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

Nikon D700

Winner
Nikon D700

85

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Canon EOS 60D

69

Canon EOS 60D

Runner-up
     
 

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
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.72x
 

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 Significantly 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
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
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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
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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
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        60D:5.3 fps
        D700:5 fps
        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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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,155 body only

        $450 - $1,449 with 18-135mm lens

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
        Nikon D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,257 body only

        $1,300 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 D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $695 - $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
        Canon EOS 7D

        Canon EOS 7D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,799 body only

        $1,299 with 18-135mm lens

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $547 body only

        $600 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

        Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,047 - $1,097 body only

        $1,347 - $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

        $1,642 - $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

        $200 - $1,148 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

        $499 - $648 body only

        $200 - $570 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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        Disadvantages

        Nikon D610

        Nikon D610

        Pro DSLR

        $1,797 - $1,897 body only

        $2,297 - $2,397 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 D750

        Nikon D750

        Pro DSLR

        $2,297 body only

        $3,597 with 24-120mm lens

        Movie format Shoots movies
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
        Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
        Nikon D600

        Nikon D600

        Pro DSLR

        $1,354 - $1,360 body only

        $1,550 with 50mm 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

        $3,297 body only

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

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