Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D5300

Winner
Canon EOS 70D

78

Nikon D5300

75

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 D5300

Overall image quality
Great image quality
83.0
Color depth
Great color depth
24 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"

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 D5300.

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 - $1,097 body only

$1,389 - $1,397 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

$799 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D5300 Competitors

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$525 - $747 body only

$590 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
GPS No built-in GPS
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$279 body only

$349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Color depth Better color depth
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$393 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

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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.