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

Canon EOS 70D

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Canon EOS 70D

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Nikon D7000

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Nikon D7000

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
7 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

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
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 
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Advantages of the Canon 70D

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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
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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 20% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $199.95 vs $701.00
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The best price we've seen is $501 cheaper (3.5x less)
Weight Slightly lighter 755 g vs 780 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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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 coverage Better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 98%
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Almost the same
Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.59x
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Around 10% larger viewfinder
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 1050 shots vs 920 shots
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More than 10% more shots per battery charge
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Size Smaller 132x105x77 mm vs 145x106x79 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.6mm vs APS-C 22.5x15.0mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              70D:197 lenses
              D7000:205 lenses
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              70D:APS-C 22.5x15.0mm
              D7000:APS-C 23.6x15.6mm
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              Shared Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 - $1,147 body only

              $1,394 - $1,397 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

              $915 - $1,299 body only

              $1,284 - $1,299 with 18-135mm lens

              Thickness Is thinner
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $871 body only

              $450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 - $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 body only

              $200 - $749 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

              $1,899 body only

              $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Viewfinder size Slightly 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

              $597 - $647 body only

              $544 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              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 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,399 body only

              $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Nikon D7000 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D7000.

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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?