The leading innovator for digital imaging products, Canon has introduced its new mid-range Digital SLR camera that replaces the highly-popular Canon EOS 50D, named as Canon EOS 60D, which the company claims as the first EOS model to feature a 3.0-inch Vari-Angle Clear View LCD display, combining a 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 processor, 9-point AF system, iFCL metering system with 63-zone Dual-layer Sensor, new Multi-Control Dial, high sensitivity of up to ISO 12,800, and 1080p full HD video recording with new in-camera movie editing features and manual controls for exposure as well as audio levels into a single device.

In addition, the latest EOS 60D also provides advanced users an array of in-camera imaging features for added creativity, including in-camera RAW image processing, image resizing function and new creative image filters (Soft Focus effect filter, Grainy Black and White filter, “Toy Camera” filter and Canon’s Miniature Effect filter).

Besides, Canon also adds a new Aspect Ratio feature to Canon EOS 60D’s Live View function, offering cropping lines for 1:1, 16:9 and 4:3 in addition to the standard 3:2 aspect ratio.

“The EOS 60D has been designed to offer the image-capture and the Full HD video features customers are looking for as they continue to expand their photographic skills,” commented Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager for Consumer Imaging Group at Canon U.S.A. “The exciting new features of the EOS 60D make using a DSLR camera more attractive and easier than ever before. We want everyone to experience the great image quality a Canon DSLR can offer with features and functions that they will appreciate and use.”

Canon EOS 60D DSLR camera that fully compatible with over 60 Canon EF and EF-S lenses is expected to hit the market by late-September 2010 for an ERP of $1,099 (body only) and $1,399 (kit bundled with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens), respectively.