Canon EOS 20Da vs Nikon D610

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 20Da and Nikon D610. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 20Da
Nikon D610


Canon EOS 20Da is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D610 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS 20Da were released 2005 and Nikon D610 was released 2013. That is a 8 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS 20Da Canon 2005
Nikon D610 Nikon 2013

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 20Da has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D610 has a "FX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS 20Da 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Nikon D610 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)

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


Canon EOS 20Da has a 8,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D610 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS 20Da 8,2 MP 8185344 3504 2336
Nikon D610 24 MP 24160256 6016 4016

Nikon D610 has a 195 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 20Da. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D610 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 20Da. Nikon D610 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 6400 while Canon EOS 20Da has 100 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 20Da 100-3200
Nikon D610 100-6400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 20Da
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D610

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 20Da can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D610 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 20Da 5
Nikon D610 6

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 of movies and movie clips and that is Nikon D610. Sadly, the Canon EOS 20Da does not support this.


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

Nikon D610 weighs 850 gr (equal to 1,87 lb) which is 10% heavier than Canon EOS 20Da and its 770 gr (or 1,7 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 20Da 770 gr 1,7 lb
Nikon D610 850 gr 1,87 lb