• APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 70D advantages over Fujifilm X70

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 920 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    65 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    14 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Fujifilm X70 advantages over Canon 70D

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 4.11 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    44 mm vs 78 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.5 fps vs 6.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.6 fps vs 6.7 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output 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

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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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.

  • Compact camera body; Impressive optical performance; Very good JPEG image quality; Good high ISO performance; Film Simulation modes; Tilting touchscreen display.

  • Inconsistent AF performance; Clunky menus; Shallow buffer depth; Poor video quality; No built-in viewfinder like X100-series.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7100

Canon 70D
Nikon D7100
  • $739
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $795
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Fujifilm X70
Nikon D7100
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels
  • $795
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon Coolpix A

Canon 70D
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $739
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $472
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm X70
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $472
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Bigger RAW buffer

Compared to Pentax K-3

Canon 70D
Pentax K-3
  • $739
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Fujifilm X70
Pentax K-3
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon 7D Mark II

Canon 70D
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $739
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1032
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Fujifilm X70
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1032
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup

Compared to Ricoh GR II

Canon 70D
Ricoh GR II
  • $739
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm X70
Ricoh GR II
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Integrated ND filter
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