Nikon D610

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Nikon D610

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Canon EOS 70D

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Canon EOS 70D

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D610

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,980 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
94.0
Color depth
Great color depth
25.1 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
14.2 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Phase detection
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 70D

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag 75 ms vs 260 ms
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3.5x less delay when taking photos
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Autofocus Faster video autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Shoot videos without worrying about focus
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 197 lenses vs 152 lenses
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Around 30% more lenses available
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 19 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The 70D's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Size Slightly smaller 145x106x79 mm vs 141x113x82 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 3.2"
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Almost the same
Lowest price Cheaper $199.95 vs $1,796.95
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The best price we've seen is $1,597 cheaper (9x less)
Weight Lighter 755 g vs 850 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon D610

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Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO 2,980 ISO vs 926 ISO
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The D610 has excellent image quality 1.7 f-stops higher ISO than the 70D
Overall image quality Much better image quality 94.0 vs 68.0
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Around 40% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 14.2 EV vs 11.6 EV
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2.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 25.1 bits vs 22.5 bits
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Distinguishes 2.6 more bits of color
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 35.9x24.0mm vs APS-C 22.5x15.0mm
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More than 2.5x larger sensor
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.70x vs 0.59x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
True resolution Higher true resolution 24.2 MP vs 20 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Focus points More focus points 39 vs 19
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Startup delay Less startup delay 300 ms vs 700 ms
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2.3x less delay when turning on
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 98%
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

              Compared to recent pro DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              25,600 ISO
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 body only

              $1,394 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,799 body only

              $1,299 - $1,729 with 18-135mm lens

              Thickness Is thinner
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,899 body only

              $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly higher boost light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $679 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,199 - $3,399 body only

              $3,799 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Focus points Has slightly more focus points
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 7D MII

              Canon EOS 7D MII

              Pro DSLR

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,257 body only

              $1,330 with 18-105mm lens

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag

              Canon EOS 70D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $700 body only

              $450 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

              Nikon D610 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D810

              Nikon D810

              Pro DSLR

              $3,297 body only

              $4,350 with 28-300mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $3,297 body only

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
              Nikon D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,359 - $1,360 body only

              $1,550 with 50mm lens

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,297 body only

              $3,597 with 24-120mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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