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Canon EOS 60Da
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Canon EOS 60Da Digital Camera

SLR 18MP CMOS Apr 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Count Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
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... More
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Canon EOS 60Da
New Canon EOS 60Da Review

27 Reasons For

One Industry Award

Magnus.de gave this camera a "Buying Tip" award.

Average Expert Reviews

This Canon camera received a rating of 75% from expert review website Magnus.de.

Good Brand

Based on 19,570 owner and expert reviews, Canon has good ratings for its cameras. Canon also has good ratings specifically for its SLR digital cameras.

Good Technical Features

A few customers said in their reviews that it had good features. Andrew Johnson said in his Canon EOS 60Da review two years ago “The camera has all of the features of the EOS60D plus some important additions, first is the increased IR sensitivity”.

Nice Design

One person who reviewed it thought it was neat. Andrew Johnson said on Amazon two years ago “Liked the creative features of the EOS60D over the 650 or 700D, some of the neat features on my 350D only existed on the 60D” in his review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Pictures

One person who bought the Canon EOS 60Da thought it was able to produce good images.

Reasonably Priced

One customer who purchased it thought it was good value for money. Andrew Johnson gave the Canon EOS 60Da a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned “Take astro images, Vs an undiscounted 60Da it was the clear winner on cost”.

Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other SLR digital cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 60Da, the Canon EOS 60Da supports video recording.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support video recording currently available that you might want to consider including the D5100[pl_2120682_price], or the D600[pl_2079663_price] both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Canon EOS 60Da supports Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the D5100[pl_2120682_price], and the D750[pl_2497138_price] both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the EOS 60Da has a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the D5100[pl_2120682_price], or the D750[pl_2497138_price] both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price].

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Lumix DMC-GX1[pl_1663553_price], or the Lumix DMC-GX1[pl_1663553_price] both from Panasonic which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this SLR digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Sony Alpha A58[plb_1611460_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Electrical Viewfinder

Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

An electrical viewfinder is in fact the best viewfinder amongst all comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst viewfinder across similar types of camera is Electronic.

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Very Long Maximum Battery Life

The maximum battery lives of cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS 60Da range from 1h to 1,100h. The EOS 60Da has a very long maximum battery life (1,100 hour) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS 60Da.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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1100 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Canon EOS 60Da is a camera that takes 1,100 shot shot per battery charge. Most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years take between 220 and 4,699 shots per battery charge.

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5184 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The EOS 60Da has a 5184 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this age and spec. Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 480 x 480, 640 x 480, 720 x 400, 720 x 480, 1280 x 1280, 1696 x 1280, 1728 x 1728, 1920 x 1280, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 2304, 2592 x 1456, 2592 x 1728, 3072 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 3456, 3888 x 2592 and 4608 x 3456 and 5184 x 2912. Across all similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago the worst still image resolution is 480 x 480 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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Quite High Display Resolution

SLR digital cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 60Da have display resolutions of between 1 pixels and 2,400,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 750,000 pixels. At 1,040,000 pixel, the EOS 60Da has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 60Da.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many SLR digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The EOS 60Da has a wider flash exposure correction than most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Canon digital camera has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. The worst flash exposure correction of all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the EOS 60Da is ±1EV (1/2 EV step) and the best is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has a Mini HDMI Connector

The EOS 60Da has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most SLR digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has a Mini HDMI connector, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector found on SLR digital cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 60Da.

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Supports Four ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the EOS 60Da is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Canon camera supports a 100 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The ISO speeds "3200", "6400" and "12800" are also supported by this camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports a H.264 video format, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Short Flash Sync-Speed

At only 0.004 seconds, the Canon EOS 60Da has a very short flash sync-speed compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 60Da. Across all the comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 60Da the flash sync-speeds range from 0.0031s to 4s.

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11 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Canon EOS 60Da is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the D5100[pl_2120682_price], or the D600[pl_2079663_price] both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The EOS 60Da does not have a GPS, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 60Da also do not have a GPS.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS which you might want to consider including the D5100[pl_2120682_price], or the D600[pl_2079663_price] both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The EOS 60Da does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 60Da also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider include the D5100[pl_2120682_price], the D750[pl_2497138_price], or the D600[pl_2079663_price] all from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon EOS 60Da is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 60Da are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The EOS 60Da does not have an image stabiliser, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EOS 60Da also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The Canon EOS 60Da has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The flash mode "Manual" is also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the EOS 60Da is more than most cameras of this age and type. This Canon camera supports a DCF 2 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS 60Da. The camera file system "Exif 2.21" is also supported by this camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the EOS 60Da is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This Canon digital camera has a Manual shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on SLR digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 60Da. The shooting modes "Aperture priority" and "Auto" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

The average JPEG frame rate of cameras that came out more than two years ago is 35fps. At only 29.97 frames per second, the EOS 60Da has a quite low JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the EOS 60Da is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Single Auto Focus, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Face detection and Servo Auto Focus are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Canon EOS 60Da has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 60Da.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon EOS 60Da

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Canon camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the EOS 60Da has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other SLR digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the D600[pl_2079663_price] (3.2"), or the D750[pl_2497138_price] (3.2") both from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Average Megapixel Count

The EOS 60Da has a relatively average megapixel count (18 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

If this SLR digital camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the D600[pl_2079663_price] (24.3MP), or the D750[pl_2497138_price] (24.3MP) both from Nikon or the Sony Alpha A58[plb_1611460_price] (20.1MP) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras that are a similar age to it.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think the Sony Alpha A58[plb_1611460_price], and the Nikon D600[plb_2079663_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI Port
Microphone in Socket
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Playback Mode
Direct Printing
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Windows Operating System
Mac Compatible
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Operating System
Cable
On/off Switch
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Aperture Priority Mode
Digital SLR
Auto Exposure
Shutter Priority AE
Electrical Viewfinder

Expert Reviews

31 January 2014

Canon has announced the EOS 60Da, a followup to the EOS 20Da model released way back in 2005, incorporating improvements made in the many intervening years. Like that camera, the EOS 60Da is aimed... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers raydiomaster 1000, raydiomaster 1100, raydiomaster k100, raydiomaster k110, raydiomaster k200, raydiomaster k100d, raydiomaster k110d, raydiomaster k200d, raydiomaster 1000d, raydiomaster 1100d
Barcodes 00617689813076, 08714574584652, 08714574584669, 08714574584683

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