Updated (February 2010): Compare the Canon EOS Rebel T2i vs Nikon D70s

Canon Rebel T2i vs Nikon D70s

Winner
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

57

Placeholder

24

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T2i

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D70s

Badge
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 T2i or Nikon D70s

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS Rebel T2i.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D70s.

differences

Advantages of the Canon T2i

Report a correction
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2"
Help
More than 50% larger screen
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 30fps vs None
Help
Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Color depth
Better color depth
22.1 bits vs 20.4 bits
Help
Distinguishes 1.7 more bits of color
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 130k dots
Help
8x higher resolution screen
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
Help
Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Overall image quality
Significantly better image quality
66.0 vs 50.0
Help
More than 30% better image quality
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.5 EV vs 10.3 EV
Help
2.4 f-stops more dynamic range
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
17.9 MP vs 6 MP
Help
Capture around 3x more detail in your photos
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
784 ISO vs 529 ISO
Help
The T2i has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
Help
CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.54x vs 0.49x
Help
Around 20% larger viewfinder
Size
Significantly smaller
129×98×62 mm vs 140×111×78 mm
Help
Around 40% smaller
Thickness
Much thinner
2.4" vs 3.1"
Help
More than 20% thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3.7 fps vs 3 fps
Help
More than 20% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
Help
The T2i's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$898.00 vs $1,999.00
Help
The best price we've seen is $1,101 cheaper (2.2x less)
Weight
Lighter
530 g vs 679 g
Help
More than 20% lighter
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
Help
Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Canon EOS Rebel T2i Learn more about
the Canon T2i

Advantages of the Nikon D70s

Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
Help
Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses vs 220 lenses
Help
Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
Help
2x faster max shutter speed
Placeholder Learn more about
the Nikon D70s
vs

recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent DSLRs, and ignoring price

Snapsort Recommends
Canon EOS Rebel T2i Canon Rebel T2i 57
Retailer
    Style
      Color
        You save
        vs
        24 Nikon D70s Placeholder
        Retailer
          Style
            Color
              You save

              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              T2i220 lenses
              D70s230 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
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              T2i12,800 ISO
              D70sNone
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              T2i3.7 fps
              D70s3 fps
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              T2i6,400 ISO
              D70s1,600 ISO
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              T2i0.54x
              D70s0.49x
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              T2i11.5 EV
              D70s10.3 EV
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              T2i17.9 MP
              D70s6 MP
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              T2i22.1 bits
              D70s20.4 bits
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              T2i66.0
              D70s50.0
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              T2i3"
              D70s2"
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              T2i784 ISO
              D70s529 ISO

              dxomark

              DXOMark

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $459 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              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
              Color depth Has significantly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $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 D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $368 body only

              $640 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has significantly more color depth
              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 continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,399 body only

              $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash

              Canon EOS Rebel T2i Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $495 - $649 body only

              $581 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $999 body only

              $1,019 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Canon EOS Rebel T6i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 body only

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Much thicker
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

              Nikon D70s Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D80

              Nikon D80

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,599 body only

              $1,750 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Nikon D70

              Nikon D70

              Pro DSLR

              $1,506 with 18-70mm lens

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon D200

              Nikon D200

              Pro DSLR

              $267 body only

              $1,492 with 18-70mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Weight Heavier

              appearance

              Canon EOS Rebel T2i Placeholder
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              discussion

              Showing 0 comments