Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Canon EOS 20Da

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EOS 20Da. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II were released 2014 and Canon EOS 20Da was released 2005. That is a 9 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 2014
Canon EOS 20Da 2005

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts of sensor (called "Canon APS-C") which means that if you compare these cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras has a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the camera's sensor size affect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Canon EOS 20Da 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)

Resolution

Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a 20 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 20Da has 8,2 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 20 MP
19961856 pixels
5472 x 3648
Canon EOS 20Da 8,2 MP
8185344 pixels
3504 x 2336

Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a 144 % 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.

ISO range

Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 20Da. Canon EOS 7D Mark II has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 16000 while Canon EOS 20Da has 100 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 100-16000
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 7D Mark II
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 20Da

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 7D Mark II can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 20Da can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 10
Canon EOS 20Da 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 7D Mark II. Unfortunately Canon EOS 20Da does not support recording movies and movie clips.

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 7D Mark II weighs 910 gr (equal to 2,01 lb) which is 18% heavier than Canon EOS 20Da and its 770 gr (or 1,7 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 910 gr
2,01 lb
Canon EOS 20Da 770 gr
1,7 lb

Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Canon EOS 20Da Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EOS 20Da, 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 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 20Da
Name Canon EOS 7D Mark II Canon EOS 20Da
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 20Da
Release Year 2014 2005
Release Date 2014-09-15 2005-06-01
MSRP 1799 USD 2549 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 20Da
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 20Da
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 5472 x 3648 pixels 3504 x 2336 pixels
Megapixels 20 MP 8,2 MP
Image Processor DUAL DIGIC 6 DIGIC 2
Image
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 20Da
ISO Range 100 - 16000 100 - 3200
White Balance Presets 8 6
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 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 20Da
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Focus Points 65 9
Lens Mount Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

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
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 20Da
Articulated LCD Fixed Fixed
Screen size 3 1.8
Screen dots 1040000 118000
Touch screen No No
Screen type Clear View II TFT-LCD N/A
Live view Yes No
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 1 (0.62 35mm equiv.) 0.9 (0.56 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 20Da
Frames per second 10 fps 5 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 10 meters 12 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Exposure Compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 20Da
Video recording Yes No
Video format MPEG4
N/A
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
N/A
Built-in Microphone Yes No
Built-in Speakers Yes No
Storage
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 20Da
Memory Card Compact Flash
SD/SDHC
Compact Flash
Connectivity
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 20Da
HDMI Output Yes No
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port Yes No
Wireless No No
Remote Control Yes (wired or wireless) Yes (N3 connector)
GPS Yes
Built-in
No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 20Da
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details LP-E6N lithium-ion battery and charger
Lithium-Ion BP-511A rechargeable battery
Battery Life (CIPA) 670 shots N/A
Width 149 mm 144 mm
Height 112 mm 106 mm
Depth 78 mm 72 mm
Weight 910 gram 770 gram