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Canon EOS 60D SLR Camera Announced

Canon EOS 60D with EF-S 17-85mm IS zoom lens
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Canon recently introduced the 18 megapixel Canon EOS 60D digital SLR, a camera geared towards enthusiast level photographers, and which shares the same sensor technology found in the popular Canon Rebel T2i. The 60D serves as a successor to the Canon EOS 50D.

The Canon 60D provides a more rugged body design compared to the Rebel T2i, and although the two camera's feature a similar 3.0-inch LCD screen with 1.02 million resolution, the rear LCD monitor on the 60D provides greater versatility by offering a tilt and swivel function for shooting at unusual and more creative angles.

The Canon 60D also provides faster 5.3 frames per second (fps) continuous shooting (versus 3.7 fps for the T2i), a brighter and clearer glass pentaprism viewfinder with slightly greater coverage compared to the penta-mirror viewfinder found in the T2i, and offers a different button and control layout combined with a top illuminated LCD information display and a number of additional functions.

A one touch movie record button, an external stereo microphone input and manual movie controls make the Canon EOS 60D a great tool for creating movies. Like the Canon Rebel T2i, the EOS 60D allows you to capture 1080p HD movies with sound to complement your stills, and the camera provides a Live view feature allowing users to compose images and shoot video by using the LCD monitor to frame the subject (in the same way as on a point and shoot).

The Canon EOS 60D incorporates the same 63 zone dual layer exposure metering system found in the Rebel T2i and the higher end Canon EOS 7D, although with some slight variations in center weighted and spot metering area coverage. The camera's 9-area Auto Focus (AF) system with selectable focus points and centre cross sensor provides efficient AF performance and remains largely unchanged from the system found in the Rebel T2i.

Canon EOS 60D Major Features
60D Press Release and Prices
Canon 60D SLR Specifications

Canon 60D back view with swivel LCD screen


Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR: Major Features

  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor: The EOS 60D utilises the same advanced sensor developed for the Canon Rebel T2i, coupled with the advanced low-pass optical filter introduced with the higher end EOS 7D, performing well at both high and low sensitivities for high quality images, even in low light.

    The sensor features a four channel read-out, allowing the fast transfer of image data to the DIGIC 4 processor to support a high speed burst of 5.3fps at 18MP resolution.

  • ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800): With a broad range of ISO settings, the EOS 60D enables shooting from dawn through dusk and ensures capture of the finest detail. With enhanced, low-noise high-sensitivity optimization, shooting in situations previously possible only with flash becomes as simple as point and shoot.

  • Basic + Shooting Mode: A new Basic + function makes it easy for photographers to add their own creative touch to images without worrying about changing settings. Photographers can add ambiance to a scene by shooting according to lighting and scene type, with Portrait, Landscape, Close-Up, Sport, Night Snapshot or Creative AUTO modes all available.

    Different effects can be achieved by shooting with Basic + enhancements such as Daylight, Cloudy or Sunset or pre-set Picture Styles including Vivid, Soft, Warm or Monochrome.

    1. Shoot by ambience selection: exposure compensation and white balance are adjusted according to preset styles to create ambience or tone in the image

    2. Shoot by lighting or scene type: a simplified form of white balance which allows new digital photographers to change the white balance settings according to more understandable terms such as “Daylight”, “Shade”, “Cloudy”, “Sunset”, “Tungsten light” and “Fluorescent light”.

  • Advanced movie mode with manual exposure control and selectable frame rates: Offering photographers the freedom to go beyond stills, the EOS 60D captures 1920x1080p HD video with a variety of user-selectable frame rates, including 30, 25 and 24fps, as well as 720p video at 60 and 50fps.

    Movie Crop mode is also available, recording with the central 640x480 pixel area of the sensor to create an effective magnification of approximately seven times the focal length of the lens.

    Full manual control in Movie mode allows photographers to employ their own exposure and focus settings and take advantage of the effects achieved from Canon’s wide range of EF lenses. An external stereo microphone terminal and the ability to adjust sound recording level ensures the audio track recorded matches the visual quality of the video, capturing broadcast-quality sound.

    Canon EOS 60D top view with information display

  • Auto Focus System: A 9-point, all cross-type autofocus (AF) system provides swift and accurate focusing, with an extra-sensitive centre point for lenses faster than f/2.8, allowing photographers to artistically employ a shallow depth of field during portraiture or for more atmospheric shooting.

