Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon 1 AW1

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Canon EOS 70D
Nikon 1 AW1

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
6MP higher megapixel Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a megapixel of 20.2MP, but the Nikon 1 AW1 is only a 14.2MP 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.

18.5 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Canon EOS 70D is 22 maximum aperture, but the Nikon 1 AW1 is only a 3.5 maximum aperture digital camera (18.5 bigger).
Significantly smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 12.5 smaller than the Nikon 1 AW1 (16).
Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a vari-angle LCD display, but the Nikon 1 AW1 does not.
Touchscreen Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a touchscreen, whereas the Nikon 1 AW1 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 1 AW1 is only a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (119,000 pixels lower).
Expert reviews are better
Based on 1 review, the Canon EOS 70D has an average expert review score of 88%, whereas the Nikon 1 AW1 has an average rating of 81% (based on 56 reviews).
User reviews are significantly better
Based on 119 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).
7 Reasons For
Higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
Nikon 1 AW1 is 60fps JPEG frame rate, but the Canon EOS 70D is only a 50fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (10fps lower).
Two times lighter Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 is a 313g digital camera. That's 442g lighter than the Canon EOS 70D (313g). 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.

Two times lighter lens weight Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 is an 80g lens weight digital camera. That's 125g lighter than the Canon EOS 70D (80g).
Significantly shorter lens length Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a lens length of 31mm, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is a 75.2mm lens length digital camera (44.2mm longer).
20% smaller lens diameter Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 is a 57.5mm lens diameter digital camera. That's 11.5mm smaller than the Canon EOS 70D (57.5mm).
$453 cheaper
The Nikon 1 AW1 costs $453.32 less than the Canon EOS 70D.
Available from 5 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
20% lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a motion JPEG frame rate of 50fps, however the Nikon 1 AW1 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (10fps higher).
59% heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 755g digital camera. That's 442g heavier than the Nikon 1 AW1 (313g). 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.

61% heavier lens weight Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 205g lens weight digital camera. That's 125g heavier than the Nikon 1 AW1 (80g).
Hugely longer lens length Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a lens length of 75.2mm, but the Nikon 1 AW1 is a 31mm lens length digital camera (44.2mm shorter).
11.5mm bigger lens diameter Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 69mm lens diameter digital camera. That's 11.5mm bigger than the Nikon 1 AW1 (57.5mm).
$453 more expensive
The Canon EOS 70D is more expensive than the Nikon 1 AW1 by $453.32.
Fewer sellers
Only 3 shops sells the Canon EOS 70D, but 8 stores sell the Nikon 1 AW1. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
9 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a megapixel of 14.2MP, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is a 20.2MP 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.

Six times bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 is a 3.5 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (18.5 smaller).
79% larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a minimum aperture number of 16. That's 12.5 larger than the Canon EOS 70D (16).
Does not have a vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 does not have a vari-angle LCD display, however the Canon EOS 70D has a vari-angle LCD display.
Does not have a touchscreen Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 does not have a touchscreen, but the Canon EOS 70D has a touchscreen.
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon 1 AW1 is only 921,000 pixels display resolution, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (119,000 pixels higher).
Three months older
The Nikon 1 AW1 is older than the Canon EOS 70D by three months.
Lower expert review Score
The Nikon 1 AW1's average expert rating is 81%, however the Canon EOS 70D's is 88% (based on 1 review).
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 119 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel
20.2MP
BEST
14.2MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
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
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
22.5 x 15 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixels
20.9MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Material
 Aluminium
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
 Aluminium
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5x
Maximum Aperture Number
22
BEST
3.5
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5
BEST
16
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 27.5mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 11mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 200 11 - 27.5
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
18/14 8/6
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon 1
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon 1
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
62mm 40.5mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.45m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
19 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
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
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 Unknown - Click to provide data
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
50fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MOV
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
 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
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
 PCM
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

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

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.95x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Sunny
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 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 5,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Electronic Compass
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic compass
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Altimeter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Altimeter
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
22mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Backlight
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Backlight
 Night landscape
 Panorama
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 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
 BUL
 SER
 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 313g
BEST
Height
104.3mm 37.5mm
Depth
78.5mm 71.5mm
Width
139mm 113.3mm
Lens Weight
205g 80g
BEST
Lens Length
75.2mm 31mm
BEST
Lens Diameter
69mm 57.5mm
BEST
Weight (including Battery)
755g 356g
BEST

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-EL20
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
920 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -10 - 40
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX,Digital Photo Professional,PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 5+
 DIGIC 5+
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback