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Canon unveils EOS 60Da DSLR camera for astronomy enthusiasts


Canon has announced the new EOS 60Da digital SLR camera, designed for users who enjoy shooting the night skies, or  astrophotography. The company claims that the camera has a modified infrared filter and a low-noise sensor that lets users capture images with accurate details and sharpness.

Canon has announced the successor to the EOS 20Da digital SLR camera, which comes in the form of EOS 60Da, designed for users who are into astrophotography. The Canon EOS 60Da camera features an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor that is capable of producing sharp and high-contrast images of astronomical objects. It also incorporates improved infrared-blocking filter that can achieve a hydrogen-alpha light sensitivity that is approximately three times higher than a normal Canon digital SLR camera. This produces a 20-percent higher transmittance of Hydrogen Alpha line, or H α wavelength, allowing photographers to capture crisp, sharp images of the night skies.

The camera also features 3-inch Vari-angle Clear View LCD screen with 1,040,000 dots for detailed focusing, ISO sensitivity of 100 to 6400 (and expandable to 12800), 63-zone dual layer metering system, full manual controls and can capture in RAW, JPEG, and RAW+JPEG formats. The EOS 60Da Live View mode is equipped with Silent Shooting feature, which can eliminate shutter-induced vibration when mounted to a telescope or super-telephoto EF lens. The Canon EOS 60Da will be retaining this month at an estimated price of US$1,499, but unfortunately, this model will not be available in Singapore.


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