Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 700D vs Nikon D7100

Nikon D7000

Winner
Nikon D7000

83

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Canon EOS 650D

58

Canon EOS 650D

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,167 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 24fps
Color depth
Great color depth
23.5 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 650D

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Movie format Higher frame rate movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but 650D does so at a higher frame rate
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 16.1 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 650D's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight Significantly lighter 575 g vs 780 g
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Around 30% lighter
Size Slightly smaller 133x99x78 mm vs 132x105x77 mm
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 1,167 ISO vs 722 ISO
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The D7000 has a slight edge (0.7 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Overall image quality Much better image quality 80.0 vs 62.0
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Around 30% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.9 EV vs 11.2 EV
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2.7 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 23.5 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 1.8 more bits of color
Battery life Much longer battery life 1050 shots vs 440 shots
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Around 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Focus points Many more focus points 39 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Sensor size Much larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.53x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Startup delay Less startup delay 400 ms vs 700 ms
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More than 40% less delay when turning on
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6 fps vs 5 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 238 ms vs 269 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              650D:197 lenses
              D7000:205 lenses
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Size Large Help
              650D:133x99x78 mm
              D7000:132x105x77 mm
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection video autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              650D:1080p @ 30fps
              D7000:1080p @ 24fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 - $1,147 body only

              $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $647 body only

              $544 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,042 body only

              $1,253 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 - $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $656 body only

              $399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity

              Canon EOS 650D Competitors

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              Canon EOS 100D

              Canon EOS 100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $822 body only

              $895 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Size Much smaller
              Autofocus Slower autofocus
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Nikon D7000 Competitors

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