Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D5300

Canon EOS 70D


Nikon D5300



Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,338 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
Color depth
Great color depth
24 bits
Screen size
Large screen


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.


Canon EOS 70D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,099 - $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

$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


$799 body only

$1,160 with 28-135mm lens

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Nikon D5300 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$393 - $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
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$620 - $647 body only

$619 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$498 body only

$549 - $588 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen Has a touch screen
GPS No built-in GPS


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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.