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Canon EOS 70DvsNikon D5500

Canon EOS 70D

80

Kagoo Score

80

Kagoo Score

Canon EOS 70D

$743.00
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and best selling SLR camera, with good features
97
Reviews
932 Reviews + 11 Awards
68
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
88
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
80
Overall Score
Excellent
SLR 20.2MP 675g 5472 X 3648 Pixels Oct 2017
Camera Type Megapixels Weight Maximum Image Resolution Release Date
Camera Type SLR
Megapixels 20.2MP
Weight 675g
Maximum Image Resolution 5472 X 3648 Pixels
Release Date Oct 2017
Nikon D5500

81

Kagoo Score

81

Kagoo Score

Nikon D5500

$549.00
Our Verdict:
A very popular and high image quality SLR digital camera, with multiple awards and a reasonable price
96
Reviews
888 Reviews + 9 Awards
73
Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
81
Overall Score
Excellent
SLR 24.2MP 420g 4/3" Oct 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Weight Image Sensor Size Release Date
Camera Type SLR
Megapixels 24.2MP
Weight 420g
Image Sensor Size 4/3"
Release Date Oct 2016
Canon EOS 70D

80

Kagoo Score

80

Kagoo Score

Canon EOS 70D

$743.00
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and best selling SLR camera, with good features
97
Reviews
932 Reviews + 11 Awards
68
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
88
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
80
Overall Score
Excellent
SLR 20.2MP 675g 5472 X 3648 Pixels Oct 2017
Camera Type Megapixels Weight Maximum Image Resolution Release Date
Camera Type SLR
Megapixels 20.2MP
Weight 675g
Maximum Image Resolution 5472 X 3648 Pixels
Release Date Oct 2017
Nikon D5500

81

Kagoo Score

81

Kagoo Score

Nikon D5500

$549.00
Our Verdict:
A very popular and high image quality SLR digital camera, with multiple awards and a reasonable price
96
Reviews
888 Reviews + 9 Awards
73
Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
81
Overall Score
Excellent
SLR 24.2MP 420g 4/3" Oct 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Weight Image Sensor Size Release Date
Camera Type SLR
Megapixels 24.2MP
Weight 420g
Image Sensor Size 4/3"
Release Date Oct 2016

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Reasons For

Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
10 Reasons For
Two More Awards
The Canon EOS 70D has 11 awards from expert review sites, however the Nikon D5500 has 9 awards.
Better Expert Reviews
The Canon EOS 70D has an average expert review score of 91%, but the Nikon D5500 has an average rating of 82% (based on 96 reviews).
Better Brand
Canon digital cameras have an average rating of 87.6%, however Nikon has an average rating of 87.5%.
Better Techradar.com/au/ Review Score
Techradar.com/au/'s Canon EOS 70D review gave it a score of 100%, however the rating of the Nikon D5500 was only 0% from the same site.
Better PhotographyBlog.com Review Score
The Canon EOS 70D has a review score of 100% from PhotographyBlog.com, however the Nikon D5500 only has a rating of 90% from the same site.
Better Onfoto.ru Review Score
Onfoto.ru's Canon EOS 70D review gave it a score of 90%, however the Nikon D5500's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better Chip.de Review Score
The Canon EOS 70D has a review score of 91% from Chip.de, however the Nikon D5500 only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better Lydogbilde.no Review Score
Lydogbilde.no's Canon EOS 70D review gave it a score of 100%, however the Nikon D5500 only has a rating of 83% from the same site.
Better Saggiamente.com Review Score
The Canon EOS 70D has a review score of 90% from Saggiamente.com, however the Nikon D5500's rating was only 80% from the same site.
Better Webnews.it Review Score
The Canon EOS 70D has a Webnews.it review score of 90%, however the Nikon D5500 only has a rating of 80% from the same site.
6 Reasons For
Cheaper by $194
The Nikon D5500 is $194 cheaper than the Canon EOS 70D.
More 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.
More Popular
The Nikon D5500 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Better DP Review Review Score
The Nikon D5500 has a review score of 79% from DP Review, but the Canon EOS 70D only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better Digitalone.com.sg Review Score
The Nikon D5500 has a review score of 80% from Digitalone.com.sg, but the Canon EOS 70D's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better Computerbild.de Review Score
Computerbild.de's Nikon D5500 review gave it a score of 82%, but the Canon EOS 70D only has a rating of 0% from the same site.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Canon EOS 70D has more awards than the Nikon D5500. The Canon EOS 70D has 11 awards, where as the Nikon D5500 has 9 awards. Compare all award winning digital cameras.
Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
11 Awards Best
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Average Expert Rating

