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: 07 WIRELESS

Canon EOS 70D Wi-Fi

The Canon EOS 70D’s built in wi-fi gives it an advantage over the Nikon D7100. Canon’s free EOS Remote app lets you send pictures to your smart device and use the smart device to control your camera to share pictures to your social media profiles or back them up to a cloud service like Canon’s free Project1709 beta.

The Canon EOS 70D also offers wireless connection to computers, DNLA devices and compatible wireless printers.

The Nikon D7100 also offers wi-fi picture transfer and control via smart devices, but only via the WU-1a adaptor, sold separately for around £49/$60.

Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100 Comparison: 08 BUILD AND DESIGN

Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100 Comparison: 08 BUILD AND DESIGN

The Canon EOS 70D body is made of aluminium and polycarbonate resin, with a body-only weight of 755g.

The Nikon D7100 meanwhile uses a polycarbonate chassis with magnesium alloy top and rear covers and weighs 765g.

Both offer environmental sealing against dust and moisture, but neither is built to the standard of the companies’ professional models.

Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100 Comparison: 09 LENSES

The Canon EOS 70D can use Canon’s STM (stepping motor) lenses to minimise focus noise when filming video. It can also use full-frame EF lenses, though full-frame EOS cameras can’t use the smaller-format EF-S lenses.

The Nikon D7100 uses Nikon DX (APS-C) lenses and FX (full-frame) lenses. Nikon’s DX lenses can, however, be used on its full-frame cameras in DX ‘crop’ mode if you upgrade bodies later.

Both cameras are available in body only form or with bundled kit lenses.

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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