Conclusion: It's amazing that with all the thought in design that go into so many of Canon's products it would seem that very little has been put into this one. This camera is suppose to specialized in night sky photography, yet it's ISO range is still in the 1990's. I'm sorry I just don't understand it.
Summary: I have been taking astrophotos for years, but new I was missing something, but didn't want to take apart a my $600.00 camera to get the Hydrogen Alpha wave length. So when Canon came out with this camera I knew it was for me. I have been using it for over 6 months now and have never looked back.
Summary: I've done a lot of comparisons of imaging cameras and this camera performs extremely well if you use it for it's intended purpose. I have a 5D II and a 5D III for terrestrial use. While at a friend's observatory, he showed me images taken of M101 with a 60Da.
Summary: One may want to get a used T2i and have it modified to remove the IR filter... it would be a much less expensive way to go and get better results. This does "OK" for daytime shots but the color and white balance is off some, I can tell the difference.
Summary: It's not the capabilities of the camera that didn't sit well - it was the confusion in the description(s) about them. When I opened the box there was a little paper on top that said NOT to use this camera for "normal pictures" because of the enhanced red in the sensor would negatively affect them.
Summary: The 60Da is a big jump in astrophotography. I have taken a number of deep space images, and everyone has been super. I have an observatory equipped with a large refractor. The bulb setting and imaging set on RAW are far superior to my other Cannon TSI, especially with the Hydrogen Alpha filter; The...
Summary: I was using my Nikon D90 - but this camera just blows it our of the water - so to speak. If you love to take pictures of nebulas and deep space objects - this is a great choice. Highly recommended. It arrived in two days and was well packaged.