The Canon EOS 70D has better expert reviews than the Nikon D5500. The average expert reviews score for the Canon EOS 70D is 91% based on 50 reviews, where as the average score for the Nikon D5500 is 82% based on 96 reviews.
Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
Best
5 stars
19 reviews
4 stars
4 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
18 reviews
4 stars
23 reviews
3 stars
3 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Canon EOS 70D and the Nikon D5500 have identical average user review scores. For both digital cameras the average user review score is 95%.
Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
Best
5 stars
707 reviews
4 stars
140 reviews
3 stars
12 reviews
2 stars
10 reviews
1 star
11 reviews
Best
5 stars
637 reviews
4 stars
133 reviews
3 stars
11 reviews
2 stars
6 reviews
1 star
7 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Canon has a better average brand rating than Nikon. The average brand rating for Canon is 87.56% based on 48,328 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Nikon is 87.49% based on 44,912 reviews.
Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
Canon

88

88

Based on 48,328 reviews
Nikon

87

87

Based on 44,912 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

A greater percentage of owner recommended the Canon EOS 70D than the Nikon D5500. Out of 930 reviews, 75.4% recommend the Canon EOS 70D, however, out of 893 reviews, only 66.7% recommend the Nikon D5500.

Digitalcameraworld.com Review Score

Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
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Nikon's new D7200 camera has hit the market, and with it, throws up the age old question: which is better, Canon or Nikon ? In our Nikon D7200 vs Canon EOS 70D comparison we look at how these two rival cameras stack up.Nikon's new camera is an enthus...
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DP Review Review Score

Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
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In the past, we?ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup......
Impressive image quality
Super continuous AF for movies
Builtin WiFi
19AF pounts
Responsive touchscreen
Innovative and effective Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, solid core feature set, useful WiFi options, responsive, fullyarticulated touchscreen
Excellent new autofocus system
Superb image quality
Handy WiFi and touchscreen
Swift and accurate auto focus for both stills and video, semi pro feel built-to-last build, superb image quality that packs a punch even with 18 55mm kit zoom, angle adjustable LCD with touch screen
Excellent enthusiast DSLR
Dual Pixel AF for movies a major improvement
Highquality stills, great videos
Reliable and smooth autofocus
Low cost
Great images
Excellent image quality
Plenty of control over images
Responsive, articulated touchscreen
WiFi built in for remote control
19AF points all crosstype
Good still image quality
Good ISO noise performance
Latest generation processing engine and technology
Touchscreen monitor offers quick control response
Exceptional DSLR video performance due to continuous AF
Swift and accurate auto focus, semi professional body construction with chunky handgrip and top plate LCD, angle adjustable rear screen with touch panel operation, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity
Smooth video autofocus
Articulating touch-screen LCD
Pentaprism optical viewfinder
Quick focus in most situations
7fps continuous drive shooting
Lots of physical controls
Vertical grip add-on available
1250-second flash sync speed
Integrated Wi-F
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The Canon EOS 70D's new sensor delivers excellent autofocus performance and the camera itself is quite fast
Its design is reasonably streamlined and the feature set appropriately tailored to the target market as well
Built to last construction
Fast response times
Full HD video
Qualit globale, capteur avec son nouveau systme AF, rapidit, design, ventail de fonctionnalit pour sa gamme
Capteur Dual Pixels excellent pour l'autofocus et la capture vido, cran excellent et fonctions tactiles fiables
ISO trs adquats 1600, et utilisable 3200
Poids supportable
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Klasseledende AF
Upklagelig ergonomi
Fasedetectie AF in Live view en video
Hoge beeldkwaliteit ook bij hoge ISO's
Erg goede handligging en bediening
Wifi met remote image capture
Kantelen draai lcdscherm met multitouch
Dobra jako obrazu w szerokim zakresie czuoci, dobrze dziaajcy pomiar wiata, skuteczny balans bieli w wikszoci przypadkw, celno systemu AF na cakiem dobrym poziomie, mikroregulacja AF, czytelne i funkc
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Sehr schneller PhasenAutofokus und extrem kurze Auslseverzgerung
WiFiKonnektivitt
Robustes Gehuse mit sehr gutem Handling
Hohe und lang anhaltende Serienbildrate
Imponerende autofokus i LiveView og video
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God ergonomi
Buona qualit d'immagine e resa ad alti ISO
Ergonomia eccellente
Display articolato e con oltre 1 milione di pixel
Ottime funzionalit del touchscreen
Vasta possibilit di personalizzazione dei controlli
Buona disposizione dei tasti e utilissima
Ottima qualit dell'immagine, eccellente AF (anche in Live View), raffica da 7 fps, schermo orientabile touch, buona modalit video
Single SD card slot
No builtin GPS
Unable to record videos when WiFi
Lacks advanced finetuning features in areas such as incamera noise reduction, image quality is only slightly better than its predecessor (but still good for this price point)
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Bigger than a mirrorless cam
Chunkier and heavier than most consumer-level DSLRs, top plate LCD shortcuts could be made less fiddly and easier to access still
No AF Assist lamp on body
WiFi implementation needs help
Bulky, but that comes with the territory
Lack of essential shooting information in video mode
No headphone jack
Creative Filters JPEG only
HDR mode JPEG only
Creative Filters live view only
Viewfinder level can be hard to see
Metering problems in high contrast
72 dpi still image output requires resizing for printing
Touchscreen monitor collects fingerprints and smudges, impairing legibility in bright conditions
Camera seems to lose highlights to a higher degree than the 60D at default settings
Heavier than most consumer DSLRs, particularly with kit zoom attached, expensive for an APS-C DSLR, awkward to tweak settings using small top plate buttons encircling the smallest LCD
Live View autofocus struggles in low light
Only one SD card slot
Lacks built-in GPS
No PC Sync socket
1080p video is limited to 30fps
Cannot record video when Wi-Fi is enabled
The kit lens, as good as it is, does display marked distortion at both the wide and telephoto extremes
The image quality doesn't overly impress for this price class, and certain aspects of the design notably single card slot, hardtocontrol multicontroller and the WiFimovie mode conflict resolution are
The image quality doesn't overly impress for this price class, and certain aspects of the design -- notably single card slot, hard-to-control multicontroller and the Wi-Fimovie mode conflict resolutio
Bulky and heavy
Not fullframe resolution
Topplate short cuts
Gain en qualit d'image pas aussi important qu'espr, un seul slot de carte mmoire
Configuration WiFi amliorer
Mode de capture vido dsactiv lorsque le WiFi l'est
Absence de port casque d'coute
Pas de correction de la distorsion
Pad de slection manquant de ractivit
Pas de puce GPS
Un seul emplacement pour carte SD
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HDR
Etwas eingeschrnkter Dynamikumfang (durch knackige Bildabstimmung)
LiveViewAutofokus langsam
Nicht ganz neutrale Farbwiedergabe
Kein AutofokusHilfslicht (nur Blitzsalve)
Ingen spesielle
Manca un tasto diretto per l'accesso al bilanciamento del bianco
Impossibilit di usare il WiFi nel modo video
I miglioramenti nel fuoco continuo dovuti al Dual Pixel CMOS AF richiedono obiettivi STM
Posizionamento di alcuni tasti migliorabile, un solo slot SD, niente lampada per assistenza AF
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Preview based on production Nikon D5500The Nikon D5000 series has long been a good choice for photographers who wanted a very capable compact DSLR that offer a higher level of enthusiast features than the D3000 series that sits below it. Nikon's late...
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Excellent image quality with wide dynamic range
Compact and light yet wellbuilt body with perfectly designed grip
3.2" fully articulating LCD ideal for video and tripod use
Touchscreen makes menu navigation and rack focusing easy
Impressive focus trac
Fine detail in JPEGs can get smudged at higher ISOs
Lacks second control dial found on most of competition
Limited buffer memory affects continuous shooting and bracketing when using Raw
No aperture control or Auto ISO in movie mode
No exposure simula
The D5500 is a compact, lightweight, and very competent DSLR. Its image quality is impressive, feature set is broad, and performance is strong. It's not great for continuous Raw shooting and the lack of a second control dial may put off some enthusia...
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Stuff.tv/my/ Review Score

Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
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There's no getting round it, the 70D is big. The step up in size from the entry-level 700D is notable enough ? it's taller, fatter and has a far bigger grip ? but put it next to a CSC such as the Olympus OMD-EM1 and it feels needlessly hefty. Alright...
Excellent new autofocus system
Superb image quality
Handy WiFi and touchscreen
Bigger than a mirrorless cam
Expensive
The 70D is Canon's best DSLR for ages. While its recent entry-level models have been near flawless in their own right, they've not really offered anything that might make compact system camera users sit up and take notice. But the 70D does exactly th...
Jan 2014
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So you're looking for your first DSLR. Something that's cheap enough and takes some great photos.How about Nikon's new D5500? It's got plenty to tempt you with, from a 24 million pixel sensor to an articulating touchscreen. Plus, it's packed with Wi-...
Detailed images
Monocoque design
Articulated touchscreen
Relatively cramped viewfinder
For the most part, a few little changes can add up to a great camera with the Nikon D5500. It's got the same sensor and processor as the D53300, but some improvements to the way it handles make it a more tempting proposition overall.For those who are...
Nov 2015

Mashable.com Review Score

Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
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Once upon a time, DSLRs were primarily used just for taking photos. That's still the case, but increasingly, we're seeing a lot of amateur filmmakers use DSLRs to shoot incredible movies that ? with good lenses, proper lighting and solid post-product...
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Nov 2013
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The D5500 is Nikon 's first DSLR camera to include a touchscreen. It's hardly a new idea ? Canon's EOS Rebel T4i was the first DSLR to have one and that came out in 2012. Nikon's newest camera is the company dragging its feet in the face of new marke...
Swiveling touchscreen Great image quality Longer battery life Builtin WiFi
Swiveling touchscreen
Great image quality
Longer battery life
Built-in Wi-Fi
Slow taptoshoot GPS got axed No water resistance or weather sealing Average video recording
Slow tap-to-shoot
GPS got axed
No water resistance or weather sealing
Average video recording
The inclusion of a touchscreen in the Nikon D5500 is nice, but the camera remains mostly the same as the D5300 first released in 2013......
Mar 2015

Videomaker.com Review Score

Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
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Canon's new EOS 70D may just be the perfect DSLR for the budget-minded independent video producer that wants high quality HD footage without the focus hassle . The clear main feature is the 70D's new "Dual Pixel CMOS AF" technology on the DIGIC 5+ im...
Reliable and smooth autofocus
Low cost
Great images
Lack of essential shooting information in video mode
No headphone jack
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Nov 2013
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The Nikon D5500 marks the first product from Nikon that includes touch operation. Our editors are looking to get their hands on this and test it at CES. The touch-operation makes the D5500 more intuitive, with pinch to zoom and shutter activation. Th...
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Jan 2015

Photoreview.com.au Review Score

Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
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Where the 70D really excels is in its Live View mode, where the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system comes into play and delivers fast and accurate focusing for both stills and movie recording in most types of lighting, from bright sunlight to artificially-lit ...
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While the still picture quality we obtained with the supplied 18-135mm lens appeared quite good superficially and the camera was able to handle most subjects, we were a little disappointed in the Imatest results we obtained. (We believe this is large...
Oct 2013
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The size and weight differences between the D5500 and D5300 bodies are marginal but the new camera gives you much better battery capacity and a few additional in-camera processing options, although it lacks the in-camera GPS provided with the D5300.N...
The D5500 is a competent camera that can meet most of the needs of its target market. Upgrading to the D5500 could be justified for buyers who skip a couple of generations, as well as owners of two or three year old D3*** models.The main benefit of t...
Mar 2015

