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CanonEOS 60Da DSLR Astrophotography Camera (Body Only)
 
4.9

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Pros

  • High ISO performance (15)
  • Good image quality (14)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Large clear LCD (11)
  • Tilt /swivel LCD (10)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (8)
  • Astrophotography (7)
  • Low light (6)
  • Video (4)
  • Family photos (3)
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5.0

The best of the best

By Astro Photographer

from MIAMI

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • High ISO Performance
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astrophotography
    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Long exposure
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Canon EOS 60Da DSLR Astrophotography Camera (Body Only):

    To be honest. I am very pleasantly surprised, because since I buy, I knew it was a good product, because I already had been recommended a lot, but surpassed all my expectation, more than excellent image, superior noise management and the best is that you can use for any type of photography. And the delivery as advertised.

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    • Yes

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    5.0

    Spectacular Astropphotography camera

    By Pegg10

    from Northern Viriginia

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • High ISO Performance
    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dark Night
      • Indoors/Low Light

      Comments about Canon EOS 60Da DSLR Astrophotography Camera (Body Only):

      This camera is a Canon 60D (not longer available). It is an 18 MP camera with a modified (IR filter) that is said to be 3 times more sensitive to IR ligt. This is to catch the reds in stars, etc. at night. It DOES change the White Balance, and it DOES change the ISO required. I was using a Nikon D3300, with two kit lenses, and one 35mm 1.8G lens. They were NOT cutting it as I couldn't find the sweet spot to focus. This camera is superior to the Nikon (which I still like a lot), and have paired it with a Rokinon 10mm lens (manual focus). I am getting good results. This camera is superior to the Nikon in so many way, and not hard to learn. The image quality is about the same overall, but with the Rokinon (a manual focus lens), I can get the shots I've always wanted. PROS: -The camera comes with an AC adaptor and a long (15 foot) cord so you can easily connect it to a 12V power source. I am using it with an AGM (deep discharge marine) battery. -The screen articulates: Very nice when pointing the camera straight up at Cygnus--you can angle the screen to see it. -I find it easier to "black out" the screen. The Nikon has it too; but the Canon's implementation is better.-Chilly weather doesn't outright kill the camera battery.-Can take quite a few lenses -- and it can use the much cheaper 3rd party manual focus lenses. CONS:- Canon could have easily put an intervalometer in this camera. It would have been very useful.- For the price a DC adapter would have been a nice addition. - Not as good in low light to focus stars as the 6D. A friend and I did a side by side comparison at a dark site.

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      • No

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      5.0

      An excellent DSLR for astrophotography

      By Art

      from Colorado

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Enhance Red Sensitvity
      • External Power Adapter
      • Good Image Quality
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Low noise
      • Tilt /Swivel LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astrophotography

        Comments about Canon EOS 60Da DSLR Astrophotography Camera (Body Only):

        The Canon 60Da is an excellent DSLR for astrophotography with either Canon system lenses or astronomical telescopes. The flip-out focusing screen, low noise level at high ISO, and enhanced red sensitivity for H-alpha light are great features. The ability to control the camera from a laptop is also a plus. The only limitation of the 60Da is the relatively small APS-C sensor size of 22 mm x 15 mm.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Best astrophotography pictures.

        By El Barto

        from Jersey City NJ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Quiet
        • Tilt /Swivel LCD

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Canon EOS 60Da DSLR Astrophotography Camera (Body Only):

        Best if use on dark, you can appreciate the colors in the universe, especially red.
        The 1080p makes the pictures look alive, and you need that to see the details of for example, the milky way.
        A remote switch on the set boy for the price you pay would have been a great investment.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Awesome!

        By jabrams595

        from fairbanks, alaska

        Comments about Canon EOS 60Da DSLR Astrophotography Camera (Body Only):

        Bought this for my husband as an early anniversary present and he is absolutely ecstatic! He loves the zoom feature and then being able to focus from there. So glad I was able to get it for him, love to see him acting like a kid!

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        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great camera!