  • Ergonomic Body Design: The EOS 60D features a completely redesigned body, combining an ergonomically enhanced, curved shape with a new button layout to make it quick and comfortable for photographers to change settings.

    Frequently used camera controls are grouped together for easy access, while the Quick Control Dial, Multi-controller and SET button have all been merged into one Multi Control Dial, enabling photographers to operate menus and enter settings quickly using their thumb. The mode dial also features a lock button, preventing unintentional changes to settings mid-shoot.

    A dedicated Quick Control access button allows photographers to instantly reach the most common shooting settings and playback controls. Customising the functions of a number of buttons is also possible, allowing photographers to tailor the camera to suit their individual needs.

    To help achieve landscapes with perfectly level horizons, a horizontal Electronic Level can be displayed in the viewfinder or in Live View to assist composition and remove any potential need for post-production correction.

  • High Speed Continuous Shooting: the Canon 60D offers up to 5.3 frames per second shooting in bursts of 58 full-resolution JPEGs.
  • iFCL Metering with 63 zone dual-layer metering sensor: The iFCL system uses focus, colour and luminance information to determine consistently exposed shots. All focus points provide distance information to the metering system to determine proximity to the subject and allow the algorithm to weight the exposure accordingly.


    The EOS 60D features a metering sensor with 63 zones compatible with all nine AF points. Typically, metering sensors are more sensitive to red subjects which can lead to underexposure. The EOS 60D combats this with a dual layer sensor, which has one layer sensitive to red and green light and one that is sensitive to blue and green light. The metering algorithm then compares the level of the two layers and adjusts the meter reading accordingly in real time.

  • 3.0-inch Vari-Angle LCD Monitor: The EOS 60D features a 3.0-inch Vari-angle wide LCD monitor with 3:2 aspect ratio and offering approx 720x480 pixel resolution with 1,040k dots. Screen brightness can be adjusted to one of seven levels, making it easier to view high-quality images and make ultra-accurate focus checks in playback. The LCD monitor flips out 175° and can be rotated by 270° to a low or high angle to allow perfect composition at unusual shooting angles.
  • Canon 60D with vari-angle monitor

  • Picture Style Presets: simplify in-camera control over image quality. Picture Style presets can be likened to different film types – each one offering a different colour response. Within each selectable preset, photographers have control over sharpness, contrast, colour tone and saturation.

    The camera’s factory default configuration is set to deliver immediately-usable JPEG images without need for additional menu settings. Picture Style presets applied to a RAW image can be revised with Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software.

    The six presets are:

    1. Standard – For crisp, vivid images that don’t require post-processing

    2. Portrait – Optimises colour tone and saturation and weakens sharpening to achieve attractive skin tones

    3. Landscape – For punchier greens and blues with stronger sharpening to give a crisp edge to mountain, tree and building outlines

    4. Neutral – Ideal for post-processing

    5. Faithful – Adjusts colour to match the subject colour when shot under a colour temperature of 5200K

    6. Monochrome – For black and white shooting with a range of filter effects (yellow, orange, red and green) and toning effects (sepia, blue, purple and green)

    The Canon 60D's 'User Defined Picture Styles' can be used to store up to three customised pre-sets for personal preference.

  • Canon EOS 60D side view

  • In-Camera Post Processing: designed to provide power for those who wish to extend their creative vision, the EOS 60D features a host of new functions that help capture better images and in-camera effects to add an extra dimension. The powerful DIGIC 4 processor supports in-camera RAW image processing, allowing photographers to edit settings such as brightness, contrast, white balance or correct distortion or chromatic aberration. The edited image can then be resaved as a JPEG, ready to be printed or uploaded to a PC or the web.

    For photographers who want to add post-production effects to their images without the need for expensive software, the EOS 60D also features a range of new creative filters that can be applied in-camera. Filters including Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Toy Camera Effect and Miniature Effect provide images with a different feel, allowing photographers to create a themed collection - using Grainy B/W to give images a reportage style, for exam.

  • Secure Digital Memory Card and SDXC Compatible: The EOS 60D is one of the latest Canon models to support high-capacity SDXC memory cards, providing up to 2TB of available space, allowing photographers to keep shooting HD video and full resolution RAW and JPEG stills without changing cards.

    For better management of larger image libraries on the camera, EOS 60D photographers can add a rating of 1 to 5 to their favourite images, allowing them to be easily located and viewed on-screen. Once transferred from the camera to a PC, the tags can also be viewed using a number of image editing and management programs, including Canons DPP software.

