Canon 60D – It’s Official

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Above: Engadget Gallery of Canon 60D

Canon's press release dated August 26th (it's only 25th my time), has officially announced the Canon 60D. http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon?docId=0901e024801e8288&pageKeyCode=pressreldetail

Much of the rumors we've been hearing are true including the articulating LCD screen. The unit is also priced between the Canon 7D and T2i. I'm not sure if the technology is enough to convert anyone from the already popular T2i, the end results in video quality may be too similar. None of what i'm reading is really ground breaking earth shattering technology, but more of a camera redesigned for the ergonomics and demand of Canon DSLR Film makers. There are a few neat software additions such as in camera RAW processing and in camera resizing of images. There's also the ability to edit and clip video. The one up it does have over both T2i and 7D is the Manual Audio levels. This might be a better product for those looking into their first DSLR and wanting something a bit higher grade than the T2i. Closer to the T2i in that it's moved off of Compact Flash cards into SDXC format, the new Canon 60D is an 18 megapixel DSLR that can also shoot photos at 5.3 frames per second. That's a bit faster than T2i and just a bit slower than Canon 7D. The body is said to have a more professional solid feel over the plastic of the Canon T2i. Canon 60D Body only should sell at approximately $1100 dollars or $1400 with kit lens.

I still believe Canon has more to come in the following weeks. It's not over yet. I'm still holding on for another big announcement from Canon about a DSLR with RAW video capabilities with some fancy new earth shattering tech.

More resources on Canon 60D DSLR specs:
http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/26/canon-eos-60d-18-megapixels-and-1080p-video-flexes-its-articula/
http://gizmodo.com/5622239/canon-60d-brings-the-perfect-video-dslr-just-a-little-bit-closer
http://www.dpreview.com/news/1008/10082620canoneos60d.asp

Hey look BHPHOTOVIDEO.com already has the product listed in their website. Just waiting for it to hit the streets in a few weeks.
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Canon EOS 60D DSLR Digital Camera

[Thanks James for the tip]



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14 thoughts on “Canon 60D – It’s Official

  1. pedro bracho

    anyone knows what are the connector this camera have? the same as the T2i? i think is the same as the T2i.. it lost the "pro" one that the 50D had... so.. i'm soooo Fu@####@|¢¢#ing in love with my T2i that is just not worth it... :)

  2. Jason

    really getem? A swivel screen and manual audio with no on-screen levels is worth $300 more to you?

    Same 18mp sensor..same single digi4 chip..and 1.6~ more fps for continuous shooting. Not too much there to justify going through the hastle of trying to sell a t2i. For those who didn't get a t2i or couldn't find one..Im sure a lot of people will be trying to buy a 60D instead..

    And as far as looks..I don't see why it matters if it shoots the same quality video.

    But I guess this is why apple has market share. 😛

  3. Emm

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    Ah nice example of why the upgrade would be nice. For video features maybe not so much, but definitely much more photography features than the T2i.

  4. Emm

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    I'm sure we expect a lot from Canon because they set the bar. I was hoping for something totally exciting too, but this might just be another mid range for basic consumers. The D60 from Canon is still the cheapest HD DSLR that has 1080, 24fps, 60fps, manual audio levels, etc. It's still a great deal, and i'm sure we'll be hearing something new from them this year on a bigger project, something bigger and better for the Pro's.

  5. elbee

    I do a lot of time lapses with my T2i and sometimes don't need full resolution RAW images. The 60D, with M-RAW and S-RAW would be the perfect time lapse camera. It also uses E6 batteries so it works with the Switronix Powerbase 70 right out of the gate.

  6. I really think this is somewhat of a let down from Canon. It looks like they put some of the 7D and some of the T2i in it, but didn't pay too much attention to the competition.
    The swivel LCD is nice and so is the manual audio control but really....what about continuing AF like Nikon and Sony?

    I wouldn't buy it.

  7. Mike

    I literally got my T2i less than a week ago. I want to use it mostly for video. Should I return my T2i and just get this?

  8. getem

    So this camera does EVERYTHING the t2i does + more...... It's a no brainer I will be selling my t2i and paying the extra $400 to upgrade.

    THe swivel lcd alone is worth the price of admission + the extra bulk and ruggedness of this camera looks more professional

    Goodbye t2i hello 60d :)

  9. Emm

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    Of course not, think of it as a great 'second' camera! LOL. The manual audio is a nice feature for a camera at this price, but without being able to monitor levels, I don't see people using it as much as a seperate recorder. Also the built in mic won't work for all situations, so you'll still need some type of remote mic or portable audio solution. It might have a few things over the T2i, but nothing that's not already available with other solutions.

  10. I've owned my T2i for about 5 months, and I don't know how I should feel about this yet. As stated, there's nothing that makes me go - wow - I wish I had THAT (other than manual audio control).

    Should I be upset by this?

  11. lex

    cool ca., the audio levels might be good but people will still complain about the audio gain. The body feel is a plus and the swivel screen is nice! Only because I can put a view finder on there and view from various angles. So much for zacutos multiple angle viewer. Unless people will convert from what they have. Good for the dudes who was saving money for the t2i or 7d.

  12. Jason

    Ughh..The swivel lcd is cool but terrible for viewfinders and rigs..That part seems less professional in my opinion..

    but the audio levels? Man..If it weren't for the h1 i'd be really ticked...It's audio improvements shouldnt be any better or worse than an external recorder..

    I still like my T2i..The 60D is a let down (and Im glad :) )

  13. I'm a Canon 7D owner and really wish Canon would throw us an audio bone! The Automatic Gain is KILLING me! The 5DmII audio firmware upgrade was great and we desperately need those features/fixes on the 7D. Now the 60D has manual audio control! Why can't they just give us a firmware upgrade! Heck I'd be happy if I could just turn off the darn Auto Gain on my 7D!

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