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Canon EOS 60Da
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Canon EOS 60Da Digital Camera

SLR 18MP CMOS Apr 2012
Camera Type Megapixel 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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28 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Canon digital camera received a "Buying Tip" award from Magnus.de.

Average Expert Reviews

This SLR digital camera received an expert rating of 75% from Magnus.de.

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Canon cameras and also specifically for Canon SLR cameras and found that in both cases Canon had good reviews compared to other brands.

Good Technical Features

A few customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Andrew Johnson he mentioned on Amazon “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 this digital camera thought it was neat. Three years ago Andrew Johnson said on Amazon “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”.

Good Quality Pictures

One customer thought the product was able to produce good images.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The EOS 60Da supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 60Da do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the SLT-A35, or the SLT-A37 both from Sony which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the EOS 60Da supports video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which support video capability to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35, the Samsung NX100, and the Nikon D90 is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon EOS 60Da has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the EOS 60Da.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to consider include the EOS 450D - Rebel XSi, or the EOS 400D - Rebel XTi both from Canon or the Sony SLT-A35 which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on SLR cameras that have been available for 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 compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 6D ($1,148.50) is also worth considering.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the SLT-A35 (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Alpha A3000 (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Sony SLT-A35, the Nikon D3200 + 18-55VR II + SD 8GB+ Dongle ($693.96), or the Canon EOS 700D - Rebel T5i ($599.00) which has better reviews.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

The Canon EOS 60Da has a very long battery life (max) (1,100 hour) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the EOS 60Da. The average battery life (max) of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS 60Da is 230h.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

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 type is in fact the best viewfinder across all cameras that have been around for around the same time as the EOS 60Da.

The worst viewfinder amongst similar types of camera is Electronic.

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1100 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Canon EOS 60Da is a digital camera that takes 1,100 shot battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for a similar time to the EOS 60Da take between 220 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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5184 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Canon EOS 60Da has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Canon digital camera has a 5184 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s 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. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 60Da is 6000 x 4000 and the worst is 480 x 480.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The EOS 60Da has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s (1,040,000 pixel) amongst SLR cameras of this age. The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 60Da is 780,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 640 pixels to 2,400,000 pixels.

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

This camera has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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

The EOS 60Da has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than most similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. The flash exposure correction of all SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than two years ranges from ±1EV (1/3 EV step) to ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many SLR cameras that have been around for more than two years. 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 Type

The EOS 60Da has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most SLR cameras that are a similar age to it. This Canon camera has a Mini HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on SLR cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This camera supports a H.264 video formats supported, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Supports Four ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the EOS 60Da is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 60Da. The ISO sensitivitys "3200", "6400" and "12800" are also supported by this camera.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The EOS 60Da has a greater number of power sources than most SLR cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

The EOS 60Da has a fairly short flash sync-speed (only 0.004 seconds) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Digital cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 60Da have flash sync-speeds of between 0.00012s and 3s.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Canon EOS 60Da is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is PCM, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Canon digital camera. The audio formats supporteds LPCM are also supported by this digital camera.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most SLR cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 60Da do not have a GPS (satellite). The EOS 60Da is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the D3100, the D3200 + 18-55VR II + SD 8GB+ Dongle ($693.96), or the D7100 all from Nikon which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

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

Digital cameras which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the SLT-A35, or the SLT-A37 both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago do not support wi-Fi. The EOS 60Da is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the D3200 + 18-55VR II + SD 8GB+ Dongle ($693.96), or the D7100 both from Nikon which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other SLR cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the EOS 60Da is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

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

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The EOS 60Da has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this spec and age. The flash modes "Manual" is also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

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

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

At only 29.97 frames per second, the EOS 60Da has a fairly low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS 60Da. The average motion JPEG frame rate of cameras of this age and type is 38fps, and the motion JPEG frame rates range from 3fps to 60fps.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the EOS 60Da is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has a Manual shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the EOS 60Da. The shooting modess "Aperture priority" and "Auto" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The EOS 60Da has a greater number of supported image formats than most SLR cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the EOS 60Da.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon EOS 60Da

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the EOS 60Da has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other SLR cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 60Da.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the SLT-A35, or the SLT-A57 both from Sony or the Samsung NX100 which has better reviews.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Df ($1,196.09) (3.2"), the D4 (3.2"), or the D610 (3.2") all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This SLR digital camera was released over four years ago.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 18 megapixels, the EOS 60Da has a pretty typical megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of other 18MP digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the Canon EOS 600D - Rebel T3i ($759.95) which has better reviews.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the EOS 550D ($872.54) (18.7MP and higher rated), or the EOS 6D ($1,148.50) (20.2MP and higher rated) both from Canon or the Sony Alpha A3000 (20.1MP and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Playback Zoom (max)
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Direct Printing
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Mac Compatibility
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Compatible Operating Systems
Cable Type
On/off Switch
Camera Shutter Speed
Aperture Priority AE
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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