Canon has announced the EOS 60D in the mid-range segment, after a lot of rumours and expectations. Actually it is not exactly a full upgrade of the 50D, let's see briefly why.
It does offer new and upgraded capabilities like:
- HD movie shooting (taken from higher range model 7D);
- 18 Megapixels versus 15 Mp of 50D;
- ISO range up to 6400 (excluded expanded ones that I consider more commercial than practical features);
Apart from that, the 60D has also some "downgraded" features with respect to previous x0D line like:
- mixed plastic/metal body;
- no more AF micro-adjustments for lenses (it means you must have your lenses tuned by Canon -on a charge- if you need that);
- 5.3 burst rate versus 6.3 of 50D (though image size was smaller);
- adoption of SD cards instead of CF ones (all high range Canon models use CF cards).
It's a weird move from Canon, we hope the x0D line would not collapse into the entry level line...