Canon declared the EOS-D60 two days before PMA 2002. That’s exactly two years since the EOS-D30 was first declared, although that seems like a years ago the D30 did not hit the roads until the end of 2000 (early 2001 in some countries) and so stayed a eye-catching enigma for most of 2000. The D60’s release was mostly expected by D30 entrepreneurs (and those who adhere to websites like ours) and most appear to be relatively satisfied with almost all developments created.
The greatest and most apparent distinction of course being the new six mega-pixel indicator, and that pulls the D30 ‘system’ into the significant group as far as electronic SLR quality is involved (at the duration of composing this review). Although the D60 created a positive change at PMA it was not the only new kid on the marketplace, just a day before The canon eos statement of the EOS-D60 Nikon declared their customer level D100 six mega-pixel electronic SLR, with a better function set and otherwise a identical market focus on the D100 and EOS-D60 are set to go visit go this year.
Canon EOS D60 Key Features
- 22.7 x 15.1 mm CMOS sensor (APS-C)
- 6.3 megapixel effective (6.3 megapixel total)
- Max resolution 3072 x 2048
- FOV crop (1.6x)
- Canon EF lens mount (excludes EF-S)
- 3-point auto focus
- 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000 ISO speed equivalent
- 30 to 1/4000 s shutter speed and bulb
- TTL 35 zone SPC metering: evaluative, center weighted, partial
- Exposure compensation -2 EV to +2 EV in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps
- Auto White Balance (plus 5 positions & manual preset)
- Eye-level pentaprism viewfinder
- 1.8 in (46 mm) color TFT liquid-crystal monitor
- E-TTL flash mode
- 3 frames per second continuous shooting (max. 8 frames)
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 150 x 107 x 75 mm (6.0 x 4.4 x 2.9 in)
- Weight (body only): 780 g
Canon EOS D60 Body And Design
Canon EOS-D30 business owners will immediately encounter at home looking at pictures above. That’s because very little has customized on the outside. Indeed the only recognizable changes are the new ‘Digital’ logo on the front side, an additional force under the show system (contains the LED’s for the illuminated AF points), the silver method modify, improved on / off modify and new rubber contains on negligence electronic digital camera. Everything else (on the exterior) continues to be the same.
For those who don’t own or have not handled a D30, the D60 is supposed to overall look and encounter like a normal 35 mm EOS. About the only identifiable difference is the stubbier right hand aspect of electronic digital camera (from the back) because there’s no film. The D60 has a completely metal structure with an awful external skin. Digital electronic camera seems effective, despite not having a powerful metal body and has no creaks or fold. Experience with the D30 (and the many scratches it’s taken) have proven that it’s pretty complicated for a ‘consumer’ electronic digital camera.
The D60’s viewfinder is clear and accurate, it has a comfortable detachable rubber eye piece and a dioptre modification rim. Although the scene is good anyone who’s used an EOS-1D will tell you that the D30/D60’s perspective size isn’t as big. With the D60 Canon has used a new laser flat concentrating screen which is a little lighter and a little easier to use when personally concentrating.
The battery power section on the D60 is in the bottom of the side hold, behind a easy video closed entrance. The entrance itself is detachable (to make way for the not compulsory battery power grip). The D60 takes The canon eos powerful BP-511 Lithium-Ion battery power features (7.4V 1100mAh, 8.1 Wh). There’s a tiny entrance on the inside edge of the side hold where the cable from the supplied phony battery power leaves (for operating the D60 off the AC adapter). There’s also the back-up battery power (CR2025) (circular section in the digicam base) which keeps the clock operating and digicam settings when the digicam is without a main battery power.
Battery Grip (optional)
The optionally available BG-ED3 battery power hold (the same as for the D30) provides the D60 the capacity to take two BP-511 battery power (the digicam instantly changes to the second battery power when the first is flat). The hold also provides a portrait (vertical) hold, shutter release, command rim on the front and AE/AF-lock and concentrate point control buttons on the back. It’s attached to the D60 by removing battery power section entrance (simple push of a jumped clip-on the hinge), place the plug into battery power section and screw the hold into the cameras tripod install.
The D60 has a metal EF install and thus supports all Canon EF group contacts (plus some older as manual concentrate and compatible third party lenses), remember that because the indicator is smaller than a 35 mm frame all contacts are subject to an area of perspective plants (focal length multiplier) of 1.6x, thus a 28 mm lens provides the same area of perspective of a 44.8 mm.
Canon EOS D60 Images Quality
The D60 provides plenty of choices for display photography. For informal taking you have the cameras built-in E-TTL display device, there’s also an E-TTL suitable hotshoe for display models such as the Cannon 420EX or 550EX as well as an ordinary PC Synchronize international airport for use with studio room strobe techniques. The examples below were taken within a couple of a few moments of each other to give a (rough) impact difference between each and to check color precision.
Typical night exposure
The (not particularly level) visibility of Structure Link below was taken with a relatively traditional four second visibility at ISO 100. As you can see the D60 is able to catch good details and deal well with the intense lighting on the bridge. Best of all there’s no disturbance in vision, and certainly no ‘stuck pixels’.
Canon EOS D60 Specifications
|Type||Digital AF SLR (Single plate CMOS sensor /Direct Imaging)|
|Price||US: US$2,199 (Full Kit) or US$1,999 (Body only, no battery, charger etc.)|
|Recording medium||Type I and II CF card|
|Image format||22.7 x 15.1 mm|
|Compatible lenses||Canon EF lenses (all) (due to max. aperture metering, stopped-down shooting not possible)|
|Lens mount||Canon EF mount|
|FOV crop||Approx. 1.6x (also known as focal length multiplier)|
|Type||Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled|
|Shutter speeds|| • 1/4000 to 30 sec. (1/3- and 1/2-stop increments),
• X-sync at 1/200 sec
|Shutter release||Soft-touch electromagnetic release (No cable-release socket)|
|Self-timer||Electronically-controlled 10-sec. delay|
|Remote control||Remote Switch N3-type terminal provided.|