Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7000

Winner
Canon EOS 70D

100

Nikon D7000

93

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
75 ms shutter lag
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,167 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Color depth
Great color depth
23.5 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV

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 D7000.

competitors

Canon EOS 70D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

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

True resolution Higher true resolution
Focus points More focus points
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$519 body only

$599 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,195 with 18-135mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
Color depth Worse color depth

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $797 body only

$1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$500 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,097 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

discussion

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Avatar for CH4:D CH4:D (0:14 PM, January 23, 2014)
Some of these specifications really have no noticeable difference in real-life scenarios. Seriously, shutter lag difference and start-up delay? Practically both run under one second. Won't even notice the difference. And how many of us are planning to own 205 lenses?


The LCD screen I'm not so sure since most purists prefer the viewfinder. That would be a comparison looking into.
 
Avatar for CH4:D CH4:D (0:11 PM, January 23, 2014)
well a few years back it was no secret that Canon is way ahead in CMOS technology. But, hey, personally I prefer any camera that delivers amazing photos at the end of the day.
 
Jo (11:36 AM, November 15, 2013)
Maybe 70D is up for the technology but the D7000 is not losing in terms of photography .. :D
 
Marco (7:26 PM, November 09, 2013)
It's kinda odd you would recommend the 70D over D7000 based on the comparison. Image quality, dynamic range, color depth and lower ISO noise isn't this what any serious photographer would consider over megapixels and a nice screen?