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Canon unveils EOS 60Da camera

The digital SLR for astronomers

Canon has announced its EOS 60Da, a high-end digital SLR camera designed for astrophotography.

The camera make said the EOS 60Da is perfect for this type of use thanks to its modified low pass filter which makes it sensitive to hydrogen-alpha wavelengths of light. According to the firm, it offers three times more transparency for hydrogen-alpha light than the EOS 60D.

Canon EOS 60Da

Canon said: "The EOS 60Da is ideal for shooting astronomical phenomena such as diffuse nebulae – a favourite among astrophotographers due to the distinct red colour caused by the ionisation of hydrogen."

The EOD 60Da is based on the specifications of the EOS 60D and succeeds the EOS 20Da. It has an 18Mp CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 processing, high ISO range up to 6,400 and a 3-inch adjustable LCD screen with LiveView.

Like other EOS cameras from Canon, the EOS 60Da is compatible with interchangeable lenses, ranging from 8mm to 800mm. Another feature is the optional Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3, a programmable remote shutter control perfect for long exposures, time-lapse or remote capturing.

The EOS 60Da will be available from June, priced at £1,175.

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