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
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
75 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,183 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Color depth
Great color depth
23.5 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.6 EV

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

$1,099 body only

$1,249 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Focus points More focus points
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 body only

$515 - $529 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$403 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 body only

$515 - $529 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$315 body only

$349 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

Canon EOS 70D
EOS 70D
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Nikon D5100
D5100
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