Canon EOS-D60 Review
On the left side of the camera you'll find all of the camera's connections. Canon have done away with the individual screw caps over the flash sync and remote terminals (I know most D30 owners lost them within the first month). They have instead simply extended and remoulded the existing USB / Video rubber cover to also cover the flash sync and remote terminals. Behind all this rubber you'll find the custom USB terminal (cable supplied), Video Out (cable supplied), flash sync and remote terminal (N3).
Notable improvement: Improved connector covers.
The D60 has a built-in powered pop-up flash with approx. ranges as defined below (Wide / Tele refer to recommended EF 28 - 85 mm lens):
|ISO speed||Wide-angle: 24 mm||Telephoto: 85 mm|
|100||1 - 3.4 m (3.3 - 11.2 ft)||1 - 2.6 m (3.3 - 8.5 ft)|
|200||1 - 4.8 m (3.3 - 15.7 ft)||1 - 3.7 m (3.3 - 12.1 ft)|
|400||1 - 6.8 m (3.3 - 22.3 ft)||1 - 5.3 m (3.3 - 17.4 ft)|
|800||1 - 9.6 m (3.3 - 31.5 ft)||1 - 7.5 m (3.3 - 24.6 ft)|
|1000||1 - 10.8 m (3.3 - 35.4 ft)||1 - 8.4 m (3.3 - 27.6 ft)|
The built-in flash unit uses Canon's E-TTL system to meter flash output. It does this by firing a low power pre-flash just milliseconds before the main flash. The built-in flash can sync up to 1/200s. The flash pop-up is motorized, that is pressing the flash button pops the flash up using a motorized release mechanism. In AUTO exposure the flash will automatically pop-up when required. The redeye reduction system is attached to the AF assist lamp (below).
The D60 also allows for FE-Lock (Flash Exposure Lock) which can be used to take a meter reading of the subject using the flash before taking the shot. This can be useful for recomposing the scene, with the flash up (or an EX flash attached) simply aim the center of the frame at the subject to be metered, press the * button and the camera will fire the flash and take a meter reading, the next shot you take will use this locked exposure.
AF Assist Lamp
The D60's hot-shoe can be used with Canon and third party flash units (although features are limited with third party units).
It features Canon's latest flash technology, E-TTL (Evaluative TTL metering, a pre-flash just before the main flash). Supported E-TTL flash units: 220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 550EX. Autoflash (E-TTL) is not supported by EZ, E, EG, ML or TL-series speedlights.
Additional features enabled by the 550EX Speedlight: E-TTL (as described above), High Speed Sync (sync from 1/200 sec to 1/4000 sec), Flash Exposure Compensation (+/-2EV in 0.5 EV steps), Flash Exposure Bracketing (bracket three shots +/-3EV in 0.5 EV steps), Modelling Flash (a 70hz strobe of light for checking shadows - press the DOF preview button), Wireless Multi-Light E-TTL Autoflash.
Supplied In the Box
Note that the EOS-D60 will be available in two different options: the standard 'kit' which is described below and a body-only deal which won't include the battery, charger or DC coupler. Note this time there is no CompactFlash card included with the camera.
The contents of the retail box (full kit) are:
- Canon EOS-D60 SLR Digital Camera
- BP-511 Lithium-Ion battery
- CA-PS400 AC adapter/charger (110-240V)
- DC Coupler DR-400
- Strap (with eyepiece cover)
- USB cable (IFC-200 PCU)
- Video cable (VC-100)
- Canon Solutions CD-ROM (PC/Mac)
- Zoom Browser / ImageBrowser
- Photo Stitch
- Photo Record (PC only)
- Remote Capture
- TWAIN / WIA drivers / USB mounter / Photoshop plug-in
- RAW Image Converter
- Adobe Photoshop 5.0 LE
- User Manual (which is excellent)
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