Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7000

Winner
Canon EOS 70D

87

Nikon D7000

80

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Phase detection
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Color depth
Great color depth
23.5 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x

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

$1,099 body only

$1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points More focus points
True resolution Higher true resolution
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$685 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,100 with 18-140mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$788 - $997 body only

$1,076 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$685 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,100 with 18-140mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$478 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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?