New York, NY (Vocus) August 25, 2010
B&H Photo is excited to share with you the release of the latest exciting D-series DSLR from Canon -- the EOS 60D -- which features a host of updates and improvements for shooting stills and video that will enthuse pros and serious amateurs alike.
The new Canon EOS 60D features an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor that -- thanks in part to its DIGIC 4 image processor -- can deliver up to 58 large JPEGs (or 16 RAW files) at burst-rates of up to 5.3 frames-per-second. As for HD Video, the EOS 60D is equally adept, and can capture 1080p HD video @ 30f/p/s with sound leveling adjustments, manual focus control, expanded recording, Movie Crop recording in 640x480, and an external IN microphone port for plugging in external mics for improved sound quality.
Still recording improvements on the EOS 60D include a new 3:2 multiple aspect ratio, in-camera RAW processing (14-bit), in-camera image re-sizing, an enhanced Face Detection Live mode, Auto Lighting Optimizer, and Lens Peripheral Optimization. For low-light shooting, the EOS 60D has an ISO sensitively range that ranges from a native 100 through 6400, and is expandable to an equivalent of ISO 12,800. The new Multi-control Dial enables users to conveniently operate menus and enter settings with a simple touch.
With its improved HD Video mode, the Canon EOS 60D can record 1920x1080p Full HD video at 30 (29.97), 24 (23.976), or 25 frames-per-second for up to 4GB per clip. Depending on your needs, HD video can also be recorded at 1280x720 @ 50/60 frames-per-second or SD/VGA at 640x480 (50/60 f/p/s) with mono sound (built-in) or in stereo using optional plug-in stereo mics.
Audio input levels can be set to Auto or Manual at up to 64 levels, and wind and other external background noise can be minimized via a built-in wind filter. A Quick Control button allows for easy adjustment of image quality, white balance, and other settings via a user-friendly LCD interface. Start and end points can also be designated in-camera without needing to first transfer the footage to a computer.
New for the EOS line: the 60D's 3" flip-out Vari-angle Clear View LCD, which contains 1,040,000-dots, and can be rotated in a number of angles to best suit your viewing needs when shooting at angles other than eye-level. The EOS 60D's optical viewfinder has also been improved over previous models, and now features 96% image coverage along with a transparent LCD display that enables the user to easily view exposure data, as well as an Electronic Level that enables you to easily correct horizontal camera tilt up to 9° in 1° increments.
Other features found on the new EOS 60D include an Enhanced iFCL 63-Zone, Dual-Layer metering system, 9-point (f/2.8 cross-type) Autofocus system, and -- for studio and outdoor fill-flash shooters -- a top flash sync speed of 1/250th-second. There's also a wide selection of shooting and scene modes including Grainy Black & White, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, and Miniature Effect, which emulates the look of an off-axis-shift lens.
The Canon EOS 60D accepts SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards and is compatible with the full line of Canon EOS EF and EF-S lenses.
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Henry Posner, +1-212-239-7500 of B&H Photo-Video