Nikon Df vs Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography

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

Nikon Df
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography

Manufacturing

Nikon Df is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon Df were released 2013 and Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography was released 2012. That is a 1 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon Df Nikon 2013
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography Canon 2012

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon Df has a "FX"-sensor while Canon EOS 60D 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 Df 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Canon EOS 60D 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)

Resolution

Nikon Df has a 16 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 Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon Df 16 MP 16163840 4928 3280
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography 18 MP 17915904 5184 3456

Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography has a 11 % larger resolution than Nikon Df. 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.

ISO range

Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography has a larger ISO-range than Nikon Df. Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Nikon Df has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon Df 100-12800
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography 100-51200

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 Df
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 definately be of interest. Nikon Df can shoot up to 5,5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography can shoot up to 5,3 pictures per seconds.

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

Ability to record movies

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

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording of movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography. Sadly, the Nikon Df does not support this.

Weight

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.

Nikon Df weighs 760 gr (equal to 1,68 lb) which is 1% heavier than Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography and its 755 gr (or 1,66 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon Df 760 gr 1,68 lb
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography 755 gr 1,66 lb