This midrange DSLR offers many creative image processing features for the amateur DSLR user. It’s one of the few DSLRs to have a swivel LCD screen for viewing at different angles. However, shorter movie recording max times may limit this camera’s potential for producing films.
- 1. The Sensor
- Effective pixels: Approx. 18.0 megapixels: 5200 (H) x 3462 (V) pixels
- Sensor Type: 0.88 x 0.59 in. / 22.3 x 14.9mm (APS-C size)
- CMOS sensor
- DIGIC 4 Processor
- 2. Compatible Lenses
- Canon EF Lenses (including EF-S lenses)
- 3. Autofocus
- 9 (Cross-type, Center AF point with dual cross sensor for f/2.8)
- Focusing Modes: Autofocus, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
- AF Assist Beam: Small series of flashes emitted by built in flash
- 4. Video Features
- MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression)
- Recording Size and (frame rate in parenthesis):
- 1920 x 1080 (30 fps / 25 fps / 24 fps)
- 1280 x 720 (60 fps / 50 fps)
- 640 x 480 (60 fps / 50 fps)
- Crop 640 x 480 (60 fps / 50 fps)
- Maximum File Size per Video Clip: 4 GB
- Maximum Length of Continuous Video Recording: 12 minutes at 1920 x 1080 and 1280×720, or approx 24 minutes at 640 x 480
- 5. Image Features
- Still Image: JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon Original)
- RAW + JPEG simultaneous recording possible
- (1) Large/Fine: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5184 x 3456)
(2) Medium/Fine: Approx. 8.00 Megapixels (3456 x 2304)
(3) Small 1/Normal: Approx. 4.50 Megapixels (2592 x 1728)
(4) Small 2/Fine: Approx. 2.50 Megapixels (1920 x 1280)
(5) Small 3/Fine: Approx. 0.35 Megapixels (720 x 480)
(6) RAW: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5184 x 3456)
(7) M-RAW: Approx. 10.10 Megapixels (3888 x 2592)
(8) S-RAW: Approx. 4.50 Megapixels (2592 x 1728)
- 6. Performance
- Continuous Shooting Speed
- High-speed: Maximum 5.3 shots/sec.
- Low-speed: Maximum 3 shots/sec.
- Start up time: Approx. 0.1 sec
- Continuous Shooting Speed
- 7. Exposure Control
- Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE (Safety shift possible), Aperture-priority AE (Safety shift possible), Manual exposure, Bulb, Full Auto, Flash Off, Creative Auto, Programmed Image Control modes (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait), E-TTL II Autoflash Program AE (Evaluative metering, Averaged metering)
- ISO 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or 1-stop increments)
ISO 12800 with custom function
- 1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb, X-sync at 1/250 sec.
- Picture Styles: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
- White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting
- Color Temperature Compensation
- 8. Interface
- 3.0 inch TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor, approx 100% coverage, Approx 160º viewing angle
- 7 levels of manual LCD brightness adjustments
- USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
- Video Out Terminal:
- (1) Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable
- (2) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C
- Highlight alert with single image display
- 9. Power
- One Battery Pack LP-E6
- AC power optional with the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6
- Battery Grip BG-E9 optional to hold two battery packs or 6 AA
- Battery life with viewfinder shooting: 1100 shots at 23ºC/73ºF or 1000 shots at 0ºC/32ºF
- Battery life with live view shooting: 320 shots at 23ºC/73ºF or 280 shots at 0ºC/32ºF
- Battery life of movie shooting: Approx 2 hr. at 23ºC/73ºF or 1 hr 40 mins at 0ºC/32ºF
- 10. Body
- SD/SDHC/SDXC card compatible
- Viewfinder coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. 96%
- Dimensions: 5.69 x 4.17 x 3.09 in./144.5 x 105.8 x 78.6mm
- Weight: Approx. 755g / 26.6 oz (CIPA) – 675g / 23.8 oz (body only)
- 11. Price
- MSRP: $899.988
- Current Price: Click to view current price
Canon EOS 60D Performance Review:
The 60D video review below walks you through the layout of the camera buttons and some test shots.
Video review highlights:
- At 3200 ISO the details start to degrade from the images.
- Metering and autofocusing work well. Most images were exposed properly.
- Burst mode is not impressive
- Has a range of in camera photo processing options (adding filters, etc)
- Battery life is sufficient for a full day of shooting images.
- Comparable to the Nikon D7000.
If you want to compare the 60D to other DSLR models, check out the DSLR Comparison Chart.