Capta is “taken” actively while data is assumed to be a “given” able to be recorded and observed. From this distinction, a world of differences arises. Humanistic inquiry acknowledges the situated, partial, and constitutive character of knowledge production, the recognition that knowledge is constructed, taken, not simply given as a natural representation of pre-existing fact.
Also, in her paper on Graphesis: Visual knowledge production and representation:
Data are considered objective “information” while capta is information that is captured because it conforms to the rules and hypothesis set for the experiment.