Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D800

Nikon D700

Winner
Nikon D700

85

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Canon EOS 60D

70

Canon EOS 60D

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D700

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,303 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Color depth
Great color depth
23.5 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.2 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 60D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 
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Advantages of the Canon 60D

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Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
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 Higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 12.1 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available 197 lenses vs 152 lenses
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Around 30% more lenses available
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 922k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Weight Significantly lighter 755 g vs 1,074 g
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Around 30% lighter
Size Smaller 145x106x79 mm vs 147x123x77 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Lowest price Cheaper $199.95 vs $3,395.00
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The best price we've seen is $3,195 cheaper (17x less)
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 96% vs 95%
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Almost the same
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 1100 shots vs 1000 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 5.3 fps vs 5 fps
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Around 10% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Nikon D700

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Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 2,303 ISO vs 813 ISO
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The D700 has excellent image quality 1.5 f-stops higher ISO than the 60D
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 80.0 vs 66.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.2 EV vs 11.5 EV
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0.7 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 23.5 bits vs 22.2 bits
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Distinguishes 1.3 more bits of color
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.72x vs 0.59x
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Around 50% larger viewfinder
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 36.0x23.9mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
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More than 2.5x larger sensor
Focus points Many more focus points 51 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 197 ms vs 253 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Cross type focus points More cross-type focus points 15 vs 9
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The D700's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              400 ms startup delay
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              60D:96%
              D700:95%
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              60D:17.9 MP
              D700:12.1 MP
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              60D:5.3 fps
              D700:5 fps
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

              Compared to recent pro DSLRs

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              60D:12,800 ISO
              D700:25,600 ISO
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              3.0"
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              60D:66.0
              D700:80.0

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,049 - $1,150 body only

              $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $915 - $1,299 body only

              $1,284 - $1,299 with 18-135mm lens

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $701 - $840 body only

              $913 - $1,150 with 18-105mm lens

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $647 body only

              $544 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 - $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 - $1,147 body only

              $1,394 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,899 body only

              $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash

              Canon EOS 60D Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 body only

              $200 - $749 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $774 body only

              $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Weather sealed No weather sealing

              Nikon D700 Competitors

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              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,897 body only

              $2,397 - $2,400 with 24-85mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
              Nikon D600

              Nikon D600

              Pro DSLR

              $1,549 - $1,600 body only

              $1,997 - $2,150 with 24-85mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
              Nikon D800

              Nikon D800

              Pro DSLR

              $2,797 - $3,297 body only

              $4,097 - $4,697 with 70-200mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon D3

              Nikon D3

              Pro DSLR

              $7,995 body only

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Size Much larger

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