Cameras for Astrophotography
There are many types of camera that can be used for astrophotography, including DSLR and mirrorless cameras, dedicated CCD/CMOS astronomy cameras, and even smartphones.
The articles and research below will help you make the right choices when buying a camera for astrophotography.
DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
DSLR or mirrorless cameras are excellent for landscape astrophotography and capturing images of the Milky Way above the Earth, and they can also be used for planetary and deep sky imaging.
See here our up-to-date guides to the best DSLR and Mirrorless cameras to buy for astrophotography based on our unique data and research:
See our findings for the top Canon models
Find the best Nikon models for shooting the stars
Find the best models from Fujifilm
The best Pentax cameras and lenses for astrophotography
What are the advantages and disadvantages of different sensor sizes?
Is it best to have a 60MP monster or is that too much?
All you need to know about astro-modified cameras, how to get one, and whether they are worth it
What’s best for astrophotography between these two types?
Comparing the leading DSLR and mirrorless makers
See our analysis of what cameras have been used in nearly 700 images shortlisted for the competition
The Nikon Z6II Astrophotography Settings you should use for photographing the night sky
Dedicated Astronomy Cameras
Dedicated astronomy cameras small, specialized devices that are used with telescopes for deep sky and planetary astrophotography.
The best dedicated astronomy cameras for deep sky and planetary imaging
Find the best ZWO planetary and deep-sky cameras
Looking specifically at cameras for planetary and solar imaging