Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D5300

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Canon EOS 70D
Nikon D5300

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Significantly smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a closest focusing distance of 0.25mm, whereas the Nikon D5300 is a 0.45mm closest focusing distance digital camera (0.2m larger).
0.13x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 0.95xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.13x higher than the Nikon D5300 (0.82xx). 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.

4mm bigger eye relief Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 22mmmm Eye relief digital camera, whereas the Nikon D5300 is only an 18mmmm Eye relief digital camera (4mm smaller). 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.

920 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS 70D takes 920 shots shots per battery charge, however the Nikon D5300 only takes 600 shots 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.

13 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Three more awards
The Canon EOS 70D has 16 awards from expert review sites, but the Nikon D5300 has 13 awards.
Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Canon EOS 70D is 90%, whereas the average rating of the Nikon D5300 is 84% (based on 77 reviews).
17 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 24.2MPMP digital camera. That's 4MP higher than the Canon EOS 70D (24.2MPMP). 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.

16% more total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 24.78MPMP digital camera. That's 3.88MP more than the Canon EOS 70D (24.78MPMP).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera (18.5 larger).
8% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 27mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 2mm shorter than the Canon EOS 70D (27mmmm).
39 auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Nikon D5300 is 39, but the Canon EOS 70D only has 19 auto focus points.
One more flash guide Edit
The Nikon D5300 has 13m flash guides, however the Canon EOS 70D only has 12m flash guides.
17% higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 60fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 10fps higher than the Canon EOS 70D (60fpsfps).
Larger screen size Edit
Nikon D5300 is 3.2"" screen. That's 0.2" larger than the Canon EOS 70D (3.2""). 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.

4% higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 1.04 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 0.04 pixels higher than the Canon EOS 70D (1.04 pixels pixels).
Vastly lighter Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a weight of 480gg, however the Canon EOS 70D is a 755gg digital camera (275g heavier). 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.

Thinner Edit
Nikon D5300 is 76mmmm deep. That's 2.5mm thinner than the Canon EOS 70D (76mmmm).
Narrower Edit
Nikon D5300 is 125mmmm wide. That's 14mm narrower than the Canon EOS 70D (125mmmm).
A bit lighter lens weight Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a lens weight of 195gg, however the Canon EOS 70D is a 205gg lens weight digital camera (10g heavier).
Shorter lens length Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 66mmmm lens length digital camera. That's 9.2mm shorter than the Canon EOS 70D (66mmmm).
9.5mm smaller lens diameter Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a lens diameter of 59.5mmmm, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is a 69mmmm lens diameter digital camera (9.5mm bigger).
Cheaper by $25
The Nikon D5300 is $25 cheaper than the Canon EOS 70D.
Moderately better user reviews
Based on 481 reviews, the average user review score of the Nikon D5300 is 95%, whereas the average rating of the Canon EOS 70D is 94% (based on 796 reviews).

Reasons Against

18 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 20.2MPMP digital camera. That's 4MP lower than the Nikon D5300 (24.2MPMP). 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.

19% less total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 20.9MPMP digital camera. That's 3.88MP less than the Nikon D5300 (24.78MPMP).
Significantly larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a minimum aperture of 22, whereas the Nikon D5300 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (18.5 smaller).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 29mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 2mm longer than the Nikon D5300 (27mmmm).
Only 19 auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Canon EOS 70D is 19, but the Nikon D5300 only has 39 auto focus points.
One less flash guide Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has 12m flash guides, however the Nikon D5300 only has 13m flash guides.
20% lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 50fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 10fps lower than the Nikon D5300 (60fpsfps).
7% smaller screen size Edit
Canon EOS 70D is only 3"" screen. That's 0.2" smaller than the Nikon D5300 (3.2""). 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.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 1,040,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 0.04 pixels lower than the Nikon D5300 (1.04 pixels pixels).
275g heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a weight of 755gg, however the Nikon D5300 is a 480gg digital camera (275g 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.

