Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography vs Canon EOS Kiss M

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography and Canon EOS Kiss M. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography were released 2005 and Canon EOS Kiss M was released 2018. That is a 13 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography 2005
Canon EOS Kiss M 2018

Type of camera

Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography is a DSLR camera while Canon EOS Kiss M is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts of sensor (called "APSC") which means that if you compare these cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras has a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the camera's sensor size affect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Canon EOS Kiss M 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)


Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography has a 8,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Kiss M has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography 8,2 MP
8185344 pixels
3504 x 2336
Canon EOS Kiss M 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Canon EOS Kiss M has a 193 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS Kiss M has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography. Canon EOS Kiss M has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography has 100 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography 100-3200
Canon EOS Kiss M 100-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS Kiss M belongs to the Canon EOS M-system and needs an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E, and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Kiss M

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Kiss M can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography 5
Canon EOS Kiss M 10

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS Kiss M. Sadly, the Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography does not support this.


The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography weighs 770 gr (equal to 1,7 lb) which is 97% heavier than Canon EOS Kiss M and its 390 gr (or 0,86 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography 770 gr
1,7 lb
Canon EOS Kiss M 390 gr
0,86 lb