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Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D800E

Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D800E

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Canon EOS 70D
Nikon D800E

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Touchscreen Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a touchscreen, whereas the Nikon D800E does not have a touchscreen.
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).
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a GPS (satellite), but the Nikon D800E does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

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.

Lighter Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 675g digital camera. That's 225g 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) Edit
The Canon EOS 70D takes 920.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Nikon D800E only takes 900.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

4 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.

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.

Two more awards
The Nikon D800E has 3 awards, but the Canon EOS 70D has 1 award.
Expert reviews are 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 85% (based on 13 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 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.

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.

Fewer awards
Whilst the Canon EOS 70D has received 1 award, the Nikon D800E has received 3 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Canon EOS 70D is 85%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon D800E is 93% (based on 19 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
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).
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Nikon D800E does not have a GPS (satellite), whereas the Canon EOS 70D does. Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

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.

25% heavier Edit
The Nikon D800E is a 900g digital camera. That's 225g 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) Edit
The Nikon D800E takes 900.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Canon EOS 70D only takes 920.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

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Over two years older
The Nikon D800E is older than the Canon EOS 70D by two years.

Awards

1 Award
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
3 Awards
camerastuffreview.com/nl/: Good Stuff
camerastuffreviewcom: Good Stuff
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

14 months Ago 41 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
20.2MP 36.3MP
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
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPG
 JPEG XR
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
 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
Material
 Aluminium
 Glass
 Fiber
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
 Aluminium
 Glass
 Fiber
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Digital Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
216mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 200 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
Diaphragm Blade
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
62mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 multi point
 servo
 AI
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 One Shot Focus
 AI Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 servo
 AI
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 One Shot Focus
 AI Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous 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
0.22m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.39 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-CT-SIR
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR

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
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 50
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 50
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 50
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Settings
 B
 B
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Second curtain synchro
 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
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
50fps
BEST
30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At 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
Wind Filter
 Wind filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
 Noise reduction

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal (metric)
7.7cm Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 Optical
 Electronic
BEST
 electrical
 Optical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Twilight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Sunny
 Twilight
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 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
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,5,10,20
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Trimming
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.3
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.3
 Exif 2.21
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
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
Electronic Compass
 Electronic compass
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
22mm
BEST
17mm
Scene Modes
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
 RUM
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
 RUM

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
675g
BEST
900g
Height
104.3mm 121.92mm
Depth
78.5mm 81.28mm
Width
139mm 144.78mm
Weight (including Battery)
755g
BEST
1kg

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery 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

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
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

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Housing Material
 Aluminium
 Plastic
 Thermoplastic
 Thermoplastic urethane (TPU)
 Aluminium
 Plastic
 Thermoplastic
 Thermoplastic urethane (TPU)
Lens Cap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens cap included
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