Nikon D70 vs Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography
ManufacturingNikon D70 were released 2004 and Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography was released 2005. That is a 1 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.
|Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography||Canon||2005|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D70 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography has a "APSC"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")|
|Nikon D70||75 mm||(a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)|
|Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography||80 mm||(a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)|
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
|Camera||Megapixels||Pixel (total)||Pixels (width)||Pixels (height)|
|Nikon D70||6 MP||6016000||3008||2000|
|Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography||8,2 MP||8185344||3504||2336|
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography has a 36 % larger resolution than Nikon D70. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
|Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography||100-3200|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D70
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D70 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography||5|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.
|Camera||Weight (in gram)||Weight (in pounds)|
|Nikon D70||679 gr||1,5 lb|
|Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography||770 gr||1,7 lb|