Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras

Digital SLR Camera




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Marketed March 2002
Original Price 358,000 yen (with accessories)

The EOS D60 digital SLR camera succeeds and greatly expands on the acclaimed EOS D30 released in October 2000, enabling a broad range of applications to meet the needs of high-end amateur and business users.

The EOS D60’s imaging element comprises a newly developed 6.3-megapixel large-area (22.7 x 15.1mm effective size in a 3:2 aspect ratio) high-resolution CMOS sensor, an RGB primary color filter, and Canon’s proprietary high-speed “imaging engine” signal-processing IC for a high signal-to-noise ratio, detailed images and faithful color reproduction.

Even though the EOS D60 ranks in the 6-megapixel-camera class, Canon’s CMOS sensor permits a broad range of ISO-equivalent sensitivity settings from the default ISO 100 up to a maximum ISO 1000.

Feedback received from EOS D30 users gave many suggestions for improving on the features of the D30. These excellent new features include simultaneous recording of both RAW and JPEG images, development parameters that can be set and registered on the camera, and new custom functions which bring the total to 14 custom functions.

Type Digital AF SLR (Single plate CMOS sensor /DirectImaging)
Recording medium Type I and II CF card
Picture Size 22.7 x 15.1 mm
Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses (all) (due to max. aperture metering, stopped-down shooting not possible)
Lens mount Canon EF mount
Focal length conversion factor: Approx. 1.6x
Imaging Element
Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels Effective pixels: Approx.6.3 megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 6.52 megapixels (3152 x 2068)
Aspect ratio 3:2
Color filter system Primary color filter
Low-pass filter Located in front of the CCD sensor,non-removable
Recording System
Recording format Design rule for Camera File system
Image format RAW and JPEG
File size 1) Large/Fine: approx. 2.5MB (3072×2048 pixels)
2) Large/Normal: approx. 1.3MB (3072×2048 pixels)
3) Middle/Fine: approx. 1.4MB (2048×1360 pixels)
4) Middle/Normal: approx. 0.7MB (2048×1360 pixels)
5) Small/Fine: approx. 0.9MB (1536×1024 pixels)
6) Small/Normal: approx. 0.5MB (1536×1024 pixels)
7) RAW: approx. 7.4MB (3072×2048 pixels)
Exact file sizes depend on the subject and ISO speed.
Folders setting Automatic
File numbering 1) Consecutive numbering
2) Auto reset
Image-processing Besides the standard processing parameters applied by the camera automatically during the image recording, the user can create and register up to three sets of parameters (contrast, sharpness, color saturation, color tone).

* The parameters can be set with the EOS D60’s on-screen menu (not with the dedicated software).

External interface
Digital terminal USB Ver. 1.1
Video output terminal NTSC/PAL
Remote control terminal N3-type terminal
White Balance 7 Settings: Auto, daylight, cloudy, tungsten light, fluorescent light, flash, manual
Auto white balance Auto white balance with the CMOS sensor
Color temperature
White balance bracketing Not provided
Type SLR type, eye-level viewfinder with (fixed pentaprism and no condenser lens)
Coverage Approx. 95% vertically and horizontally with respect to the effective pixels
Magnification 0.88x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint 20 mm
Built-in dioptric correction -3.0 – +1.0 diopter
Focusing screen Fixed, New Laser Matte screen
Mirror Quick-return half mirror
(Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60
(no mirror cut-off with EF 600mm f4 or shorter lens)
Viewfinder information AF information AF points,focus confirmation light
Exposure information shutter speed,aperture,manual exposure,AE lock, partial metering circle,exposure level,exposure compensation amount,AEB level
flash ready high-speed sync,FE lock,flash exposure compensation amount,flash exposure compensation icon,red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator
Warning Exposure warning,improper FE lock warning,CF card-full warning,CF card error warning,no CF card warning,Busy
Other information Maximum burst during continuous shooting,shots remaining
Depth-of-field preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Eyepiece shutter None
Type Multi-Basis, TTL-CT-SIR (TTL secondary phase difference detection)
AF points 3
AF working range EV 0.5-18 (at normal temperature and ISO 100, with the standard chart)
Focusing modes 1) One-Shot AF
2) Predictive AI Servo AF
3) One-Shot/Predictive AI Servo AF switching
4) Manual focusing (MF)
AF point selection 1) Automatic selection
2) Manual selection
Active AF point indicator Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on
top LCD panel
AF-assist beam 1) Emitted automatically by a lamp
Effective range: Approx. 3.8 m/12.5ft. (at center)
Exposure Control
Metering Systems TTL full aperture metering with 35-zone SPC. Three metering modes provided:
1) Evaluative metering
2) Partial metering at center (approx. 9.5% of viewfinder )
3) Center-weighted average metering
Exposure control systems 1) Intelligent Program AE (shiftable)
2) Shutter-priority AE (No safety shift)
3) Aperture-priority AE (No safety shift)
4) Depth-of-field AE (A-DEP, shiftable)
5) Manual exposure
6) E-TTL program flash AE
ISO speed range ISO 100 (Default), 200, 400, 800, 1000
Exposure compensation 1) AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) +/- 2 stops in 1/2- or 1/3-stop increments
2) Manual exposure compensation
3) Flash exposure compensation
AE lock 1) Auto AE lock – works in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering. AE lock takes affect when focus is achieved.
2) Manual – By AE lock button
Type Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter speeds 1/4000 to 30 sec. (1/3- and 1/2-stop increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec.
Shutter release Soft-touch electromagnetic release (No cable-release socket)
Self-timer Electronically-controlled 10-sec. delay
Remote control N3-type
Flash (built-in)
Type E-TTL autoflash
Guide No. Guide No. 12 (at ISO 100 in meters)
Recycling time Approx. 3 sec.
Flash ready indicator Flash-ready icon lights on in viewfinder
Flash coverage Up to 18mm lens angle
Firing conditions 1) In P, Tv, Av, A-DEP, M modes:
Press the flash button to pop-up and fire the flash for all shots.
2) In Full Auto, Portrait, Close-up, and Night Scene modes:
Pops up and fires automatically in low light or backlit conditions.
Flash sync speed Max. X-sync speed 1/200 sec.
Autoflash system E-TTL autoflash (preflash metering and linked to AF points)
Flash exposure compensation Up to +/-2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments.
Red-eye reduction With the built-in flash, the flash is fired after the red-eye reduction lamp lights.
External Speedlite
Flash sync contacts 1) Hot shoe: X-sync contacts
2) Lower side terminal: PC terminal (JIS B-type socket)

* Screw lock and shock protection feature provided on the hot shoe.

Flash auto Enabled with the camera’s Program AE mode.
1) With EX-series Speedlites: E-TTL autoflash
2) With built-in flash: E-TTL autoflash
3) With EZ-, E-, EG-, ML-, and TL-series Speedlites: Autoflash not possible.
Wireless flash Enabled with the 550EX, 420EX, MR-14EX, MT-24EX, or ST-E2
Flash exposure compensation Settable with the camera or external Speedlite
FEB Settable with the 550EX, MR-14EX, or MT-24EX.
Modeling flash With the 550EX, 420EX, MR-14EX, or MT-24EX, press the depth-of-field preview button (fires at 70 Hz for 1 sec.).
PC terminal Provided
Drive System
Drive modes 1) Single frame
2) Continuous
3) Self-timer (10 sec.)
Continuous shooting speed Approx. 3 fps (at 1/250 sec. or faster shutter speeds)
Max. burst during continuous shooting 8 shots
LCD Monitor
Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size 1.8″
Dots Approx. 114,000 dots
Coverage Approx. 100% (with effective pixels)
Brightness control 2-level (standard/brighter)
Image Playback
Image display format 1) Single image
2) Single image (Info.)
3) 9-image index
4) Magnified
5) Auto play
Highlight alert In the single image (Info.) display mode, the highlight portions which do not contain image information will blink.
Image Protection and Erase
Protection A single image can be protected or unprotected.
Erase One image or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images) at one time.
Menu categories 24 menus (8 shooting menus, 4 playback menus, 12 setup menus)
LCD monitor language Japanese, English, French or German can be selected.
Firmware updating Updating by the user is not possible
Custom functions 14 Custom Functions with 38 settings
Power Source
Battery One Battery Pack BP-511 (lithium ion rechargeable battery)
Number of shots At 20°C/68F: Approx. 620(AE 100%,FA 0%)
(When a fully charged battery pack, EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, image review ON, image review time of 2 sec., and Large/Fine recording format
Battery check Automatic,displayed in one of three levels
Back-up battery CR2025; One lithium battery
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) 149.5 (W) x 106.5 (H) x 75 (D) mm
(5.9 x 4.2 x 3.0 in.)
Weight 780 g (27.5 oz.)
(Excluding the Battery Pack, Compact Flash card and back-up battery.)
Working Conditions Working Temperature range 0°C to 40°C
Working humidity 85% or less
Major accessories 1) Battery Pack BP-511
2) Compact Power Adapter CA-PS400
3) DC Coupler DR-400
4) Interface Cable IFC-200PCU
5) Video Cable VC-100
6) Battery Grip BG-ED3
7) wide strap EW-100DB