Digital Versus Review Score

Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
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Three years is a long time in the camera market. And so, EOS fans have been patiently waiting 1041 days to see Canon update its "enthusiast-level" EOS 60D SLR with......
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Smooth, responsive autofocus in Live View and video modes
Excellent build quality
Userfriendly design and controls
Very responsive when working in good light conditions
Good screen with touchcontrols and swivel functionality
Colour noise is controlle
No second SD card slot
Weatherproofing isn't as advanced as with some competitors' models
Still a few designhandling flaws
Heavyweight video bitrateSD card with at least class 10 speeds required
The EOS 70D is a great update of Canon's enthusiast-level consumer DSLR. It's a user-friendly and pleasant-to-use camera that sets a new standard for DSLR autofocus thanks to its innovative Dual Pixel AF technology. Video buffs and fans of Live View ...
Sep 2013
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There's no denying that this camera handles differently: the move to carbon fibre naturally means reduced weight and improved strength. Nikon could quite simply have copied the body of the D5300, but that would have been too simple. Instead, Nikon de...
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Buildquality
Adjustable touchscreen
Reduced size and weight
Picture quality
Excellent battery life
Improved Live View responsiveness
WiFi
Default JPG image too dense
Menus as convoluted as ever
AF slightly slower than on the 5300
AF noisy when filming
No headphone output
With the D5500, Nikon has once again produced an effective and responsive consumer-oriented SLR that takes a good photo. The addition of a touchscreen is a real plus, and it works brilliantly. The interface, though, is still too convoluted and much m...
Mar 2015

Imaging Resource.com Review Score

Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
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The new image processor also yields a significant increase in burst shooting performance, which is now rated by Canon at a full seven frames per second.Canon has gifted the EOS 70D with a new body that's just slightly smaller, while retaining the sam...
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Picture quality, picture quality, picture quality
Oh, and the picture quality is amazing too
Dual Pixel autofocus closes the live view gap between DSLR and CSC cameras it's very impressive, proven 19point AF system works well in most lighting conditions
7fps burst at full resolution with decent buffer, great image quality, responsive touchscreen
Great image quality, high resolution and low noise
Best continuous AF for movies on the market
1080p movies with compression and timecode options
Large viewfinder with on-demand guides
Fully articulated touchscreen display
Fast continuous hooting at 7fps
Built-in Wifi with laptop or smartphone remote control
19-point zonable AF system with AF microadjustment
Seven frame exposure bracketin
Great touchscreen performance
Impressive 19point AF system
Dualpixel sensor AF delivers fantastic Liveview AF performance
Solid build
NYT
Autofocus fluide en vido et en LiveView
Excellente qualit de construction
Facile prendre en mains
Trs ractif dans toutes les conditions
Bel cran, tactile et sur rotule
Excellente gestion du bruit chromatique
Autonomie 1000 photos 15 minutes
20 megapixel resolutie
Dual Pixel CMOS AF sensor technologie, burstmodus 7 bps, wifi
Sehr gute Bildqualitt hohe Auflsung bei ISO 100200, auch ISO 400800 noch sehr gut
Gute Bildqualitt im hohen ISOBereich von ISO 1.600 bis 6.400
Hochwertiges Kameragehuse mit gutem Handling
Kameragehuse gegen Staub und Spritzwasser geschtzt
Hochauflsendes 3 0 Zoll groes, dreh und schwenkbares Display mit 1.040.000 Subpixel
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Groem Einblickwinkel und sehr gutem Touchscreen (Fo
The creative filters could be better but we're really reaching for something bad to say here
Not 100 FoV viewfinder, high ISO noise reduction a little rough, autofocus can unwontedly drift between subjects during movie capture, no headphone jack for audio monitoring, some overexposure, filter
WiFi fu
Live View AF only suitable for slow moving subjects
Slow shot-to-shot times in Live View
No built-in GPS nor supplied means to sync with log
No in-camera panorama stitching
Smartphone app can't transfer original image size
EOS Utility need a wireless LAN to operate wirelessly
Single memory card slot rather than a pair
No miniature effect for movies
Slight issues with AWB performance
Limited creative filter implementation
NYT
Pas d'emplacement pour une deuxime carte SD
Protection touttemps en de de la concurrence
Encore quelques trs lgers dfauts ergonomiques
Flux vido trs lourd, carte SD classe 10 au minimum exige
Geen hoofdtelefoonaansluiting
EOS 70D EOS 70D
Tasten teilweise etwas klein
Kein zweiter Speicherkartenslot vorhanden
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Sep 2013
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There is, sadly, one feature subtraction. Unlike its predecessor, the D5500 no longer sports a built-in GPS receiver, so if you want to geotag your images, you'll need to do so manually or rely on an external device to record a location track that ca...
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Jan 2015

