Canon EOS 60D

Chuck Westfall took me through the new Canon EOS 60D at Canon Expo 2010. With the same 18-megapixel image sensor as the 7D and the T2i, it’s positioned between the two. The 60D has  a large Vari-Angle 3-inch LCD screen with 1,040,000 dot/VGA resolution and anti-reflective and smudge-resistant coatings for bright viewing from any angle.

Another first for the EOS system is the EOS 60D camera’s new Multi-Control Dial, which places a Multi-Controller and Set button inside the Quick Control Dial. This new control layout streamlines camera navigation for vertical as well as horizontal shooting and enables a cleaner camera design. The EOS 60D also features a locking mode dial, which makes camera operation more secure by preventing inadvertent changes to your selected shooting mode.

It has a manual audio control in 64 steps, much like the latest firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark II HD-SLR. Movie mode (1920 x 1080 9with selectable frame rates of 24p, 25p or 30), has manual controls for exposure. Estimated cost for body is $1,099. Shipping end of September.

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