The new Canon EOS 60D ($1,099 body) is the long-awaited successor to the Canon EOS 50D and presents a tasty new digital morsel in the Canon DSLR lineup (not to mention a little rain on the Nikons D3100 announcement). Tucked comfortably between the pro APS-C Canon 7D and the beginner Rebel lineup, Canon has revised the semi-pro 60D into a more consumer-friendly shooter by making the 60D leaner and meaner (8% lighter than the 50D), and adding an articulating screen (no one likes to get prone) and packing it full of the latest specs: APS-C 18.0 megapixel sensor, 5.3fps, 100-6,400 ISO (expandable to 12,800), DIGIC 4 processor, 1080p video w/in-camera editing, SD / SDHC / SDXC storage, and in-camera RAW processing. A new multi-control dial helps amateur shooters overcome any fears of moving past the crutch green rectangle auto-mode by providing easy “ambiance” modes like: standard, vivid, soft, warm, intense, cool, brighter, darker, and monochrome and a variety of in-camera creative filters more common to point and shoots. But enough of my gabbing, hit up Canon’s product video and a gallery after the jump.

Buy Now: Body $1,099 | Kit w/18-135MM Lens $1,399