Canon’s EOS 60D lays down the gauntlet to competitors while giving the Canon faithful lots to be happy about. You’d be surprised if a new camera didn’t have HD video capability, and the D60 delivers a rich variety—1920 x 1280 HD at either 24p (or 25p) or 30p, 720p HD recording at 50p or 60p, plus audio with selectable manual level control (and standard-definition too). This 50D replacement also has an 18-megapixel sensor and in-camera raw image processing (allows you to make lower-res JPEGs in camera while retaining the full-res Raw file).
The 60D also incorporates a twist-swivel LCD panel that Canon calls the Vari-Angle LCD. The display contains a high-resolution three-inch panel with 1,040,000 dots. Among the improved controls is the Multi-Control Dial, which is designed to improve camera navigation for vertical and horizontal holding.
Canon has implemented a set of in-camera art filters in the 60D, including soft focus, grainy B&W, toy camera and miniature effects (faux tilt-shift) effects.
Canon Canada has estimates the camera (without lens) will sell for around $1,200. The 60D should be in stores by the end of September.