After spending some of our best times in searching the answers of the question “What are the current outstanding cameras we can splurge our cash on to capture the sharp shots of Milky Way?” Hope you have understood what we mean. Yes! We are talking about the Best cameras for Astrophotography available around here.
By the way you should know that astrophotography is not totally depended on a camera only. There are so many factors that are taken into the account while shooting those Galaxy, Twinkling stars and other comets etc. But we won’t talk about those here. We will give you a list that we expect are the best in speed and performance as well. Check out our list below:
Dedicated camera for astrophotography
Nikon D810a [Dedicated Nikon FF camera for shooting sky over night
The Nikon D810a Astrophotographic Camera is a full-frame DSLR with a 36 … the camera’s low noise,hydrogen–alpha sensitivity, and excellent dynamic range. Until now, its exceptionally astounding performance of taking marvelous pictures of that beautiful elegant deep-sky keeps it at the top level in the arsenal. Emission nebulae – A Celestial object can be captured by the 36.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor in staggering detail, plus no Optical low pass filter inside the camera can capture even greater resolution. Nikon D810A implements an electronic front curtain shutter that greatly eliminates internal vibrations to offer you long sharp exposures images. Its rugged magnesium alloy body has tested weather and dust sealing.
Canon 60Da (is a excellent cam but no longer available)
Hydrogen-alpha sensitive DSLR
One of the best in class, but unfortunately it is no longer available in the stocks. Canon specially designed it for Atrophotography that comes with increased sensitivity of hydrogen-alpha (Hα) lines (656nm), which ensures reddish color when photographing diffuse nebulae in the dark night sky. With an 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor the 60DA captures exceptionally sharp images with excellent details. The 60Da offers expandable ISO to 12800 in H mode, assuring it can capture fine details with low noise. The 60DA integrates Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View LCD and Live View for shooting variety of angles.
Other Recommended astrophotography camera
Before we begin keep in mind these cameras are world best camera in-terms of Low light sensitivity. But these camera are doesn’t feature hydrogen-alpha sensitivity as dedicated astrophotography camera.
Nikon D5 ( ISO 3280000 ) – World’s best FF camera for low-light sensitivity
Yes, no camera in the planet to offer you the range 3.3 M ISO as of Nikon D5. So based on its lowlight performance, we are recommending you this camera could be greatly used for astrophotography. The combination of intelligent 20.8MP FX-format CMOS image sensor and EXPEED 5 image processing gives you high resolution images even in lowlight with exceptional clarity, which is not short of any magic.
Most of D5 features have been implemented in Nikon D500, such as AF system, resolution etc. That is also why we do love to call it D5’s younger brother. Well, D500 is an APS-C DSLR camera that is probably the big difference between D5 and D500 (Full-frame). Rich details can be emerged easily from the dark lights areas where you may struggle with other DSLRs of same range. Since D500 offers a native ISO range of 100 – 51,200, expandable to Lo 1 and Hi 5 (50 – 1,640,000 equivalent) etc.
Not recommended camera
In recent reports Sony A7s and Sony A7R II camera claimed to be star eaters camera. Due to strong noise reduction filter inside.