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Canon EOS 70DvsNikon D5500

Canon EOS 70D

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

Canon EOS 70D

$809.81
$432.69
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and good spec SLR digital camera
97
Reviews
873 Reviews + 9 Awards
59
Value for Money
Average
79
Features
Good Features
75
Overall Score
Very Good
SLR 20.2MP 5472 X 3648 Pixels CMOS Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date
Camera Type SLR
Megapixels 20.2MP
Maximum Image Resolution 5472 X 3648 Pixels
Sensor Type CMOS
Release Date Dec 2014
Nikon D5500

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score

Nikon D5500

$499.92
$80.03
Our Verdict:
A very popular and high image quality SLR digital camera, with multiple awards and good features
95
Reviews
886 Reviews + 9 Awards
58
Value for Money
Average
79
Features
Good Features
74
Overall Score
Very Good
SLR 24.2MP 4" 6000 X 4000 Pixels Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Image Sensor Size Maximum Image Resolution Release Date
Camera Type SLR
Megapixels 24.2MP
Image Sensor Size 4"
Maximum Image Resolution 6000 X 4000 Pixels
Release Date Jan 2015
Canon EOS 70D

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

Canon EOS 70D

$809.81
$432.69
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and good spec SLR digital camera
97
Reviews
873 Reviews + 9 Awards
59
Value for Money
Average
79
Features
Good Features
75
Overall Score
Very Good
SLR 20.2MP 5472 X 3648 Pixels CMOS Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date
Camera Type SLR
Megapixels 20.2MP
Maximum Image Resolution 5472 X 3648 Pixels
Sensor Type CMOS
Release Date Dec 2014
Nikon D5500

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score

Nikon D5500

$499.92
$80.03
Our Verdict:
A very popular and high image quality SLR digital camera, with multiple awards and good features
95
Reviews
886 Reviews + 9 Awards
58
Value for Money
Average
79
Features
Good Features
74
Overall Score
Very Good
SLR 24.2MP 4" 6000 X 4000 Pixels Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Image Sensor Size Maximum Image Resolution Release Date
Camera Type SLR
Megapixels 24.2MP
Image Sensor Size 4"
Maximum Image Resolution 6000 X 4000 Pixels
Release Date Jan 2015

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Reasons For

Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
10 Reasons For
Bigger Digital Zoom
The Canon EOS 70D is a 10x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2.2x bigger than the Nikon D5500 (7.8x).

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.

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1% Higher Display Resolution
The Canon EOS 70D is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1,200 pixels higher than the Nikon D5500 (1,038,800 pixels).

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

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Bigger Eye Relief
Canon EOS 70D is 22mm Eye relief, but the Nikon D5500 is only a 17mm Eye relief digital camera (5mm smaller).

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.

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920 Battery Life
The Canon EOS 70D is a digital camera that takes 920 battery life, whereas the Nikon D5500 only takes 820 battery life.

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

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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 95 reviews).
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 Expert Reviews Review Score
The Canon EOS 70D has an Expert Reviews review score of 100%, however the rating of the Nikon D5500 was only 60% from the same site.
Better Amateurphotographer.co.uk Review Score
Amateurphotographer.co.uk's Canon EOS 70D review gave it a score of 86%, however the Nikon D5500 only has a rating of 0% 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 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.
13 Reasons For
Higher Megapixels
The Nikon D5500 is a 24.2MP digital camera. That's 4MP higher than the Canon EOS 70D (20.2MP).

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.

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7% Larger Display Diagonal
Nikon D5500 is 3.2" screen. That's 0.2" larger than the Canon EOS 70D (3").

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.

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255g Lighter
The Nikon D5500 has a weight of 420g, however the Canon EOS 70D is a 675g digital camera (255g heavier).

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.

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Cheaper by $310
The Nikon D5500 is $309.89 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.
Better Brand
Nikon digital cameras have an average rating of 88%, but Canon has an average rating of 87.9%.
Better Tomsguide.com Review Score
The Nikon D5500 has a review score of 80% from Tomsguide.com, but the rating of the Canon EOS 70D was only 0% from the same site.
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 Photoreview.com.au Review Score
Photoreview.com.au gave the Nikon D5500 a review score of 88%, 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 Benchmark.pl Review Score
The Nikon D5500 has a Benchmark.pl review score of 90%, but the Canon EOS 70D only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better Netzwelt.de Review Score
Netzwelt.de's Nikon D5500 review gave it a score of 70%, 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 and the Nikon D5500 both have 9 awards. Compare all award winning digital cameras.
Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
9 Awards
9 Awards

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 53 reviews, where as the average score for the Nikon D5500 is 82% based on 95 reviews.
Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
Best
5 stars
12 reviews
4 stars
2 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
679 reviews
4 stars
104 reviews
3 stars
16 reviews
2 stars
14 reviews
1 star
7 reviews
Best
5 stars
636 reviews
4 stars
132 reviews
3 stars
10 reviews
2 stars
6 reviews
1 star
8 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Nikon has a better average brand rating than Canon. The average brand rating for Nikon is 88.01% based on 47,125 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Canon is 87.9% based on 49,662 reviews.
Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
Canon

88

88

Based on 49,662 reviews
Nikon

88

88

Based on 47,125 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

For both the Canon EOS 70D than the Nikon D5500 the same percentage of owners recommend the product. In both cases 68.7% recommend the product, based on a total of 873 reviews for the Canon EOS 70D and 873 reviews for the Canon EOS 70D.

DP Review Review Score

Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
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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
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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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Erg goede handligging en bediening
Wifi met remote image capture
Kantelen draai lcdscherm met multitouch
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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
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No builtin GPS
Unable to record videos when WiFi
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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