• APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • Medium format 1,350.0mm2
  • 37.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Canon 70D advantages over Leica S (Typ 007)

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $918 vs $19995*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • More cross-type AF points
    19 vs 1
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/125 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More AF points
    19 vs 1
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.7 fps vs 3.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica S (Typ 007) advantages over Canon 70D

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    Medium format vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.00 vs 4.11 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Newer
    4 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More viewfinder magnification
    1.09x vs 0.59x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    37.5 vs 20.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    125 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 65 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • $739
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $795
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Leica S (Typ 007)
Nikon D7100
  • $19995
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $795
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Leica S (Typ 006)

Canon 70D
Leica S (Typ 006)
  • $739
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $19995
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica S (Typ 007)
Leica S (Typ 006)
  • $19995
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $19995
  • Medium format

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
Leica S (Typ 007)
Pentax K-3
  • $19995
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • 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
Leica S (Typ 007)
Canon 7D Mark II
  • $19995
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1032
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Leica S-E (Typ 006)

Canon 70D
Leica S-E (Typ 006)
  • $739
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $16900
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica S (Typ 007)
Leica S-E (Typ 006)
  • $19995
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $16900
  • Medium format
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