Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography vs Fujifilm X-T30 II

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography and Fujifilm X-T30 II. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography is manufacturered by Canon but Fujifilm X-T30 II is from Fujifilm. Both Canon and Fujifilm are well known brands though.

Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography were released 2005 and Fujifilm X-T30 II was released 2021. That is a 16 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography 2005
Fujifilm X-T30 II 2021

Type of camera

Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography is a DSLR camera while Fujifilm X-T30 II is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor while Fujifilm X-T30 II has a "Fujifilm APS-C"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

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
Fujifilm X-T30 II 75 mm
Fujifilm sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5

** 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:

Resolution

Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography has a 8,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Fujifilm X-T30 II has 26 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
Fujifilm X-T30 II 26 MP
25958400 pixels
6240 x 4160

Fujifilm X-T30 II has a 217 % 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

Fujifilm X-T30 II has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography. Fujifilm X-T30 II has an ISO range that stretches from 160 to 12800 while Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography has 100 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography 100-3200
Fujifilm X-T30 II 160-12800

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.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography
Lens compatibility chart for Fujifilm X-T30 II

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 Fujifilm X-T30 II can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography 5
Fujifilm X-T30 II 8

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 Fujifilm X-T30 II. Sadly, the Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography does not support this.

Weight

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 101% heavier than Fujifilm X-T30 II and its 383 gr (or 0.84 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography 770 gr
1.7 lb
Fujifilm X-T30 II 383 gr
0.84 lb

Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography vs Fujifilm X-T30 II Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography and Fujifilm X-T30 II, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Name Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography Fujifilm X-T30 II
Manufacturer Canon Fujifilm
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Release Year 2005 2021
Release Date 2005-06-01 2021-09-02
MSRP 1499 USD 899 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Camera Type DSLR Mirrorless
Sensor
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Resolution 3504 x 2336 pixels 6240 x 4160 pixels
Megapixels 8,2 MP 26 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 2 X-Processor 4
Image
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography
Fujifilm X-T30 II
ISO Range 100 - 3200 160 - 12800
White Balance Presets 6 7
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 9 425
Lens Mount Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Fujifilm X

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
APS-C Sensor (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Articulated LCD Fixed Tilting
Screen size 1.8 3
Screen dots 118000 1040000
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type N/A TFT LCD
Live view No Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.9 (0.56 35mm equiv.) 0.93 (0.62 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 2360000
Photography features
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Frames per second 5 fps 8 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 900 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters 5 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Average
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Video recording No Yes
Video format N/A MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution N/A 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
4096 x 2160
Built-in Microphone No Yes
Built-in Speakers No Yes
Storage
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Memory Card Compact Flash
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography
Fujifilm X-T30 II
HDMI Output No Yes
Microphone Port No Yes
Headphone Port No No
Wireless No Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.2)
Remote Control Yes (N3 connector) Yes (via wired remote or smartphone)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Enviromentally sealed No Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Battery Pack BP-511A
NP-W126S lithium-ion battery & Charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 1000 shots 380 shots
Width 144 mm 118 mm
Height 106 mm 83 mm
Depth 72 mm 47 mm
Weight 770 gram 383 gram