Canon 60Da

 
Canon EOS 60Da front
 
  • 18MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Boost to 12800)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF/EF-S Mount
  • 755g - 145 x 106 x 79mm
  • Released April 2012
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  • Alternatives
Portability
59
Imaging
61
Features
80
Overall
68

Canon 60Da summary

Canon 60Da is Canon's Advanced DSLR camera first announced on April of 2012. The camera includes a 18MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a max resolution of 5184 x 3456.

The 60Da is scored #35 out of 91 in Advanced DSLR cameras & over-all #170 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. You should check out our Smart camera search to find camera listings based on your customized criteria.

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Here is a graph of various factors used in the rating system.

Canon 60Da family

The Canon 60Da is part of a family of products. You can view the detailed range below.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Canon-EOS-60Da front thumbnailCanon 60Da18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2012
Canon-EOS-60D front thumbnailCanon 60D
60Da vs 60D
18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2010
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Canon 60Da Pros and Cons

Below is a shortlist of pros and cons of the Canon 60Da based on factors that are often considered essential in a camera.

comes with Top display
environment proof
focusing manually
good resolution screen (1,040 thousand dots)
good sensor size (APS-C)
great battery pack (1,100 per charge)
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
great minimum ISO (100)
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has built in flash
has external mic support
has HDMI out
has phase detect auto focus
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
MP count good (18MP)
screen articulates
screen size is good (3 inch)
selfie friendly screen
supports face detection focus
supports RAW formats
missing headphone support
missing Time Lapse function
no image stabilization
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
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Canon 60Da Sensor info

The Canon 60Da features the Digic 4 chip. The specification of the sensor in the Canon 60Da is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 5184 x 3456 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor has 18MP and features a native ISO range of 100 - 6400. This ISO can be extended digitally to a high of 12800. RAW photos are supported therefore you have wider margin for error.

The graphic below illustrates the 60Da's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The 60Da sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is pointed out in green.

Canon EOS 60Da sensor size World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon 60Da dimensions

Canon 60Da weighs about 1.66 lbs (755 grams / 26.63 oz) & has external dimensions of 145mm x 106mm x 79mm (5.7" x 4.2" x 3.1"). The weight of typical Advanced DSLR camera is 775 grams so the Canon 60Da is very much the same as compared with various competitors.

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Listed below is a pic of the Canon 60Da beside a soda so you're able to get a feel for its scale.

Canon EOS 60Da dimensions scale

The top view here will provide the button design on the 60Da.

Canon EOS 60Da topview buttons dials

Canon 60Da Lens info

The 60Da fits the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 324 lenses available for purchase. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the 60Da.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Tamron-AF-28-300mm-F3.5-6.3-XR-Di-VC-LD-Aspherical-IF-Macro-Canon-EF lensTamron AF 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical IF Macro28-300mmf/3.5-6.3 555g
Tokina-AT-X-10-17mm-f3.5-4.5-DX-Fish-eye-Canon-EF lensTokina AT-X 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 DX Fish-eye10-17mmf/3.5-4.5 350g
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Sigma-18-200mm-F3.5-6.3-DC-Canon-EF lensSigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC18-200mmf/3.5-6.3 405g
Canon-EF-400mm-f2.8L-IS-USM lensCanon EF 400mm f2.8L IS USM400mmf/2.8 5370g
Canon-EF-24mm-f2.8 lensCanon EF 24mm f2.824mmf/2.8 270g
Sigma-50mm-F1.4-EX-DG-HSM-Canon-EF lensSigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM50mmf/1.4 505g
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Sigma-50-500mm-F4.5-6.3-DG-OS-HSM-Canon-EF lensSigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM50-500mmf/4.5-6.3 1970g
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Canon 60Da Connectivity

The 60Da has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that consist of NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily copy pictures and in some cases adjust settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.

A few applications even stream a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.

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Canon 60Da Video info

The max video quality in the Canon 60Da is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in H.264 format. 1080p quality delivers a great balance in quality versus file sizes but 1080p won't give you any room to crop. While the camera has a mic socket, it is unfortunately missing a headphone socket which means you will not be able to keep an eye on your sound levels.

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Canon 60Da Weather Sealing

Canon 60Da has got environment proofing which makes it a very good pick for use in tough climates. This is especially beneficial any time you are not sure about the conditions you may encounter in outdoor photography.

Canon 60Da Display and Viewfinder

The Canon 60Da includes a 3 inch fully articulated screen boasting a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.

It possesses a selfie friendly display to take self portraits and even group photos when required. Unfortunately the screen is not a touch screen. The 60Da also has a Top display allowing you to instantly see your settings.

