• APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 70D advantages over Sony RX100 V

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.11 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • 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
  • Higher effective ISO
    926 vs 586 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 920 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Sony RX100 V advantages over Canon 70D

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    41 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
    2 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    23.8 fps vs 6.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    150 vs 65 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    24.1 fps vs 6.7 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    72 vs 14 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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
  • 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.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • 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.

  • Pocket-friendly design; Unbelievably fast burst capture; Generous buffer depth, even for raw; Fast and confident autofocus; Very high resolution gives lots of detail in good light; High ISO noise levels much better than most pocket camera rivals; High-quality 4K video with uncompressed HDMI out; Super-fast High Frame Rate video

  • Very pricey for a compact camera; Still no touch screen; Slow buffer clearing; JPEGs can look over-processed at higher ISOs; Lens doesn't offer much telephoto reach; Battery life is very modest; 4K movies are limited to five minute clips

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7100

Canon 70D
Nikon D7100
  • $916
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $818
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Sony RX100 V
Nikon D7100
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $818
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Pentax K-3

Canon 70D
Pentax K-3
  • $916
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony RX100 V
Pentax K-3
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A77 II

Canon 70D
Sony A77 II
  • $916
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony RX100 V
Sony A77 II
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony RX100 IV

Canon 70D
Sony RX100 IV
  • $916
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Sony RX100 V
Sony RX100 IV
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Newer
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon G7X Mark II

Canon 70D
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $916
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Sony RX100 V
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
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