  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System: The EOS Integrated Cleaning System combats sensor dust in three important ways - Reduce, Repel and Remove:

    1. Reduce - Internal camera mechanisms are designed to minimise dust generation. The redesigned body cap prevents dust generation through wear on the cap itself

    2. Repel - Anti-static technologies, including a special fluorine coating, are applied to the low -pass filter covering the front of the sensor so as not to attract dust

    3. Remove - A Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit uses hi-frequency vibrations to shake dust from the infrared filter for a period of approximately one second after each start up. For instant shooting after power up, this feature is disabled immediately as the shutter release is depressed.

  • Canon 60D SLR with BG-E9 vertical battery grip attached

    Canon EOS 60D SLR: Press Release

    MISSISSAUGA, ON., Canon Canada PR – High-quality digital capture and skillful post-processing go hand-in-hand for superior end results, and more control over in-camera image processing means less time editing and more time shooting. At the same time, the overwhelming popularity of Full HD video recording with other current EOS Digital SLRs has led to customer requests for more advanced features such as manual audio level control and flexible LCD screens.

    Canon Canada Inc., a leader in digital imaging, delivers all of these features and more with the new EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera. For the first time on an EOS camera, the EOS 60D DSLR boasts a three-inch Vari-Angle Clear View LCD screen, EOS Full HD video recording with manual overrides including audio level control, and in-camera functionality for RAW image processing plus Creative Filters to manipulate images after taking them.

    Designed primarily for advanced amateurs, the EOS 60D replaces the EOS 50D and boasts a broad array of new features that make it easier for photographers to add personal creativity to their images. Whether it’s capturing an overhead shot on the Vari-Angle screen at a graduation ceremony, or converting a colour image to black and white for a nostalgic look, Canon is delivering in-camera features and functions that empower advanced photographers to capture, display and print the images they want.

    “The EOS 60D has been designed to offer the image-capture and the Full HD video features customers are looking for as they continue to expand their photographic skills. The exciting new features of the EOS 60D make using a DSLR camera more attractive and easier than ever before. We want everyone to experience the great image quality a Canon DSLR can offer with features and functions that they will appreciate and use,” stated Ian Macfarlane, Vice President of the Consumer Imaging Group at Canon Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc.

    For the first time in the history of the Canon EOS System, the new 60D camera features a large Vari-Angle 3-inch (7.6-centimetre) Clear View LCD screen with 1,040,000 dot/VGA resolution plus anti-reflective and smudge-resistant coatings for bright clear viewing from any angle. The new LCD screen is ideal for composing low-angle or overhead shots whether capturing still images or Full HD video clips.

    Canon 60D with swivel LCD monitor

    Another first for the EOS system is the EOS 60D camera’s new Multi-Control Dial, which places a Multi-Controller and Set button inside the Quick Control Dial. This new control layout streamlines camera navigation for vertical as well as horizontal shooting and enables a cleaner camera design.

    Responding to customer requests, the EOS 60D also features a locking mode dial, which makes camera operation more secure by preventing inadvertent changes to the photographer’s selected shooting mode.

    While the photography mantra of “get it right in the camera” still stands true, Canon’s new EOS 60D gives advanced photographers an edge with new in-camera features that enable users to enhance their images without a computer even after they have been shot.

    For the first time ever in an EOS camera, the EOS 60D features in-camera processing of RAW image files, new reduced resolution image copies, and post-processing creative image filters for exceptional flexibility in digital image rendering.

    • In-camera RAW image processing features include Picture Style, White Balance (WB), Colour Space, High-ISO Noise Reduction, Peripheral Illumination Correction, linear distortion correction and chromatic aberration correction. These powerful in-camera editing tools will allow photographers in the field to produce optimized images on the spot and generate JPEG files at various resolution and compression settings for immediate sharing, without affecting the original RAW data.

    • Another great new feature for photographers-on-the-go is Canon’s new image resizing function. After capturing full resolution or smaller JPEG images, the camera can generate lower-resolution copies using menu commands. New lower-resolution settings include 1920 x 1280 for optimal display on HD televisions, or 720 x 480, ideal for immediate uploading to social networking and other photo sharing web sites. The original high resolution files remain unaffected by the image resizing function.

    Available for the first time in an EOS camera are Canon’s new creative image filters. Familiar to Canon PowerShot users, these fun photo effects help make a great image more dynamic, even after it has been shot. Canon provides four artistic filters that allow photographers to capture an image and then create and manipulate a digital copy of it.

