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
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
7 fps
 

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
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 7 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
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
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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              similarities

              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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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,799 body only

              $1,299 - $1,729 with 18-135mm 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 - $700 body only

              $450 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $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 T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $699 body only

              $200 - $729 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

              $567 body only

              $477 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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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 body only

              $1,320 - $1,397 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

              $695 - $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

              $3,199 - $3,399 body only

              $3,799 - $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

              $400 - $415 body only

              $399 - $500 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

              $590 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

              $570 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon EOS 40D

              Canon EOS 40D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,128 body only

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

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

              Entry-level DSLR

              $695 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Color depth Worse color depth

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