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
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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
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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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
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
Size Smaller 127x94x64 mm vs 140x111x78 mm
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Around 40% smaller
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

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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        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
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        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        350D:8 MP
        D70:6 MP
        Autofocus No video autofocus Help
        Manual focus only
        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
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        350D:APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
        D70:APS-C 23.7x15.5mm
        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

        $392 - $430 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
        Nikon D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $629 body only

        $816 - $848 with 18-105mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D40

        Nikon D40

        Entry-level DSLR

        $390 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Has a much larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Canon EOS 1100D

        Canon EOS 1100D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $435 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
        Canon EOS 600D

        Canon EOS 600D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $609 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
        Nikon D3000

        Nikon D3000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $249 body only

        $343 - $408 with 18-55mm lens

        Color depth Has significantly more color depth
        Screen size Has a much larger screen
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 - $580 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 350D Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 1000D

        Canon EOS 1000D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $836 - $990 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Live view Has live view
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Canon EOS 450D

        Canon EOS 450D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,633 - $1,733 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Live view Has live view
        Lowest price More expensive
        Canon EOS 550D

        Canon EOS 550D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $830 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen

        Nikon D70 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,147 body only

        $1,447 - $1,470 with 18-140mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Color depth Better color depth
        Weight Heavier
        Nikon D50

        Nikon D50

        Entry-level DSLR

        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Color depth Better color depth
        Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
        Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

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