    (1) The Soft Focus effect filter helps dramatize an image and smooth over shiny reflections.

    (2) The Grainy Black and White filter can give a different nostalgic perspective to any shot.

    (3) Canon’s “Toy Camera” filter deliberately adds vignetting and colour shift for a creative option when shooting a colourful scene.

    (4) Users can also make a scene appear like a small-scale model, simulating the look from a tilt-shift lens, with Canon’s Miniature Effect filter, great when shooting any scene from a high vantage point.

    Each of these filters can be applied to a captured still image in-camera to create a second “filtered” JPEG version, leaving the original RAW or JPEG file unaffected.

    Canon 60D with illuminated top LCD panel

    Another addition to the camera’s Live View function is Canon’s new Aspect Ratio feature whereby the Live View screen can display cropping lines for 1:1, 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratios in addition to the standard 3:2 ratio.

    These cropping lines make it easier to compose images in Live View, and they can help to expedite printing when using Canon’s supplied Digital Photo Professional software. Custom aspect ratios are also applied to JPEG images whether captured directly in-camera or created with the EOS 60D’s in-camera RAW image processing function.

    In addition to its new still capture capabilities, the EOS 60D features Full HD video capture at 1920 x 1080 resolution with selectable frame rates of 24p, 25p or 30p. Native 24p recording helps videographers achieve a more cinema-style look for their footage without the need for post-processing. The EOS 60D builds upon the great video capabilities Canon has introduced in recent DSLR cameras and packs them into a camera photo enthusiasts will love.

    Full HD video capture, along with selectable cinematic frame rates for both NTSC (National Television System Committee) and PAL (Phase Altering Line) standards, will help the EOS 60D to be the camera of choice among film students and photography students alike.

    The new EOS 60D camera’s movie mode also includes manual controls for exposure as well as manual audio levels in 64 steps, much like the latest firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark II HD-SLR. Users can set audio levels on the rear menu screen before shooting begins; once recording is initialized, audio adjustments are not possible. In addition, Canon has added an electronic Wind Filter to the audio controls within the movie shooting menu.

    Canon has also included an in-camera movie editing feature, allowing users to shorten a video file by clipping segments from the beginning or the end, removing unwanted portions without outside software. This feature can dramatically accelerate workflow by reducing the time needed to upload video clips to a computer for further editing and assembly.

    The EOS 60D also includes Canon’s Movie Crop mode, which allows users to achieve 7x magnification when shooting SD video. Unlike the digital zoom feature found in many compact digital cameras, Canon’s Movie Crop mode crops the image directly from the CMOS sensor at full SD resolution to preserve image quality and still provide additional telephoto power.

    Providing access to the right lens for any given shooting scenario, the EOS 60D DSLR camera is compatible with more than 60 Canon EF and EF-S lenses. The EOS 60D DSLR’s video functions are supported by two key proprietary Canon technologies, a DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor and a large APS-C–sized CMOS sensor capturing fine detail and colour with an amazing cinematic depth of field.

    The Canon EOS 60D allows for three video recording modes – Full HD and HD in a 16:9 aspect ratio and Standard Definition (SD) in a 4:3 aspect ratio, all at selectable frame rates.

    The EOS 60D Digital SLR camera will record Full HD at 1920 x 1080 pixels in selectable frame rates of 24p (23.976), 25p, or 30p (29.97); 720p HD recording at 50p or 60p (59.94) and SD video at frame rates of 50p or 60p (59.94).

    The EOS 60D features a dedicated button to initiate live view for both video and still shooting. Once engaged, the same dedicated button will start and stop video recording.

    Along with the adjustable LCD screen, the new EOS 60D DSLR features a class-leading 18-megapixel Canon CMOS sensor, a proprietary DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor, a 9-point Autofocus system and Canon’s exclusive iFCL Metering System (Intelligent Focus, Colour, Luminance) giving it the power of a professional-level camera.

    Capable of capturing fast action, the 60D DSLR can shoot full resolution still images up to 5.3-frames per second (fps). The EOS 60D records its images and video clips to the photographer’s choice of SD, SDHC or new extended capacity SDXC memory cards.

    The 9-point AF system on the new EOS 60D features f/5.6-sensitive cross-type focusing on all nine focusing points. Like the EOS 7D, the center AF point is a hybrid of standard cross-type and special diagonally-shaped “X” cross, with high-precision sensitivity for f/2.8 and larger aperture lenses.

