DSLRs are the go-to cameras for anyone wanting extreme levels of detail and top-notch image quality. Traditionally, though, that sort of demand only really means anything to people taking snaps of flora, fauna and human Earth people. Now anyone with their focus cast slightly further afar are catered for, too, with the new EOS 60Da – a DSLR fine-tined for astrophotographers.
The Canon EOS 60Da supersedes the EOS 20Da, and offers a newly set of tweaked specs that, according to Canon, make it “ideal for shooting astronomical phenomena such as diffuse nebulae.” That’s achieved by way of a “modified infrared filter and a low-noise sensor with heightened hydrogen-alpha sensitivity.”
Very nice too. Not overly familiar with diffuse nebulae or hydrogen-alpha sensitivity? Thankfully, the more standardised camera specs are impressive for anyone interesting in Earth-based photography. Canon’s laid on an 18-Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with 14-bit DIGIC 4 processing and ISO levels of 100-6,400.
The Canon EOS 60Da will touch down in June, and will set you back £1,174.99. Hey, you can’t put a price on the moon and the stars…