Canon Targets "Astrophotographers" With EOS 60Da

By Gary Cutlack on at

Canon's latest DSLR update is being aimed at those who like to sit outside with a flask of tea all night, waiting for the clouds to go away. It's for Brian Cox enthusiasts who take photographs of the stars.

The headline camera specs are an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor with Canon's DIGIC 4 processing system, but here you also get a "modified low pass filter" that makes it more sensitive to picking up the hydrogen-alpha light wavelength as given off by the many nebulae out there. And yes, we are just copying that off the press release.

With the latest estimated from scientists claiming there are as many as 3,400 different stars out there in the night sky, you've certainly got more than enough to aim at.

The EOS 60Da is scheduled to launch in the UK, for an RRP of £1,175. [Canon]