Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D800E

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Canon EOS 70D
Nikon D800E

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Significantly higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, whereas the Nikon D800E is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (19,200 lower).
12% higher display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels, however the Nikon D800E is only a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (119,000 pixels lower).
0.25x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a lens magnification ratio of 0.95x, whereas the Nikon D800E is only a 0.7x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.25x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

5mm bigger eye relief Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 22mm Eye relief digital camera. That's 5mm bigger than the Nikon D800E (17mm). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

Twenty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS 70D takes 920.00 shots per battery charge, however the Nikon D800E only takes 900.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£1,744 cheaper
The Canon EOS 70D is £1,744 cheaper than the Nikon D800E.
Available from 28 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Eighteen more awards
The Canon EOS 70D has 21 awards, but the Nikon D800E has 3 awards.
5 Reasons For
16.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D800E has a megapixel count of 36.3MP, but the Canon EOS 70D is only a 20.2MP digital camera (16.1MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

15.9MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D800E has a total megapixel count of 36.8MP, however the Canon EOS 70D is only a 20.9MP digital camera (15.9MP less).
Thirty-two more auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Nikon D800E is 51.00, but the Canon EOS 70D only has 19.00 auto focus points.
Marginally larger screen size Edit
Nikon D800E is 3.2" screen, but the Canon EOS 70D is only a 3" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Expert reviews are a little better
Based on 19 reviews, the Nikon D800E has an average expert review score of 93%, whereas the Canon EOS 70D has an average rating of 89% (based on 91 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Hugely lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a megapixel count of 20.2MP, but the Nikon D800E is a 36.3MP digital camera (16.1MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Vastly less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a total megapixel count of 20.9MP, however the Nikon D800E is a 36.8MP digital camera (15.9MP more).
Thirty-two less auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Canon EOS 70D is 19.00, but the Nikon D800E only has 51.00 auto focus points.
0.2" smaller screen size Edit
Canon EOS 70D is only 3" screen, but the Nikon D800E is a 3.2" screen digital camera (0.2" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

A bit Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Canon EOS 70D is 89%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon D800E is 93% (based on 19 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Three times lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon D800E has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (19,200 higher).
13% lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon D800E has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, however the Canon EOS 70D is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (119,000 pixels higher).
A lot lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D800E has a lens magnification ratio of 0.7x, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is a 0.95x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.25x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Smaller eye relief Edit
The Nikon D800E is a 17mm Eye relief digital camera. That's 5mm smaller than the Canon EOS 70D (17mm). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

Twenty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon D800E takes 900.00 shots per battery charge, however the Canon EOS 70D only takes 920.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£1,744 more expensive
The Nikon D800E is more expensive than the Canon EOS 70D by £1,744.
Fewer sellers
Only 2 retailers sells the Nikon D800E, but 30 retailers sell the Canon EOS 70D. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Over one year older
The Nikon D800E is older than the Canon EOS 70D by 21 months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon D800E has received 3 awards, the Canon EOS 70D has received 21 awards.

Awards

21 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
alphr.com: Recommended
besteproduct.nl: 4 Star
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
macworld.co.uk: Editor's Choice
mashable.com: Mashable Choice
onfoto.ru: Gold
pcauthority.com.au: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
tek.no: Recommended
3 Awards
camerastuffreview.com/nl/: Good Stuff
camerastuffreviewcom: Good Stuff
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

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Date Released

24 months Ago 45 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20.2MP 36.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 3648 x 3648
 3648 x 2432
 3648 x 2048
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 3600 x 2400
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 3648 x 3648
 3648 x 2432
 3648 x 2048
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 3600 x 2400
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
 7360 x 4912
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.5 x 15 35.9 x 24
Total Megapixel Count
20.9MP 36.8MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 FX
 FX
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 5:4
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 5:4

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Aluminium
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
 Aluminium
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
Dust-Resistant
 Dust-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Minimum Aperture
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
13/11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
Filter Size
58mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 AI
 AI Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 AI
 AI Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
19 51
BEST
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 400
 640
 6400
 Auto
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 400
 640
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600
BEST
6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Partial
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Partial
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Manual
 Slow synchronization
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Recharging Time
3s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels
Display Diagonal (metric)
7.7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.95x
BEST
0.7x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10,20
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 -3 - 1
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Slideshow
 Zoom
Eye Relief
22mm
BEST
17mm
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 900g
Height
104.3mm 123mm
Depth
78.5mm 81.5mm
Width
139mm 146mm
Lens Weight
205g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
75.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
69mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1kg

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E6 EN-EL15
Shot Per Battery Charge
920 shots
BEST
900 shots
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 0 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
 Mac operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating System
 Windows operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX,Digital Photo Professional,PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 5+
 DIGIC 5+
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Cap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens cap included
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