    Complementing the AF system, Canon’s iFCL metering system, identical to that on the EOS 7D and Rebel T2i, takes colour information into account and includes a 63-zone dual-layer metering sensor that reads both illumination and color for consistent results in all lighting conditions, keeping exposure levels stable from shot to shot, even as the light source changes.

    Photographers will enjoy shooting in low light thanks to the EOS 60D DSLR’s wide ISO range from 100-6400 (adjustable in 1/3-step increments from ISO 100-6400 and expandable to 12,800) allowing it to capture beautiful images without flash during family milestone events such as wedding ceremonies, while still being equipped with a built-in pop-up flash for shooting the cake cutting ceremony and reception.

    The EOS 60D’s pop-up flash features a built-in Integrated Speedlite Transmitter for control of up to two groups of off-camera EOS Speedlites without the need for an external transmitter, providing an economical solution for multi-flash shoots.

    Making accurate composition more convenient, the EOS 60D’s optical viewfinder provides 96 percent coverage along with Canon’s built-in single axis Electronic Level Display, which utilizes the exposure level scale below the picture area to let the photographer know when the camera is level.

    The Electronic Level Display is also visible on the camera’s LCD screen in both Live View and Movie modes. An artificial horizon display illustrates horizontal roll, allowing the photographer to know when the camera is in a fixed level position. The entire camera has been durability-tested to 100,000 exposures making the EOS 60D a reliable as well as a powerful imaging tool.

    Canon 60D included aceessories

    Pricing and Availability: The Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR camera is available in a body-only configuration at an estimated retail price of $1,199.99 Canadian.

    The camera is also offered in kit versions with Canon’s EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens at an estimated retail price of $1,499.99 and with Canon’s EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens at an estimated retail price of $1,599.99 (As of Oct, 2010). The BG-E9 Battery Grip will sell at an estimated retail price of $329.99 Canadian.

    Canon EOS 60D SLR front view

    Canon EOS 60D SLR Specifications
    Type 22.3mm x 14.9mm CMOS
    Effective Pixels Approx. 18.00 megapixels
    Total Pixels Approx. 19.00 megapixels
    Aspect Ratio 3:2
    Low-Pass Filter Built-in / Fixed
    Sensor Cleaning EOS integrated cleaning system with fluorine coating
    Colour Filter Type Primary Colour
    Image Processor Type DIGIC 4
    Lens Mount Canon EF and EF-S Lenses
    Focal Length Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens
    Focus Type TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
    AF System/ Points 9 cross-type AF points (f/2.8 at centre)
    AF Working Range EV -0.5 - 18 (at 23C & ISO100)
    AF Modes AI Focus
    One Shot
    AI Servo
    AF Point Selection Automatic selection, Manual selection
    Selected AF Point Display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel and Quick Control screen
    Predictive AF Yes up to 8m
    AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode or AF-ON button is pressed.
    AF Assist Beam Intermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite
    Manual Focus Selected on lens, default in Live View Mode
    AF Microadjustment No
    Metering Modes TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone SPC
    (1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF point)
    (2) Partial metering (approx. 6.5% of viewfinder at centre)
    (3) Spot metering (approx. 2.8% viewfinder at centre)
    (4) Centre weighted average metering
    Metering Range EV 0-20 (at 23C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
    AE Lock Auto: In One-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
    Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.
    Exposure Compensation +/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
    Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) 3 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
    ISO Sensitivity Range Auto (100-3200), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)
    ISO can be expanded to H: 12800
    Shutter Speed Range 30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
    White Balance (WB)
    AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
    Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.
    White balance compensation:
    1. Blue/Amber +/-9
    2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
    Custom White Balance Yes, 1 setting can be registered
    WB Bracketing +/-3 levels in single level increments
    3 bracketed images per shutter release.
    Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
    Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
    Viewfinder Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal) Approx. 96%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.95x
    Eyepoint Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
    Dioptre Correction -3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)
    Focusing Screen Interchangeable (3 types, optional). Standard Focusing Screen Precision Matte Ef-A
    Viewfinder Information AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light.

    Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB.

    Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light.

    Image information: White balance correction, Card information, monochrome shooting, maximum burst (2 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+).

