Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7000

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93

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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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
75 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,167 ISO
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

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Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,249 with 18-55mm lens

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

Entry-level DSLR

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
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Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,285 - $2,681 body only

$2,197 - $2,330 with 18-135mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus

Nikon D7000 Competitors

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Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$799 - $997 body only

$1,297 with 18-140mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
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Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$650 body only

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
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Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$500 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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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?