Nikon Z6 II vs Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography
ManufacturingNikon Z6 II were released 2020 and Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography was released 2005. That is a 15 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.
|Nikon Z6 II||Nikon||2020|
|Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography||Canon||2005|
Type of camera
Nikon Z6 II is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon Z6 II has a "FX"-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 Z6 II||50 mm||(a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)|
|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 Z6 II||25 MP||24337152||6048||4024|
|Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography||8,2 MP||8185344||3504||2336|
Nikon Z6 II has a 197 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography. 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.
|Nikon Z6 II||100-51200|
|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 Z6 II
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 Z6 II can shoot up to 14 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Nikon Z6 II||14|
|Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography||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 Nikon Z6 II. Unfortunately Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography 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, carried around, for several hours at the time.
|Camera||Weight (in gram)||Weight (in pounds)|
|Nikon Z6 II||705 gr||1,55 lb|
|Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography||770 gr||1,7 lb|