Nikon D5300 vs Canon EOS 70D

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Nikon D5300

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Canon EOS 70D

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Many focus points
Focus points
39
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

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

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

Nikon D5300 Competitors

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$560 - $597 body only

$569 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$320 body only

$397 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Significantly 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

$549 body only

$785 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Movie format Lower frame rate movies

Canon EOS 70D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$788 - $999 body only

$945 - $1,049 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$2,360 with 100mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$549 body only

$785 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

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.