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Canon EOS 60D review

Is the 60D a successor to the 50D or big brother to the Canon 550D?

As part of our review process we've implemented a new testing procedure. To test the Canon EOS 60D image quality, we shot our resolution chart, each with the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Canon 60D is capable of resolving up to 26 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files. Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Resolution chart

JPEGs

ISO 100

Canon 60D Review: ISO 100: 26 (Click to view full size)

ISO 200

Canon 60D Review: ISO 200: 26 (Click to view full size)

ISO 400

Canon 60D Review: ISO 400: 26 (Click to view full size)

ISO 800

Canon 60D Review: ISO 800: 26 (Click to view full size)

ISO 1600

Canon 60D Review: ISO 1600: 26/24 (Click to view full size)

ISO 3200

Canon 60D Review: ISO 3200: 24 (Click to view full size)

ISO 6400

Canon 60D Review: ISO 6400: 12 (Click to view full size)

Raw Files

ISO 100 raw

Canon 60D Review: ISO 100: 28 (Click to view full size)

ISO 200 raw

Canon 60D Review: ISO 200: 28 (Click to view full size)

ISO 400

Canon 60D Review: ISO 400: 28/26 (Click to view full size)

ISO 800 raw

Canon 60D Review: ISO 800: 26 (Click to view full size)

ISO 1600 raw

Canon 60D Review: ISO 1600: 26/24 (Click to view full size)

ISO 3200 raw

Canon 60D Review: ISO 3200: 24 (Click to view full size)

ISO 6400 raw

Canon 60D Review: ISO 6400: 24 (Click to view full size)

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLR Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution18 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyEOS
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom5x
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesLive View, Face Detection, Aperture Priority, Manual White Balance, Manual Control
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeSLR
Weight (Approximate)755 g
Minimum Focus Distance350 mm
Maximum Image Resolution5184 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution19 Megapixel
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
Height105.8 mm
Width144.5 mm
Depth78.6 mm
Autofocus Points9
Focal Length17 mm to 85 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model60D
Product NameEOS 60D Digital SLR Camera
Product LineEOS
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number4460B054AA
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Discover your creative side with the EOS 60D. Express yourself by producing stunning stills or Full HD Movies using the vari-angle LCD screen and the advanced creative features. Ideal for those who want to create large, poster-size prints - or crop images without losing any of the detail necessary for printing - EOS 60D's 18MP CMOS sensor is outstanding in low light, and produces images with incredibly low noise.

Battery Life1100 Shot
Package Contents
  • EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera
  • EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens
  • LP-E6 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Display Resolution1040000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year