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With the mid range DSLR lineup from Canon believed to be on a 12 month release cycle (Canon EOS 40D was released in August 2007, and the Canon EOS 50D in August 2008), it wouldn't be unreasonable to expect the Canon EOS 60D to arrive in August 2009.

Given complaints about the 50D, more megapixels are unlikely unless they go with a larger sensor. However with the cheaper Nikon D90 having Video, putting HD Video onto the Canon EOS 60D would be a fairly safe bet.

Below are a list of rumors regarding the Canon EOS 60D, newest first. Please rate how credible you believe these to be, and feel free to add your own comments/thoughts. If you have any more information, please email us at or click Rumors Wanted. We'll continue to add new rumors to this page as we come across them.

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Full Frame, 8.5 fps at Spanish Store

Date: 8/24/2009
Source: NI

Rating: 2/5, Votes: 3

NI is linking to a Spanish store showing a picture of a XXD series body, with a caption that claims "CMOS, self cleaning sensor, 8.5 FPS 'Full frame'.

There has been a lot of noise recently about a new, cheaper full frame body coming, many suspect it may be called the 7D and the 60D will be kept as a crop camera, but so far we've seen no really solid sources to confirm either of these.

Source: NI on 8/24/2009.

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August 25th

Date: 8/24/2009
Source: NI

Rating: 2.5/5, Votes: 2

NI is reporting multiple people are telling them there is a Canon event scheduled for August 25th, although they haven't been able to confirm it directly.

Source: NI on 8/24/2009.

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Photo of Top-Plate

Date: 8/20/2009
Source: NI

Rating: 2.3/5, Votes: 4

NI captured an image that appeared briefly on a Tiawanese forum showing what is presumably the new top plate for the 60D. Very similar to the 50D, except with a M-Fn button, different dial, and thumb operated on-off switch under the dial.

Source: NI on 8/20/2009.

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Full Frame Sep 1st at D300s price

Date: 8/19/2009
Source: dpreview

Rating: 1.5/5, Votes: 6

The following was posted on dpreview forums (see source link below, about 3/4 way down the page):

for what it is worth my local camera shop says sept.1st will be an announcement of a full frame priced at the nikon d300 range...he says canon rep indicated that was the only way of getting low noise from a 15mb sensor.

This could be (a) 60D that is expected on Sep 1st, (b) the much rumored 7D, or (c) fiction.

For the 60D to keep the same resolution and jump to Full Frame means a major change of direction in that line. A 15mp Full Frame sensor means a new sensor, so if real a 7D would make the most sense, and an 15mp full frame camera from $1800 would be extremely interesting... if true.

Source: dpreview on 8/19/2009.

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September 1st

Date: 8/12/2009
Source: CR

Rating: 2.6/5, Votes: 8

CR claims Canon will release the next EOS camera(s) on September 1st. The replacement for the 50D is about due.

Source: CR on 8/12/2009.

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RAW Video

Date: 8/10/2009
Source: NI

Rating: 1.7/5, Votes: 6

NI are pointing to the following comment made on a user forum:

"If you are looking at DSLR you should wait. I had a conversation with a Canon rep during the DGA meet last weekend. He advised me to sell my T1i before the second week of September. Apparently there will be a new one coming out with 24p and , possibly, RAW video out from Canon. Priced around $1500. S35 sensor and Eos mount for use with all Canon glass."

If real, this sounds like the 50D replacement.

Source: NI on 8/10/2009.

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More Specs

Date: 8/3/2009
Source: CR

Rating: 3.7/5, Votes: 9, Comments: 1

This time from Canon Rumors, supposedly from someone that has seen a brochure:

  • sensor seems to be a tweaked version of the current 15MP sensor (better DR, better high ISO IQ, eliminated pattern banding at high ISO)
  • 98%-coverage, 0.96x magnification VF
  • 3, 1150K-pixel, active-matrix, organic LED display
  • 19-pt., all-cross type area AF ellipse (basically, the current 1-series AF point layout w/o the 26-pt. assist AF pts.)
  • 1080p@30fps full HD video with full manual controls and contrast- detect AF, stereo audio inputs
  • 7.4FPS@14-bit mode (CIPA-standard testing method)
  • new DiGIC V is more than 2x faster than current DiGICIV, enables onboard processing of all those DPP functions still not done in-camera with the current cams (i.e., lateral CA correction, geometric distortion correction, better highlight & shadow detail extraction, plus new gDiffraction Eliminationh function: pixel-level contrast enhancement and sharpening to counteract aperture-related diffraction effects)
  • AE microadjustment; +/- 3 EV range with 1/6EV steps; separate saved corrections for Evaluative, CWA, Partial and Spot metering
  • new higher capacity, slightly higher-voltage (to drive the faster mechanicals & electrical readouts for the higher framerate), chipped Li-Polymer battery (LP-E7), with new, magnesium-alloy framed BG-E7 battery grip with AF-ON and mini-joystick selector buttons duplicated

Source: CR on 8/3/2009.

