Our friends over at Pop Photo got a look at the new Canon 60Da, a DSLR aimed at astrophotographers which we plan on swiping from their area of the office as soon as they get one in. It has a specially-modified infrared filter and a sensor that's been altered for the specifics of taking photos of space--a higher sensitivity to H-alpha, reduced noise over long exposures, an included AC adapter for long shooting sessions, that kind of thing. It comes with a price tag about $500 higher than an equivalent non-space-focused camera, but that won't stop us from wanting one. Read more here.
Canon's mid-range 60D, unveiled late last night, doesn't auto focus like Nikon's also-fresh D3100. But it does represent the final step in Canon's 1080p HD video transition across its full line of DSLRs. Plus--there's a nifty fold-out LCD.
Phil Ryan from Pop Photo had a chance to take the new rig for an early spin in Yellowstone. Read all about it, and see plenty of full-res sample shots, here.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.