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A camera … stellar

Astronomers and enthusiasts will be able to capture nebulae and details of star clusters with Canon's new EOS 60Da. With its powerful 18 megapixel CMOS sensor (APS-C), low noise content, it promises sharp, high-contrast images of many astronomical objects. If you dream of immortalizing a star or a planet in black (…)

Astronomers and enthusiasts will be able to capture nebulae and details of star clusters with Canon's new EOS 60Da. With its powerful 18 megapixel CMOS sensor (APS-C), low noise content, it promises sharp, high-contrast images of many astronomical objects.

If you dream of immortalizing a star or a planet in the black of the night, you can do it thanks to the specially modified infrared filter, which offers about three times more transparency compared to the H range compared to the EOS 60D from which it derives. This allows you to capture crisp, reddish-colored images and diffuse nebulae much more effectively than the previous model.

The screen is a 3.0-inch Clear View LCD, with 1,040,000 points for detailed focusing. The flip-out system with variable angle allows you to shoot in comfortable conditions even when the camera is mounted on a telescope using a special accessory. To observe the night sky in company, the Canon EOS 60Da can be connected to the TV and set in Live View mode. Still in this mode, silent shooting can be activated to eliminate any induced vibration, especially when working with an EF super-telephoto lens or on the telescope.

The ISO sensitivity reaches up to 6400, expandable to 12,800. 9-point cross-reference and images can be recorded in RAW, JPEG and RAW + JPEG.

The EOS 60Da is also supplied with the RA-E3 Remote Controller Adapter, which allows you to connect a Timer Remote timer remote like the TC-80N3 (optional), ideal for controlling exposures longer than 30 seconds, as well as for capturing a series of consecutive exposures useful during post-processing for better image quality.

Supplied instead the AC adapter that allows the camera to be powered through the socket. Functionality especially useful for long exposures and video recording.

To go hunting for galaxies and immortalize them with an EOS 60Da, the price to pay of about $ 1,500 (official price). All that remains is to wait for the offers of the selected Italian retailers to whom Canon will assign this specialized product, from the end of the month.