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15 Megapixels

Date: 7/22/2009
Source: NI

Rating: 2.6/5, Votes: 5

NI is reporting they've received word that there will be a 15MP 60d -or- an 8.5fps 3D.

No further details were given, or any indication of the credibility of the source.

Source: NI on 7/22/2009.

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APS-H

Date: 7/13/2009
Source: CR

Rating: 2.2/5, Votes: 14, Comments: 1

According to CR, they've learnt that Canon has been disappointed with 50D sales, and are now planing to target the Nikon D300 with a new XXD sized camera featuring an APS-H Sensor and a version of the AF system from the EOS-1.

If their source is correct, it will be capable of 6 f.p.s., have the build quality of the 5D Mark II, a new 12.1 megapixel sensor and MSRP of $1,999.

If real, this could be the 60D that is expected later this year, or possibly even the long-rumored EOS 7D.

Source: CR on 7/13/2009.

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New Battery, Grip

Date: 6/17/2009
Source: CR

Rating: 3/5, Votes: 9

According to CR, a new (chipped) battery and grip with new ergonomic features will be introduced with the new 60D.

Source: CR on 6/17/2009.

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Lord of Darkness

Date: 6/4/2009
Source: NI

Rating: 2/5, Votes: 7

Could this be the rumored Canon EOS 7D finally? (previous rumors put it at fall 2009, coming out instead of a Canon EOS 60D)

NI are showing an image and specs (see source link below) of a new Camera, allegedly not a 1D or 60D but an xD with an internal marketing name supposedly of 'The lord of darkness'.

Just looked at CanonRumors, looks like they got the same email, less picture.

Specs:

  • 16.8 M-pixel 1.3 Crop Factor [28MP FF equiv]
  • DIGIC IV
  • ISO 100-6400 (extension: 50 ISO & 25400 ISO)
  • 5 fps
  • 3.2in High Resolution Screen (LCD)
  • 19-point AF
  • HDMI Out
  • Liveview
  • HD Movie Mode including 720P (30FPS)
  • Viewfinder: 100% Coverage
  • Weather sealing as of 5D MKII
  • EF Lenses only

Price point would be anyone's guess - looking at the specs it would be somewhere in Nikon D300-D700 territory, so probably around the $2k mark (and presumably less than the Full Frame 5D Mark II).

Source: NI on 6/4/2009.

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Movie Mode, Larger Viewfinder

Date: 6/1/2009
Source: CR

Rating: 3.1/5, Votes: 8

CR is reporting the 60D will have a movie mode added to the model when its announced in the fall - there will be no manual aperture control, but there will be 24p & 30p modes at 1080p.

They also claim that SD cards may replace CF cards in the lineup, and a larger/brighter viewfinder may also appear.

Source: CR on 6/1/2009.

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Flip Screen

Date: 5/6/2009
Source: NI

Rating: 2.4/5, Votes: 11

In response to the flip screen on the Nikon D5000, NI is reporting that the Canon 60D may come with a flip screen, when it finally arrives early 2010 (they are also hearing it is now on an 18 month release cycle).

Source: NI on 5/6/2009.

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Specs

Date: 5/6/2009
Source: CR

Rating: 4.1/5, Votes: 9

CR is reporting the Canon 60D will have an updated 15.1 megapixel sensor, 1080p/30f.p.s. video (basically what the 5D Mk II has now), new AF system, 8 f.p.s. and DIGIC V.

CR also reports it still looks like it's due 12 months after the 50D release (so in a few months). Click the link below for more.

Source: CR on 5/6/2009.

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Dumbed down version of the new 1D autofocus system

Date: 4/13/2009
Source: CR

Rating: 2.9/5, Votes: 8

CR is reporting:

I received an email claiming the 60D will get a dumbed down version of the new 1D autofocus system. There will be more AF points and have a more pro “feel”.

The new autofocus system is apparently built on the current 1D system. It’s not going to be completely new. That doesn’t really worry me at all.

