Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Canon EOS 70D

100

Nikon D5100

84

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
7 fps
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (127×97×79 mm)
Weight
Light-weight
560 g
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,499 body only

$1,330 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
GPS Has a GPS
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$555 body only

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Placeholder

Canon EOS RP

Boutique

$1,299 - $1,699

Focus points Many more focus points
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

$567 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,150 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution
Battery life Shorter battery life

discussion

Canon EOS 70D
EOS 70D
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Nikon D5100
D5100
Nikon

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