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Advantages of the Canon 70D

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Shutter lag
Much less shutter lag
75 ms vs 251 ms
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3.3x less delay when taking photos
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
7 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Movie format
Higher frame rate movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
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Both shoot Full HD (1080p) video, but 70D does so at a lower frame rate
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
51 vs 19
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Set focus accurately within the frame
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
24 MP vs 20 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots
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Around 20% higher resolution screen
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.61x vs 0.59x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Viewfinder coverage
Better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 98%
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Almost the same
Size
Smaller
136×107×76 mm vs 145×106×79 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses vs 220 lenses
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$708.89 vs $1,099.69
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The best price we've seen is $391 cheaper (around 40% less)
Weight
Lighter
675 g vs 755 g
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More than 10% lighter
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              70D220 lenses
              D7100230 lenses
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              70D700 ms
              D7100300 ms
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              70D3.1"
              D71003"
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              70D12,800 ISO
              D71006,400 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              70D20 MP
              D710024 MP

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