It's not clear if that means the AF system from the current 1D Mark III, or the rumored new AF system for the future 1D Mk IV. Gotta love rumors.

Source: CR on 4/13/2009.

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DIGIC V

Date: 4/3/2009
Source: CR

Rating: 3.8/5, Votes: 14, Comments: 2

According to CR, the Canon 60D will be a bigger step over the 50D than the 50D was over the 40D, will be APS-C, and it could be the camera that introduces DIGIC V.

Making it a bigger step is simple: Add video. And given the cameras either side of it in the lineup (5D Mark II and T1i/500D) have video already, I would be amazed if it didn't include video.

No specs were reported.

Source: CR on 4/3/2009.

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No More Canon 40Ds

Date: 4/3/2009
Source: CR

Rating: 3.6/5, Votes: 7

CR is reporting that the Canon EOS 40D has started to be removed from Canon price lists. The 50D was released last year, and the 60D is expected to be released later this year, so this should not come as a surprise.

Source: CR on 4/3/2009.

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Coming This Fall

Date: 3/9/2009
Source: CR

Rating: 3.1/5, Votes: 8

CR Claims a source said the 50D Successor (60D? perhaps a 7D?) is still planned for this fall. 40D will be discontinued at this time, 50D will remain a current model.

No word on the credibility of this source.

Source: CR on 3/9/2009.

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18 month release cycle

Date: 2/28/2009
Source: NI

Rating: 2.9/5, Votes: 9

According to NI, the 60D Camera has been moved to an 18 month release cycle, which would put the 60D some time around Feb 2010. Economic conditions were cited as the reason, this information from a long time trusted source.

Source: NI on 2/28/2009.

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More on the 18 month cycle

Date: 2/28/2009
Source: NI

Rating: 3.5/5, Votes: 4

According to NI's trusted source, timing for the launch of the 60d is 'up for discussion' but internal pressures at Canon are to put it back on an 18 month cycle. This due to weaker overall demand and reduction in competitive pressure. The design is advanced and allows for a possible August/ September 2009 release but is 90+% likely to be delayed until January / February 2010.

This makes a lot of sense given the current economy (or lack thereof), however a lot will depend upon what Nikon, and to some extent Sony release in the mean time.

Source: NI on 2/28/2009.

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Called 7D, Due Fall 09

Date: 1/29/2009
Source: CanonRumors

Rating: 3.3/5, Votes: 15, Comments: 2

According to Canon Rumors, the 60D will actually be called the 7D (supposedly to get away with naming confusion with Nikon; Surely at some point there will be a Nikon D7?)

It should be launched in Fall 2009, available by Christmas.

Specs:

  • 15.1mp (apparently it will be the same sensor with some internal upgrades)
  • DIGIC V (DIGIC IV a stopover to a big advancement in processing)
  • New 13 Point AF
  • 1080p Movie Mode
  • 8fps
  • 3″ VGA LCD
  • 98% ViewFinder
  • New Battery
  • Weathersealing
  • Ergonomic Upgrades
  • 1x Compact Flash and 1x Secure Digital Slots

Source: CanonRumors on 1/29/2009.

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Canon Rethinking Line

Date: 12/18/2008
Source: CanonRumors

Rating: 3.7/5, Votes: 12, Comments: 2

According to CanonRumors, Canon are rethinking the XXD line due to the poor reception of the Canon 50D. They are speculating that a new AF system is being developed, with more AF points, plus weather-sealing may be added. Movie Mode is almost certain, and WiFi/GPS are being discussed.

Source: CanonRumors on 12/18/2008.

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August 19th

Date: 8/10/2009
Source: POTN

Busted Rumor

Rating: 1/5, Votes: 3

According to a poster on POTN, August 18th/19th is the date:

Canon will be announcing a New camera on the 18th day of August + or - 1 day. I am pretty sure that it will not be a 60d but a new pro sports body that will be available in October or November just in time for the Olympic Games.

How I am so sure about this...I can't tell but you'll see.

Must be true cuz it's posted on a forum, right? We have no way to confirm, but we are hearing the 19th from several sources now, although none of the sources are particularily credible unfortunately.

Source: POTN on 8/10/2009.

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August 19th Again

Date: 8/10/2009
Source: zoom.comon.dk vi CanonRumors.com

Busted Rumor

Rating: 3/5, Votes: 4

zoom.comon.dk claims the Canon Fall Collection will be announced on August 19th, and they expect the 60D to be included.

Source: zoom.comon.dk vi CanonRumors.com on 8/10/2009.

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