        By AP Guy

        from Vail, Az

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Image Quality
        • High ISO Performance
        • Quiet
        • Tilt /Swivel LCD

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Astrophotography

        Comments about Canon EOS 60Da DSLR Astrophotography Camera (Body Only):

        I have been doing astrophotography for about 3yrs now and 3 months ago I purchased the 60Da. What a huge improvement! The filter modification has really improved my images. The colors are much deeper and much more accurate than on the standard camera I was using before. The signal to noise level is vastly improved. The red nebulas are 3-4 times more visible. I use an Astronomiks clip in CLS filter and it also works much better with the 60Da. The Jerry Lodriguss article was a real help and his discussion of the improved signal to noise performance was spot on. But when I see the images with much lower noise even at Iso 6400 I can't help wondering if Canon is also adding special screening to the CCD's used in the 60Da. This single purchase has made a great improvement to my images. Well worth the money!

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
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        • No

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        5.0

        Too soon to Tell

        By Craniac

        from OC, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Quiet
        • Tilt /Swivel LCD

        Cons

        • Design Of Ac Adaptor Cord

        Best Uses

        • The Stars Man

        Comments about Canon EOS 60Da DSLR Astrophotography Camera (Body Only):

        Bought this to use with my meade LX-125 scope, but being in PA for the summer, has given me almost no good observing weather. Can't offer much in respect to scope use, but the change in camera controls from Rebel T1I to the D60a is taking some getting used to. I am beginning to find that the 60D controls are easier to use and offer greater control.
        The Tilt/Swivel lcd will prove invaluable when focusing on objects high in the night sky. I also like the AC adaptor that mounts into the battery case. This additional accessory is ideal and essential when taking long open shutter exposures. when these skies clear up, this is gonna be fun!

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8
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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Camera

        By Sweet Lou

        from Youngstown, Ohio

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Astrophotography Use Only

        Comments about Canon EOS 60Da DSLR Astrophotography Camera (Body Only):

        I love to live preview feature, It makes focusing and frame alignment a snap.

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        • No

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        4.0

        60Da the mostly good and minor bad

        By Pricelesspixs

        from Sun City West AZ

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Hdr No Good

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Time Lapse Stars
        • Video
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Canon EOS 60Da DSLR Astrophotography Camera (Body Only):

        First, the camera now has 900 clicks only but I do have a fell for the performance.
        Fist outing Star timelapse with a 20mm1.8 lens showed very good on low light being 1-2 stops faster that my 5DmkII in the dark and noise was very low.
        No long exposure 5 minutes plus yet but will be working on it soon(camera on a Telescope base for tracking).
        Normal exposure: good on Auto white balance, had trouble with my normal Daylight setting, pink to red tint, auto looked ok??
        HDR, have no idea why but in Photomatix all final images turned total RED could not recover proper color tones.
        Video 3 done very good edited in CS6 and no problems.
        Very fast with 2 speed 3/5.5 and I shot 50 frames raw without filling the buffer.
        32gb chip included as bonus from B&H.
        ALSO encluded AC package and converter cable for 60Da to 3 prong (5DmkII) plug very nice!!
        Other that HDR, I'm very happy at this time.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
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        • No

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        5.0

        Great for Astrophotography!!

        By AC4GE

        from Memphis TN

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Image Quality
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Tilt /Swivel LCD

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Canon EOS 60Da DSLR Astrophotography Camera (Body Only):

          Did not think there would be that much difference between my 5D mkII and the 60Da but there was. I was able to image more Hydrogen-alpha light more quickly the the 5D mkII which made imaging times shorter.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 8
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          • No

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          5.0

          Exactly what I wanted!

          By Jameswoodsk

          from Melville, SK, Canada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • High ISO Performance
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Quiet
          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astrophotography
            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Canon EOS 60Da DSLR Astrophotography Camera (Body Only):

            Right out of the box, the camera does the job, as advertised. I have some very nice astrophotoraphy shots, plus daytime landscapes - perfect!

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 9
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Great Camera, defective software

            By Loden

            from Central Texas

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Ability To Image Infared
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • High ISO Performance
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Tilt /Swivel LCD

            Cons

            • Software Failure On Mac

            Best Uses

            • Astrophotography

            Comments about Canon EOS 60Da DSLR Astrophotography Camera (Body Only):

            I purchased the EOS 60Da for astrophotographical work and it is an excellent purchase. Unfortunately, while the camera is everything advertised, the software that came with the camera as well as on the Canon website would not load on my Macbook Pro. From my research, this is a well-known problem. After a day of attempts, and extensive downloads from their website, I called their tech support, where a helpful technition found that my difficulty was a known defect. The replacement software is not on the website, but must be ordered by a tech. Fortunately, I have astrophotography software that can access the camera, but Canon's failute to address a known problem is certainly disappointing.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 8
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            • No

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            5.0

            Wonderful, even on short exposures

            By Ralph K

            from Montgomery County, MD

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • High ISO Performance
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Tilt /Swivel LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Canon EOS 60Da DSLR Astrophotography Camera (Body Only):

              I tested this daytime on chimney tops and saw no problems with color shifts on my 4" apo. It worked well with my 18-270 telephoto lens. Nightime shots thus far have been limited to 15 seconds since I didn't have good polar alignment. I was impressed by the ease of focus with live view (compared to my Xti) and the low noise. I was even able to pick up a faint image of the Helix Nebula with blue and red colors in only 15 seconds. M11 showed star colors and there were numerous background stars.

