Interchangeable Lens Digital Cameras

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Marketed September 2010
Original Price Open price

The EOS 60D combines an approximately 18.0 million effective pixel APS-C size (22.3 x 14.9 mm) CMOS sensor with Canon’s proprietary high-performance DIGIC 4 imaging processor to deliver high image quality with reduced noise. The camera supports an extended ISO range* of 100-6400, which can be expanded to ISO 12800. Additionally, the model enables high-quality image capture through such enhancements in basic features as a 9-point all cross-type AF (autofocus) sensor, which enables high-precision auto focus performance, and Canon’s 63-zone Dual-layer Metering Sensor, which delivers accurate exposure control.

The first model in the EOS series to incorporate a 3.0-inch 1.04-million dot Vari-Angle Clear View LCD monitor with a 3:2 aspect ratio, the new Canon EOS 60D allows users to easily view the monitor while shooting at high or low angles, all while maintaining a compact body that is smaller than its predecessor, the EOS 50D, launched in September 2008. Further contributing to enhanced operability, the previously separate Multi-Controller and Quick Control Dial have now been combined to form a Multi-Control Dial, while the Quick Setting Button, which opens on the LCD monitor when pressed, enables users to effortlessly change such camera settings as shutter speed, aperture, ISO setting, and exposure from a single screen.

The EOS 60D’s Basic + Function feature enables the adjustment of an image’s “atmosphere” by allowing users to apply such settings as “light and soft” or “sharp and vivid.” In addition, the newly incorporated Creative Filter function enables the processing of photos using one of four filter options, including Miniature Effect and Soft Focus.
The Canon EOS 60D also enables the capture of high-quality, low-noise video, offering a selection of different recording sizes, frame rates and interchangeable lens combinations to realize rich movie capture across a range of shooting conditions.

* Recommended index for ISO sensitivity

Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Recording medium SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Image sensor size 22.3 mm x 14.9 mm
Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
(35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6 times the lens focal length)
Lens mount Canon EF mount
Image Sensor
Type CMOS sensor
Effective pixels Approx. 18.00 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Dust delete feature Auto, Manual, Dust Delete Data appending
Recording System
Recording format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Image type JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original)
RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible
Recorded pixels Large : Approx. 17.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456)
Medium : Approx. 8.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304)
S1 (Small 1) : Approx. 4.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728)
S2 (Small 2) : Approx. 2.50 megapixels (1920 x 1280)
S3 (Small 3) : Approx. 350,000 pixels (720 x 480)
RAW : Approx. 17.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456)
M-RAW : Approx. 10.10 megapixels (3888 x 2592)
S-RAW : Approx. 4.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728)
Create/select a folder Possible
Image Processing During Shooting
Picture Style Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 – 3
Basic+ Shoot by ambience selection, Shoot by lighting or scene type
White balance Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Custom, Color temperature setting (Approx. 2500-10000K), white balance correction, and white balance bracketing possible

* Color temperature information transmission enabled

Noise reduction Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots
Automatic image
brightness correction
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Highlight tone priority Provided
Lens peripheral
illumination correction
Type Eye-level pentamirror
Coverage Vertical/Horizontal approx. 96% (with Eye point approx. 22 mm)
Magnification Approx. 0.95x (-1 m–1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eye point Approx. 22 mm (From eyepiece lens center at-1 m–1)
Built-in dioptric adjustment Approx.-3.0 – +1.0 m–1 (dpt)
Focusing screen Interchangeable (Two types sold separately), Ef-A provided
Electronic level Horizontal level displayed up to ±9° in ±1° increments
(For horizontal shooting only)
Mirror Quick-return type
Depth-of-field preview Provided
Type TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection
AF points 9 (All cross-type)
Metering range EV -0.5 – 18 (at 23°C/73°F, ISO 100)
Focusing modes One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF-assist beam Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash
Exposure Control
Metering modes 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering
• Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
• Partial metering (approx. 6.5% of viewfinder at center)
• Spot metering (approx. 2.8% of viewfinder at center)
• Center-weighted average metering
Metering range EV 1 – 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens,
ISO 100)
Exposure control Program AE (Full Auto, Flash Off, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, manual exposure, bulb exposure
ISO speed (Recommended exposure Index) Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 – 3200 set automatically
Creative Zone modes:ISO 100 – 6400 set manually
(1/3-stop increments), ISO 100 – 6400 set automatically,
or ISO expansion to “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800)
Exposure compensation Manual:±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (Can be combined with manual exposure compensation)
AE lock Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual:By AE lock button
Type Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds 1/8000 sec. to 1/60 sec. (Full Auto mode),
Flash X-sync at maximum 1/250 sec.
1/8000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range.
Available range varies by shooting mode.)
Built-in flash Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Guide No.: Approx. 13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Flash coverage: Approx. 17mm lens angle of view
Recycling time approx. 3 sec.
Wireless master unit function provided
External flash EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera)
Flash metering E-TTL II autoflash
Flash exposure compensation ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE lock Provided
PC terminal None
Drive System
Drive mode Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous,
10-sec. self-timer/remote control, 2-sec. self-timer/
remote control
Continuous shooting speed Max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.
Max. burst JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 58 shots
RAW: Approx. 16 shots
RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 7 shots

* Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) and a 4GB card.

