Nikon D5300 vs Canon EOS 70D

Nikon D5300


Canon EOS 70D



Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,338 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
Great color depth
Color depth
24 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Great viewfinder
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
75 ms shutter lag


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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5300.


Nikon D5300 Competitors

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$569 - $647 body only

$599 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$399 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$519 body only

$629 - $749 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Canon EOS 70D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$999 - $1,498 body only

$1,149 - $1,549 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Focus points More focus points
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D


$1,099 body only

$1,800 with 18-135mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$469 - $649 body only

$539 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Overall image quality Much worse image quality


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Avatar for Mehdi R Mehdi R (10:44 AM, July 08, 2014)
I've used some DSLR's like D3100, EOS 100D, EOS 650D and EOS 5D M3 and some Bridge and P&S's like Powershot SX40, SX50, SX260 and Coolpix L820.
I would say I choose Canon for point and shoot, Nikon for bridge camera, Nikon for APS DSLR's, Canon for Full Frame DSLR.
Nikon's APS DSLR's has larger sensor than Canon's, I prefer D5300 over ANY other canon APS DSLR's right now (70D, 7D, 700D..). Light weight, bigger lcd and WiFi (Remote smartphone control) and most important advantage is D5300's new image sensor which has no low-pass sensor filter means superb image quality in this category(same sensor of D7100)..
Avatar for Syed Zillay Ali Syed Zillay Ali (0:21 PM, December 29, 2013)
well summarized!
eliedata (8:26 PM, November 13, 2013)
The Canon 70D is certainly a more heavy duty camera with faster performance and longer battery life. The most important feature is the dual pixel autofocus system in live view and when shooting video. However, for my personal use, I prefer the Nikon D5300 because it delivers high quality pictures in a small body and has built in GPS unit, although it doesn't have a similar autofocus system in live view and video shooting.