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Canon EOS 60d, 600d or 650d for Astrophotography?

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#1 Astrogerdt

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 11:37 AM

Hi guys,

 

I'm from Germany and this is my first post here, so sorry for any (spelling)mistakes. 

 

That said, I'm coming to my question. I'm doing Astrophotography since about 4 years, mainly with an unmod Canon EOS 100d and my TS71SDQ. Now, I want to replace the 100d by another camera and use the 100d for wide fields. After a while of research, I found the Canon EOS 60d, 600d and 650d. Does anybody have experience with at least one of these models or can recommend one model?

 

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 12:54 PM

Welcome to the forum; if you are upgrading why go with decade old tech? Look here.... Regards


Edited by mmalik, 26 February 2020 - 12:55 PM.


#3 F.Meiresonne

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 02:39 PM

Hi guys,

 

I'm from Germany and this is my first post here, so sorry for any (spelling)mistakes. 

 

That said, I'm coming to my question. I'm doing Astrophotography since about 4 years, mainly with an unmod Canon EOS 100d and my TS71SDQ. Now, I want to replace the 100d by another camera and use the 100d for wide fields. After a while of research, I found the Canon EOS 60d, 600d and 650d. Does anybody have experience with at least one of these models or can recommend one model?

 

Thanks for Answers

Gerrit

Canon 600d or 650d are indeed passed. Why not go for at least a 800d or 77d. There is replacement for the 800d coming(850d) but cost double the price and maybe not worth while for AP.

I guess a 250d may also be good, pretty much like an 800d but has less weight....


Edited by F.Meiresonne, 26 February 2020 - 02:40 PM.


#4 bignerdguy

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 11:58 AM

I have the 60D and it does a pretty good job once astro-modified.  However, the noise levels in the 70D and higher as well as the 7D and above are much better than the 6/60/600 series were.  If i had had the money i wold have gone with the 80D as it has a much less noisy imager chip and far higher resolution.  That all being said if you cannot afford the pricier models, i would go with the 60D since it is a newer model than the 600 series and also it is one of the mid range models from Canon where as the 600 series are the budget models. The 60D will have more features than the 600 series will as well as more ISO options which are key for long exposures. Plus the flip out display does come in handy when you are aligning your scope so you dont have to turn your head upside down to see the tiny screen...




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