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The ViewFinder specifications for Canon 60Da are below:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
  • Coverage 96%
  • Magnification 0.6x

Viewfinders are pretty handy in bright outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.

Canon 60Da Shutter info

Canon 60Da continuous shooting speed is 5.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/8000s.

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Canon 60Da Flash and Hot shoe info

Canon 60Da has both inbuilt flash together with external flash support. The highest flash sync speed is 1/250s.

Canon 60Da Autofocusing info

Canon 60Da has both Phase Detect Auto Focus as well as Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker & exact compared with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera includes Face detect which can be handy for portrait photography.

It includes 9 focus points to pick from. Canon 60Da includes manual focusing in case it is required in low light or you want to have more exact control on focusing.

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Canon 60Da Battery life

The battery pack (LP-E6) on the Canon 60Da is fashioned to last for 1100 photos with respect to the CIPA standards making it above average for its category. The usual Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 911. Nikon D780 features the maximum (2260) battery life in this kind of cameras.

Listed below is a number of Advanced DSLR cameras with the best battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
Nikon-D850 front thumbnailNikon D850
60Da vs D850
1840 yesyesyes
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Nikon-Df front thumbnailNikon Df
60Da vs Df
1400 yesnono
Canon-EOS-90D front thumbnailCanon 90D
60Da vs 90D
1300 yesnoyes
Nikon-D500 front thumbnailNikon D500
60Da vs D500
1240 yesyesyes

Canon 60Da for various types of photography

The following graph indicates a summary of the Canon 60Da for various types of photography. To read more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.

Canon 60Da as a Portrait photography camera

The Canon 60Da receives a rating of 76 which is exceptional, meaning that it is a fantastic pick for portraits. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support & flexibility to use external flash.

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has manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (18 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
offers face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats

Canon 60Da Street photography details

With a above average score of 67, the Canon 60Da is a good pick for street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of image quality and portability.

400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
fully articulated screen
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
weather proofing
lack of image stabilization

Canon 60Da Sports photography details

A very good sports photography points total of 68 suggests the Canon 60Da is a very decent option for shooting sports. A camera needs very good tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
resolution is good (18 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
weather proof
good battery life (1,100 per charge)
sensor has phase detect AF
max frames per second low (5.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization

Canon 60Da Travel photography advice

Weight is pretty crucial when selecting a camera for travel. All round, the Canon 60Da gets a very good 69 as a travelling camera which is a respectable option for your journeys.

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good battery pack (1,100 CIPA)
environment proofing
MP count good (18MP)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
doesn't have Timelapse mode

Canon 60Da Landscape photography information

For anybody who is looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photos, the most critical factor will no doubt be image quality. The Canon 60Da at it's nice score of 70 as a landscape camera is a fine pick within the current marketplace.

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manual focus
change lenses (Canon EF/EF-S mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
sensor resolution is decent (18MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
environment proof
better than average battery life (1,100 shots)
does not have image stabilization
does not have Time Lapse function

Canon 60Da Vlogging factors

A vlogging camera should really posses a articulating display screen, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Considering all things, the Canon 60Da is a respectable option for vlogging as it delivers a nice score of 67.

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screen is selfie friendly
supports face detect focus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does have mic support
lack of image stabilization

Canon 60Da Alternatives

If you need alternatives to the 60Da, below is a collection of the highest scored cameras which fall within the class of Advanced DSLR.

The diagram below shows you an overview of the 60Da compared to it's top rated competitors listed earlier.

Following are additional cameras you might see as alternatives. To read through a complete comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Company
Canon
Model type
Canon EOS 60Da
Type
Advanced DSLR
Released
2012-04-07
Physical type
Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Chip
Digic 4
Sensor size
APS-C
Sensor dimensions
22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor surface area
332.3mm²
Sensor resolution
18 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
5184 x 3456
RAW files
Max native ISO
6400
Max enhanced ISO
12800
Min native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points
9
Lens
Lens mount type
Canon EF/EF-S
Amount of lenses
326
Focal length multiplier
1.6
Screen
Display type
Fully Articulated
Display sizing
3 inch
Display resolution
1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display technology
Clear View TFT color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage
96%
Viewfinder magnification
0.6x
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Min shutter speed
30 seconds
Max shutter speed
1/8000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate
5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
13.00 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize
1/250 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
Max video resolution
1920x1080
Video file format
H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
Eye-Fi Connected
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
755 gr (1.66 pounds)
Dimensions
145 x 106 x 79mm (5.7" x 4.2" x 3.1")
Other
Battery life
1100 pictures
Battery style
Battery Pack
Battery ID
LP-E6
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, remote)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots
1
Retail pricing
$1,499