Canon EOS 70D

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Canon EOS 70D

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Canon EOS M

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Canon EOS M

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS M

Size
Really small
Compact 109x66x32 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 
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Advantages of the Canon 70D

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Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 75 ms vs 742 ms
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9.9x less delay when taking photos
Autofocus Faster video autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Shoot videos without worrying about focus
Startup delay Much less startup delay 700 ms vs 2700 ms
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3.9x less delay when turning on
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Lens availability Much more lenses available 197 lenses vs 4 lenses
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Around 49.5x more lenses available
Battery life Much longer battery life 920 shots vs 230 shots
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4x more shots per battery charge
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
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.6 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 68.0 vs 65.0
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Almost the same
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Pentaprism vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
True resolution Higher true resolution 20 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 4.3 fps
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More than 60% faster continuous shooting
Color depth Better color depth 22.5 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 926 ISO vs 827 ISO
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The 70D has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
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Advantages of the Canon EOS M

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Size Much smaller 109x66x32 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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5.3x smaller
Weight Much lighter 298 g vs 755 g
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2.5x lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.3" vs 3.1"
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2.5x thinner
Focus points Slightly more focus points 31 vs 19
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Lowest price Cheaper $315.00 vs $999.00
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The best price we've seen is $684 cheaper (3.2x less)
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              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              1,040k dots
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              70D:20 MP
              EOS M:17.9 MP
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              70D:APS-C 22.5x15.0mm
              EOS M:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              70D:11.6 EV
              EOS M:11.2 EV
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

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              Shared Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $847 with 75-300mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $549 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $748 - $799 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $600 body only

              $599 - $620 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $449 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T4i

              Canon Rebel T4i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $725 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS 70D Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,047 body only

              $1,347 with 18-140mm lens

              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,100 body only

              $1,299 with 18-135mm lens

              Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 body only

              $999 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $659 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,598 - $1,899 body only

              $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Canon EOS M Competitors

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              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $681 - $700 body only

              $499 - $822 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $410 - $450 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $485 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon 1 J3

              Nikon 1 J3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $339 with 10-30mm lens

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Touch screen No touch screen

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