• APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon 70D advantages over Samsung NX3000

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.70 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 920 vs 370 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    216 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • 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
  • Higher-res screen
    347k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Less shutter lag
    0.07 vs 0.30 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.7 fps vs 5.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    65 vs 12 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    6.7 fps vs 5.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    14 vs 4 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Samsung NX3000 advantages over Canon 70D

  • Less expensive
    $800 vs $929
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 78 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    385g vs 1233g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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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
  • $902
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $795
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Samsung NX3000
Nikon D7100
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $795
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Pentax K-3

Canon 70D
Pentax K-3
  • $902
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung NX3000
Pentax K-3
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Sony A5000

Canon 70D
Sony A5000
  • $902
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Samsung NX3000
Sony A5000
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Hot shoe
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Leica T (Typ 701)

Canon 70D
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $902
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher effective ISO
Samsung NX3000
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash

Compared to Sony A77 II

Canon 70D
Sony A77 II
  • $902
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Samsung NX3000
Sony A77 II
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
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