The 60D only lets you select exposure compensation (with the round wheel on the camera back) and AF point (using the 8-way button or the AF point selection button, depending on your settings) only after half-pressing the shutter button.
I would like to be able to adjust exposure and AF point without half-pressing the shutter button to start metering and the AF system, which surely isn't necessary just to set the AF point or exposure...
The half-press is not particularly taxing, but I'd want to skip it if possible for two reasons:
- It can add a split second to what can already be a split second decision.
- I can't imagine why it's necessary in the hardware, given that there's a longer way to do it that doesn't require the half-press.