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Nikon D70

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
164 ms shutter lag
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
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
 
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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 Significantly 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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0.6 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
True resolution Higher true resolution 10.1 MP vs 6 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 230k dots vs 130k dots
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Around 80% higher resolution screen
Size Significantly smaller 126x98x65 mm vs 140x111x78 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness Much thinner 2.6" vs 3.1"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 502 g vs 679 g
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Around 30% 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
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Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
Rebel XS:197 lenses
D70:205 lenses
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
Rebel XS:10.1 MP
D70:6 MP
Screen size Very small screens Help
Rebel XS:2.5"
D70:1.8"
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
Rebel XS:230k dots
D70:130k dots
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
Lacks boost light sensitivity
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3 fps
Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
Rebel XS:10.9 EV
D70:10.3 EV
Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
Rebel XS:0.50x
D70:0.49x
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
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
Rebel XS:APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
D70:APS-C 23.7x15.5mm
Overall image quality Low image quality Help
Rebel XS:62.0
D70:50.0
Color depth Poor color depth Help
Rebel XS:22 bits
D70:20.4 bits
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
Rebel XS:719 ISO
D70:529 ISO

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Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$389 - $418 body only

$399 - $539 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
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$695 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

$499 - $550 body only

$549 - $575 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

$275 - $387 body only

$401 - $427 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
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Entry-level DSLR

$1,000 body only

$1,600 with 17-85mm lens

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $567 body only

$477 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
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$792 body only

$950 with 18-105mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Movie format Records lower quality movies
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

$549 - $700 body only

$489 - $820 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Color depth Worse color depth
Thickness Much thicker

Nikon D70 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$947 body only

$1,247 with 18-140mm lens

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

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$697 - $747 body only

$629 - $847 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

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