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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
|Type||22.3mm x 14.9mm CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 18.00 megapixels|
|Total Pixels||Approx. 19.00 megapixels|
|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|
|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 |
|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.
|Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)||Approx. 96%|
|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|
|Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically)||Approx 160°|
|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|
|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|
|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
|Histogram||Brightness: 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.|
|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|
|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)|
|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|
Change your angle of view and bring distant objects closer with a teleconverter. Or fit optical filters to your camera with a filter adapter.
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.
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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.
A spare or replacement battery for your EOS camera.
Carry your EOS camera so that it’s secure and always ready to use.
Stay connected with the correct interface cable.
A comfortable alternative to a neck strap, allowing you to hold your EOS camera securely.
Look through your EOS viewfinder from above, making it easier to shoot from low-down viewpoints.
Extends the viewfinder eyepiece away from the camera body, making shooting more comfortable when wearing spectacles.