Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D5100

Winner
Canon EOS 70D

100

Nikon D5100

83

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

Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
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

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

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

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $852 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$799 body only

$1,172 with 28-135mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$395 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
True resolution Higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$471 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$485 body only

$494 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag

discussion

Canon EOS 70D
EOS 70D
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Nikon D5100
D5100
Nikon

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