PhotographyBlog.com Review Score

Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
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The Canon EOS 70D is a new prosumer digital SLR camera. Successor to the four year old 60D, the EOS 70D offers a number of key highlights, including a 20 megapixel CMOS sensor, innovative Dual-Pixel CMOS AF system which provides quiet and fast focusi...
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The new Canon EOS 70D offers the best all-round combination yet of viewfinder, live view and movie shooting experience for a DSLR camera, backed up by excellent image quality from the 20 megapixel APS-C sensor, proven handling and fast performance, m...
Sep 2013
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The Nikon D5500 is a new 24.2 megapixel DX-format DSLR camera with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF). The D5500 can record Full HD movies at 1080 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p with stereo sound and comes equipped with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. A high-resolu...
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Nikon's mid-range DSLR camera continues to evolve with the introduction of the D5500, which is smaller and significantly lighter than its predecessor whilst additionally offering a new touchscreen LCD/interface. It also sensibly ships with the retrac...
Feb 2015

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Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
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Canon's new EOS 70D model features a new CMOS sensor that uses twin photodiodes at each pixel location that allows AF during video capture, but how does that affect stills output? Read on to find out how well the new sensor performs in our labs.Besid...
While the new dual pixel video AF system sounds promising, for stills photography the sensor in the Canon EOS 70D will perform very similarly to that the earlier EOS 60D (which was introduced in late 2010). That is slightly disappointing but there ha...
Aug 2013
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Besides being the first Nikon to feature a touchscreen LCD, the mid-range DX format Nikon D5500 is a mostly unremarkable update to the D3300, but as with that model, the performance of the 24-Mpix CMOS sensor really stands out. Read on to find out ho...
Hard-core Nikon fans aren't likely to find too much here to get excited about, especially as the company has traded the touchscreen LCD for the built-in GPS of the D5300. Now D5500 users will have to budget $250 extra for the GP-1 and have it take up...
Mar 2015

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A Wi-Fi-enabled DSLR is not common as such cameras are used largely by professionals. However, an increasing number of consumers have taken to DSLRs, which probably explains why Canon has incorporated this popular feature in its latest EOS 70D.A 20.2...
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Jul 2013
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Nikon's new D5500 is the successor to the Nikon D5300, which sits just above the entry-level D3300. So, the D5500 may be considered an upper entry-level DSLR camera. Like the D5300, it has a 3.2-inch fully articulated display which can flip 180 degre...
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Mar 2015

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Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
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Three months after refreshing their enthusiast range of DSLRs with the EOS 100D and 700D, Canon has announced the EOS 70D - a new model that's designed to replace the EOS 60D and slots into the company's advanced lineup of DSLRs.Unlike DSLRs that sit...
NYT
NYT
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Jul 2013
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By way of offering entry-points at different price points, Nikon has continued to produce both the Nikon D5200 and D5300, and will presumably do so even after the launch of the new D5500.As a result, the improvements found with each new model are nor...
Absence of optical low pass filter results in higher detail
Good colour rendition
Fast AF performance
Removal of GPS
Lacking in manual control buttons
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Feb 2015

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Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
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The new Canon EOS 70D replaces the Canon EOS 60D, which first appeared in the manufacturer's DSLR lineup way back in August 2010. As such, the Canon 70D is aimed at keen photographers who want to take their hobby further. These users need a versatile...
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Jul 2013
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Nikon used CES 2015 in Las Vegas to launch its new advanced beginners D-SLR, as predicted in our Camera Rumors 2015 story and TechRadar has now been able to try out the D5500 in the flesh.It takes a fairly careful look at the specification list of th...
Vari, angle touchscreen
Proven sensor
Small size and low weight
The optical viewfinder in a DSLR doesn't show the effect of camera adjustments
GPS unit gone
Build and handling Like the D5300, the D5500 has a monocoque construction, which means its shell is made from a single piece of material. However, at 124x97x70mm and 420g (body only) the new camera is lighter and slimmer than the D5300 which measures...
Jan 2015

Date Released

Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
8 months old Best 20 months old

Key Features

Megapixels

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.

Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Display Diagonal

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.

Weight

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.

Specification

 
 
 
Key Features Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
Optical Zoom Depends on lens Depends on lens
Camera Type
SLR
 SLR
SLR
 SLR
Megapixels 20.2MP 24.2MP
BEST
 
 
 
Picture Quality Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
Still Image Resolution
6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
Maximum Image Resolution
6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Image Formats Supported
JPG RAW
 JPG
 RAW
JPG RAW
 JPG
 RAW
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
Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
16:9 1:1
3:2 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
16:9 1:1
3:2 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 
 
 
Lens System Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
Digital Zoom 10x 7.8x
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number Depends on lens Depends on lens
Maximum Aperture Number Depends on lens Depends on lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Depends on lens Depends on lens
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Depends on lens Depends on lens
Aspherical Lens Unknown - Click to provide data Depends on lens
Focal Length Range (F-F) Depends on lens Depends on lens
Lens Structure (Elements/groups) Depends on lens Depends on lens
Diaphragm Blade Depends on lens Depends on lens
Filter Size Depends on lens Depends on lens
 
 
 
Focusing Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
Closest Focusing Distance Depends on lens Depends on lens
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
AI Focus Face Detection
Multi Point Auto Focus One Shot Focus
Servo Auto Focus Single Auto Focus
Continuous Auto Focus Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Tracking Auto Focus
 AI Focus
 Face Detection
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 One Shot Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
AI Focus Face Detection
Multi Point Auto Focus One Shot Focus
Servo Auto Focus Single Auto Focus
Continuous Auto Focus Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Tracking Auto Focus
 AI Focus
 Face Detection
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 One Shot Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range Depends on lens Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points 19 39
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
Light Exposure Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
ISO Sensitivity
100 200
400 800
Auto
 100
 200
 400
 800
 Auto
100 200
400 800
Auto
 100
 200
 400
 800
 Auto
Light Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority AE Auto
Manual Shutter Priority AE
 Aperture Priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter Priority AE
Aperture Priority AE Auto
Manual Shutter Priority AE
 Aperture Priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter Priority AE
Maximum ISO Sensitivity 25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Sensitivity 100 100
Light Metering
Centre-Weighted Evaluative (Multi-Pattern)
Partial Spot
Matrix
 Centre-Weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-Pattern)
 Partial
 Spot
 Matrix
Centre-Weighted Evaluative (Multi-Pattern)
Partial Spot
Matrix
 Centre-Weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-Pattern)
 Partial
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
±5EV (1 / 2; 1 / 3 EV Step)
 ±5EV (1 / 2; 1 / 3 EV Step)
±5EV (1 / 2; 1 / 3 EV Step)
 ±5EV (1 / 2; 1 / 3 EV Step)
Light Exposure Control
Program AE
 Program AE
Program AE
 Program AE
 
 
 
Shutter Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
Camera Shutter Speed 1s 1s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 30s 30s
Shutter Speed Settings
B T
 B
 T
B T
 B
 T
Camera Shutter Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Flash Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
Flash Recharging Time 3s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Modes
Auto Manual
Red-Eye Reduction Second Curtain Synchro
Fill-in Flash Off
Slow Synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-Eye Reduction
 Second Curtain Synchro
 Fill-in
 Flash Off
 Slow Synchronization
Auto Manual
Red-Eye Reduction Second Curtain Synchro
Fill-in Flash Off
Slow Synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-Eye Reduction
 Second Curtain Synchro
 Fill-in
 Flash Off
 Slow Synchronization
Flash Guide Number 12meters 12meters
Flash Sync-Speed
BEST
0.01s
Flash Exposure Correction
±3EV (1 / 2; 1 / 3 EV Step)
 ±3EV (1 / 2; 1 / 3 EV Step)
±3EV (1 / 2; 1 / 3 EV Step)
 ±3EV (1 / 2; 1 / 3 EV Step)
 
