Canon announces new camera and new lenses

Canon announced the Canon 60D, which B&H details as shipping in September.    The 60D is the replacement for the 50D, should be cheaper than the 7D by $500, but lacks the magnesium body and has only a single DIGIC 4 processor.  The flip out LCD is ‘neat’, but I don’t think I have a real need for that at all.  I’ll likely pass on this iteration and keep saving pennies for more glass like the one of the lenses below…

Canon EOS 60D DSLR Digital Camera

  • 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 1920 x 1080 HD Video Capture
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • 5.3 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Works with all Canon EF and EF-S Lenses
  • Vari-Angle Clear View 3.0″ Flip-Out LCD
  • ISO 6400 – Expandable to 12800
  • HDMI Output to HDTV
  • In-Camera Editing Options

Also of EXTREME interest to me is the new 300mm f/2.8 IS II USM and the 400mm f/2.8 IS II USM.          

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Lens

  • L-Series Optics
  • Optical Image Stabilization – 3 Modes
  • Fast Ultra-Sonic Motor (USM) Autofocus
  • Full-time Manual Focusing Functionality
  • High-speed CPU
  • Autofocus Stop Feature
  • Dust and Water Resistant
  • Fluorite Glass f/ Improved Image Quality
  • Protective Fluorine Lens Coating
  • Security Slot for Wire-Type Locks

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Lens

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Lens

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