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

Really small
Size
Prosumer size 127x94x64 mm
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Thin
Thickness
2.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D70

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

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
Significantly 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
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
3 fps vs 2.8 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              350D:197 lenses
              D70:205 lenses
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              350D:8 MP
              D70:6 MP
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
              No movies
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              350D:115k dots
              D70:130k dots
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              350D:2.8 fps
              D70:3 fps
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              0.49x
              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
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              350D:21.8 bits
              D70:20.4 bits
              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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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $390 - $409 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 D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 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
              Nikon D40

              Nikon D40

              Entry-level DSLR

              $452 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $491 body only

              $578 with 18-135mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D60

              Nikon D60

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,000 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
              Canon EOS 400D

              Canon EOS 400D

              Entry-level DSLR

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $360 - $378 body only

              $429 - $499 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
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon EOS 350D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon EOS 1100D

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Thickness Much thicker
              Size Larger
              Canon EOS 1000D

              Canon EOS 1000D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $840 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Live view Has live view
              Size Slightly larger
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              Nikon D70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $897 - $1,097 body only

              $1,197 - $1,240 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Color depth Better color depth
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 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 D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $790 body only

              $900 - $1,079 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

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