Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D5500

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Canon EOS 70D
Nikon D5500

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Reasons For

11 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 38 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 16 smaller than the Nikon D5500 (22).
5.5mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a maximum focal length of 88mmmm, however the Nikon D5500 is only an 82.5mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (5.5mm shorter).
0.03m smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a closest focusing distance of 0.25mm, whereas the Nikon D5500 is a 0.28mm closest focusing distance digital camera (0.03m 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 D5500 (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.

5mm bigger eye relief Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 22mmmm Eye relief digital camera, whereas the Nikon D5500 is only a 17mmmm Eye relief digital camera (5mm 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.

2x lighter lens weight Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a lens weight of 205gg, however the Nikon D5500 is a 420gg lens weight digital camera (215g heavier).
Shorter lens length Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 75.2mmmm lens length digital camera. That's 13.8mm shorter than the Nikon D5500 (89mmmm).
7mm smaller lens diameter Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a lens diameter of 69mmmm, whereas the Nikon D5500 is a 76mmmm lens diameter digital camera (7mm bigger).
19 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.
Nine more awards
The Canon EOS 70D has 16 awards from expert review sites, but the Nikon D5500 has 7 awards.
Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Canon EOS 70D is 90% based on 77 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Nikon D5500 is 83% (based on 81 reviews).
10 Reasons For
4MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5500 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.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 24.78MPMP digital camera. That's 3.88MP more than the Canon EOS 70D (24.78MPMP).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, however the Canon EOS 70D is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera (18.5 larger).
8% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 27mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 2mm shorter than the Canon EOS 70D (27mmmm).
39 auto focus points Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 39 auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 70D only has 19 auto focus points.
0.99s shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a flash sync-speed of 0.01ss, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 1ss flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s longer).
Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 60fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 10fps higher than the Canon EOS 70D (60fpsfps).
Larger screen size Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 3.2"" screen digital camera. 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.

Hugely lighter Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a weight of 420gg, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 755gg digital camera (335g 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.

Cheaper by $65
The Nikon D5500 costs $65.04 less than the Canon EOS 70D.

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 20.2MPMP digital camera. That's 4MP lower than the Nikon D5500 (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 D5500 (24.78MPMP).
Significantly larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a minimum aperture of 22, whereas the Nikon D5500 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 D5500 (27mmmm).
Only 19 auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Canon EOS 70D is 19, but the Nikon D5500 only has 39 auto focus points.
0.99s longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a flash sync-speed of 1ss, however the Nikon D5500 is a 0.01ss flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s shorter).
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 D5500 (60fpsfps).
7% smaller screen size Edit
Canon EOS 70D is only 3"" screen. That's 0.2" smaller than the Nikon D5500 (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.

335g heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a weight of 755gg, however the Nikon D5500 is a 420gg digital camera (335g 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 $65
The Canon EOS 70D is $65.04 more expensive than the Nikon D5500.
Older by over one year
The Canon EOS 70D is 19 months older than the Nikon D5500.
11 Reasons Against
73% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 16 bigger than the Canon EOS 70D (22).
Moderately shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a maximum focal length of 82.5mmmm, but the Canon EOS 70D is an 88mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (5.5mm longer).
11% larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a closest focusing distance of 0.28mm, however the Canon EOS 70D is a 0.25mm closest focusing distance digital camera (0.03m smaller).
16% lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon D5500 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.

5mm smaller eye relief Edit
The Nikon D5500 has an eye relief of 17mmmm, however the Canon EOS 70D is a 22mmmm Eye relief digital camera (5mm 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.

Hugely heavier lens weight Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a lens weight of 420gg, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 205gg lens weight digital camera (215g lighter).
13.8mm longer lens length Edit
The Nikon D5500 is an 89mmmm lens length digital camera. That's 13.8mm longer than the Canon EOS 70D (89mmmm).
7mm bigger lens diameter Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a lens diameter of 76mmmm, however the Canon EOS 70D is a 69mmmm lens diameter digital camera (7mm smaller).
Less retailers
The Nikon D5500 is only stocked by 1 seller, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is stocked by 20 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Nine less awards
The Nikon D5500 has only received 7 awards, whereas the Canon EOS 70D has received 16 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Nikon D5500's average expert score is 83%, however the Canon EOS 70D's 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
7 Awards
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
gadgetsmagazine.com.ph: Editor's Pick
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice

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Date Released

42 months Ago 23 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
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 7.8x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
38
BEST
22
Minimum Aperture
22 3.5
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
88mm
BEST
82.5mm
Minimum Focal Length
29mm 27mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
3.5 - 5.6 18 - 105
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
13/11 15/11
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
 servo
 contrast detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 servo
 contrast detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m
BEST
0.28m
Normal Focusing Range
0.39 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
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
 T
 B
 T
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Guide
12m 12m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
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
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 H.264
 M-JPEG
 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
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
98%
BEST
100%
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
1,037,000 pixels
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
Ecurity Algorithm
 AES
 WPA
 WPA2
 WPA2-PSK
 AES
 WPA
 WPA2
 WPA2-PSK
HDMI Version
 1.3c
 1.3c
BEST
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
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent L
 Manual
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
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Thumbnails
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 -1.7 - 0.5
Eye Relief
22mm
BEST
17mm
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Children
 Party (indoor)
 Pet
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Children
 Party (indoor)
 Pet
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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
755g 420g
BEST
Height
104.3mm 97mm
Depth
78.5mm 70mm
Width
139mm 124mm
Lens Weight
205g
BEST
420g
Lens Length
75.2mm
BEST
89mm
Lens Diameter
69mm
BEST
76mm
Weight Including Battery
755g 470g
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
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
920 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data

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 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
Quantity Per Pallet
Unknown - Click to provide data 1pc(s)
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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