Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Canon releases its 'most versatile' DSLR, the EOS 60D

Canon's latest digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera, the EOS 60D, is also its most versatile DSLR, or so Canon claims.

Armed with a 3-inch vari-angle LCD screen, an 18-megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor (1.6x crop factor) and a Digic 4 imaging processor, the 60D features nine cross-type auto focus points with a 63-zone metering system. It can shoot still images at up to 5.3 frames per second (fps).

The camera supports in-camera RAW image processing to give you greater creative licence on the go. Or, you can apply the built-in Creative Filters to your pictures after you shoot them, such as the "Toy Camera" nostalgic effect or the popular "Miniature" tilt-shift lens effect (Corrected on 12:25 PM Sep 20, 2010).

While it lacks the CF card slot of its predecessor 50D, the 60D supports SDXC memory cards that allow up to 2TB of storage. Plus, it can record full high-definition 1920x1080 videos up to 30fps.

The 60D touts a sturdy body that weighs only 755g (with battery), and is reasonably priced at $1,599 (body only).

Canon today also introduced two new compact camera - the prosumer Powershot G12 and the superzoom Powershot SX30 IS. Both cameras will be available at the end of the month, with pricing to be confirmed.

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