Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography. 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 60D Astrophotography was released 2012. That is a 2 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 60D Astrophotography 2012

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 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)

Resolution

Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a 20 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 7D Mark II 20 MP
19961856 pixels
5472 x 3648
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography 18 MP
17915904 pixels
5184 x 3456

Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a 11 % 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 7D Mark II. Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS 7D Mark II has 100 to 16000.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 100-16000
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 7D Mark II
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 7D Mark II can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography can shoot up to 5,3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 10
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 7D Mark II and Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography can shoot movies.

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 21% heavier than Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography and its 755 gr (or 1.66 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 910 gr
2.01 lb
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography 755 gr
1.66 lb

Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography, 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 60D Astrophotography
Name Canon EOS 7D Mark II Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography
Release Year 2014 2012
Release Date 2014-09-15 2012-04-07
MSRP 1799 USD 1499 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography
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 5184 x 3456 pixels
Megapixels 20 MP 18 MP
Image Processor DUAL DIGIC 6 DIGIC 4
Image
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography
ISO Range 100 - 16000 100 - 51200
White Balance Presets 8 8
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 60D Astrophotography
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
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 60D Astrophotography
Articulated LCD Fixed Fully articulated
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 1040000 1040000
Touch screen No No
Screen type Clear View II TFT-LCD Clear View TFT color LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 96%
Viewfinder Magnification 1 (0.62 35mm equiv.) 0.95 (0.59 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography
Frames per second 10 fps 5,3 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 13 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography
Memory Card Compact Flash
SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Headphone Port Yes No
Wireless No Yes
Eye-Fi Connected
Remote Control Yes (wired or wireless) Yes (Optional)
GPS Yes
Built-in
No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography
Enviromentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details LP-E6N lithium-ion battery and charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 670 shots 1100 shots
Width 149 mm 145 mm
Height 112 mm 106 mm
Depth 78 mm 79 mm
Weight 910 gram 755 gram