The Canon EOS 60D is a new high end DSLR camera. It offers a number of key highlights which includes an 18 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3 inch vari angle LCD screen, full HD video capture with manual controls, 5.3 frames per second burst shooting, a 9-point all cross type autofocus AF system, DIGIC 4 image processor, Canon's 63-zone iFCL metering system, support for SD / SDHC / SDXC cards and an ISO range of 100-12800. The Canon EOS 60D represents a new category of Canon DSLRs designed to precisely fill the gap between the consumer level EOS 550D / Rebel T2i and the semi-pro EOS 7D. The 60D is almost halfway in size between those two models, and is therefore smaller than the 50D that it replaces, measuring 144.5 x 105.8 x 78.6mm. It's also a little lighter too at 755g (including the battery and memory card) thanks to the adoption of a metal chassis covered with a plastic outer. The Canon EOS 60D offers two control wheels, a small one on the top of the handgrip, and a large spinning dial on the back of the camera. This rear quick control dial is characteristic of all high end Canon EOS cameras. This Canon DSLR 60D has a more conventional four way controller, better suited to up graders from the more consumer orientated 550D / Rebel T2i. On the 60D, there's now a dedicated Q button which opens the new Quick Control screen. Depending on which shooting mode you're using, this lets you set various parameters via the LCD screen, using the four-way controller to move around the various options.
On top of the Canon EOS 60D, positioned above the smaller and simplified status LCD display, are four buttons where each of which now has a single function. While this makes it simpler to understand and easier to operate with the camera held up to your eye, it does inevitably lead to more scrolling through the menu system. There are two LCD displays on the EOS 60D, the 3-inch color LCD on the rear and the smaller status panel on the top. This can make the Canon EOS 60D quicker to use and it may also extend the battery life, depending on how extensively you use the LCD screen. The main LCD screen has been significantly improved which offers a fantastic resolution with 1,040K dots, so you may find yourself using it more often than you thought. Importantly it also brings the EOS 60D in line with its main competitors and it also allows you to judge the critical sharpness of your photos using the LCD screen. More importantly the 60D is the first EOS DSLR to feature an articulated screen. The EOS 60D's built-in pop-up flash features a built-in Integrated Speedlite Transmitter for controlling up to two groups of off-camera Speedlites without the need for an external transmitter. The EOS 60D provides a number of auto shooting modes aimed at beginners, including portrait, landscape, close-up, sports and night portrait and flash off choices, accessed via the chunky Mode dial on the top-left of the camera, complete with a central lock button to prevent accidental movement. There are manual and semi-automatic modes for users who want more advanced exposure control. Canon refers to these advanced operations as the 'creative zone' and provides all the normal settings including Program, Aperture and Shutter Priority and the full manual mode. Additionally, the Creative Auto mode is targeted at beginners who have grown out of using the Full Auto mode, allowing you to change a few key settings using the LCD screen via a simple slider system for changing the aperture and exposure compensation.
Reflecting its more consumer-friendly nature the 60D offers a number of creative filters. Soft Focus dramatizes an image and smooth's over any shiny reflections, Grainy Black and White creates that timeless look, Toy Camera adds vignetting and color shift, and Miniature Effect makes a scene appear like a small scale model, simulating the look from a tilt shift lens. Grab your copy of Canon DSLR 60D 18-200mm digital camera today by placing your order at jungle.com and get it delivered at your doorsteps.