Canon EOS 70D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 127x94x65 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.6"
Weight
Light-weight
556 g
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 
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Advantages of the Canon 70D

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Startup delay Much less startup delay 700 ms vs 2500 ms
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3.6x less delay when turning on
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Autofocus Video autofocus Phase detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.6 EV vs 11 EV
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0.6 f-stops more dynamic range
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
True resolution Much higher true resolution 20 MP vs 10.1 MP
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Capture around 2x more detail in your photos
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Overall image quality Better image quality 68.0 vs 62.0
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Around 10% better image quality
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
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 75 ms vs 200 ms
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2.7x less delay when taking photos
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.59x vs 0.49x
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More than 40% larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 7 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 926 ISO vs 664 ISO
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The 70D has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Color depth Better color depth 22.5 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
Battery life Longer battery life 920 shots vs 370 shots
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Around 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 70D's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
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
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) Has boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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Advantages of the Canon Rebel XTi

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Size Significantly smaller 127x94x65 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness Much thinner 2.6" vs 3.1"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 556 g vs 755 g
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Around 30% lighter
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        Compared to recent DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Lens availability Many lenses available Help
        197 lenses
        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
        Rebel XTi:APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        70D:11.6 EV
        Rebel XTi:11 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
        Rebel XTi:62.0
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        70D:22.5 bits
        Rebel XTi:22.1 bits
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        70D:926 ISO
        Rebel XTi:664 ISO

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

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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

        Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
        Viewfinder coverage Slightly better viewfinder coverage
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        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
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly 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 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
        Canon Rebel SL1

        Canon Rebel SL1

        Entry-level DSLR

        $599 - $600 body only

        $599 - $620 with 18-55mm lens

        Weight Is slightly lighter
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $389 - $506 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 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
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $650 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Weather sealed No weather sealing
        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 EOS Digital Rebel XTi Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $225 - $389 body only

        $399 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Live view Has live view
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

        Entry-level DSLR

        $900 with 18-55mm lens

        Live view Has live view
        Startup delay Much less startup delay
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

        Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

        Entry-level DSLR

        $695 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $285 body only

        $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Thickness Significantly thicker
        Canon EOS 40D

        Canon EOS 40D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,138 body only

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Size Larger
        Thickness Significantly thicker

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