A new version of the Canon EOS 60D DSLR camera has been announced by Canon, which is known as Canon EOS 60Da. The 60Da has been specially designed for astronomers and features a modified Infrared filter and a low-noise sensor.
The Canon EOS 60Da is equipped with an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and it can be mounted on the telescopes by using an adapter. It’s great for night sky photography and meant to replace the Canon’s previous astronomy DSLR – 20da.
The EOS 60Da is equipped with a 3-inch 1,040,00 LCD display at its back and offers the LiveView view mode. You can also hook it up to an external display via the included AVC-DC400ST stereo AV video cable. The Live View mode can be coupled with the Silent Shooting feature for cutting out shutter-induced vibration.
Other goodies of the EOS 60Da are a noise reduction system, allowing for ISO speeds up to 6400 (expandable to 12800), 9-point autofocus, full manual controls and save options of RAW, JPEG, and RAW+JPEG. It also comes included RA-E3 Remote Controller Adapter, which is useful for using external timers. The Canon EOS 60Da is expected to go on sale in the US later this month for $1,500.