• APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Canon 70D advantages over Nikon D7500

  • Less expensive
    $1049 vs $1547
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • More telephoto lens reach
    216 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Nikon D7500 advantages over Canon 70D

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Fast startup
    ~0.20 vs 0.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,483 vs 926 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    14.0 vs 11.6 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Newer
    4 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More AF points
    51 vs 19
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.2 fps vs 6.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    100 vs 65 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.2 fps vs 6.7 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    47 vs 14 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    1638400 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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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.

  • New carbon fiber body is light, compact and very comfortable; Same excellent image quality as the flagship D500; Quick 8.2 frames per second burst shooting with generous buffer; Very fast, accurate autofocus; Tilting touch-screen display; Very good battery life; Records ultra high-def 4K and 60fps Full HD too

  • White balance tends warm under incandescent lights; Only a single flash card slot; Doesn't support portrait / battery grip accessories; No rear infrared receiver any more; non-CPU AI lenses will be manual only; 4K video comes with a heavy crop; Movie AF is prone to hunting, Extended ISO sensitivities are a gimmick

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7100

Canon 70D
Nikon D7100
  • $1124
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $717
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Nikon D7500
Nikon D7100
  • $1247
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $717
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon D7200

Canon 70D
Nikon D7200
  • $1124
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
Nikon D7500
Nikon D7200
  • $1247
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Pentax K-3

Canon 70D
Pentax K-3
  • $1124
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $774
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D7500
Pentax K-3
  • $1247
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $774
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Sony A77 II

Canon 70D
Sony A77 II
  • $1124
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D7500
Sony A77 II
  • $1247
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon 7D Mark II

Canon 70D
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $1124
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1449
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Nikon D7500
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $1247
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1449
  • APS-C
  • Built-in GPS
  • On-sensor phase detect
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