The 60D also comes with an 18 megapixel sensor, Full HD video recording with manual overrides, and more control over in-camera image processing than in previous EOS models.
"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 Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A.
For the first time in an EOS camera, Canon also crammed a handful of creative image filters allowing for various photo effects. Each one can be applied to a captured still image in-camera to create a second filtered JPEG version, leaving the original RAW or JPEG file untouched.
The EOS 60D will ship at the end of September and carry a price tag of around $1,100 for the body only, or $1,400 with a kit lens.