Friday, April 6, 2012

Canon introduces EOS 60Da for astrophotography

Canon has expanded its range with the launch of EOS 60Da

Canon EOS 60D is a digital SLR (DSLR) high resolution designed for astrophotography. Based on the design specifications EOS 60D and succeeding the EOS 20Da, the new EOS 60Da is designed to capture rich red colors produced by emission nebulae, with a modified low-pass filter which makes it more sensitive to wavelengths of light of hydrogen alpha-(Hα).
Canon EOS 60Da

The EOS 60Da is ideal for photographing astronomical phenomena such as diffuse nebulae - the favorite of astrophotographers due to the distinctive red color caused by the ionization of hydrogen. DSLR a standard filter infrared (IR) limits the amount of light which passes Hα the camera sensor, reducing the transmission of red lights in order to avoid undesirable color effects in the final image. However, the EOS 60Da a new filter has changed, providing three times greater transparency for the light Hα EOS than 60D. This, in conjunction with the 18 megapixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 processing and high ISO sensitivity offers sharp images of emission nebulae red.

Canon EOS 60Da High resolution, high sensitivity and low noise

The EOS 60Da astrophotographers provides high performance and creative flexibility. Its APS-C CMOS sensor, 18 megapixels is ideal for capturing the detail of constellations and advanced performance in high ISO sensitivities up to ISO 6400 (expandable to 12,800) ensures images with low noise, reducing the need for long exposures and the use of media "star tracker". Working together with the powerful DIGIC 4 14 bit, the sensor also provides an excellent signal to noise ratio in the final data, producing images with natural colors and smooth gradations of tone - perfect for capturing, for example, the subtlety of the transitions color of clouds of interstellar gas.

Canon EOS 60Da nebula

Canon EOS 60Da Easy Control

With the same ergonomics of the EOS 60D, EOS 60Da is designed to be easy to use and highly customizable. The curved lines are part of a layout of buttons within easy reach, with the frequently used controls grouped for easier access. Checks can be quickly adjusted and customized according to the preferences of each user. Its backlit LCD screen provides additional flexibility to monitor and adjust the image parameters in the middle of shooting. Additionally, a dedicated Quick Control button, facilitates instant access to various camera settings while shooting.

The EOS 60Da also has a variable angle LCD screen of 7.7 cm (3.0 ") and Live View support - ideal for composing shots using a tripod. This articulated LCD screen offers greater flexibility, while the Live View mode allows precise control and convenient to adjust the composition and camera settings. The resolution of the LCD dot-k 1.040 provides exceptional levels of detail on the screen during and after shooting, allowing astrophotographers to compose and view their shots with confidence.

For added flexibility, the EOS 60Da is compatible with the TC-80N3 remote trigger [i] optional - a programmable remote control that allows adjustment of the settings without changing the camera position. The TC-80N3 provides the flexibility to capture images remotely on customizable intervals or long exposures, making it ideal for recording time-lapse videos of the night skies. A feeder ACK-E6 AC power supplied, allows continuous shooting, ideal for long exposures - and the EOS Utility software lets users control the settings or view the framing of the image on a PC or MAC via a USB connection in the middle of shooting.

As part of the EOS system, the EOS 60Da is compatible with the most extensive range of interchangeable lenses in the world, from 8mm to 800mm - providing an exceptionally powerful and creative offer to astrophotographers.

EOS 60Da - main features:

 Increased sensitivity to light IV
    APS-C CMOS sensor of 18 megapixels
    Clear View LCD vari-angle 7.7 cm (3.0 ") and 3:2 format
    ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800)
    Time-lapse shots with EOS Utility or Remote Trigger optional TC-80N3

[I] Connected via Remote Adapter RA-E3 supplied

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