Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography vs Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography were released 2012 and Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III was released 2007. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography||2012|
|Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III||2007|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography has a "APSC"-sensor while Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III has a "FF"-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 60D Astrophotography||80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
|Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III||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)
|Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography||
5184 x 3456
|Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III||
5616 x 3744
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III has a 17 % 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.
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III. Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III has 50 to 3200.
|Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography||100-51200|
|Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III||50-3200|
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 60D Astrophotography
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography can shoot up to 5,3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography||5,3|
|Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III||5|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography. Unfortunately Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III does not support recording movies and movie clips.
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 60D Astrophotography||755 gr
|Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III||1385 gr