The Canon EOS D60, announced today, joins Nikon's D100 and Fuji's S2 Pro in the mid-range digital SLR segment popularized by the Canon EOS D30 over the past 18 months. With a 6.29 million image pixel photo produced by a Canon-designed CMOS sensor and an expected price in the US that should make it directly competitive with the D100 especially, look for the D60 to duke it out with the D100 and perhaps the S2 Pro for the purchasing dollars of the advanced hobbyist and budget-minded pro in need of a digital SLR.
Canon EOS D60
The D60 may have an availability advantage initially, as it's slated to ship in April for a suggested US list price of US$2999 (street prices are usually several hundred dollars less). This means it could hit store shelves well ahead of its competitors from Nikon and Fuji, which are to come available in the second quarter and third quarter, respectively.
Digital Photography Review, Imaging Resource and Steve's Digicams all have first looks at the D60.