Canon EOS 70D

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Canon EOS 70D

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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
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
7 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel SL1

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
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 117x91x69 mm
 
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Advantages of the Canon 70D

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Color depth Better color depth 22.5 bits vs 21.8 bits
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Distinguishes 0.7 more bits of color
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 75 ms vs 264 ms
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3.5x less delay when taking photos
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points 19 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
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
Autofocus Faster video autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Shoot videos without worrying about focus
Overall image quality Better image quality 68.0 vs 63.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.6 EV vs 11.3 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 4 fps
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Around 80% faster continuous shooting
Battery life Longer battery life 920 shots vs 380 shots
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Around 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.59x vs 0.54x
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More than 20% larger viewfinder
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage 98% vs 95%
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Almost the same
True resolution Higher true resolution 20 MP vs 17.9 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
Focus points More focus points 19 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $199.95 vs $494.00
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The best price we've seen is $294 cheaper (2.5x less)
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Advantages of the Canon SL1

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Size Significantly smaller 117x91x69 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner 2.7" vs 3.1"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 407 g vs 755 g
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Around 50% lighter
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 600 ms vs 700 ms
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More than 10% less delay when turning on
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              70D:APS-C 22.5x15.0mm
              SL1:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              70D:11.6 EV
              SL1:11.3 EV
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              70D:68.0
              SL1:63.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              70D:22.5 bits
              SL1:21.8 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              70D:926 ISO
              SL1:843 ISO

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              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,199 body only

              $1,099 - $1,530 with 28-135mm lens

              Viewfinder coverage Slightly better viewfinder coverage
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 body only

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

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $650 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,608 - $1,899 body only

              $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS 70D Competitors

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              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,047 body only

              $1,347 with 18-140mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,399 body only

              $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Canon Rebel SL1 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

              Color depth Better color depth
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen

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              Avatar for Lucy Bieri Lucy Bieri (9:05 PM, July 23, 2014)
              Love the Canon EOS Rebel SL1. Small and light yet with almost all the features of larger/more expensive SLRs. Image quality
              is excellent.It’s for those who want something light and smaller enough due to wrist. I’ve created a comparison review at http://www.squidoo.com/canon-eos-rebel-sl1-camera-lowest-price-and-review-small-size-big-possibilities-77788 You will see a comparison to 3Ti, T5 and T5i..Anyone considering purchasing Canon EOS Rebel SL1 should see the information.
               
              SB (4:15 AM, March 07, 2014)
              In this page you say SL1 has contrast detection, where as if I compare the SL1 to a NEX-3N, you say that SL1 has Phase detection. Make up your mind! I use snapsort heavily while researching cameras and these kind of slip up's make me feel uneasy now.
               
              Avatar for navmed navmed (4:02 PM, January 09, 2014)
              The SL1 has phase detection too.
               
              MICHEL Pelletier (8:56 PM, May 16, 2013)
              Built-in focus motorAutofocuses with more lenses is a fact that doesn't concern any EF lenses canon camera ! Check with Nikon where it does apply!