Canon 70D and Nikon D7100 are premium DSLRs and both serves well for both professional photographers and hobbyists alike.
Some similarities between the two:
-Generally, the buttons and dial on both cameras are quite elaborate. Speed of continuous shots are almost identical. Canon 70D is capable of shooting up to 7 photos per second, while the D7100 is capable of 6 photos per second in full resolution photos and 7 photos per second in 1.3x resolution. The numbers of pixels generated by both cameras are also not much different in that 70D produces 20 megapixel images while the D7100 produces 24 MP.
-The size and weight of the two DSLRs are both approximately 750 gram and they both have 2 LCD screens (one on the back and another on the top).
-The auto focus system of these two cameras are also similar. Canon 70D inherits the 7D’s autofocus module while the D7100 has the same autofocus as most of Nikon’s professional cameras.
-Finally, the price of both DSLRs are about 1000USD to 1300 USD.
Now we’ll discuss the advantages and disadvantages these two cameras have:
Advantages of the Canon 70D
-Touch screens eases the user when photographer with the rear LCD with the Live View for the autofocus, video, and camera settings.
-It’s equipped with a rotatable screen.
-It has WiFi capabilities.
-The autofocus when using the live view and recording video is much smoother and faster.
Advantages of the Nikon D7100
– It produces sharper images because it doesn’t have a low-pass filter in front of its sensor.
– There’s an automatic 1.3x crop option.
– Equipped with 2
– A 100% viewfinder coverage, compared to 70D’s 98%.
– The size of the screen is slightly larger at 3.2 by 3 inches.
– The top and back end of the camera is made of magnesium alloy metal, making it feel sturdier.
Both cameras are top-notch cameras. For those wanting a DSLR for the first time, or is leaning towards videography, the Canon 70D may be more flexible with its fast live view auotofocus and WiFi capabilities for transferring data to another device such as a cellphone or computer. For those striving for a picture quality that’s high in detail and sharp for large prints and looking for a DSLR with a more solid and sturdier feel, the Nikon D7100 is the better choice. For those whom already have a collection of lenses of the brand, be it Canon or Nikon, there’s not much of a compelling reason to switch from one brand to the other. So for you photography veterans, stick to your home brand you’ve established over the years.
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