Canon EOS 60Da is shooting for the stars

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canon-eos-60da.jpgCanon have released a modified version of their EOS 60D DSLR camera aimed specifically at stargazers and astrophotographers. Named the EOS 60Da, it packs in a tweaked low pass filter allowing the camera to be more sensitive to hydrogen-alpha light wavelengths, perfect for taking shots of the night sky.

The 60Da achieves this by giving hydrogen-alpha light three times more transparency when it hits the sensor than the standard 60D DSLR.

In terms of more regular DSLR specs, the 60Da is pretty much a match for the original 60D. Therefore you’re getting an 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS, 14-bit DIGIC 4 processing, and ISO of up to 6400, which can push up to 12800. On the rear you’ll find a 3-inch Vari-angle wide LCD screen with a 1,040k-dot resolution, while there’s also support for LiveView and Time-Lapse video recording.

Hitting stores in June, expect to pay around £1,175.

Gerald Lynch