This specialized body has the same advanced features as the EOS-60D, but also has a unique capability especially designed for astrophotography that ensures accurate depictions of the reddish hues when photographing diffuse nebulae in the nighttime sky with the increased sensitivity of hydrogen-alpha lines.
With its 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor, it is capable of producing extremely fine detail and excellent color reproduction. Its versatile ISO range of 100 to 6400 (expandable to 12,800) provides plenty of assurance of getting quality images in low-light situations.
The reasonably priced 60D sits comfortably between the entry-level Rebel series cameras and the semi-professional EOS 7D. Its lightweight shell and articulated 3" LCD screen makes it both easy to carry around and easy to use in challenging shooting situations. It also features several creative shooting modes that allow you to apply “ambience” effects such as warm, soft, intense, vivid, cool and monochrome to your images and see them immediately in Live View.
Other practical features include a top-panel LCD, a rear control dial, impressive burst rates (58 JPEG and 16 RAW), the ability to convert RAW files to JPEG in-camera, corrections for distortion and chromatic aberration, and the ability to capture 1080p HD videos with manual controls and a choice of 24p, 25p and 30p frame rates. Another added bonus is that the 60D is compatible with Canon’s IR remote controls, not to mention all Canon EF and EF-S lenses.