Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Catch the Cosmos with Canon EOS 60Da: The Astrophotography Revelution

It is modified from the existing 60D camera, and succeeds the EOS 20Da, Canon’s first DSLR designed specifically for astrophotography.
“The EOS 60Da is ideal for shooting astronomical phenomena such as diffuse nebulae – a favourite among astrophotographers due to the distinct red colour caused by the ionisation of hydrogen,” says Canon.
“In a standard DSLR, an infrared filter limits the amount of Há light that passes through to the camera sensor, reducing the transmission of red signals to prevent unwanted colour artefacts in the final image. However, the EOS 60Da features a new modified filter that offers three times more transparency for Há light than the EOS 60D, combined with an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 processing and a high ISO range to capture crisp, clear images of red-coloured emission nebulae.”

The camera has a three-inch 7.7cm vari-angle wide LCD screen and live view support, along with an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, and it captures ISO sensitivities ranging up to 6400 in standard mode, expandable up to 12,800. “Working alongside powerful 14-bit DIGIC 4 processing, the sensor also provides excellent signal-to-noise ratio in final output data, producing pictures that are rich in natural colour with smooth tonal gradations – ideal for capturing the subtle colour transitions of interstellar gas clouds, for example,” claims Canon.

What's in the Box

EOS 60Da Body
Eyecup Eb (not shown)
Wide Strap EW-100DBIII
USB Interface Cable IFC-130U
Remote Controller Adapter RA-E3
AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6
Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
Battery Pack LP-E6
Battery Charger LC-E6
EOS Digital Solution Disc and Software Instruction Book CD
Camera Instruction Book (not shown)
Pocket Guide (not shown)


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