Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D800E

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Canon EOS 70D
Nikon D800E

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
A lot higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon D800E is only a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 lower).
A lot higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a motion JPEG frame rate of 50fps, however the Nikon D800E is only a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (20fps lower).
12% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a display resolution (numeric) 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 magnification Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 0.95x lens magnification ratio digital camera, 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.

20% lighter Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 755g digital camera. That's 145g lighter than the Nikon D800E (900g). 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.

Twenty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon EOS 70D takes 920.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Nikon D800E only takes 900.00 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.

£1,715 cheaper
The Canon EOS 70D is £1,714.99 cheaper than the Nikon D800E.
Available from 20 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.
Fourteen more awards
The Canon EOS 70D has 17 awards, but the Nikon D800E has 3 awards.
6 Reasons For
16.1MP higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon D800E has a megapixel 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon D800E has an image stabilizer, whereas 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.

15.9MP more total megapixels Edit
The Nikon D800E has a total megapixels of 36.8MP, however the Canon EOS 70D is only a 20.9MP digital camera (15.9MP less).
Thirty-two more auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The number of auto Focus (AF) pointss on the Nikon D800E is 51.00, but the Canon EOS 70D only has 19.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Marginally larger display diagonal 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 90% (based on 80 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Hugely lower megapixel Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a megapixel 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.

Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Canon EOS 70D does not have an image stabilizer, however the Nikon D800E does. 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.

Vastly less total megapixels Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a total megapixels of 20.9MP, however the Nikon D800E is a 36.8MP digital camera (15.9MP more).
Thirty-two less auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The number of auto Focus (AF) pointss on the Canon EOS 70D is 19.00, but the Nikon D800E only has 51.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
0.2" smaller display diagonal 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 90%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon D800E is 93% (based on 19 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
6,400 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon D800E is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (6,400 higher).
20fps lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D800E has a motion JPEG frame rate of 30fps, however the Canon EOS 70D is a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (20fps higher).
13% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon D800E has a display resolution (numeric) 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 magnification Edit
The Nikon D800E is a 0.7x lens magnification ratio digital camera, 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.

17% heavier Edit
The Nikon D800E is a 900g digital camera. That's 145g heavier than the Canon EOS 70D (900g). 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.

Twenty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon D800E takes 900.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however 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.

£1,715 more expensive
The Nikon D800E is more expensive than the Canon EOS 70D by £1,714.99.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 retailer sell the Nikon D800E, but 21 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 two years older
The Nikon D800E is older than the Canon EOS 70D by three years.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon D800E has received 3 awards, the Canon EOS 70D has received 17 awards.

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
3 Awards
camerastuffreview.com/nl/: Good Stuff
camerastuffreviewcom: Good Stuff
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
20.2MP 36.3MP
BEST
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
 3600 x 2400
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
 3600 x 2400
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
 7360 x 4912
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
22.5 x 15 35.9 x 24
Total Megapixels
20.9MP 36.8MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 FX
 FX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 5:4
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 5:4

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Minimum Aperture Number
5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 55 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
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
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 multi point
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 multi point
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
19 51
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
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
 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
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800
BEST
6,400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
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
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
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
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

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
BEST
30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 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@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@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
 PCM
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
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
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%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.95x
BEST
0.7x
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Incandescent
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,5,10,20
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
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
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -3 - 1
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Slideshow
 Zoom
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 17mm
Scene Modes
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
Languages Support
 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)
 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
755g
BEST
900g
Height
104.3mm 123mm
Depth
78.5mm 81.5mm
Width
139mm 146mm
Weight (including Battery)
755g
BEST
1kg

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 EN-EL15
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
920 shots
BEST
900 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 0 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
BEST
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi

Certificates

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

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI ports quantity

Technical Details

Lens Cap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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