More accurate to call it the 600D?
I remember when the 30D came out, people said "It should be called the 20D.5!!!" Get over it, people. The 60D is the model that slots between the 550D and the 7D. XXXD, XXD, XD. See the pattern? Obviously, with the 7D introduction, it meant the 60D positioning had to be adjusted a bit. Remember all the people who whined and screamed that the 60D would never exist because it would "cannabilize" the 7D? Well, a shift in the 60D's positioning addresses that issue. And now we have a very nice progression in camera size, weight, price, and specs from XXXD to XXD to XD, which is the way it should be. Any whining and moaning about whether it should be called a 600D or a Rebel Plus is just pointless, childish semantic m_ bation.
Someone mentioned in another post the new camera should be called the 600D; and I feel this has merit.
Both the 550D and the 60D offer:
an 18 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
a DIGIC 4 processor with ISO 100-6400 (expansion to 12800)
full HD movie recording with manual control and selectable frame rates
a 9-point AF system with one extra-sensitive cross–type point at the centre for f/2.8 or faster lenses
the iFCL metering system first launched in the EOS 7D
SD card storage
exposure compensation up to plus or minus five stops
a polycarbonate body over a steel shell.
the 60D also offers 5.3 fps vs 550D's 3.7fps, a larger, arguably more ergonomic body, and a quick control dial.-- hide signature --