Equipment Used To Capture Good Astronomy Photos Since 2019

The findings of Skies and Scopes’s study, which evaluated the cameras used to capture the photos that made it to this year’s shortlist for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition over the previous three years, have now been published. Here are some interesting figures and facts brought to you by Focus Toronto wedding photographer:

Camera types used in astronomy Photographer of the year 2019-2021:

  • DLSR = 39%
  • CCD = 24%
  • CMOS = 21%
  • CCDs/CCDs = 20%
  • Mirrorless = 15%

According to a recent poll, roughly half of DSLR or mirrorless cameras and 45 percent of dedicated astronomy cameras are owned by photographers. This is further broken down, with DLSR cameras coming out on top, with 39%, followed by 24% CCD sensor cameras, CMOS sensors at 21%, CCDs at 20%, mirrorless at 15%, and finally DSLRs at just 9%.

Camera Brands used in astronomy Photographer of the year 2019-2021:

  • Canon = 23%
  • Nikon = 18%
  • Sony = 12%
  • Olympus/Panasonic = 10%

The survey results for this year indicate that Canon dominates the field with two thirds of all DSLRs used in astrophotography. Nikon closes the gap by capturing 25% of all DSLRs used.

Focus wedding photographer team state that Canon’s dominance can be attributed to photographers’ loyalty and its reputation as a solid, reliable brand with lenses suitable for astrophotography needs. Sony is in third place with Olympus occupying fourth spot, closely followed by Panasonic.

Most used Camera Models used in astronomy Photographer of the year 2019-2021:

  • Canon 5D Mark IV = 6%
  • Nikon D850 = 6%
  • Sony a7R III = 4%
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1 II = 3%

The Canon EOS 6D was the most popular model among shortlisted photos, with 10% of them captured on it. The Nikons D750 and D850 took fourth and sixth place, respectively, with 4 percent each.

Most used Telescope Brands used in astronomy Photographer of the year 2019-2021:

Celestron = 5%

Meade = 4%

Skywatcher = 3%

Celestron dominates the telescope market, with Meade coming a close second. These brands are known for producing affordable telescopes of high quality, suitable for beginners and astrophotographers alike.

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