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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

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

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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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 251 ms
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3.3x 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
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
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 19 vs 15
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Grab focus in difficult situations
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Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 83.0 vs 68.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.7 EV vs 11.6 EV
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2.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 24.2 bits vs 22.5 bits
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Distinguishes 1.7 more bits of color
Screen size Significantly larger screen 3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots
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Around 20% higher resolution screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,256 ISO vs 926 ISO
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The D7100 has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Focus points Significantly more focus points 51 vs 19
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Set focus accurately within the frame
True resolution Higher true resolution 24 MP vs 20 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Startup delay Less startup delay 300 ms vs 700 ms
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2.3x less delay when turning on
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
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder 0.61x vs 0.59x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Size Slightly smaller 136x107x76 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.5x15.0mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              70D:1,040k dots
              D7100:1,229k dots
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              70D:197 lenses
              D7100:205 lenses
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              70D:APS-C 22.5x15.0mm
              D7100:APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              $1,599 - $1,799 with 18-135mm lens

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 - $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $721 - $840 body only

              $930 - $990 with 18-105mm lens

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $999 - $1,150 with 18-135mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,690 - $1,899 body only

              $2,385 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 body only

              $749 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,897 - $1,997 body only

              $2,797 - $2,800 with 28-300mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS 70D Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 70D.

              Nikon D7100 Competitors

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              Nikon D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,600 - $1,613 body only

              $1,999 - $2,150 with 24-85mm lens

              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available

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              kaka (11:21 PM, April 06, 2014)
              d7100 WIN absolutely
              but for the best apsc camera i think that goes to pentax k3
               
              Avatar for Blomba Blomba (9:02 AM, April 06, 2014)
              Autofocus is meaningless for videographers. For family use, you might as well have a poorer autofocus, no one really cares. The difference is in Canon having Magic Lantern and (according to most people) better ergonomics. But whether someone installs ML or finds the ergonomics better in Canon is completely subjective.
               
              Avatar for Kalindu Kalahansa Kaluarachchi Kalindu Kalahansa Kaluarachchi (3:58 PM, February 17, 2014)
              Nikon D7100 is the best!The image quality is great…
               
              flo (1:10 AM, February 08, 2014)
              Canon 70d vs. Nikon D7100 .....Hi there reader....I'll just give my opinion in a short term and less technical :)
              ..realistic comparison 70d has a better advantage in video recording..
              on the "still" side they're both amazing... p.s. canon has a better grip..

              my choice? 70D but I am not buying no $1,600 cropped sensor bullshit plus13% tax!!!!! hmmmm for $300 more I could get a full frame... Canon is always over priced and can kiss my ass, in my opinion. lol
               
              Roger (0:46 AM, January 29, 2014)
              Nikon D7100 is the best aps-c camera today.
               
              danmabs (6:41 AM, January 17, 2014)
              yes, how much more if you use very good image quality camera, Nikon D7100 is better for me
               
              ahmed (1:23 PM, January 08, 2014)
              need some help over here guys, canon 70D vs nikon D7100 which one should i buy !!!
               
              True (5:53 PM, December 21, 2013)
              got both, canon wins, no question!
               
              vitalishe (8:46 PM, December 12, 2013)
              "Canon 6d is better than nikon for low noise"
              Which Nikon? There is more than one, you know :)


              The equivalent Nikon would be D600. And NO(!), D600 has better low noise at high ISO (2,980 ISO vs 2,340 ISO). Just fixing inaccuracies ...



              As to Canon going in the wrong direction ... I would not say so. They are going in a different direction, though. With 70D (vs D7100), it seams, they placed an accent on video. And if video was important for me and I was free to move between brands I would go with Canon. With 6D (vs D600) they placed an accent on built in features such as WiFi and GPS. Both companies produce superb products. One or the other can be considered a winner depending on what is important to you.
               
