Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100
Top Ten Reasons for the
Canon EOS 70D
Compared to Nikon D7100
Significantly faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
16.67% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
Has a flip-out screen
Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Modestly higher pixel density
0.20% higher pixel density
The device can connect to WiFi.
Has touch autofocus
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
A little shorter
2.50 mm shorter
Has a touch screen
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Cross-type focus points
The 70D has 19 cross-type focus points, while the D7100 only has 15
Much faster and more accurate focus in Live-View
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 Nikon D7100 because...
Top 24 Reasons for the
Compared to Canon EOS 70D
Significantly more megapixels (photo)
18.23% more megapixels (photo)
A lot larger sensor
15.6 x 23.5 mm
15 x 22.5 mm
8.62% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
Measurably lower noise at high ISO
35.64% lower noise at high ISO. The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
Vastly more focus points
32 more focus points. The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
Significantly better image quality
15 better image quality. A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
80 g lighter
Distinctly better video recording quality
1080 x 60 fps
1080 x 30 fps
2x better video recording quality
Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Much better color depth
7.56% better color depth. The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
A little bit more battery power
5.56% more battery power
A little less body volume
4.13% less body volume
Sizably higher resolution
18.01% higher resolution
Vastly wider dynamic range
18.10% 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.
Has a built-in focus motor
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. With it built into the camera, you still have the function when using a lens without its own motor. This allows you to use a wider range of lenses.
Notably less shutter lag
0.01 s less shutter lag. The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Considerably less startup delay
0.02 s less startup delay. It takes less time for the camera to turn on and take a first picture.
Slightly bigger screen size
6.67% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
A bit narrower
3.50 mm narrower
Longer battery life
30 shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
Significantly higher resolution (screen)
1228 k dots
1040 k dots
188 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
Has timelapse function
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
A tad thinner
3 mm thinner
Has dual card slots
It has two memory card slots, allowing you to store more photos without switching cards. This is particularly useful on long shoots when you need more space.