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Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  The Canon EOS 60D is a mid-range digital SLR camera that should appeal to SLR beginners who want a camera they can grow into and photography enthusiasts who want a bit more than a basic SLR model without the weight, bulk and cost of a professional-grade camera.

The 60D captures still images in JPG, RAW and RAW+JPEG formats and records 1080p full-HD video. This camera has both an optical viewfinder and a high-resolution 3" LCD screen that flips out and angles for flexible viewing, which can be particularly helpful while recording video.

Prices For 60D Body Only or With One Lens

(Prices as of 12/20/2012)
60D        One-lens kit One-lens kit One-lens bundle One-lens Bundle Source
(Body only)   (18-135mm lens)   (18-200mm lens)   (18-200mm lens, 8GB card, bag, mini-HDMI cable)   (70-300mm lens, 16GB card)  
$800$1,000$1,416Best Buy
$699$899$1,029B&H Photo Video

Prices For 60D With Two Lenses

(Prices as of 12/20/2012)
Two-lens bundle Two-lens kit Two-lens bundle Source
(18-135mm & 55-250mm lenses, 16GB SD card)   (18-135mm & 70-300mm lenses)   (18-135mm & 70-300mm lenses, 16GB SD card)  
$1,350Best Buy

Additional Costs:

$5-$25Additional SD (standard capacity) memory cards, 4GB-8GB, Class 4-6 (Class 10 is fastest)
$15-$75Additional SDHC (high capacity) memory cards, 16GB-32GB, Class 10
$50-$200+Additional SDXC (extended capacity, used for video) memory cards, 64GB-128GB, Class 10
$35-$58Replacement lithium-ion rechargeable battery (charger $20-$80)
$150-$270Battery grip
$150-$500External flash attachment


DimensionsHeight: 4.17"
Width: 5.69"
Depth: 3.09"
Weight26.6 oz. (body only)
Included in BoxBattery pack, battery charger, eyecup, strap, USB cable, software (EOS Digital Solution), instruction manuals
Type of MediaSD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Megapixels18 MP
Sensor22.3mmx14.9mm (APS-C size) CMOS sensor
ViewfinderEye-level pentaprism optical viewfinder
Monitor3" TFT LCD display screen (about 1.040 million dots), 7-level brightness control; vari-angle (flips out and swivels)
Video1080p HD video recording; built-in monaural microphone with external microphone terminal
FlashBuilt-in, auto pop-up, retractable flash in the pentaprism; hot shoe (outlet) for optional external flash
Shutter Speed30 seconds to 1/8000
SensitivityISO 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or whole-stop increment), expandable to 12800
Exposure ModesProgram AE (shiftable), shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual, bulb, full auto, flash off, creative auto, programmed image control modes, E-TTL II Autoflash program AE
Continuous ShootingMaximum speed of 5.3 shots per second, for up to 58 frames in JPEG or 16 in RAW
Compatible LensesCanon EF lenses, including EF-S lenses
BatteriesRechargeable battery pack; 2 packs or six AA batteries can be used in optional battery grip
Other FeaturesStill images recorded in JPG, RAW and RAW+JPEG formats
In-camera setting to convert RAW files to JPEG format
Dual-layer metering system
9-point autofocus system
2-second or 10-second self-timer delay
Automatic battery level check when power is turned on
Auto power-off settable to 30 seconds or 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 minutes
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

The manufacturer's detailed product information is available at

Sample Lenses

1. EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II standard zoom lens$200
2. EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II telephoto zoom lens$300
3. EF 35mm f/2 wide-angle lens$320
4. EF 50mm f/1.4 USM AF standard (portrait) lens$300-$400
5. EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS standard zoom lens$700
6. EF 8-15mm f/4L fisheye USM ultra-wide zoom$1,499
7. EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM telephoto zoom lens$519-$1,399
8. EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM telephoto zoom lens$2,000-$2,500
(List as of 12/20/2012)

What People Are Saying:

The Canon EOS 60D is on a list of best mid-range DSLRs at Critics typically describe the 60D as a fast mid-range DSLR camera that takes excellent images and has lots of desirable features, although they do mention a few irritating controls. Consumer reports recommends the 60D, saying it is a bit heavier and pricier than similar models, but is one of the few with excellent low-light and flash image quality. User reviews are primarily positive, with most praising this camera for its image and video quality, variety of manual controls and performance, although a few mention some controls are not intuitive; the few major complaints center on manufacturing defects.
  • CNET: "The Canon EOS 60D is in many ways a great camera: fast, feature-packed, and with excellent photo and video quality. Some annoying aspects of its control layout dim its shine a little, however, so try before you buy."
  • "(T)he Canon 60D has a few more consumer-friendly features to go along with its consumer-friendly design. In addition to the Scene modes that have always accompanied this level of SLR, Canon now includes many image and video editing features right in the camera."
  • "(T)he EOS 60D is a joy to use, that irksome four-way controller aside, with one of the best movie modes on any EOS SLR."