Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100 Comparison: 07 WIRELESS
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
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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