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Canon EOS 60D finally here!

Canon EOS 60D
Canon EOS 60D
As I was assuming a couple of weeks ago, the Canon EOS 60D is finally here. Canon just posted a press release and added a product walkthrough video as well as a sample video shot with the Canon EOS 60D. The interesting parts: The camera features an 18mp DIGIC IV processor which is capable of 1080p H.264 video. As a new feature for any Canon EOS camera, the 60D will have an articulating 3″ LCD screen. Specially for taking videos this could be a real enhancement. The rest of the features is more or less a mixture of the bigger EOS 7D and the smaller EOS 550D/T2i like the ISO range from 100 to 6.400 (plus H 12.800), in-camera video editing (who needs that?).

The EOS 60D will be available in September for roughly 900 Euro (Body) or 1.100 Euro (including an EF-S 18-135 3.5-5.6 IS lens).

UPDATE DPreview did a small but nice little preview of the EOS 60D. Also Philip Bloom mentioned the new 60D, and yes he is totally right: We will see, what time brings and the EOS 7D needs a firmeware upgrade immediately.

Canon EOS 60D coming soon?

Just last week Canon introduced the new EOS 550D (Rebel T2i) and this camera will soon be available. Anyone who – like myself – is playing with the idea to upgrade from a previouse three-digit EOS camera to the EOS 550D, will probably also checked out the Canon EOS 7D, which offers similar features but in some areas performs significantly better. The interesting thing about the EOS 7D and EOS 550D are, beside a lot of other outstanding features, the new HDSLR opportunities, ie HD movie recording with a digital SLR camera.

But, there are already 18 months in between the introduction of the EOS 50D, which has a body that is certainly at an equal level to the EOS 7D. This usually speaks for a quick upgrade from Canon’s site.

This means for me, that I will not immediately buy the new EOS 550D but wait a little for a hopefully soon comming EOS 60D. The 60D will for sure have a price tag positioned between the 550D (about 700 euros) and 7D (about 1,300 euros) and so get probably in the range of about 1,000 euros.

So let’s wait and see. Meanwhile the Canon Rumors website can be checked regularly.
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