Canon EOS 70D vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

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Canon EOS 70D

77

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

68

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Autofocuses shooting video
Badge
Phase detection
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

Items often bought with the Canon 70D or Sony DSC-RX10

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Advantages of the Canon 70D

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Autofocus
Faster video autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Shoot videos without worrying about focus
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
920 shots vs 420 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
926 ISO vs 474 ISO
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The 70D has a slight edge (1 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 4"
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More than 20% thinner
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.59x vs 0.26x
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Around 5.5x larger viewfinder
Weight
Slightly lighter
755 g vs 813 g
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Around 10% lighter
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The 70D's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/3200s
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2.5x faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$798.99 vs $898.00
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The best price we've seen is $99 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX10

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.6 EV vs 11.6 EV
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1.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots
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Around 20% higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
Size
Slightly smaller
129×88×102 mm vs 145×106×79 mm
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Almost the same
Color depth
Better color depth
22.9 bits vs 22.5 bits
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Almost the same
Focus points
Slightly more focus points
25 vs 19
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              70D1,040k dots
              DSC-RX101,229k dots
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              20 MP
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              70DPentaprism
              DSC-RX10Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              70D755 g
              DSC-RX10813 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              70D3.1"
              DSC-RX104"
              Size Large Help
              70D145×106×79 mm
              DSC-RX10129×88×102 mm

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7200

              Nikon D7200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $968 - $1,097 body only

              $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously while recording movies
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $561 - $747 body only

              $689 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Sony SLT A77 II

              Sony SLT A77 II

              Pro DSLR

              $885 - $948 body only

              $1,548 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,098 - $1,698 body only

              $1,398 - $1,598 with 28-70mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

              Canon EOS 70D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T6s

              Canon EOS Rebel T6s

              Entry-level DSLR

              $849 body only

              $1,099 with 18-135mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Canon Kiss X8i

              Canon Kiss X8i

              Entry-level DSLR

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Size Smaller
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $713 - $797 body only

              $948 - $1,097 with 18-140mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,499 - $1,699 body only

              $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

              Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points
              GPS Has a GPS
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $840 body only

              $949 - $1,039 with 28-135mm lens

              Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $584 - $748

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

              Super zoom

              $1,279 - $1,298

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Super zoom

              $999

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

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