not a stand-alone feature but a built-in system to minimise the effect of dust in high-resolution digital images - particularly appreciated by those photographers who need to change lenses frequently and in dusty environments.

Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit - A key element of minimising dust is preventing it from clinging to the front surface of the imaging sensor. To combat against this EOS cameras feature a Canon-designed Self Cleaning Sensor Unit. The low-pass filter at the front of the sensor shakes off dust automatically with ultrasonic vibrations, removing dust from the sensor assembly. A collar positioned around the sensor then collects the loosened dust. In addition to this a special coating on the front surface of the low-pass filter actually causes it to repel dust.

Dust Delete Data Detection - Any dust that still remains on the front of the sensor can be erased with software included in Digital Photo Professional software. A simple test shot of a plain, white object can be taken, using a menu setting. This Dust Delete Data image is analysed in-camera, and the location and size of any remaining dust is added to any subsequent pictures taken. This data is transmitted along with the image, whether JPEG or RAW, and can be either manually or automatically erased. This added software option ensures the cleanest possible image, perfect for printing or archiving.

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OK, I had a Canon EOS 400D that had served me well for nearly 3 years (and I had a 300D before that) and was looking to upgrade it, but I couldn't decide between a 550D or a much more expensive 7D. Then the 60D was launched and from the reviews I read, it filled the gap perfectly between the two. As ever, launch pricing was really toppy at over £1k but I took the plunge just before Christmas 2010 and bought the 60D with a 18-55 IS lens for a great price of £799.

It's still fairly early days but so far, so good. The camera is a dream to use, images are razor sharp. Handling is easier than the lower spec DSLRs in Canon's range due to the fact that the 60D is a slightly bigger, bulkier machine but without this being a negative. If you are familiar with a Canon DSLR, all of the controls and features are logical and easy to use without having to spend hours trawling through the manual. The tiltable screen is a work of genius, especially the fact that you can store the screen facing into the camera for even more protection when not in use. You can also tilt the screen and take shots based on the screen view if, for example, you are taking shots with the camera held above your head to get a clearer view.

I am primarily using my trusty 28-135mm IS USM Canon lens and image quality is fantastic. I have also bought a Canon 70-300mm IS USM zoom (circa £400) and again it seems to produce great results paired with the 60D. I am using Class 10 SDHC cards (whereas my previous 2 Canon DSLRs used CompactFlash) and the speed is lightning fast - I have bought a couple of the Transcend ones from Amazon and they seem to do a remarkably good job for a lot less money than the competition. Only time will tell if they prove to be durable and reliable...
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By David P TOP 100 REVIEWER on 24 Mar. 2011
My wife just treated herself to this. We used a Canon AE1 years ago (still have it) but have had a series of very good compact digitals since. You get used to them, and they are very good, but you also forget what a "proper camera" can do - and this camera is proper and then some.

We bought a Transcend 16gb class 10 card to go with it and it is lightning fast - taking pictures on burst mode, you could string the images together and make a decent video out of it :-)

We only have the kit 18-55 lens so far, and we are already seeing some of its limitations with some quite marked chromatic aberration in some shots, but you get what you pay for - to get started though, it is a good cheap lens.

We compared it to a 600D before buying, and while they are pretty similar in spec, we both found the 60D much more comfortable to hold - the 600D is slightly more cramped and we both found that our finger did not fall naturally on the release button as it does on this 60D, we both kept moving the camera away from our face to see where it was.

As others have said, focusing is VERY fast when using the viewfinder, but it seems a lot slower when using the screen, lots of whirring back and forth before it decides it is in focus - being relative novices to the DSLR world we don't understand yet why this is.

Overall, thrilled with it, a really well built quality piece of kit.

UPDATE: Having read the manual and various websites and experimented, we now understand the fast/slow focus thing - this is the difference between the standard AF (autofocus) system and the live view focusing which uses the image on the sensor to focus when the LCD is in use (and optionally with face recognition). The focus can be switched to quick mode even when using the screen, giving back that fast focus - but this does cause the screen to blank momentarily while the mirror is lowered so the standard AF system can work.
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This represented for me a real moment of decision time. I've been using the 400D with a variety of EF-S lenses for some time, and been really happy with the camera. But... times move on, new bodies appear, and I felt that I would benefit from upgrading to a body with more megapixels, and better build quality.

My first thought was the Canon 7D. More pixels, metal body, fater fps: but also £500 more.

I'd ruled out full frame because of the weight (and the 1000s of pounds extra cost!) - I really want a camera I can take on long walks with, Looking at the weight of the 7D, I felt the 60D would be more useable. Yes, the 60D has a "plastic" body: but modern resin is tough, and the camera felt MUCH more substantial than the 400D. I can see why people movin gfrom the metal bodied 50D have a problem - but that's not me. I took the plunge and bought it.

Still early days, only 1,000 or so shots through it, but I'm impressed. It feels (remember, coming from the 400D) much more solid. The IQ seems excellent, even in low light with ISO 800+ - in comparison to the 400D here, there is no contest.

Controls? They are VERY intuitive - however, moving up from the 400D, they are also different. I need to forget where things were on the old camerea, and generally look in the manual and then exclaim "Yes, of course, how obvious!"

So - I'm sold. This is a great body for me. My EF-S lenses (10-22, 17-55 2.8 IS, 70-300 IS) balance exceptionally well. and I'm looking forward to more shooting - using the wireless capabilities wth my speedlites, perhaps.

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