Canon EOS 60Da DSLR camera wants to reach for the stars

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The Canon EOS 60Da DSLR camera has recently been announced for the astrophotographers out there. Successor to the EOS 20Da device, it gives users the liberty to indulge in astrophotography with enhanced features that should cater to an improved experience.

For starters, the snapper is complete with an 18MP CMOS sensor (APS-C) as opposed to the 8.2MP one on its predecessor. Additionally, its chassis sports a 3-inch Clear View LCD screen which flips out so that it can be adjusted to make viewing easy. In an educational setting or when simply stargazing with a bunch of pals, the offering can be connected to a TV. The bundled AVC-DC400ST stereo AV video cable could be employed so that the night sky can be viewed on TV when the camera is set to the Live View mode.

“The EOS 60Da is a testament to the constant desire to meet the needs of every customer, including those in specialized fields,” states Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon USA. “This new camera enables an accurate depiction of a part of our solar system which is hard to achieve with conventional cameras but should be enjoyed and celebrated.”

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‘Starstruck’ fans may even approve of the Silent Shooting feature that the Live View mode is replete with. This apparently aids in getting rid of shutter-induced vibration for improved stability for when the offering is mounted to a super-telephoto EF lens or a telescope. The device supports RAW, JPEG, and RAW+JPEG image formats and flaunts an intelligent nine-point AF system as well as up to 6400 ISO speed that is expandable to 12800.

The Canon EOS 60Da DSLR price is stamped at $1,499 and it is scheduled to become available within this month.