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: 13 MEMORY

Both the Canon EOS 70D and Nikon D7100 support SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards and offer UHS-1 compatibility.

But where the EOS 70D has a single card slot, the D7100 has two.

The extra capacity isn’t important (you can just buy bigger cards), but it does enable you to back up images to two cards, separate stills from movies or JPEG images from RAW files.

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Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100 Comparison: 14 BATTERY

Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100 Comparison: 14 BATTERY

The Canon EOS 70D uses LP-E6 lithium-ion cell with a capacity of 920 shots, while the Nikon D7100 uses an EN-EL15 battery with a capacity of 950 shots.

The difference in battery life between the Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100 is insignificant and would hardly be apparent in normal use.

Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100 Comparison: 15 PRICE

The Canon EOS 70D price tag starts at around £1079/$1200 body-only, while the Nikon D7100 body sells for £929/$1200.

The Nikon D7100 has been out for some time, however, so is now benefitting from modest dealer discounts – over time, the EOS 70D may prove cheaper.

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Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100: OUR CONCLUSION

Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100: OUR CONCLUSION

At first glance, these cameras appear to offer similar specifications and to be aimed at a similar kind of user. Comparing the Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D7100 in practice, though, they are quite different.

The new EOS 70D focuses very heavily (literally) on new imaging technologies, new ways of of taking pictures and new ways of sharing them. It’s geared heavily towards live view shooting and movies, and the articulated touch-screen display makes it more versatile in a wider range of shooting conditions.

The Nikon D7100 is a rather more conservative camera that will suit traditional DSLR users looking for the maximum possible quality in a DSLR with an APS-C sensor – it’s currently the closest you can get to the quality of a full-frame camera without actually buying one.

Both will deliver excellent results, but keep in mind the kind of photography you want to do when you make your choice.

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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?