But it's the details that make this a must-have camera for the upwardly mobile photographer. The 60D's viewfinder gives you 96% coverage for precise framing; the vari-angle LCD helps in shooting from high or low angles; sensitivity to light runs from 100 ISO all the way up to 6400 ISO (expandable to 12,800 ISO); there's continuous shooting up to 5.3 fps; and you can shoot in JPEG and/or RAW (with in-camera RAW processing). A 63-zone dual-layer metering system and a precision 9-point autofocus system mean you can shoot stills or video on auto with complete confidence.
Or, you can take over, with user-friendly manual control (stills and video), to explore all of the possibilities. Options like an external stereo mic connection, manual and auto gain control, in-camera editing, a number of recording resolutions to choose from, and an HDMI output for viewing your videos (and photographs) on an HD TV will make your videos come to life.
Canon's DIGIC 4 Image Processor provides the benefits of fast shooting speeds, in-camera RAW image processing, creative filters like "Grainy Black-and-White" and "Soft Focus Effect" that allow you to add an artistic touch to your images, image resizing, and other exciting in-camera features. Enhanced Face Detection Live Mode, Auto Lighting Optimizer, and Lens Peripheral Optimization are other features of DIGIC 4.
With the options available, the 60D far surpasses expectations--for instance, all Canon EF and EF-S lenses will work with the 60D, and you can take advantage of the 60D's built-in E-TTL II program with an optional Canon EX Speedlite (such as the powerful 430EX II) for amazing flash photography.