Canon EOS 60Da Digital SLR Camera Body for Astrophotography

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Canon EOS 60Da Digital SLR Camera Body for Astrophotography -

Canon EOS 60DA
The first astrophotography-specialized DSLR since the 2004-vintage Canon EOS 20Da, the 60Da shares most of the features of the 60D, but with one key differences that will put a smile on any stargazer's face.
The Canon EOS 60Da features increased IR sensitivity for astrophotography (IR cut filter is modified to achieve a hydrogen-alpha (Ha) light (656nm) transparency approximately three times higher than the EOS 60D and other digital cameras) allowing crisp, clear images of reddish, diffuse nebulae. To capture the full range of colors given off by diffuse nebulae in the sky, the EOS 60Da features a specially tailored infrared blocking filter that allows the light normally blocked by a typical DSLR's filter to be captured by the camera's sensor. This means that the reddish hydrogen-alpha (Ha) light (656nm) gasses unseen by a normal DSLR are captured brightly and clearly on the EOS 60Da. With its modified infrared blocking filter, the EOS 60Da captures approximately 3x the hydrogen-alpha (Ha) rays than the EOS 60D, resulting in astrophotography that is sharper, clearer and more accurate.
Along with the the Canon EOS 60Da a Remote Controller Adapter RA-E3, which allows compatibility with the optional Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 for accurate control of long exposures and automatic shooting of repetitive shots with the interval timer is being bundled with the camera.
In all other ways, the camera shares the same features as the original 60D, including an 18MP CMOS sensor (a significant upgrade from the 20Da's 8MP sensor), with an ISO range of 100-6400 up to 12800, custom functions, a 3-inch flip-out LCD with 1,040,000 dot resolution and compatibility with the entire range of Canon EF and EF-S lenses. .
EOS Performance, Brilliant Results.
18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor.
The EOS 60Da features an 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor that captures such a highlevel of resolution it's easy to crop images for enlargement without concern of losing detail. A major factor in reducing noise, the CMOS sensor assures that images shot at highest sensitivity will be remarkably smooth even with the long exposures associated with astrophotography.
ISO 100-6400; expandable to ISO 12800 in H mode.
With a broad range of ISO settings, expandable up to ISO 12800 with Custom Functions, the EOS 60Da can capture fine details with lownoise, which is exceptionally ideal for the challenging conditions of astrophotography.
DIGIC 4 Image Processor.
The DIGIC 4 Image Processor - the same found on the original EOS 60D - ensures that images are captured, processed and saved with remarkable speed. The EOS 60Da offers multiple aspect ratio shooting, in-camera RAW image processing, creative filters, image resizing and provides S2 and S3 image-recording quality thanks to the power of the DIGIC 4 Image Processor. With dazzling results, the DIGIC 4 Image Processor also works to capture and process data of images shot at 18.0 Megapixels at 5.3 fps, as well as 14-bit signal processing for excellent image gradation, no matter the exposure.
Bright and Easy Viewing at Any Angle.
Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View LCD and Live View.
The EOS 60Da features a bright, high resolution, flip-out Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor for shooting at a variety of angles. Convenient in all situations, the monitor's flexibility lends itself to tripod-mounted shooting towards the sky, offering a comfortable alternative to through-the-lens composition.
With 1,040,000 dots for spectacular detail, the advanced, smudge-resistant monitor includes high transparency materials plus anti-reflective and water-repellant coatings to provide clear and bright viewing. Superb for reviewing, editing and deleting photos or composing new images in Live View function, the Vari-angle Clear View LCD monitor is also the perfect means for accessing camera settings like ISO, metering modes, AF Point selection, and the horizontal Electronic Level.
EOS Control in the Palm of Your Hand.
Remote Controller Adapter RA-E3.
The EOS 60Da comes bundled with the new Remote Controller Adapter RA-E3 for total compatibility with Canon's remote switch for EOS cameras with the N3-type socket, the Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3. This remote switch has a self-timer, interval timer, long exposure timer and exposure-count setting feature. The timer can be set from 1 second to 99 hours. A dial enables numerous settings to be accessed one-handed. It has an illuminated LCD panel and a 2.6ft/80cm cord. Perfect for nighttime setups, and for shooting at the sky, the Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 is the perfect complement to the EOS 60Da's power.
An Extensive Family of Lenses and Accessories.
EF and EF-S Lenses.
The EOS 60Da is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF and EF-S lineup, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses.Canon lenses employ advanced optical expertise and micron-precision engineering to deliver unprecedented performance in all facets of the photographic process. Special optical technologies, such as aspherical, ultra-low dispersion, or fluorite elements are featured in the universally acclaimed L-series lenses. And Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer technology is featured in select lenses to minimize the effect of camera shake. Additionally, the lenses used for astrophotography are compatible with every other EOS SLR; Canon wide-angle, macro, super-telephoto, tilt-shift and fisheye lenses provide a wealth of focal lengths, depth-of-field and other creative shooting options.
EOS Accessories.
Canon offers a host of accessories to help photographers make the most of the EOS 60Da's powerful features. For long exposures usingLive View, the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6 provides a constant source of AC power to the camera. For composing through the viewfinder, Angle Finder C enables an adjustable viewing angle while providing a 2.5x magnification for critical focusing with a full screen image that also shows exposure data. Battery Grip BG-E9 enables the use of AA batteries or two LP-E6 batteries and adds the convenience of access to all the cameras features in both portrait and landscape orientation.
The Canon 60DA is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Canon 60DA is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 60DA: Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good image quality and Tilt /swivel LCD.

Comfort:

  • Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor (3:2) with approximately 1,040,000dots delivers comfortable shooting at high or low angles and detailed focusing during Live View astrophotography.

