Canon EOS 70D

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Canon EOS 70D

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Leica V-Lux 4

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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
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Leica V-Lux 4

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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Advantages of the Canon 70D

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Autofocus
Faster video autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Shoot videos without worrying about focus
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 460k dots
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Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
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
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
20 MP vs 9.6 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
920 shots vs 540 shots
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More than 70% more shots per battery charge
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
APS-C 22.5x15.0mm vs 1/2.5" 6.1x4.6mm
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More than 12x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 4.3"
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Around 30% thinner
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The 70D's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 70D's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
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Advantages of the Leica V-Lux 4

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
12 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
588 g vs 755 g
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More than 20% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$899.00 vs $999.00
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The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              70D:920 shots
              V-Lux 4:540 shots
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              70D:700 ms
              V-Lux 4:750 ms
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              70D:Pentaprism
              V-Lux 4:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              70D:$999.00
              V-Lux 4:$899.00
              Weight Heavy Help
              70D:755 g
              V-Lux 4:588 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              70D:3.1"
              V-Lux 4:4.3"
              Size Large Help
              70D:145x106x79 mm
              V-Lux 4:125x87x110 mm

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              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $892 - $1,097 body only

              $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Screen flips out Doesn't have a screen which flips out
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,499 body only

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

              Weight Is significantly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $899 body only

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

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $679 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

              Canon EOS 70D Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              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 Significantly more cross-type focus points
              GPS Has a GPS
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,519 - $1,899 body only

              $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Leica V-Lux 4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $350 - $598

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $820 - $898

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Significantly larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Leica V-Lux 3

              Leica V-Lux 3

              Super zoom

              $671

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Longest exposure Shorter max exposures
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Pro digicam

              $998 - $1,100

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $320 - $397

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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