4% thicker Edit
Canon EOS 70D is 78.5mmmm deep. That's 2.5mm thicker than the Nikon D5300 (76mmmm).
Wider Edit
Canon EOS 70D is 139mmmm wide. That's 14mm wider than the Nikon D5300 (125mmmm).
10g heavier lens weight Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a lens weight of 205gg, however the Nikon D5300 is a 195gg lens weight digital camera (10g lighter).
Longer lens length Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 75.2mmmm lens length digital camera. That's 9.2mm longer than the Nikon D5300 (66mmmm).
9.5mm bigger lens diameter Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a lens diameter of 69mmmm, whereas the Nikon D5300 is a 59.5mmmm lens diameter digital camera (9.5mm smaller).
More expensive by $25
The Canon EOS 70D is $25 more expensive than the Nikon D5300.
Older by three months
The Canon EOS 70D is three months older than the Nikon D5300.
User review Rating is a little Worse
The average user rating of the Canon EOS 70D is 94%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon D5300 is 95% (based on 481 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
0.2m larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Nikon D5300 has a closest focusing distance of 0.45mm, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is a 0.25mm closest focusing distance digital camera (0.2m smaller).
0.13x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D5300 is a 0.82xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.13x lower than the Canon EOS 70D (0.82xx). 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.

4mm smaller eye relief Edit
The Nikon D5300 is an 18mmmm Eye relief digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is a 22mmmm Eye relief digital camera (4mm bigger). 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.

Only 600 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon D5300 takes 600 shots shots per battery charge, however the Canon EOS 70D only takes 920 shots 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.

Fewer sellers
The Nikon D5300 is only stocked by 1 retailer, but the Canon EOS 70D is stocked by 14 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Three less awards
The Nikon D5300 has only received 13 awards, but the Canon EOS 70D has received 16 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The average expert rating of the Nikon D5300 is 84%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon EOS 70D is 90% (based on 77 reviews).

Awards

16 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
besteproduct.nl: 4 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
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
pcauthority.com.au: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
13 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.com: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
onfoto.ru: Silver
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

42 months Ago 39 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20.2MP 24.2MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 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
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
 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
 6000 x 4000
 4496 x 3000
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.5 x 15 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
20.9MP 24.78MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Body Material
 Aluminium
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
 Aluminium
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 7.8x
BEST
Digital Zoom
10x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
38 38
Minimum Aperture
22 3.5
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
88mm
BEST
210mm
Minimum Focal Length
29mm 27mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
3.5 - 5.6 18 - 140
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
13/11 17/12
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
58mm 67mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
BEST
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m
BEST
0.45m
Normal Focusing Range
0.39 0.5 - 3
Auto Focus Point
19 39
BEST
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 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 Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
 12800
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±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
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide
12m 13m
BEST
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
Flash Recharging Time
3s 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
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
50fps 60fps
BEST
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
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x424@30fps
 640x424@25fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
98%
BEST
100%
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 1.04 pixels
BEST
Display Diagonal (metric)
7.7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.95x
BEST
0.82x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent L
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Sunny
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent L
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Sunny
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10,20
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Trimming
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Trimming
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5+ EXPEED 4
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 -1.7 - 1
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Eye Relief
22mm
BEST
18mm
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
Display Language
 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
 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
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 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
 GRE
 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 480g
BEST
Height
104.3mm
BEST
98mm
Depth
78.5mm 76mm
BEST
Width
139mm 125mm
BEST
Lens Weight
205g 195g
BEST
Lens Length
75.2mm 66mm
BEST
Lens Diameter
69mm 59.5mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
755g 530g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E6 EN-EL14a
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1h
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh
BEST
1,230mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
920 shots
BEST
600 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 0 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX,Digital Photo Professional,PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor ViewNX 2
Included Cable
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV

Other Features

Interface
Hi-Speed USB - Hi-Speed USB
Dimension
139.0 x 104.3 x 78.5 125 x 98 x 76
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30 - 1/8000
BEST
Software CD
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Eye Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 18mm
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 5+
 DIGIC 5+
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
7 5
Housing Material
 Thermoplastic urethane (TPU)
 Aluminium
 Plastic
 Thermoplastic
 Thermoplastic urethane (TPU)
 Aluminium
 Plastic
 Thermoplastic
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