Live View Shooting
Aspect ratio settings: 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1
Focusing Live mode, Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection)
Quick mode (Phase-difference detection)
Manual focusing (Approx. 5x / 10x magnification possible)
Metering modes Evaluative metering with the image sensor
Metering range EV 0 – 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Silent shooting Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
Grid display Two types
Movie Shooting
Movie compression MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Variable (average) bit rate
Audio recording format
Linear PCM
Recording format MOV
Recording size and frame rate 1920×1080 (Full HD): 30p/25p/24p
1280×720 (HD) : 60p/50p
640×480 (SD) : 60p/50p
Crop 640×480 (SD) : 60p/50p

* 30p: 29.97 fps, 25p: 25.00 fps, 24p: 23.976 fps, 60p:59.94 fps, 50p: 50.00 fps

File size 1920×1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx. 330 MB/min.
1280×720 (60p/50p) : Approx. 330 MB/min.
640×480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 165 MB/min.
Crop 640×480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 165 MB/min.
Focusing Same as focusing with Live View shooting
Metering modes Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor

* Automatically set by the focusing mode

Metering range EV 0 – 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure control Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies, manual exposure
Exposure compensation ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments (Still photos: ±5 stops)
ISO speed Automatically set within ISO 100 – 6400

With manual exposure, ISO 100 – 6400 set
Sound recording Built-in monaural microphone
External stereo microphone terminal provided
Sound recording level adjustable, wind filter provided
Grid display Two types
LCD Monitor
Type TFT color liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size and dots Wide, 3.0-in. (3:2) with approx. 1.04 million dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Angle adjustment Possible
Brightness adjustment Manual (7 levels)
Electronic level Horizontal level displayed in 1° increments
Image Playback
Image display formats Single image, Single image + Info (Basic info, detailed info, histogram), 4-image index, 9-image index, image rotate possible
Zoom magnification Approx. 1.5x – 10x
Image browsing methods Single image, jump by 10 or 100 images, by shooting date, by folder, by movie, by stills, by rating
Highlight alert Overexposed highlights blink
Slide show All images, by date, by folder, movies, stills, or by rating
Three transition effects selectable
Movie playback Enabled (LCD monitor, video/audio OUT, HDMI OUT)
Built-in speaker
Post-Processing of Images
In-camera RAW image
Brightness adjustment, white balance, Picture Style, Auto Lighting Optimizer, noise reduction at high ISO speeds, JPEG recording quality, color space, peripheral illumination correction, distortion correction, and chromatic aberration correction
Creative filters Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Toy camera effect, Miniature effect
Resize Possible
Ratings Provided
Direct Printing
Compatible printers PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable images JPEG and RAW images
Print ordering DPOF Version 1.1 compatible
Custom Functions
Custom Functions 20
Camera user settings Register under Mode Dial’s C
My Menu registration Provided
Copyright information Entry and inclusion enabled
Audio/video OUT/
Digital terminal
Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output
For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent)
HDMI mini OUT terminal Type C (Auto switching of resolution), CEC-compatible
External microphone
IN terminal
3.5mm dia. stereo mini-jack
Remote control terminal For Remote Switch RS-60E3
Wireless remote control Remote Controller RC-6
Battery Battery Pack LP-E6 (Quantity 1)

* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6
* With Battery Grip BG-E9 attached, size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used

Battery information Remaining capacity, Shutter count, and Recharge performance displayed
Battery life
(Based on CIPA
testing standards)
With viewfinder shooting:
Approx. 1100 shots at 23°C/73°F, approx. 1000 shots at 0°C/32°F
With Live View shooting:
Approx. 320 shots at 23°C/73°F, approx. 280 shots at 0°C/32°F
Movie shooting time Approx. 2 hours at 23°C/73°F
Approx. 1 hr. 40 min. at 0°C/32°F
(With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6)
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 144.5 x 105.8 x 78.6 mm / 5.7 x 4.2 x 3.1 in.
Weight Approx. 755 g / 26.6 oz. (CIPA Guidelines),
Approx. 675 g / 23.8 oz. (Body only)
Operating Environment
Working Temperature range 0°C – 40°C / 32°F – 104°F
Working humidity 85% or less