The EOS 60Da features an 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor that captures such a high level 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 low noise, 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.
A Nebula Star
I have now been using the Canon 60Da for about six months for astrophotography. I, frankly, was amazed at the quality of the photos this thing creates. Using Adobe Lightroom 4 to process, I have captured far better quality singly shot photos with the 60Da than I was able to do with my similarly priced electro-cooled CCD with filter wheel. Better, the noise level is low enough that Lightroom 4 can completely remove any noise without darks! It gets better... An image capture that would take me an hour or longer using the CCD and filter wheel is done in about 10 minutes using the 60Da. Because of the large CMOS chip, the 60Da has enabled me to get images in one exposure that would have required extensive stitching using the CCD.
My end results are generally comparable with very high end one-shot SBIG and other astrophotographic instruments. I cannot say enough positive about this camera.
March 13, 2013
Canon 60 D
I have had my new Canon 60 D since June of 2012. Have shot close to 600 pictures with a couple of lenses that I own. One of them is a EFS 18-200 mm. I am really enjoying this new camera of mine, makes my pictures look great. I consider myself an intermediate photographer. This camera allows a great deal of flexability in my shooting style. It has alot of great settings to chose from as well. I love the 5.3 fps for quick rapid shots. Great feel to the camera feels solid in my hands. The menus are very fluid and easy to understand. I picked up a nice field guide from better understanding and to maximize the full benefits of my 60D. You can not go wrong with this camera.
September 14, 2012
I have been using this camera for about 5 months now, I like to shoot portraits, but I use it for events and street photography, its really easy to use and I can hardly think of a con to this camera, I once used it for a wedding and the video was amazing.
It's worth the investment.
August 15, 2012
The EOS 60Da DSLR is not suitable for normal shooting; proper color balance may not be obtained.
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