Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Canon EOS 70D

79

Nikon D5100

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Phase detection
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Color depth
Great color depth
23.5 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.6 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 70D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

competitors

Canon EOS 70D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,137 - $1,199 body only

$1,226 - $1,349 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
True resolution Higher true resolution
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$829 - $1,047 body only

$1,347 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$279 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$309 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
True resolution Higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag More shutter lag

discussion

Canon EOS 70D
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