Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D5500

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Canon EOS 70D
Nikon D5500

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has an image stabilizer, whereas the Nikon D5500 does not. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixels. That's 3,000 pixels higher than the Nikon D5500 (1,037,000 pixels).
0.13x higher magnification Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 0.95x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.13x higher than the Nikon D5500 (0.82x). 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 22mm Eye relief digital camera, whereas the Nikon D5500 is only a 17mm 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 205g, however the Nikon D5500 is a 420g lens weight digital camera (215g heavier).
Shorter lens length Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 75.2mm lens length digital camera. That's 13.8mm shorter than the Nikon D5500 (89mm).
7mm smaller lens diameter Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a lens diameter of 69mm, whereas the Nikon D5500 is a 76mm lens diameter digital camera (7mm bigger).
24 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.
Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Canon EOS 70D is 88% based on 1 review, whereas the average rating of the Nikon D5500 is 83% (based on 81 reviews).
Moderately better user reviews
The average user review score of the Canon EOS 70D is 94% based on 119 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Nikon D5500 is 92% (based on 124 reviews).
8 Reasons For
4MP higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 24.2MP digital camera. That's 4MP higher than the Canon EOS 70D (24.2MP). 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 megapixels Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 24.78MP digital camera. That's 3.88MP more than the Canon EOS 70D (24.78MP).
0.17m smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a closest focusing distance of 0.28m, however the Canon EOS 70D is a 0.45m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.17m larger).
39.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Nikon D5500 is a 39.00 auto Focus (AF) points digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 70D only has 19.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
50% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon D5500 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600. That's 12,800 higher than the Canon EOS 70D (25,600).
Higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
Nikon D5500 is 60fps JPEG frame rate. That's 10fps higher than the Canon EOS 70D (60fps).
Larger display diagonal 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 420g, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 755g 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.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 4MP lower than the Nikon D5500 (24.2MP). 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 megapixels Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 20.9MP digital camera. That's 3.88MP less than the Nikon D5500 (24.78MP).
A lot larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a closest focusing distance of 0.45m, whereas the Nikon D5500 is a 0.28m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.17m smaller).
Only 19.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The number of auto Focus (AF) pointss on the Canon EOS 70D is 19.00, but the Nikon D5500 only has 39.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
12,800 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Canon EOS 70D is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 12,800 lower than the Nikon D5500 (25,600).
20% lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon EOS 70D has a motion JPEG frame rate of 50fps. That's 10fps lower than the Nikon D5500 (60fps).
7% smaller display diagonal 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 755g, however the Nikon D5500 is a 420g 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.

Older by over one year
The Canon EOS 70D is 13 months older than the Nikon D5500.
10 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon D5500 does not have an image stabilizer, but the Canon EOS 70D has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

1% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon D5500 is only 1,037,000 pixels display resolution. That's 3,000 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 70D (1,037,000 pixels).
16% lower magnification Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a magnification of 0.82x. That's 0.13x lower than the Canon EOS 70D (0.82x). 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 17mm, however the Canon EOS 70D is a 22mm 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 420g, but the Canon EOS 70D is a 205g lens weight digital camera (215g lighter).
13.8mm longer lens length Edit
The Nikon D5500 is an 89mm lens length digital camera. That's 13.8mm longer than the Canon EOS 70D (89mm).
7mm bigger lens diameter Edit
The Nikon D5500 has a lens diameter of 76mm, however the Canon EOS 70D is a 69mm lens diameter digital camera (7mm smaller).
Less retailers
The Nikon D5500 is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Canon EOS 70D is stocked by 25 sellers. 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.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Nikon D5500's average expert score is 83%, however the Canon EOS 70D's is 88% (based on 1 review).
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The Nikon D5500's average user score is 92%, however the Canon EOS 70D's is 94% (based on 119 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
20.2MP 24.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 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
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
22.5 x 15 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
20.9MP 24.78MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 DX
 DX
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3
BEST

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 7.8x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.8x
Maximum Aperture Number
22 22
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 210mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 27mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 200 18 - 105
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
18/14 15/11
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Nikon F
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
62mm 67mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.45m 0.28m
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points
19 39
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
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
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
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

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Guide Number
12m 12m
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
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
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
50fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 H.264
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 424
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 424
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
BEST
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
 PCM
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" 3.2"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
1,037,000 pixels
Display Diagonal (metric)
7.7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.95x
BEST
0.82x
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Security Algorithms
 AES
 WPA
 WPA2
 WPA2-PSK
 AES
 WPA
 WPA2
 WPA2-PSK

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Manual
 Incandescent
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
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Orientation sensor
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
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
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
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
 Highlights
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Thumbnails
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 -1.7 - 0.5
Eye Relief
22mm
BEST
17mm
Scene Modes
 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
Languages Support
 Multi
 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 Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
LP-E6 EN-EL14a
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 0 - 85
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
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

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
 Self-timer
Auto Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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