Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS vs Nikon D70

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

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Nikon D70

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
164 ms shutter lag
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

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

Items often bought with the Canon Rebel XS or Nikon D70

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differences

Advantages of the Canon Rebel XS

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Color depth
Better color depth
22 bits vs 20.4 bits
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Distinguishes 1.6 more bits of color
Screen size
Much larger screen
2.5" vs 1.8"
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Around 40% larger screen
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Overall image quality
Better image quality
62.0 vs 50.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
10.9 EV vs 10.3 EV
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1.2 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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
230k dots vs 130k dots
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Around 80% higher resolution screen
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
719 ISO vs 529 ISO
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The Rebel XS has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Size
Significantly smaller
126×98×65 mm vs 140×111×78 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness
Much thinner
2.6" vs 3.1"
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Around 20% thinner
True resolution
Higher true resolution
10.1 MP vs 6 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
Weight
Lighter
502 g vs 679 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$399.99 vs $1,490.87
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The best price we've seen is $1,091 cheaper (3.7x less)
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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
230 lenses vs 220 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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              Rebel XS220 lenses
              D70230 lenses
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
              1
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              Rebel XS2.5"
              D701.8"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              Rebel XS230k dots
              D70130k dots
              Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
              No movies
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              Rebel XS10.1 MP
              D706 MP
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              3 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              Rebel XS10.9 EV
              D7010.3 EV
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              Rebel XS0.50x
              D700.49x
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              Rebel XS22 bits
              D7020.4 bits
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              Rebel XS62.0
              D7050.0
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              Rebel XS719 ISO
              D70529 ISO

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $845 body only

              $725 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $459 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $263 body only

              $358 with 18-55mm 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 D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 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
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $465 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 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 Digital Rebel XS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $312 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $495 - $649 body only

              $581 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Entry-level DSLR

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Color depth Better color depth
              Startup delay Much more startup delay
              Live view No live view

              Nikon D70 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $755 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 D7200

              Nikon D7200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $979 - $1,097 body only

              $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Color depth Better color depth

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