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Not really, but if your camera is an older model then the issue is with drivers, not BYE/BYN.

If you plan on doing planetary then you're better off with a Canon because their 5x zoom gives you a 1:1 pixel resolution and that is the best resolution you can get for planetary, most Nikon does not have that.


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From my experience, the Canon DSLR and Mirrorless work a little more consistently (and have so far always supported the 5x Zoom LiveView).  Certain of the Nikon Models have been handicapped such as to make themselves completely unsuitable for AP Imaging (and most do NOT support 5x Zoom LiveView).  For older Models, Nikon often had somewhat better Noise Control, but Canon is back to neck-and-neck.  Make sure that you review the Supported Cameras lists - whichever Brand you decide to pursue.

While Full-frame Sensors are quite the Step-Up for Daytime Photography, they come with difficulties for most Nighttime and AP Imaging:  Larger Sensors generally need Larger Optics - or at least the ability to Illuminate a Larger Image Circle - and that requires significantly more Expensive models of Lens or Scope to ensure that the Aberrations and Coma and other Optical Issues are addressed to the Edges of that Larger Image Circle.

Modern DSLRs / MILCs have added all sorts of Features - Facial / Pet Recognition and Focus Tracking, Gesture-based Remote Trigger, WiFi Connectivity, etc.  But as you'll see from perusing the Support Forums, neither Manufacturer has put any effort into supporting these elements through their SDKs which enable programs such as BYE/BYN.  In fact, most cases require that these Features be Turned OFF in order to successfully AP Image.  So, it is often worthwhile to consider an older Refurb or Used Model for your AP Imaging efforts.  Just make sure to check the Supported Cameras lists.

Good Luck...

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1 minute ago, astroman133 said:

Be aware that the BYE and BYN software licenses are not transferrable. If have a purchased BYN license and buy an EOS camera, you would need to purchase a new BYE license. I don't know if the devs would give you a discount.

Good point.  In the past I have given a 30% discount on the purchase of the Premium Edition.

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