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Canon Reveals Camera That Specially Takes Pictures Of The Night Sky
By Anthea Quay, 04 Apr 2012
Canon has recently unveiled a camera for astronomy enthusiasts—a camera designed specially to capture the beauty of the night sky.
Called the Canon EOS 60Da DSLR Camera, the camera offers a “modified infrared filter and a low-noise sensor with heightened hydrogen-alpha sensitivity”, the company wrote on its website.
These features allow the camera to capture photographs of “‘red hydrogen emission’ nebulae and other cosmic phenomena”.
The 60Da also incorporates an 18-megapixel sensor to produce sharp and high-contrast images of astronomical objects.
Also, it comes with enhanced noise reduction sensor that allows it suers to experiment with a wide array of ISO settings and increased ISO speeds of up to 6,400 expandable to 12,800.
This simply means that the camera would be able to capture crisper images of the stars and planets.
“The new camera enables an accurate depiction of a part of our solar system, which is hard to achieve with conventional cameras but should be enjoyed and celebrated,” Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager of Imaging Technologies & Communications Groups of Canon USA, said.
The EOS 60Da is expected to be available this month at US$1,499 each.
However, it is only available to order from select authorized dealers.
[via Digital Trends, image via clearviewstock / Shutterstock]
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