• APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 70D advantages over Leica Q

  • Less expensive
    $928 vs $4495*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Leica Q advantages over Canon 70D

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.00 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
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,221 vs 926 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/500 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
  • More pixels
    24.0 vs 20.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 6.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    50000 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
  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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

  • 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.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7100

Canon 70D
Nikon D7100
  • $915
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $818
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Leica Q
Nikon D7100
  • $4495
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $818
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Sony RX1

Canon 70D
Sony RX1
  • $915
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2598
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Leica Q
Sony RX1
  • $4495
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2598
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Pentax K-3

Canon 70D
Pentax K-3
  • $915
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Leica Q
Pentax K-3
  • $4495
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Sony A77 II

Canon 70D
Sony A77 II
  • $915
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Leica Q
Sony A77 II
  • $4495
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Leica X-U (Typ 113)

Canon 70D
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $915
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3495
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger pixels
Leica Q
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $4495
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $3495
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
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