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Thread: Canon launches EOS 60Da DSLR for astrophotography

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    Canon launches EOS 60Da DSLR for astrophotography

    From dpreview.com:

    Canon has launched the EOS 60Da, a variant of its 60D DSLR tuned for astrophotography. The camera features a re-worked infra-red filter leaving the camera more sensitive to a specific emission frequency (656nm) of hydrogen, key to capturing images of features such as nebulae (gas clouds) in space. The 18MP camera continues where 2005's 8MP EOS 20Da left off.
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    http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/04...trophotography

    Presently there's no announcement on either the Australian or North American Canon sites.

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    Sounds good for some infra-red photography too!

    Not cheap though.
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    I have a 60D that I use a little for astro/solar work - the flex screen on them is a godsend when using on the end of a scope (the camera can end up pointed all sorts of directions - so this is really handy!)... a bit on the expenive side, but astrophotography really is a niche industry.

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    Be interesting to see what the IQ is like with them, considering for the same price maybe a little lower, you can get a dedicated One Shot Colour CCD camera with greater sensitivity, lower noise and cooling down to -35c, giving a very low noise and smoother image. Also the dedicated Camera is much lighter and smaller than the DSLR.
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