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              (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Magic has begun...

              By Cthulhu

              from Ankara, Turkey

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • High ISO Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Astrophotography

                Comments about Canon EOS 60Da DSLR Astrophotography Camera (Body Only):

                I want to cry with happiness... I never thought it would be as efficient as shots of Astronomy. With integrated H-alpha and IR-Cut filters, images are more sharp, more natural, more effective... Low shutter vibration makes your shots better. Focusing the stars is very easy with 3" live view screen... Astrophotograhy is even more exiciting for me now...

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 10
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Wow! Fast and well tuned for Star Pix

                By Sprocket

                from Calgary

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • High ISO Performance
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon EOS 60Da DSLR Astrophotography Camera (Body Only):

                    I have taken up digital astroimaging as a hobby and I thought about this purchase for months and finally decided to buy when I found it increasingly hard to focus my older DSLR using just the view finder and image examination - the Live View focusing solved that problem.

                    Noise at ISO 1600 is wonderfully low.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 9
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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Better than I expected

                    By The Galaxy being

                    from Jadwin, Mo

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great in low light
                    • High ISO Performance
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Quiet
                    • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Astro Imaging

                    Comments about Canon EOS 60Da DSLR Astrophotography Camera (Body Only):

                    I do astro Imaging...I love the performance and the quality, it did not take long to know I had made the right choice! It is a bit heavy, but that comes with quality at times.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 10
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Reaches into IR range nicely

                    By Eric

                    from Wisconsin

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon EOS 60Da DSLR Astrophotography Camera (Body Only):

                        Just got it and only did a few random shot, un guided. Looks interesting. As advertised, not for general photography, which I would agree. But the resolution is fantastic. Almost as sharp as my MK III. Comes with an adapter for using electric cable release, but you will need to buy an RS-80-N3

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                        5.0

                        EOS 60Da great body

                        By Vinny

                        from Dobbs Ferry NY

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Great Picture Quality
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Canon EOS 60Da DSLR Astrophotography Camera (Body Only):

                          Using this principly for astrophotography - the camera is very easy to use - I have used this aoround the home on test shots and the performance is very good - easy to use good and rapid response

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Excellent astronomy camera

                          By starman

                          from Montana

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great Picture Quality

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Astrophotography

                          Comments about Canon EOS 60Da DSLR Astrophotography Camera (Body Only):

                          Every thing I expected and more

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          The best camera for shooting night sky

                          By AtH

                          from Moscow, Russia

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • All benefits of 60D
                          • Astronomy applications
                          • Compact
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Good Video Quality
                          • Great Picture Quality
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Costs extra 500 usd

                          Best Uses

                          • Constellations Asterisms
                          • Deep Space
                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Moon
                          • Night Sky
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Canon EOS 60Da DSLR Astrophotography Camera (Body Only):

                          You can connect any Canon EOS DSLR camera to telescope (with a proper T-ring) or use sharp lenses to make pictures of the night sky, but this 60Da body enhances your ability to get a great picture. Extra price is for the rich package (you can power 60Da from electric outlet, connect advanced remote controls) and new optical filter, that can collect even more light, from the red part of specter.Previous model 20Da had a great success. Many amateur astronomers began to replace their cameras "like in 20Da model" and this fake "Da" business became a market itself. As pseudo-"Da" sensor collects more red light, that old firmware can handle, all those hacks have problems with AWB.I ordered 60Da next day after it was announced and already received it. This factory-made 60Da handles AWB better, than all self-made replacements. The camera B&H sold to me was made in Japan.Now we have new original Canon 60Da, based on very good general purpose model EOS 60D. It is still good general purpose camera, but anyone can occasionally get better night sky with it. For everyone, who has stable interest in shooting stars, constellations, nebulas, Moon, etc. Canon EOS 60Da is must have.

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