Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100

Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7000

Winner
Canon EOS 70D

83

Nikon D7000

77

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
7 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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
Battery life
Great battery life
1050 shots

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Advantages of the Canon 70D

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HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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 238 ms
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3.2x 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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 920k 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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
7 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
True resolution
Higher true resolution
20 MP vs 16.1 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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
Weight
Slightly lighter
755 g vs 780 g
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Almost the same
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Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.9 EV vs 11.6 EV
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2.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Overall image quality
Significantly better image quality
80.0 vs 68.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Color depth
Better color depth
23.5 bits vs 22.5 bits
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Distinguishes 1 more bits of color
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
1,167 ISO vs 926 ISO
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The D7000 has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Focus points
More focus points
39 vs 19
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Startup delay
Less startup delay
400 ms vs 700 ms
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More than 40% 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 size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.62x 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
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
1050 shots vs 920 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Size
Smaller
132x105x77 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$599.95 vs $855.75
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The best price we've seen is $256 cheaper (around 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              70D:197 lenses
              D7000:205 lenses
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3.0"

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              competitors

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $997 body only

              $1,170 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $849 - $896 body only

              $1,299 with 18-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Thickness Is thinner
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $695 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $719 body only

              $899 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Size Is slightly larger
              Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $699 body only

              $620 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,328 - $1,399 body only

              $1,799 - $1,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $499 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage

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              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,699 body only

              $2,049 with 18-135mm lens

              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              Focus points Many more focus points
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Nikon D7000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $704 body only

              $900 with 55-300mm lens

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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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?