While researching for a camera to get started in EAA, the one constant that I've found is that there are a lot of differing opinions when someone asks what camera they should get when getting started in EAA. There are a lot of trade-offs from one camera to another, from price to pixel size to resolution to framerate and more! Two people could be starting out with the same goal (DSOs for outreach, for example) and each could be happy with different cameras.
So, with that in mind, I'm not asking what you think I should get, but how do I decide what to get. My main purpose would be near-real-time imaging of DOSs (mainly, but planets also) for outreach. I live in rural Minnesota, so have very dark skies and I'm not looking to win any awards for images - just casual viewing and outreach.
I've been approved a budget by the "treasurer", but she's fortunately interested in EAA too, so I have a decent price range to work with!
I've put together a chart of the cameras that I'm considering/comparing and as I said, I understand there are trade-offs from one camera to the next. I'm just not sure how to decide on which of those I should decide on to meet my needs.
Here's the chart that I've put together (sorry it's so dang big - it's a screenshot of an Excel table and I didn't really want to fiddle with sizing it down!):