Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 70D vs Canon Rebel T4i

Canon EOS 70D

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Canon EOS 70D

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Canon Rebel T3i

62

Canon Rebel T3i

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

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 70D

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Autofocus
Video autofocus
Phase detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
75 ms vs 283 ms
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3.8x less delay when taking photos
Startup delay
Much less startup delay
700 ms vs 1500 ms
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2.1x less delay when turning on
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
7 fps vs 3.7 fps
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Around 90% faster continuous shooting
Cross type focus points
Significantly more cross-type focus points
19 vs 1
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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
Color depth
Better color depth
22.5 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
68.0 vs 65.0
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Almost the same
Battery life
Longer battery life
920 shots vs 440 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
926 ISO vs 793 ISO
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The 70D has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
98% vs 95%
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Almost the same
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.6 EV vs 11.5 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
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
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 70D's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The 70D's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.1" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Canon T3i

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Size
Smaller
133x99x79 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
570 g vs 755 g
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More than 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$499.00 vs $999.00
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The best price we've seen is $500 cheaper (2x less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              T3i:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              70D:11.6 EV
              T3i:11.5 EV
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              70D:68.0
              T3i:65.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              70D:22.5 bits
              T3i:22.1 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              70D:926 ISO
              T3i:793 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $750 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $899 body only

              $959 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,499 body only

              $1,099 - $1,978 with 28-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 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
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 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 Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $549 body only

              $549 - $550 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
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 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 EOS 70D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $897 - $1,097 body only

              $1,197 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 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,799 body only

              $2,149 with 18-135mm lens

              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Focus points Many more focus points
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $360 - $385 body only

              $429 - $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              True resolution Lower true resolution

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