Canon EOS 70D vs Fujifilm X-A1

Canon EOS 70D
Fujifilm X-A1

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Autofocuses shooting video
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Phase detection
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
75 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm X-A1

Size
Really small
Mid size (117×67×39 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
330 g

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differences

Advantages of the Canon 70D

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Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
75 ms vs 500 ms
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6.7x less delay when taking photos
Autofocus
Faster video autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Shoot videos without worrying about focus
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
220 lenses vs 58 lenses
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Around 4x more lenses available
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Battery life
Much longer battery life
920 shots vs 350 shots
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More than 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
True resolution
Higher true resolution
20 MP vs 15.8 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Sensor cleaning
Has a self cleaning sensor
Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentaprism vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 70D's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
7 fps vs 5.6 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed
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 Fujifilm X-A1

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Size
Much smaller
117×67×39 mm vs 145×106×79 mm
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4x smaller
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Weight
Significantly lighter
330 g vs 755 g
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2.3x lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.5" vs 3.1"
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2x thinner
Focus points
More focus points
49 vs 19
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Startup delay
Slightly less startup delay
500 ms vs 700 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Lowest price
Cheaper
$249.99 vs $798.99
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The best price we've seen is $549 cheaper (3.2x less)
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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths
Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
Many lenses to choose from
Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
70D700 ms
X-A1500 ms
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
70D1/8000s
X-A11/4000s
Common Weaknesses
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$490 - $649 body only

$581 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$405 - $497 body only

$479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$579 - $679 body only

$699 - $799 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available

Canon EOS 70D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$968 - $1,097 body only

$1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Autofocus Slower video autofocus
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6s

Canon EOS Rebel T6s

Entry-level DSLR

$849 body only

$1,099 with 18-135mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
True resolution Higher true resolution
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 body only

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Size Smaller
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$561 - $747 body only

$689 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$713 - $797 body only

$948 - $1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Autofocus Slower video autofocus
Touch screen No touch screen

Fujifilm X-A1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 - $499 body only

$560 with 16-50mm lens

Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Fujifilm X-A2

Fujifilm X-A2

Boutique

$549 - $550

Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$280 body only

$440 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$644 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
External flash No external flash support

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