Updated (February, 2015): Compare the Canon EOS Rebel T6i vs Nikon D70

Canon Rebel T5i vs Nikon D70

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Canon Rebel T5i

67

Nikon D70

23

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T5i

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D70

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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

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Advantages of the Canon T5i

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 130k dots
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8x higher resolution screen
Color depth
Better color depth
21.7 bits vs 20.4 bits
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Distinguishes 1.3 more bits of color
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Overall image quality
Better image quality
61.0 vs 50.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.2 EV vs 10.3 EV
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0.9 f-stops more 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
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
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
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 6 MP
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Capture around 3x more detail in your photos
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
681 ISO vs 529 ISO
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The T5i has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The T5i's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.53x vs 0.49x
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More than 10% larger viewfinder
Size
Smaller
133x100x79 mm vs 140x111x78 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Weight
Lighter
580 g vs 679 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon D70

Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3.1" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              T5i197 lenses
              D70205 lenses
              Common Weaknesses
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              T5i21.7 bits
              D7020.4 bits
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T5i11.2 EV
              D7010.3 EV
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              T5i0.53x
              D700.49x
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              T5i17.9 MP
              D706 MP
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T5i61.0
              D7050.0
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T5i5 fps
              D703 fps
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              T5i3.0"
              D701.8"
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T5i681 ISO
              D70529 ISO

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 body only

              $549 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Has significantly more color depth
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $570 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $547 body only

              $499 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $627 body only

              $400 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $949 body only

              $1,249 with 18-135mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has significantly more color depth
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $579 - $673 body only

              $899 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Color depth Has significantly more color depth
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $547 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature

              Canon Rebel T5i Competitors

              Advantages

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              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $549 body only

              $499 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points

              Nikon D70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $259 body only

              $408 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Color depth Better color depth
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Nikon D40

              Nikon D40

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 body only

              $395 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Color depth Better color depth
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Nikon D60

              Nikon D60

              Entry-level DSLR

              Color depth Better color depth
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed

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