 
 
Video Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
Maximum Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Resolution
1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
640 x 480 640 x 424
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
640 x 480 640 x 424
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
Motion JPEG Frame Rate 50fps 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
H.264 MOV
MPEG4 M-JPEG
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG4
 M-JPEG
H.264 MOV
MPEG4 M-JPEG
 H.264
 MOV
 MPEG4
 M-JPEG
Resolution At Capture Speed
1280 x 720 1280×720@60fps
1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
640 x 424 640 x 424
 1280 x 720
 1280×720@60fps
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 424
 640 x 424
1280 x 720 1280×720@60fps
1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
640 x 424 640 x 424
 1280 x 720
 1280×720@60fps
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 424
 640 x 424
 
 
 
Audio Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
Audio System
Stereo
 Stereo
Stereo
 Stereo
Audio Formats Supported
LPCM PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
LPCM PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
 
 
 
Memory Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
Compatible Memory Card
Eye-Fi SD / SDHC / SDXC / SDIO
 Eye-Fi
 SD / SDHC / SDXC / SDIO
Eye-Fi SD / SDHC / SDXC / SDIO
 Eye-Fi
 SD / SDHC / SDXC / SDIO
Memory Slots 1 1
 
 
 
Display Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
Display Diagonal 3" 3.2"
BEST
Field of View 100% 100%
Display Resolution 1,040,000 Pixels
BEST
1,038,800 Pixels
Display Resolution
720 x 480
 720 x 480
720 x 480
 720 x 480
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
Display Diagonal (Metric) 7.7cm 8.1cm
 
 
 
Viewfinder Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
Magnification Depends on lens Depends on lens
Viewfinder Type
Electronic Optical
 Electronic
 Optical
Electronic Optical
 Electronic
 Optical
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
HDMI Connector Type
Mini
 Mini
Mini
 Mini
 
 
 
Camera Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
White Balance
Auto Cloudy
Custom Modes Daylight
Flash Fluorescent
Shade Tungsten
Twilight Incandescent
Manual Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Custom Modes
 Daylight
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Tungsten
 Twilight
 Incandescent
 Manual
 Sunny
Auto Cloudy
Custom Modes Daylight
Flash Fluorescent
Shade Tungsten
Twilight Incandescent
Manual Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Custom Modes
 Daylight
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Tungsten
 Twilight
 Incandescent
 Manual
 Sunny
Shooting Modes
Aperture Priority Auto
Manual Program
Scene Shutter Priority
Lens Priority Movie
Sensitivity Priority
 Aperture Priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter Priority
 Lens Priority
 Movie
 Sensitivity Priority
Aperture Priority Auto
Manual Program
Scene Shutter Priority
Lens Priority Movie
Sensitivity Priority
 Aperture Priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter Priority
 Lens Priority
 Movie
 Sensitivity Priority
Photo Effects
Black & White Neutral
Vivid
 Black & White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Black & White Neutral
Vivid
 Black & White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay 2,10 2,5,10,20
Maximum Playback Zoom 10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
Resizing
 Resizing
Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
DCF DPOF 1.1
Exif 2.21 Exif 2.3
RAW DPOF
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.21
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
DCF DPOF 1.1
Exif 2.21 Exif 2.3
RAW DPOF
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.21
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
Camera Playback
Movie Single Image
Slide Show Highlights
Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single Image
 Slide Show
 Highlights
 Thumbnails
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 (D-D) -3 - 1 -1.7 - 0.5
Eye Relief 22mm
BEST
17mm
Scene Modes
Close-Up (Macro) Landscape
Night Night Landscape
Night Portrait Portrait
Sports Sunset
Twilight Beach
Candlelight Children
Dawn Dusk
Food Party (Indoor)
Pet Snow
 Close-Up (Macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night Landscape
 Night Portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Beach
 Candlelight
 Children
 Dawn
 Dusk
 Food
 Party (Indoor)
 Pet
 Snow