Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon 1 AW1

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Canon EOS 70D
Nikon 1 AW1

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
6MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a megapixel count of 20.2MPMP, but the Nikon 1 AW1 is only a 14.2MPMP digital camera (6MP 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.

5.77MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a total megapixel count of 20.9MPMP, however the Nikon 1 AW1 is only a 15.13MPMP digital camera (5.77MP less).
22 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a maximum aperture of 38, but the Nikon 1 AW1 is only a 16 maximum aperture digital camera (22 bigger).
69% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is an 88mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 60.5mm longer than the Nikon 1 AW1 (27.5mmmm).
60 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a minimum ISO speed of 100, however the Nikon 1 AW1 is a 160 minimum ISO speed digital camera (60 bigger).
Seven hundred more shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS 70D takes 920 shots shots per battery charge, however the Nikon 1 AW1 only takes 220 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.

Available from 14 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Five more awards
The Canon EOS 70D has 16 awards, but the Nikon 1 AW1 has 11 awards.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 77 reviews, the Canon EOS 70D has an average expert review score of 90%, whereas the Nikon 1 AW1 has an average rating of 81% (based on 56 reviews).
User reviews are significantly better
Based on 796 reviews, the Canon EOS 70D has an average user review score of 94%, whereas the Nikon 1 AW1 has an average rating of 74% (based on 47 reviews).
8 Reasons For
18.5 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 18.5 smaller than the Canon EOS 70D (3.5).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a minimum focal length of 11mmmm, however the Canon EOS 70D is a 29mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (18mm longer).
Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a JPEG frame rate of 60fpsfps, but the Canon EOS 70D is only a 50fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (10fps lower).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels pixels, but the Canon EOS 70D is only a 1,040,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (920 pixels lower).
Two times lighter Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 is a 313gg digital camera. That's 442g lighter than the Canon EOS 70D (313gg). 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.

Significantly shorter lens length Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a lens length of 31mmmm, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is a 75.2mmmm lens length digital camera (44.2mm longer).
20% smaller lens diameter Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 is a 57.5mmmm lens diameter digital camera. That's 11.5mm smaller than the Canon EOS 70D (57.5mmmm).
$565 cheaper
The Nikon 1 AW1 costs $565.04 less than the Canon EOS 70D.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 18.5 larger than the Nikon 1 AW1 (3.5).
18mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a minimum focal length of 29mmmm, whereas the Nikon 1 AW1 is an 11mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (18mm shorter).
20% lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a JPEG frame rate of 50fpsfps, however the Nikon 1 AW1 is a 60fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (10fps higher).
920 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels pixels, however the Nikon 1 AW1 is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (920 pixels higher).
59% heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 755gg digital camera. That's 442g heavier than the Nikon 1 AW1 (313gg). 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.

Hugely longer lens length Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a lens length of 75.2mmmm, but the Nikon 1 AW1 is a 31mmmm lens length digital camera (44.2mm shorter).
11.5mm bigger lens diameter Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 69mmmm lens diameter digital camera. That's 11.5mm bigger than the Nikon 1 AW1 (57.5mmmm).
$565 more expensive
The Canon EOS 70D is more expensive than the Nikon 1 AW1 by $565.04.
Three months older
The Canon EOS 70D is older than the Nikon 1 AW1 by three months.
10 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a megapixel count of 14.2MPMP, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is a 20.2MPMP digital camera (6MP 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.

A lot less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a total megapixel count of 15.13MPMP, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 20.9MPMP digital camera (5.77MP more).
Two times bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a maximum aperture of 16, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is a 38 maximum aperture digital camera (22 smaller).
Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 is a 27.5mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 60.5mm shorter than the Canon EOS 70D (27.5mmmm).
A lot bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a minimum ISO speed of 160, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (60 smaller).
Seven hundred less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon 1 AW1 is 220 shots, but 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.

Less retailers
Only 6 sellers sells the Nikon 1 AW1, whereas 20 stores sell the Canon EOS 70D. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon 1 AW1 has received 11 awards, the Canon EOS 70D has received 16 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The Nikon 1 AW1's average expert rating is 81%, however the Canon EOS 70D's is 90% (based on 77 reviews).
Vastly Lower user review Score
The Nikon 1 AW1's average user rating is only 74%, however the Canon EOS 70D's is 94% (based on 796 reviews).

Awards

16 Awards
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11 Awards
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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel Count
20.2MP
BEST
14.2MP
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
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 1536 x 4800
 2304 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 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 1536 x 4800
 2304 x 1536
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
BEST
 5472 x 3648
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.5 x 15 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixel Count
20.9MP
BEST
15.13MP
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
15m
BEST
Body Material
 Aluminium
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
 Aluminium
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 2.5x
BEST
Digital Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
38
BEST
16
Minimum Aperture
22 3.5
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
88mm
BEST
27.5mm
Minimum Focal Length
29mm 11mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
3.5 - 5.6 11 - 27.5
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
13/11 8/6
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon 1
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon 1
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
58mm 40.5mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.39 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
19 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 6,400
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100
BEST
160
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
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
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide
12m Unknown - Click to provide data
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
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
 PCM
 AAC++
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
98% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST
Display Diagonal (metric)
7.7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.95x Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Underwater
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent L
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Underwater
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Resizing
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
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Eye Relief
22mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Backlight
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Underwater
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Backlight
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Underwater
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)
 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)
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)
 VIE
 IND
 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)
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
755g 313g
BEST
Height
104.3mm 71.5mm
Depth
78.5mm 37mm
Width
139mm 113.5mm
Lens Weight
205g
BEST
80g
Lens Length
75.2mm 31mm
BEST
Lens Diameter
69mm 57.5mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
755g 356g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E6 EN-EL20
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
920 shots
BEST
220 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 0 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -10 - 40
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 -10 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX,Digital Photo Professional,PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB

Other Features

Interface
Hi-Speed USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
139.0 x 104.3 x 78.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 5+
 DIGIC 5+
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Housing Material
 Thermoplastic urethane (TPU)
 Aluminium
 Plastic
 Thermoplastic
 Thermoplastic urethane (TPU)
 Aluminium
 Plastic
 Thermoplastic
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