Canon EOS 70D vs Olympus Stylus SH-2

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Canon EOS 70D
Olympus Stylus SH-2

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
21% higher megapixel Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 4.2MP higher than the Olympus Stylus SH-2 (16MP). 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.

4.1MP more total megapixels Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 20.9MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP more than the Olympus Stylus SH-2 (16.8MP).
Higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Canon EOS 70D is 12,800 maximum ISO speed. That's 6,400 higher than the Olympus Stylus SH-2 (6,400).
25 smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 smaller than the Olympus Stylus SH-2 (125).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 580,000 pixels higher than the Olympus Stylus SH-2 (460,000 pixels).
920.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a digital camera that takes 920.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Olympus Stylus SH-2 only takes 380.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

17 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Canon EOS 70D ranks No. 6371 by number of sales, but the Olympus Stylus SH-2 ranks No. 107393.
Sixteen more awards
The Canon EOS 70D has 17 awards from expert review sites, however the Olympus Stylus SH-2 has 1 award.
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Canon EOS 70D is 94%, but the average rating of the Olympus Stylus SH-2 is 89% (based on 9 reviews).
5 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Olympus Stylus SH-2 has an image stabilizer, but the Canon EOS 70D does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Olympus Stylus SH-2 is 3 minimum aperture. That's 2.6 smaller than the Canon EOS 70D (3).
190fps higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Olympus Stylus SH-2 is a 240fps JPEG frame rate digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is only a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (190fps lower).
Lighter Edit
The Olympus Stylus SH-2 is a 271g digital camera. That's 484g lighter than the Canon EOS 70D (271g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

£262 cheaper
The Olympus Stylus SH-2 costs £273.09, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is £535.00.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Canon EOS 70D does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Olympus Stylus SH-2 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

A lot larger minimum aperture number Edit
Canon EOS 70D is 5.6 minimum aperture, but the Olympus Stylus SH-2 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (2.6 smaller).
190fps lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 190fps lower than the Olympus Stylus SH-2 (240fps).
484g heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a weight of 755g, whereas the Olympus Stylus SH-2 is a 271g digital camera (484g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

More expensive by £262
The Canon EOS 70D is £261.91 more expensive than the Olympus Stylus SH-2.
11 Reasons Against
4.2MP lower megapixel Edit
The Olympus Stylus SH-2 has a megapixel of 16MP, however the Canon EOS 70D is a 20.2MP digital camera (4.2MP 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.

4.1MP less total megapixels Edit
The Olympus Stylus SH-2 has a total megapixels of 16.8MP, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is a 20.9MP digital camera (4.1MP more).
Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Olympus Stylus SH-2 is only 6,400 maximum ISO speed, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 higher).
25 bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Olympus Stylus SH-2 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 smaller).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Olympus Stylus SH-2 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (580,000 pixels higher).
Five hundred and fourty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Olympus Stylus SH-2 is a digital camera that takes 380.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Canon EOS 70D only takes 920.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Not as many stockists
Only 4 shops sells the Olympus Stylus SH-2, however 21 shops sell the Canon EOS 70D. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Nine months older
The Olympus Stylus SH-2 is older than the Canon EOS 70D by nine months.
Worse selling
The Olympus Stylus SH-2 ranks No. 107393 by sales volume, but the Canon EOS 70D ranks No. 6371.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Olympus Stylus SH-2 has received 1 award, the Canon EOS 70D has received 17 awards.
Lower user review Score
The Olympus Stylus SH-2 has an average user rating of 89%, but the Canon EOS 70D has an average user rating of 94% (based on 790 reviews).

Awards

17 Awards
alphr.com: Recommended
besteproduct.nl: 4 Star
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
DP Review: Gold
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
macworld.co.uk: Editor's Choice
mashable.com: Mashable Choice
pcauthority.com.au: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tek.no: Recommended
1 Award
optyczne.pl: Editor's Choice

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel
20.2MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 2736
 3648 x 2048
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 2736
 3648 x 2048
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 480 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
BEST
 5472 x 3648
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
22.5 x 15 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixels
20.9MP
BEST
16.8MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 24x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 20
Minimum Aperture Number
5.6 3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 600mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 55 4.5 - 108
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
13/11 11/10
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
Filter Size
58mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 spot
 selective
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 spot
 selective
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Selective Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1 - ∞ / 4.0 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
19 Unknown - Click to provide data
Super Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.03 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 125
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 125
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800
BEST
6,400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100
BEST
125
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Fill-in
 Flash off
Flash Guide Number
12m Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.4 - 4
Flash Recharging Time
3s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1 - 9.4
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)

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
50fps 240fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MOV
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@60fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 37MB
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.95x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Sunny
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Sunny
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Neutral
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
10x 10x
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 PRINT Image Matching III
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 PRINT Image Matching III
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5+ TruePic VII
Scene Modes
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Panorama
 Self-portrait
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Panorama
 Self-portrait

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
755g 271g
BEST
Height
104.3mm 63.2mm
Depth
78.5mm 42.4mm
Width
139mm 108.8mm
Weight (including Battery)
755g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
LP-E6 LI-92B
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.7h
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
920 shots
BEST
380 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Viewer 3
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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