Features:

  • Newly bundled Remote Controller Adapter RA-E3 allows compatibility with the optional Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 for accurate control of long exposures and automatic shooting of repetitive shots with the interval timer.
  • Compatible with Canon's extensive family of EF and EF-S lenses and EOS accessories.
  • Increased IR sensitivity for astrophotography (IR cut filter is modified to achieve a hydrogen-alpha (H?) light (656nm) transparency approximately three times higher than the EOS 60D) allowing crisp, clear images of reddish, diffuse nebulae.
  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, ISO 100-6400; expandable to ISO 12800 (H)and high performance DIGIC 4 Image Processor for exceptional image quality and low noise based on the EOS 60D.
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AE Lock:Auto AE lock - In the One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering, AE lock takes effect when focus is achieved Manual AE lock - With AE lock button
AF Assist Beam:Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash Effective range: Approx. 13.1 ft./4.0m at center, approx. 11.5 ft./3.5m at periphery
AF Point Selection:Automatic selection, manual selection
AF Points:9 (Cross-type, Center AF point with dual cross sensor for f/2.8)
AF Working Range:EV 0-20 (at 73deg.F/23deg.C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Aspect Ratio:3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Auto White Balance:Auto white balance with the image sensor
Battery:One Battery Pack LP-E6
Battery Check:Auto
Brightness Control:7 levels provided
Camera Type:Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Camera User Settings:Register under Mode Dial's setting
Color Filter System:RGB primary color filters
Color Space:Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB
Color Temperature Info Transmission:Provided
Compatible Images:Direct image transfer with the camera has been abolished since the personal computers' OS-based support has become adequate for image transfers
Compatible Lenses:Canon EF and EF-S Lenses (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6x the lens focal length)
Compatible Printers:PictBridge-compatible printers
Continuous Shooting Speed:High-speed: Max. 5.3 shots/sec. (approx.) Low-speed: Max. 3.0 shots/sec. (approx.)
Coverage:Approx. 100% Viewing angle: Approx. 160deg.
Custom Functions:Total 20
DPOF:Version 1.1 compatible
Date/Time Battery:Built-in secondary battery When fully-charged, the date/time can be maintained for about three months
Depth Of Field Preview:Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Dimensions (W x H x D):Approx. 5.69 x 4.17 x 3.09 in./144.5 x 105.8 x 78.6mm
Dioptric Adjustment Correction:-3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Display Type:TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Drive Modes:Single, high-speed continuous, low-speed continuous, 10-sec. self-timer/ remote control, or 2-sec. self-timer/remote control
Dust Deletion Feature:Self Cleaning Sensor Unit Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image Manual cleaning of sensor
Erase:Erase single image, erase selected images, erase all images on folder, erase all images in a card, or erase only unprotected images
Exposure Compensation:Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
External Flash Settings:Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings
FE Lock:Provided
File Numbering:Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset
Flash Coverage:Up to 17mm focal length (equivalent to approx. 28mm in 135 format)
Flash Exposure Compensation:±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Flash Metering:E-TTL II autoflash
Flash Ready Indicator:Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
Focusing Modes:Autofocus, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
Focusing Screen:Ef-A provided as the standard focusing screen (Interchangeable. Ef-D: Grid lines, Ef-S: Point of focus)
Grid Display:Provided (Two-type grid displays)
Guide Number:43/13 (ISO 100, in feet/meters)
Highlight Alert:With single-image display (Info.) and single-image display, overexposed highlight areas will blink
Image Format:0.88 x 0.59 in. / 22.3 x 14.9mm (APS-C size)
Image Type:Still Image: JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon Original), M-RAW, S-RAW, RAW+JPEG, M-RAW+JPEG, S-RAW+JPEG Video: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM)
Lens Mount:Canon EF mount
Low Pass Filter:Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Magnified View:By 5x or 10x at AF point position
Maximum Burst:JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 58 RAW: approx. 16 RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 7
Metering Modes:Real-time Evaluative metering with the image sensor
Metering Range:EV 0-20 (at 73deg.F/23deg.C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Mirror:Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)
Monitor Size:Wide 3.0-inch (Screen aspect ratio of 3:2)
My Menu Registration:Up to six top-tier menu options and Custom Function settings can be registered
Picture Style:Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
Pixels:Effective pixels: Approx. 18.0 Megapixels: 5200 (H) x 3462 (V) pixels
Power Saving:Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.
Printable Images:JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.3 (DPOF printing possible) and RAW images captured with the EOS 60D
Protection:Erase protection can be applied/canceled for a single image, all images in a folder, or all images in the card
Recording Format:Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.3
Recording Media:SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
Recycling Time:Approx. 3 sec.
Remote Control:For Remote Switch RS-60E3
Selected AF Point Display:Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel
Self Timer:10-sec. or 2-sec. delay (self-timer/remote control)
Sensor Type:High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Settings:Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting
Shooting Modes:Live View shooting Remote Live View shooting (with a personal computer installed with EOS Utility)
Shutter Release:Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Shutter Speeds:1/8000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/250 sec. 1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Silent Shooting:Provided (Mode 1 and Mode 2)
Simultaneous Recording:The image-recording quality can be selected in any combination of the three RAW and eight JPEG recording quality settings.
Start-up Time:Approx. 0.1 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)
Total Pixels:Total pixels: Approx. 19.0 Megapixels: 5432 (H) x 3492 (V) pixels
Viewfinder Eye Point:Approx. 22mm (At -1m-1 from eyepiece lens center)
Viewfinder Magnification:Approx. 0.95x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) / 27.0deg. angle of view
Weight:755g / 26.6 oz (CIPA) 675g / 23.8 oz (body only)
Working Humidity Range:85% or less
Working Temperature Range:32-104deg.F/0-40deg.C
Zooming to Match Focal Length:Provided

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