Canon EOS 70D

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Canon EOS 70D

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Canon Rebel T5i

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Canon Rebel T5i

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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 T5i

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
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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differences

Advantages of the Canon 70D

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Color depth Better color depth 22.5 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.8 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
Overall image quality Better image quality 68.0 vs 61.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.6 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Autofocus Faster video autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Shoot videos without worrying about focus
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 926 ISO vs 681 ISO
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The 70D has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points 19 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.59x vs 0.53x
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Around 30% larger viewfinder
Battery life Longer battery life 920 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 5 fps
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40% faster continuous shooting
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
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Advantages of the Canon T5i

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Size Smaller 133x100x79 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 580 g vs 755 g
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More than 20% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              $199.95
              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
              T5i:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              70D:11.6 EV
              T5i:11.2 EV
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              70D:68.0
              T5i:61.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              70D:22.5 bits
              T5i:21.7 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              70D:926 ISO
              T5i:681 ISO

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              Disadvantages

              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
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 body only

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

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,047 body only

              $1,347 with 18-140mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              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
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,199 body only

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

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Viewfinder coverage Slightly better viewfinder coverage
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $549 - $647 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
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $600 body only

              $599 - $620 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Canon EOS 70D Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 70D.

              Canon Rebel T5i 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
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen

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