Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100, Launch Date, Review [IMAGES]

Both cameras (the Canon EOS 70D and the Nikon D7100) make use of APS-C sensors and are made for photography fanatics who demand greater quality and more specifications.

The Nikon D7100

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The Canon EOS 70D weights 755g, which is much bigger and much heavier compared to the entry-level DSLRs. It also offers an ISO range of 100-12800, a burst rate of 7 fps, and a 3 inch Vari-angle touch screen, with 1040k-dots.

Canon EOS 70D specs:

  • Effective Pixels – 20.2 Megapixels
  • ISO Range – 100-12800 standard, (25600 expanded)
  • No of AF points – 19
  • AF in live view – Phase detection
  • Screen –  3.0″ 3:2, 1.4 k dots, Fully-articulated, Touch sensitive
  • Viewfinder – 98 percent coverage, 0.95x magnification
  • Continuous drive – 7 frames per second
  • Storage – SDHC/SDXC/SD
  • Weight  (batteries inclusive) – 755g (1.7 lb)
  • Dimensions –  5.5 x 4.1 x 3.1″ (139 x 104 x 79 mm)
  • Wi-Fi – Built-in

The Nikon D7100 weights about 765g, slightly more than the Canon. The digital SLR works on 24.1 MP, offering it a slight advantage over the Canon EOS 70D. It also showcases 51 FP auto-focus, a 6 fps burst rate, and also an ISO range of 100-6400. It also functions with 100 % LCD viewfinder capabilities.

The Nikon D7100 goes for about  $1,200 for the body only, and $1,600 with a 18-105mm. The Canon EOS 70D is also priced at about $1,200 for the body only, but at $1,350 with an 18-55mm.

“The Canon 70D is an all-round multi-media device. For most people the greatly improved video focusing as well as the built-in cordless abilities for sharing pictures will instantly make a convincing argument for the 70D,” writes Gizmag columnist, Simon Crisp.

Canon EOS 70D will start shipping in late August, B&H reveals. Rumors have already emerged that the 70D could incorporate quicker processing abilities, a touchscreen interface, and a wireless internet connection.

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