Canon EOS 5DS vs Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 5DS and Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS 5DS were released 2015 and Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography was released 2012. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 5DS 2015
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography 2012

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 5DS has a "FF"-sensor while Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography has a "APSC"-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 5DS 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography 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 5DS has a 51 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography has 18 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS 5DS 51 MP
50320896 pixels
8688 x 5792
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography 18 MP
17915904 pixels
5184 x 3456

Canon EOS 5DS has a 181 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 60D 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 60D Astrophotography has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 5DS. Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS 5DS has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 5DS 100-6400
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography 100-51200

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 5DS
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 5DS can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography can shoot up to 5,3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 5DS 5
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography 5,3

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Canon EOS 5DS and Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography can shoot movies.


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 5DS weighs 930 gr (equal to 2,05 lb) which is 23% heavier than Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography and its 755 gr (or 1,66 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 5DS 930 gr
2,05 lb
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography 755 gr
1,66 lb