    Composition information: Electronic level (Horizontal only), Battery check
    Depth of Field Preview Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.
    LCD Monitor Type 3.0-inch Vari angle Clear View TFT LCD monitor, high resolution with approx. 1.04 million dots. Dual anti-reflection coatings and brightness adjustment (seven levels)
    LCD Monitor Coverage Approx. 100%
    LCD Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically) Approx 160
    LCD Display Options (1) Quick Control Screen
    (2) Camera settings
    (3) Electronic Level
    Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters) 13
    Built-in Flash Coverage up to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 28mm)
    Built-in Flash Recycle Time Approx. 3 seconds
    Flash Modes Auto, Manual flash, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
    Red-Eye Reduction Yes
    Flash X-Sync 1/250sec
    Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
    Flash Exposure Bracketing Yes, with compatible External Flash
    Flash Exposure Lock Yes
    Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
    External Flash Compatibility E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
    External Flash Control via camera menu screen
    Shooting Modes Auto, No Flash, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Movie, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom
    Picture Styles Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
    Colour Space sRGB and Adobe RGB
    Image Processing Highlight Tone Priority
    Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
    Long exposure noise reduction
    High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
    Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination
    Basic+ (Shoot by ambience selection, Shoot by lighting or scene type)
    Creative filters (Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Toy camera, Minaiture effect) - during image Playback only
    RAW image processing - during image Playback only
    Drive Modes Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote)
    Continuous Shooting Max. Approx. 5.3fps. (speed maintained for minimum of approx 58 images (JPEG), 16 images (RAW)
    Live View (LV) Type Electronic viewfinder using image sensor
    LV Focusing Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
    Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face detection mode
    LV Metering Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor Active metering time can be changed
    LV Display Options Grid overlay (x2), Histogram, Multi aspect ratios, Electronic level
    Still Image File Type JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.3 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),

    RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
    Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
    RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG, M-RAW + JPEG, S-RAW + JPEG possible.
    Image Size JPEG 3:2: (L) 5184x3456, (M) 3456x2304, (S1) 2592x1728, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480

    JPEG 4:3: (L) 4608x3456, (M) 3072x2304, (S1) 2304x1728, (S2) 1696x1280, (S3) 640x480

    JPEG 16:9: (L) 5184x2912, (M) 3456x1944, (S1) 2592x1456 (S2) 1920x1080, (S3) 720x400

    JPEG 1:1: (L) 3456x3456, (M) 2304x2304, (S1) 1728x1728, (S2) 1280x1280, (S3) 480x480

    RAW: (RAW) 5184x3456, (M-RAW) 3888x2592, (S-RAW) 2592x1728
    Movie Type MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)
    Movie Size 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
    1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
    640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
    Movie Length Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB
    Folders New folders can be manually created and selected
    File Numbering (1) Consecutive numbering
    (2) Auto reset
    (3) Manual reset
    Custom Functions 20 Custom Functions with 59 settings
    Metadata Tag User copyright information (can be set in camera)
    Image rating (0-5 stars)
    LCD Panel Yes with illumination
    Water/ Dust Resistance Yes, Memory card and battery door only
    Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
    Playback Zoom 1.5x - 10x
    Display Formats (1) Single image with information (2 levels)
    (2) Single image
    (3) 4 image index
    (4) 9 image index
    (5) Magnified view
    Slide Show Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Rating
    Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds
    Repeat: On/Off
    Histogram Brightness: Yes
    RGB: Yes
    Highlight Alert Yes
    Image Erase/Protection Erase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected images
    Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time
    Data Verification Original image verification data can be appended to the image (OSK-E3 required for verification)
    Menu Categories (1) Shooting menu (x4)
    (2) Playback menu (x2)
    (3) Setup menu (x3)
    (4) Custom Functions menu
    (5) My Menu
    Menu Languages 25 Languages
    English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
    Firmware Update Update possible by the user.
    Computer Hi-Speed USB
    Other Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)
    Canon Printers Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
    PictBridge Yes
    Software ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser, Digital Photo Professional, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, Original Data Security Tools*), Picture Style Editor
    * Requires optional accessory
    Storage Type SD card, SDHC card or SDXC card
    Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied), built in for date & settings
    Battery Life Approx. 1100 (at 23C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
    Approx. 1000 (at 0C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
    Battery Indicator 6 levels + percentage
    Power Saving Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.
    Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6
    Body Materials Aluminium and polycarbonate resin with glass fibre
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 144.5 x 105.8 x 78.6mm
    Weight (Body Only) Approx. 755g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)
    Optional Accessory Vertical release battery grip BG-E9, Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-6/RC-1/RC-5

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