Canon EOS 70D vs Canon EOS 7D

Top 24 Reasons for the

Canon EOS 70D

Compared to Canon EOS 7D

anonymous
151
Significantly more megapixels (photo)
Comment
20.9 MP
vs
19 MP
10% more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
126
Modestly larger sensor
Comment
15 x 22.5 mm
vs
14.9 x 22.3 mm
1.57% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
anonymous
107
Amply lower noise at high ISO
Comment
926 ISO
vs
854 ISO
8.43% lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
85
Has a flip-out screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
anonymous
85
A tad better image quality
Comment
68
vs
66
2 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
81
Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Comment
25600 ISO
vs
12800 ISO
2x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
anonymous
78
Slightly lighter
Comment
755 g
vs
820 g
65 g lighter
anonymous
60
A little bit better color depth
Comment
22.5 bits
vs
22 bits
2.27% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
54
Has a stereo microphone
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
anonymous
52
Somewhat higher pixel density
Comment
501 ppi
vs
471 ppi
6.37% higher pixel density
anonymous
51
Has WiFi
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device can connect to WiFi.
anonymous
49
Explicitly higher resolution
Comment
1250x833 px
vs
1175x783 px
13.18% higher resolution
anonymous
49
Slightly less body volume
Comment
1142.02 cm³
vs
1205.8 cm³
5.58% less body volume
anonymous
43
Distinctly longer battery life
Comment
920 shots
vs
800 shots
120 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
anonymous
42
Lots narrower
Comment
139 mm
vs
148.2 mm
9.20 mm narrower
anonymous
41
Has a microphone in
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
anonymous
39
Sizably higher resolution (screen)
Comment
1040 k dots
vs
920 k dots
120 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
anonymous
38
Shorter
Comment
104 mm
vs
110.7 mm
6.70 mm shorter
anonymous
36
Has a touch screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
anonymous
34
Has touch autofocus
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
anonymous
27
Newer DIGIC version
Comment
5
vs
4
Newer DIGIC version. Newer image processors are better at processing multiple tasks simultaneously, and can produce higher quality images with better low-light performance and faster AF.
Jhonny Rivera
5
Dual pixel
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Markus Pfahler
3
Cross-type focus points
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The 70D has 19 cross-type focus points, while the D7100 only has 15
Markus Pfahler
2
Much faster and more accurate focus in Live-View
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Autofocus in Liveview is much faster on the 70D due to the dual-pixel-sensor. It hits the spot nearly every time, unlike contrast-detection.

Canon EOS 70D is better than Canon EOS 7D because...

Yes
vs
No

Top Eight Reasons for the

Canon EOS 7D

Compared to Canon EOS 70D

anonymous
97
Appreciably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
Comment
8 fps
vs
7 fps
14.29% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
anonymous
57
Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
anonymous
49
Modestly wider dynamic range
Comment
11.7 Evs
vs
11.6 Evs
0.86% wider dynamic range. The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
anonymous
44
Explicitly less shutter lag
Comment
0.045 s
vs
0.065 s
0.02 s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
anonymous
40
Significantly less startup delay
Comment
0.1 s
vs
0.15 s
0.05 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
anonymous
39
Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
anonymous
37
A little bit thinner
Comment
73.5 mm
vs
79 mm
5.50 mm thinner
anonymous
31
Modestly more viewfinder coverage
Comment
100 %
vs
98 %
2 % more viewfinder coverage. With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

Canon EOS 7D is better than Canon EOS 70D because...

Yes
vs
No

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