Canon EOS 350D

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Canon EOS 350D

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Nikon D70

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Nikon D70

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 350D

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Thickness
Thin
2.5"
 

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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differences

Advantages of the Canon 350D

Color depth Better color depth 21.8 bits vs 20.4 bits
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Distinguishes 1.4 more bits of color
Overall image quality Better image quality 60.0 vs 50.0
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20% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 10.8 EV vs 10.3 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size Smaller 127x94x64 mm vs 140x111x78 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 637 ISO vs 529 ISO
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The 350D has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Thickness Much thinner 2.5" vs 3.1"
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Around 20% thinner
True resolution Higher true resolution 8 MP vs 6 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Weight Lighter 540 g vs 679 g
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More than 20% 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
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.7x15.5mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent DSLRs, and ignoring price

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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
350D:197 lenses
D70:205 lenses
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Screen size Very small screens Help
1.8"
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
1
Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
350D:8 MP
D70:6 MP
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
350D:115k dots
D70:130k dots
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
Lacks boost light sensitivity
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
350D:2.8 fps
D70:3 fps
Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
350D:10.8 EV
D70:10.3 EV
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
0.49x
Color depth Poor color depth Help
350D:21.8 bits
D70:20.4 bits
Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
No movies
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
350D:APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
D70:APS-C 23.7x15.5mm
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Overall image quality Low image quality Help
350D:60.0
D70:50.0
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
350D:637 ISO
D70:529 ISO

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$278 body only

$392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Screen size Has a much larger screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $567 body only

$477 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
Thickness Is thicker
Canon EOS 1000D

Canon EOS 1000D

Entry-level DSLR

$976 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Screen size Has a much larger screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Color depth Has significantly more color depth
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$550 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Canon EOS 450D

Canon EOS 450D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,633 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Has a much larger screen
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed

Canon EOS 350D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 400D

Canon EOS 400D

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Better color depth
Thickness Slightly thicker

Nikon D70 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $769 body only

$848 - $948 with 18-105mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Better color depth
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$1,097 body only

$1,320 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Better color depth
Weight Heavier

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