Canon EOS 60Da

EOS Digital SLR and Compact System Cameras

EOS 60Da

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Canon EOS 60Da

Aimed at astrophotographers seeking extra IR sensitivity for specialist applications.

Designed specifically for astrophotography, the EOS 60Da is more sensitive to infrared light thanks to a modified low-pass filter that sits in front of the camera’s 18-megapixel CMOS sensor.

  • More sensitivity to IR light.
  • 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor.
  • Vari-angle 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 Clear View LCD screen.
  • ISO 100-6400, expandable to ISO 12,800.
  • Time-lapse shooting with EOS Utility software or optional TC-80N3.
EOS 60Da
  • 18 megapixel CMOS 18 megapixel CMOS
  • Great low light shots Great low light shots
  • Large clear view of your scene Large clear view of your scene
  • Ensures correctly exposured images in all lighting conditions Ensures correctly exposured images in all lighting conditions
  • Choice of AF points for creative framing Choice of AF points for creative framing
  • Continous shooting Continous shooting
  • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
  • Stunning 1080p movies Stunning 1080p movies
  • Moveable screen for creative framing Moveable screen for creative framing
  • Large bright screen for clear viewing Large bright screen for clear viewing
  • Apply creative effects to your images Apply creative effects to your images
  • Choose the right aspect ratio for your photo Choose the right aspect ratio for your photo
  • Easily apply a look to your shots in the Basic zone Easily apply a look to your shots in the Basic zone
  • Level your camera for straight horizons Level your camera for straight horizons
  • Edit and process RAW images in camera Edit and process RAW images in camera
  • Control Speedlites from your camera remotely Control Speedlites from your camera remotely

Sample Images

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Sensitivity to long-wavelength light

Based on the popular EOS 60D camera, the EOS 60Da features enhanced sensitivity to H-a long-wavelength light, making it ideal for applications in astronomy. A modified low-pass optical filter improves recording of infrared phenomena, such as diffuse nebulae, by approximately three times compared to EOS 60D.

High Resolution

Capture high-resolution photographs that are full of detail. An 18-megapixel CMOS sensor works with a 14-bit DIGIC 4 image processor to deliver images that are low in noise, even when shooting with long exposures or at high ISO sensitivity (max ISO 6400, expandable to ISO 12,800).

Vari-angle LCD

Compose, focus and shoot from any angle with a Vari-angle 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 Clear View LCD screen, even with the camera attached to a telescope.

Time lapse shooting

For time-lapse shooting, the EOS 60Da is compatible with the optional TC-80N3 remote control (using the supplied RA-E3 adaptor). Remote camera control and tethered shooting is possible from any PC or Mac computer using the supplied EOS Utility software.

Product Specification


Type 22.3mm x 14.9mm CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 18.00 megapixels
Total Pixels Approx. 19.00 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Low-Pass Filter Built-in/Fixed with fluorine coating
Infrared blocking filter optimised for Hydrogen-alpha (Hα) light (656 nm) transparency.
Sensor Cleaning EOS integrated cleaning system
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour


Type DIGIC 4
Lens Mount EF/EF-S
Focal Length Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens


Type TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF System/ Points 9 cross-type AF points (f/2.8 at centre)
AF working range EV -0.5 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
AF Modes AI Focus
One Shot
AI Servo
AF Point Selection Automatic selection, Manual selection
Selected AF point display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel and Quick Control screen
Predictive AF Yes, up to 8m¹
AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode or AF-ON button is pressed.
AF Assist Beam Intermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite
Manual Focus Selected on lens, default in Live View Mode


Metering modes TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 6.5% of viewfinder at centre)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 2.8% viewfinder at centre)
(4) Centre weighted average metering
Metering Range 'EV 0-20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
AE Lock 'Auto: In One-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.
Exposure Compensation '+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
AEB 3 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
ISO Sensitivity* Auto (100-3200), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)
ISO can be expanded to H: 12800
Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Speed 30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)


Type Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Settings 'AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Custom White Balance Yes, 1 setting can be registered
WB Bracketing +/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.


Type Pentaprism
Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal) Approx. 96%
Magnification 'Approx. 0.95x¹
Eyepoint Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
Dioptre Correction -3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)
Focusing Screen Interchangeable (3 types, optional). Standard Focusing Screen Precision Matte Ef-A
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
Viewfinder Information AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light.
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB.
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light.
Image information: White balance correction, Card information, monochrome shooting, maximum burst (2 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+).
Composition information: Electronic level (Horizontal only), Battery check
Depth of field preview Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.
Eyepiece shutter On strap


Type Vari angle 7.7cm (3.0") 3:2 Clear View TFT, approx. 1040K dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically) Approx 160°
Coating Dual Anti-reflection
Brightness Adjustment Adjustable to one of seven levels
Display Options '(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(3) Electronic Level
Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters) 13
Built-in Flash Coverage up to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 28mm)
Built-in Flash recycle time Approx. 3 seconds
Modes Auto, Manual flash, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
Red-Eye Reduction 'Yes
X-sync 1/250sec
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure Bracketing Yes, with compatible External Flash
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
HotShoe/ PC terminal Yes/ No
External Flash Compatibility E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash Control via camera menu screen


