Sunday, September 5, 2010

Canon 60D

The long wait Canon 60D has finally launched and personally i am very excited. You might ask why excited? ok lah, because it might be my replacement to my aging 350D once i save enough money ...:)

60D is different to it's old sibling 50D in term of size and most important market position. I believe a lot of people has compared 550D with 50D and the conclusion was 550D has outshine 50D in a lot of way unless you are looking for magnesium body, better handling and considerably quicker 6.3fps continuous shooting. But if you okay without those features, no doubt 550D is a good choice and and more important the price tag is cheaper than 50D.

Canon designer and marketing folks has to think of something new to make 60D alive and help the company continue to make $$$ with X0D series. After months and months of design review and R&D, canon decided to add articulated LCD into 60D. Not sure you know or not, this is first Canon DSLR gain 3:2 articulated LCD and packed with 18MP sensor. If you compare side by side with 50D, you will notice 60D is actually smaller, it also no longer use magnesium body. By doing this, canon managed to bring down the weight to 685g and but at the same time save some cost as well. By comparing back to back, the screen now carry 3:2 instead of 4:3 which is more suitable. The button has been re-arrange as well and no more joystick in 60D.  60D still remained 9 point AF which is a bit disappointed but it did leverage TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer (iFCLmetering system from 7D. 60D has drop CF support and move to SD slots. The is not definitely not friendly for those who like to upgrade their body from 50D to 60D as they need to buy all the memory card again. Below are the key features for 60D, take a look

Key features

  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100-3200 (expandable to 12,800)
  • 5.3 fps continuous shooting
  • 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC storage
  • In-camera raw development
  • Subject modes with 'Ambience Selection' (Standard, Vivid, Soft, Warm, Intense, Cool, Brighter, Darker and Monochrome)
  • In-camera Creative Filters (special effects)
  • Fully articulated 3.0" screen (3:2)
  • iFCL metering with 63-zone Dual-layer Sensor
  • Integrated Speedlite transmitter
  • In-camera RAW processing
  • Advanced creative features with Basic +
  • DIGIC 4
  • 5.3fps shooting for up to 58 JPEGs
  • 9-point cross type AF System
Amazon is accepting pre-book with USD1,099 or RMK3.4k. For Malaysia market, release date not yet announce. Let me know if you know the release date as i need to camera shop to do some hands on.


  1. Like to read ur blog abt the technology. Widden my knowledge after reading...Gambateh ya...

    -- Kock.S.H (Siaw Hui)

  2. Thanks, i will post more about techno stuff.