              Avatar for Pembawa Pete Pembawa Pete (8:51 AM, December 03, 2013)
              because it is
               
              Videograffiti (8:46 AM, November 27, 2013)
              This was the most stupid advice I have ever read. Camera bodys can be exchanged as well.
              Nikon and Canon both have excellent lenses, but the entry-level-lenses that canon produces have a better technology in terms of quiet focusing. The canon bodys are really easy to use, especially the touchscreen makes it easy to focus dirng liveview without the pumping, that older DSLRs had.
              If you are on videography I would definetly prefer the 70D, it could become even better if a new Magic Lantern is released.
               
              Probert (6:51 PM, November 18, 2013)
              Good image quality or better resolution is useless, when a camera is to complicated to use or does not fit yourself.
               
              Dandyman96 (3:05 AM, November 13, 2013)
              Why is the Nikon d7100 considered an entry-level dslr?
               
              Bohica (9:23 PM, November 06, 2013)
              Umm...let me think....why buy a camera? for better image quality? better resolution....Nikon trumps Canon, and it's a tie...yah yah I know it depends upon what's important for you...but come one...
               
              dumbmabs (8:55 AM, October 08, 2013)
              Since when is Nikon better for videos than Canon? Canon has a way better focus-technology which allows you to use real autofocus during filming, not only the old, slow contrast-method.
               
              Gator (8:52 AM, October 08, 2013)
              You are probably also buying smartphones, because they have octa-cores, 100" screens and a 4k-Displays, not because it's handy and convenient. Not everyone has the same point of view, the most important thing is, what you really need, and how the things you need, are packed into the camera. And in that case, Nikon really lost the battle in terms of usage and handling. It's around the same thing like the battle between Android and iOs.
               
              dumbmabs (8:43 AM, October 08, 2013)
              He didn't compare it to the entry-level DSLR, he compared it to the equivalent Nikon-DSLR, KAY?
               
              dumbmabs (8:40 AM, October 08, 2013)
              Volkswagen Passat is the best car for me, because I have already driven it and it's very good.

              I never tried any other car, but I'm sure it must be good.
               
              triy (1:52 AM, October 07, 2013)
              wich one better is deppent to our style to use the camera
               
              peatbog (10:54 PM, October 04, 2013)
              who gives a f--k what snapsort says they talk shit stop pixel peeping blow any photo up 400 times and what do you see pixels as most people only print to a4 size a £50 point and shoot will do that job with ease save lots of money and be happy with what you have
               
              Avatar for danmabs danmabs (5:02 PM, October 03, 2013)
              what? lens can be change with better lens right? so, i go for the better camera body. it's nikon...
               
              Avatar for danmabs danmabs (4:55 PM, October 03, 2013)
              Nikon D600 is better than Canon 6D this two DSLR are pro camera, don't compare to entry level DSLR, K?
               
              Avatar for Alaa Shinnawi Alaa Shinnawi (11:26 PM, October 02, 2013)
              Yes, Nikon D7100 is pretty enough. BUT u must know how to use it.
               
              Avatar for agulinda agulinda (6:56 PM, October 02, 2013)
              TIE??? people are you blind? even an idiot will find out d7100 its better :) even based on:

              More than 20% better image quality

              24 MP vs 20 MP

              2.1 f-stops more dynamic range

              Distinguishes 1.7 more bits of color

              and most important thing Lower noise at high ISO 1,256 ISO vs Canons' 926 ISO

              how such VALUES can compare with touch flip-out screen???

              sorry Canon you lost this battle ;)
               
              Chris (6:51 AM, September 12, 2013)
              Well of course ... its nikons newest release just below their full frame bodies ... DX is nikon so yea ... its a great nikon product. Is it the best crop camera on the market ... I would say no.
              But as they say different camera's suit different purposes.
              Pixel peeping is one of those things manufacturers like us to do so we want to upgrade more often than we need to. Camera's are pretty damn good now ... well done Nikon & Canon plus others. :)