Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100: 15 things you really need to know

Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100: 15 things you really need to know

Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100 Comparison: 04 SHUTTER

Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100 Comparison: 04 SHUTTER

The Canon EOS 70D offers shutter speeds of 30sec to 1/8000sec plus b, with a flash sync speed of 1/250sec and the Nikon D7100 matches this exactly – though it can also sync with flash at a slightly higher 1/320sec with reduced flash range.

Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100 Comparison: 05 ISO

On paper, Canon has a slight ISO advantage when making a Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100 cmoparison. The Nikon D7100’s normal range is ISO 100-6,400, expandable down to ISO 50 and up to ISO 25,600, but the Canon EOS 70D’s normal range is ISO 100-12,800 (also expandable to 25,600).

This, and the Canon’s slightly lower megapixel count, suggests it might offer slightly better quality at high ISOs, but this would have to be confirmed with real-world tests.

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Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100 Comparison: 06 CONTINUOUS SHOOTING/PROCESSING

Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100 Comparison: 06 CONTINUOUS SHOOTING/PROCESSING

The Canon EOS 70D has a DIGIC 5+ processor and can shoot at 7fps for up to 65 JPEGs or 16 RAW files, while the Nikon D7100 lags slightly behind at 6fps – though it can go up to 7fps in its 1.3x ‘crop’ mode.

The Nikon D7100 also has a slightly more restricted buffer capacity, however, and can shoot only 6-9 RAW files in a single burst, depending on the RAW quality setting.

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  • jmeyer

    We intend to review both products head-to-head… but the Canon 70D isn’t released yet. As we stated in the article, we will be able to elaborate more on some points once we’ve had the camera in for testing.

  • jmeyer

    Are you sure? I just re-read it, and it seem right to me?

  • Nick Boborykin

    Dump comparison