As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Canon EOS 70D is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, boutiques, mirrorless and super zooms. The Canon EOS 70D's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 6D and the EOS 60D) and Nikon (such as the D7200 and the D7100)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 70D compared to other pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 17.9 MP), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (7 fps vs 5.3 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it slightly smaller viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.71x), has much more startup delay (700 ms vs 400 ms), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2) and is thicker (3.1" vs 3").

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
8 months older
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the 70D)

  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.59x
  • Has a GPS
  • Much thinner: 2.8" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the 70D)

  • Shoots much slower: 4.5 fps vs 7 fps
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 6D and 70D

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $999.00 vs $1,099.69
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 755 g

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
2 years older
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the 70D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the 70D)

  • No touch screen
  • No weather sealing
  • Shoots significantly slower: 5.3 fps vs 7 fps

common strengths of the 60D and 70D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
3 years older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,418 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the 70D)

  • Significantly thinner: 2.9" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the 70D)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 7D and 70D

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $1,099.00 vs $1,099.69

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
4 years older
$2,311 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the 70D)

  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.59x
  • Significantly thinner: 3" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the 70D)

  • Shoots much slower: 3.9 fps vs 7 fps
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and 70D

  • None found

Nikon D700

Nikon D700
4 years older
$1,591 (body only)
$2,277 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D700 (vs the 70D)

  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.72x vs 0.59x
  • Significantly more focus points: 51 vs 19
  • Has a built-in focus motor

Significant disadvantages of the D700 (vs the 70D)

  • Much lower true resolution: 12.1 MP vs 20 MP
  • No touch screen
  • Shoots significantly slower: 5 fps vs 7 fps

common strengths of the D700 and 70D

  • Inexpensive: $1,590.99 vs $1,099.69
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
similar age
$949 - $1,399 (body only)
$1,275 - $1,799 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the 70D)

  • Shoots much faster: 10 fps vs 7 fps
  • Many more focus points: 65 vs 19
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the 70D)

  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 7D Mark II and 70D

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $949.00 vs $1,099.69

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 70D compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it slightly larger viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.53x), has a touch screen, has a weather sealed body, shoots faster continuously (7 fps vs 5 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 1,228k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (20 MP vs 24 MP) and has much more startup delay (700 ms vs 400 ms).

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year newer
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the 70D)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much smaller: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 555 g vs 755 g

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the 70D)

  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.59x
  • No weather sealing
  • Shoots significantly slower: 5 fps vs 7 fps

common strengths of the T6i and 70D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
2 years newer
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 70D)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly more focus points: 45 vs 19

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 70D)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS 80D and 70D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.59x vs 0.59x
  • Have touch screens

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year newer
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the 70D)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 1,040k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the 70D)

  • Much more shutter lag: 173 ms vs 75 ms
  • Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D7200 and 70D

  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.59x
  • Weather sealed

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
similar age
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the 70D)

  • Significantly smaller: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Lighter: 580 g vs 755 g

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the 70D)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much more shutter lag: 264 ms vs 75 ms
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.53x vs 0.59x

common strengths of the T5i and 70D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS Rebel T6s

Canon EOS Rebel T6s
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the T6s (vs the 70D)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20 MP
  • Lighter: 565 g vs 755 g

Significant disadvantages of the T6s (vs the 70D)

  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.59x
  • No weather sealing
  • Shoots significantly slower: 5 fps vs 7 fps

common strengths of the T6s and 70D

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
similar age
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the 70D)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the 70D)

  • Much more shutter lag: 251 ms vs 75 ms
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D7100 and 70D

  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.59x
  • Weather sealed

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 70D compared to boutique competitors include: it has a weather sealed body, shoots faster continuously (7 fps vs 5 fps), has a much longer battery life (920 shots vs 250 shots), has interchangeable lenses and has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital).

However, on average it is slightly larger (professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs prosumer size (133×85×70 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (20 MP vs 26 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 102,400 ISO), much less viewfinder coverage (98% vs 100%) and slightly smaller viewfinder (0.59x vs 0.70x).

Canon EOS RP

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6 years newer
$1,299 - $1,699

Significant advantages of the EOS RP (vs the 70D)

  • Many more focus points: 4,779 vs 19
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly lighter: 485 g vs 755 g

Significant disadvantages of the EOS RP (vs the 70D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 920 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the EOS RP and 70D

  • Flip-out screens
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 70D compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), has a touch screen, has a weather sealed body, can focus continuously while recording movies and much more lenses available (220 lenses vs 58 lenses).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 120fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (20 MP vs 24 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 51,200 ISO).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the 70D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 98%
  • Larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.59x

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the 70D)

  • No touch screen
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 420 shots vs 920 shots

common strengths of the A6000 and 70D

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T2
3 years newer
$939 - $1,099 (body only)
$1,404 - $1,499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T2 (vs the 70D)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 98%
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.76x vs 0.59x
  • Significantly more focus points: 325 vs 19

Significant disadvantages of the X-T2 (vs the 70D)

  • No touch screen
  • Much fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 920 shots

common strengths of the X-T2 and 70D

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
3 years newer
$1,098 (body only)
$1,498 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the 70D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 98%
  • Significantly more focus points: 425 vs 19

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the 70D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 920 shots
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and 70D

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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5 years newer

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the 70D)

  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 98%
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (116×88×59 mm) vs Professional size (145×106×79 mm)
  • Much lighter: 390 g vs 755 g

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the 70D)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 920 shots
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and 70D

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the 70D)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 98%
  • Significantly more focus points: 425 vs 19

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the 70D)

  • No touch screen
  • Much fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 920 shots

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and 70D

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
1 year newer
$998 (body only)
$1,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7 II (vs the 70D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much better viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 98%
  • Higher resolution screen: 1,230k dots vs 1,040k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 7 II (vs the 70D)

  • No touch screen
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 220 lenses
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 920 shots

common strengths of the 7 II and 70D

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 70D compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly smaller (professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs large (135×107×149 mm)), takes significantly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), much less viewfinder coverage (98% vs 100%), is older (march 2013 vs march 2015), doesn't have a built-in GPS and is slightly more expensive ($1,099.69 vs $458.00).

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year newer
$458 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the 70D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the 70D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 920 shots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the P900 and 70D

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 920 shots
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

Fujifilm X-S1

Fujifilm X-S1
1 year older
$1,043

Significant advantages of the X-S1 (vs the 70D)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X-S1 (vs the 70D)

  • Much shorter battery life: 460 shots vs 920 shots
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the X-S1 and 70D

  • Very long battery life: 460 shots vs 920 shots
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each supports an external flash