Canon EOS 20Da vs Nikon D700
This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 20Da and Nikon D700. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Canon EOS 20Da is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D700 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.Canon EOS 20Da were released 2005 and Nikon D700 was released 2008. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS 20Da||2005|
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 D700 has a "FX"-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 20Da||80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
|Nikon D700||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
** 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)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Canon EOS 20Da has a 8,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D700 has 12,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Canon EOS 20Da||
3504 x 2336
4256 x 2832
Nikon D700 has a 47 % 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, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
Nikon D700 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 20Da. Nikon D700 has an ISO range that stretches from 200 to 25600 while Canon EOS 20Da has 100 to 3200.
|Canon EOS 20Da||100-3200|
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 20Da
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D700
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 20Da can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D700 can shoot up to 5-8 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 20Da||5|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
Though, neither Canon EOS 20Da or Nikon D700 can shoot movies so if that is a functionality that you are really looking for you should look elsewhere.
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.
Nikon D700 weighs 1074 gr (equal to 2,37 lb) which is 39% heavier than Canon EOS 20Da and its 770 gr (or 1,7 lb).
|Canon EOS 20Da||770 gr
|Nikon D700||1074 gr