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82
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There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
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There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Canon 60D is fast, shoots gorgeous still images and video, and adds tons of options to make your video look professional, but those looking for ease of use may be deterred by the lack of continuous autofocus during video recording.
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80
cliffw
Just stunning how much light this sensor can pick up. Shooting at night is now...read more
90
JakePT
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
cjtylr
This is a wonderful camera. It's amazing for video, and a little less so for...read more
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Key Specs

Type
DSLR
Lens mount
Canon EF
Resolution (effective)
18 megapixels
Sensor size
APS-C
Image stabilization
External (lens)
Memory card
SD
Model
body only

General

Type
DSLR (Canon EF) (Yes)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
18 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
Image stabilization
External (lens)
ISO modes
Auto iso, 100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso, 12800 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (Internal) (Red-eye reduction)

Shooting

Focus
Af, Manual (9 points) (AF assist lamp)
Shutter speed
1/ {"1":8000, "2":30} secs
Startup time
0.1 secs

Imaging

Auto-bracketing
Yes
Bulb mode
Yes
Color space
Srgb, Adobe rgb
Exposure modes
Aperture, Shutter, Manual, Program, Auto
Exposure compensation
Yes
Histogram
Yes
Scene selection
Yes (Portrait, Landscape, Other)
White balance modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Flash, Flourescent, Shade, Color temp, Custom

Other features

Orientation sensor
Yes
PictBridge support
Yes
Self-timer
Yes
Tripod mount
Yes
5.3 fps (max)
5.3 fps (continuous)
Screen size
3 inches
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Lcd, Optical (Yes) (Yes)

Storage

Memory card
SD (Sdxc, Sdhc)

Image formats

Image formats
Jpeg, Raw
Quality settings
Iq normal, Iq fine, Iq super fine
Image aspect ratios
3 2, 4 3, 16 9
Video recording
Yes (Other)

Connections

USB
2.0
WiFi
No
Video output
Yes (Hdmi, Composite)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Photos per charge (CIPA standard)
350
Model
a

General

Type
DSLR (Canon EF) (Yes)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
18 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
Image stabilization
External (lens)
ISO modes
Auto iso, 100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso, 12800 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (Internal) (Red-eye reduction)

Shooting

Focus
Af, Manual (9 points) (AF assist lamp)
Shutter speed
1/ {"1":8000, "2":30} secs
Startup time
0.1 secs

Imaging

Auto-bracketing
Yes
Bulb mode
Yes
Color space
Srgb, Adobe rgb
Exposure modes
Aperture, Shutter, Manual, Program, Auto
Exposure compensation
Yes
Histogram
Yes
Scene selection
Yes (Portrait, Landscape, Other)
White balance modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Flash, Flourescent, Shade, Color temp, Custom

Other features

Orientation sensor
Yes
PictBridge support
Yes
Self-timer
Yes
Tripod mount
Yes
5.3 fps (max)
5.3 fps (continuous)
Screen size
3 inches
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Lcd, Optical (Yes) (Yes)

Storage

Memory card
SD (Sdxc, Sdhc)

Image formats

Image formats
Jpeg, Raw
Quality settings
Iq normal, Iq fine, Iq super fine
Image aspect ratios
3 2, 4 3, 16 9
Video recording
Yes (Other)

Connections

USB
2.0
WiFi
No
Video output
Yes (Hdmi, Composite)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Photos per charge (CIPA standard)
350
Model
with 18-135mm lens

General

Type
DSLR (Canon EF) (Yes)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
18 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
Image stabilization
External (lens)
ISO modes
Auto iso, 100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso, 12800 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (Internal) (Red-eye reduction)

Shooting

Focus
Af, Manual (9 points) (AF assist lamp)
Shutter speed
1/ {"1":8000, "2":30} secs
Startup time
0.1 secs

Imaging

Auto-bracketing
Yes
Bulb mode
Yes
Color space
Srgb, Adobe rgb
Exposure modes
Aperture, Shutter, Manual, Program, Auto
Exposure compensation
Yes
Histogram
Yes
Scene selection
Yes (Portrait, Landscape, Other)
White balance modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Flash, Flourescent, Shade, Color temp, Custom

Other features

Orientation sensor
Yes
PictBridge support
Yes
Self-timer
Yes
Tripod mount
Yes
5.3 fps (max)
5.3 fps (continuous)
Screen size
3 inches
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Lcd, Optical (Yes) (Yes)

Storage

Memory card
SD (Sdxc, Sdhc)

Image formats

Image formats
Jpeg, Raw
Quality settings
Iq normal, Iq fine, Iq super fine
Image aspect ratios
3 2, 4 3, 16 9
Video recording
Yes (Other)

Connections

USB
2.0
WiFi
No
Video output
Yes (Hdmi, Composite)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Photos per charge (CIPA standard)
350
Model
with 18-200mm lens

General

Type
DSLR (Canon EF)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
18 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
Image stabilization
External (lens)
ISO modes
Auto iso, 100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso, 12800 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes

Shooting

Focus
Af, Manual
Shutter speed
1/ {"1":8000, "2":30} secs
Startup time
0.1 secs

Imaging

Auto-bracketing
Yes
Bulb mode
Yes
Color space
Srgb, Adobe rgb
Exposure modes
Aperture, Shutter, Manual, Program, Auto
Exposure compensation
Yes
Histogram
Yes
Scene selection
Yes
White balance modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Flash, Flourescent, Shade, Color temp, Custom

Other features

Orientation sensor
Yes
PictBridge support
Yes
Self-timer
Yes
Tripod mount
Yes
5.3 fps (max)
5.3 fps (continuous)
Screen type
LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Lcd, Optical

Storage

Memory card
SD

Image formats

Image formats
Jpeg, Raw
Quality settings
Iq normal, Iq fine, Iq super fine
Image aspect ratios
3 2, 4 3, 16 9
Video recording
Yes (Other)

Connections

USB
2.0
WiFi
No
Video output
Yes

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Photos per charge (CIPA standard)
350
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