Nikon has stirred up quite a buzz in the astrophotography circles with the announcement of and soon to be available D810a, the first full frame DSLR specifically for astrophotography. It seems Canon has taken notice, and could respond with their own next year.

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According to the new report over on Canon Rumors, the next Canon astro-focused camera will, in fact, be full frame – a departure from their previous APS-C offerings – in an effort to challenge the D810A. At this point, it is unclear which full frame model is getting the astro-makeover.

I would think that the next 5D model would be available by 2016, so possibly the 5D Mark IV A, but I doubt that. I think it is more likely the 6D gets the astro-treatment, as it is already known as a great low light camera and better high ISO performer than the 5D. That said, who knows, maybe Canon goes all out with an EOS 1DA.

What are your thoughts on this rumor? Do you see yourself adding an astro-camera to your kit, and if so, are you going with a D810A or waiting until Canon responds? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

[via Canon Rumors]