Modes Auto, No Flash, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Movie, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom
Picture Styles Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Colour Space sRGB and Adobe RGB
Image Processing Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination
Basic+ (Shoot by ambience selection, Shoot by lighting or scene type)
Creative filters (Grainy B/W, Soft focus, Toy camera, Minaiture effect) - during image Playback only
RAW image processing - during image Playback only
Resize to M or S1, S2, S3
Drive modes Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote)
Continuous Shooting Max. Approx. 5.3fps. (speed maintained for minimum of approx 58 images (JPEG)¹ ³, 16 images (RAW)) ² ³


Type Electronic viewfinder with image sensor
Coverage Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
Frame Rate 30 fps
Focusing Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face detection mode
Metering Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor Active metering time can be changed
Display Options Grid overlay (x2), Histogram, Multi aspect ratios


Still Image Type JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG, M-RAW + JPEG, S-RAW + JPEG possible.
Image Size JPEG 3:2: (L) 5184x3456, (M) 3456x2304, (S1) 2592x1728, (S2) 1920x1280, (S3) 720x480
JPEG 4:3: (L) 4608x3456, (M) 3072x2304, (S1) 2304x1728, (S2) 1696x1280, (S3) 640x480
JPEG 16:9: (L) 5184x2912, (M) 3456x1944, (S1) 2592x1456 (S2) 1920x1080, (S3) 720x400
JPEG 1:1: (L) 3456x3456, (M) 2304x2304, (S1) 1728x1728, (S2) 1280x1280, (S3) 480x480
RAW: (RAW) 5184x3456, (M-RAW) 3888x2592, (S-RAW) 2592x1728
Movie Type MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)
Movie Size 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
Movie Length Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB
Folders New folders can be manually created and selected
File Numbering (1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset


Custom Functions 20 Custom Functions with 59 settings
Metadata Tag User copyright information (can be set in camera)
Image rating (0-5 stars)
LCD Panel / Illumination Yes / Yes
Water/ Dust resistance Yes¹
Sound Memo -
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Playback zoom 1.5x - 10x
Display Formats (1) Single image with information (2 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) Magnified view
Slide Show Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Rating
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Histogram Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes
Highlight Alert Yes
Image Erase/Protection Erase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected images
Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time
Menu Categories (1) Shooting menu (x4)
(2) Playback menu (x2)
(3) Setup menu (x3)
(4) Custom Functions menu
(5) My Menu
Menu Languages 25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
Firmware Update Update possible by the user.


Computer Hi-Speed USB
Other Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible), External microphone (3.5mm Stereo mini jack)


Canon Printers Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes
Type SD card, SDHC card or SDXC card


PC & Macintosh Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista inc SP1 (excl. Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition)
OS X v10.6-10.7


Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Image Processing Digital Photo Professional
Other PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture), Picture Style Editor


Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied), built in for date & settings
Battery life Approx. 1100 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%) ¹
Approx. 1000 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery Indicator 6 levels + percentage
Power saving Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6


Body Materials Aluminium and polycarbonate resin with glass fibre
Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 144.5 x 105.8 x 78.6mm
Weight (body only) Approx. 755g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)


Viewfinder Eyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens Focusing Screens Ef (with Grid Ef-D, Super Precision Matte Ef-S), Angle Finder C
Case Leather case EH21-L
Wireless File Transmitter Compatible with Eye-Fi cards
Lenses All EF and EF-S lenses
Flash Canon Speedlites (220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)
Battery Grip BG-E9
Remote Controller/ Switch Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-6/RC-1/RC-5
(Compatible with N3 type remote controls when used with supplied adapter RA-E3)
Other Hand Strap E2
Magnification ¹ With 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 dpt
Continuous Shooting ¹ Large/Fine(Quality 8) resolution
² Based on Canon's testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style. Varies depending on the subject, memory card brand and capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom functions etc.
³ Maximum fps and buffer capacity may be reduced depending on the cameras settings and light level
Water/ Dust resistance ¹ Memory card and battery door only
Battery life ¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
Predictive AF ¹ With EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM at 50kph
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.
  • * Recommended Exposure Index

Accessories & Supplies


Change your angle of view and bring distant objects closer with a teleconverter. Or fit optical filters to your camera with a filter adapter.

EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM_t

EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

With a compact, lightweight design that’s ideal for travel, this ultra wide-angle EF-S zoom lens lets you fit more in every shot for dramatic landscapes and expressive architectural images.

EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM

With a constant f/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range and a 3-stop Image Stabilizer, the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM provides outstanding performance and framing flexibility in low light conditions.

EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

An all-purpose 18-135mm zoom lens with STM technology. STM provides smooth quiet auto focusing for movies, and Dynamic Image Stabilizer reduces vibrations in video footage.

EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

A highly portable pancake lens that’s ideal for travel and street photography. Its advanced optical design ensures great image quality, while a large f/2.8 maximum aperture allows hand-held low-light shooting. STM focusing delivers smooth, near-silent AF when capturing movies.

EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

A compact telephoto lens that takes you closer to the action. An Image Stabilizer prevents blur owing to unintentional camera movement. STM technology delivers smooth quiet focusing when shooting movies.

EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM

The EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM is part of Canon’s prestigious L series offering performance excellence with a versatile zoom range and superb image quality in a robust and compact design.

EF 100-400mm f 4.5-5.6L IS II USM

EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

A compact, high-performance 100-400mm zoom lens that’s ideal for those shooting sports, action and wildlife photography. A 4-stop Image Stabilizer and high-quality optics deliver superb sharpness.


Flash photography is about so much more than shooting in the dark. It's about taking creative control of the light you use, and making it work for you.

Canon Speedlite 90EX

Speedlite 90EX

A compact, high performance flash that delivers superbly lit everyday shots such as portraits and indoor scenes plus creative lighting effects. The ideal companion for the EOS M.

Speedlite 270EX II

Explore the creative side of lighting with the Canon Speedlite 270EX II – a compact flashgun that is as easy to use off-camera as it is in your camera’s hotshoe.

Speedlite 320EX

Featuring Wireless Slave technology, a bounce/swivel head and a constant LED light source for video work, the Canon Speedlite 320EX opens up new creative possibilities for EOS photographers.

Speedlite 430EX II

A powerful and versatile flash, the Speedlite 430EX II will expand your shooting options with a Guide Number of 43, wireless slave flash ability, nine custom functions and a 24-105mm zoom head.

Speedlite 600EX-RT

A powerful flash gun for use both on and off the camera. Built-in radio triggering offers remote lighting control over distances up to 30m.


Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II

A high performance Macrolite flash delivering creative lighting solutions for photographers shooting close-up images, both on location and in the studio.

Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX

Take control of your macro photography lighting with the Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX. Designed for macro specialists it provides versatility in both light direction and power.

Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT

Fire compatible Speedlite flashguns over distances of up to 30m. Radio-frequency control provides reliable operation even when direct line of sight is not possible.

Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3

A dedicated cable that connects a Speedlite flash to your EOS camera, allowing the flash to be positioned away form the camera.

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  • Speedlite Bracket SB-E2

    Holds your Speedlite flash to the side of your EOS camera, instead of on the top.

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  • Power

    Trust Canon for guaranteed power performance. Extra batteries, battery chargers and AC adapter kits let you shoot photos and video for longer and review images without worrying about fading battery life.

    Battery Pack LP-E6N

    A spare or replacement battery for your EOS camera.

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  • Battery Pack LP-E6

    A spare or replacement battery for your EOS camera.

    Battery Charger LC-E6E

    A spare or replacement battery charger for your EOS camera.

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  • Car Charger CBC-E6

    Recharge the battery in your EOS from your car.

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  • Car Charger Cable CB-570

    Connect an LC-E4 or LC-E4N battery charger to the 12v supply in your car.

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  • Battery Grip BG-E9

    Add a battery grip to your EOS 60D or 60Da to extend battery life and improve the way the camera handles.

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  • AC Adapter ACK-E6

    Power your EOS camera from a mains electricity supply.

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  • DC coupler DR-E6

    Connect your EOS DSLR to an AC mains adapter.

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  • Cases

    Carry your EOS camera so that it’s secure and always ready to use.

    RF-3 Camera Body Cover Cap

    Protects your EOS camera body when it's not attached to a lens.

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  • Camera rain cover ERC-E4S

    Protects your camera and lens from the weather, and lets you keep shooting. Small size.

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  • Camera rain cover ERC-E4M

    Protects your camera and lens from the weather, and lets you keep shooting. Medium size.

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  • Camera rain cover ERC-E4L

    Protects your camera and lens from the weather, and lets you keep shooting. Large size.

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  • Professional Gadget Bag 1EG

    An extra-large camera bag for transporting and storing your EOS camera gear.

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  • Professional Gadget Bag 10EG

    A large camera bag for transporting and storing your EOS camera gear.

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  • Cables & Other Accessories

    Stay connected with the correct interface cable.

    Remote Switch RS-60 E3

    Take pictures without touching your camera - idea for when you want to avoid causing vibrations.

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  • Remote Controller RC-6

    Shoot wirelessly over distances up to 5m - ideal for self portraits and group shots.

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  • GPS receiver GP-E2

    Slots into the hotshoe of compatible EOS cameras and records GPS location information for each image.

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  • Semi Hard Case EH21-L

    Protect your EOS 60D, EOS 60Da and EOS 70D from bumps and scrapes.

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  • AVC-DC400ST Stereo AV Cable

    Connect your EOS camera to a TV, display or projector using a composite video connection.

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  • HDMI Cable HTC-100

    Connect your EOS camera to a TV, display or projector using an HDMI connection.

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  • Camera Hand Strap E2

    A comfortable alternative to a neck strap, allowing you to hold your EOS camera securely.

    Angle Finder C

    Look through your EOS viewfinder from above, making it easier to shoot from low-down viewpoints.

    Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15 II

    Extends the viewfinder eyepiece away from the camera body, making shooting more comfortable when wearing spectacles.

    Power to your next step / EOS ADVENTURE

    Learn how to take stunning portrait & landscape pictures.