• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Nikon D7000 advantages over Canon 70D

  • Fast startup
    ~0.40 vs 0.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.79 vs 4.11 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,167 vs 926 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.9 vs 11.6 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • More AF points
    39 vs 19
    More AF points improve autofocus

Canon 70D advantages over Nikon D7000

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Shoots 60p video
    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
  • Less shutter lag
    0.07 vs 0.24 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    2 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    65 vs 19 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    14 vs 10 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • More kit lens zoom
    7.5x vs 5.8x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • 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.

  • 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.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7100

Nikon D7000
Nikon D7100
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Shoots 60p video
Canon 70D
Nikon D7100
  • $978
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Canon 60D

Nikon D7000
Canon 60D
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $623
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoots 60p video
Canon 70D
Canon 60D
  • $978
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $623
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Pentax K-5

Nikon D7000
Pentax K-5
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $687
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Less shutter lag
Canon 70D
Pentax K-5
  • $978
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $687
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon T3i

Nikon D7000
Canon T3i
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
Canon 70D
Canon T3i
  • $978
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Touchscreen
  • $549
  • APS-C

Compared to Nikon D7100

Nikon D7000
Nikon D7100
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Shoots 60p video
Canon 70D
Nikon D7100
  • $978
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $897
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
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