• APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

Advantages

Canon 70D over Nikon D7000

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More cross-type AF points
    19 vs 9
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    13 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.075 vs 0.238 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 14 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    3.6 fps vs 2.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    7.5x vs 5.8x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Nikon D7000 over Canon 70D

  • Fast startup
    0.40 vs 0.70 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More AF points
    39 vs 19
    More AF points improve autofocus

Review Excerpt

  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF delivers full-time continuous autofocus (with phase detect at every pixel in framing area) for video and Live View still shooting; Full HD (1080p) video recording with pro-level features and quality; Improved resolution and good high ISO performance; Excellent Wi-Fi remote shooting with full exposure controls; 3-inch articulating LCD touchscreen.

  • Image quality only improved slightly over 60D; Dynamic range still lags behind competing models; May not feature enough upgrades to convince people to step up from 60D.

  • Very good image quality; Better than average noise vs. detail handling at high ISOs; Very good dynamic range in JPEGs, excellent in RAW files; Lots of high-end features in a relatively compact body; 6 fps burst mode.

  • Viewfinder not as accurate as specified; Viewfinder doesn't show ISO unless adjusting; No live histogram in Live View mode; No phase-detect Live View AF mode.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7100

Canon 70D
Nikon D7100
  • $1411
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1600
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Headphone jack
Nikon D7000
Nikon D7100
  • $912
  • APS-C
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $1600
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • 60p

Compared to Canon 7D

Canon 70D
Canon 7D
  • $1411
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1281
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
Nikon D7000
Canon 7D
  • $912
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More AF points
  • $1281
  • APS-C
  • 60p
  • More cross-type AF points

Compared to Canon T3i

Canon 70D
Canon T3i
  • $1411
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Touchscreen
  • $533
  • APS-C
Nikon D7000
Canon T3i
  • $912
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $533
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • 60p

Compared to Sony A77

Canon 70D
Sony A77
  • $1411
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
  • $1438
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D7000
Sony A77
  • $912
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $1438
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Pentax K-3

Canon 70D
Pentax K-3
  • $1411
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1001
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D7000
Pentax K-3
  • $912
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $1001
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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