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Canon EOS 70DvsNikon D5500

Canon EOS 70D

82

Kagoo Score

82

Kagoo Score

Canon EOS 70D

$650.00
$1,099.00
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fully featured 755g digital camera, with a good price. It supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video, does not have an image stabiliser and has a touchscreen. Customers report that this digital camera it.
20.2MP
5472 X 3648
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
12,800
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
755g
3"
SCREEN
10x
DIGITAL ZOOM
95
Reviews
40 Reviews + 6 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
77
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Nikon D5500

82

Kagoo Score

82

Kagoo Score

Nikon D5500

$380.00
$449.99
Our Verdict:
A high image quality and multi award winning 420g digital camera, with a very good spec and a low price. It has a touchscreen and a built-in flash, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi. Multiple reviews mentioned that this digital camera it.
24.2MP
6000 X 4000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
25,600
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
420g
7.8x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3.2"
SCREEN
96
Reviews
131 Reviews + 9 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Widely Available
71
Value for Money
Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Canon EOS 70D

82

Kagoo Score

82

Kagoo Score

Canon EOS 70D

$650.00
$1,099.00
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fully featured 755g digital camera, with a good price. It supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video, does not have an image stabiliser and has a touchscreen. Customers report that this digital camera it.
20.2MP
5472 X 3648
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
12,800
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
755g
3"
SCREEN
10x
DIGITAL ZOOM
95
Reviews
40 Reviews + 6 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
77
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Nikon D5500

82

Kagoo Score

82

Kagoo Score

Nikon D5500

$380.00
$449.99
Our Verdict:
A high image quality and multi award winning 420g digital camera, with a very good spec and a low price. It has a touchscreen and a built-in flash, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi. Multiple reviews mentioned that this digital camera it.
24.2MP
6000 X 4000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
25,600
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
420g
7.8x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3.2"
SCREEN
96
Reviews
131 Reviews + 9 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Widely Available
71
Value for Money
Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
11 Reasons For
Dustproof
The Canon EOS 70D is a dustproof digital camera, whereas the Nikon D5500 is not.

A dustproof digital camera is one that is resistant to dust, and is sealed so that dust and sand can't get into the lens or the mechanics.

A dustproof camera is excellent for shooting in very dry climates or dusty areas, and will prevent accidental damage that would stop a normal camera from working properly.

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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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Full HD Video
The Canon EOS 70D supports Full HD video, whereas the Nikon D5500 does not support this feature.

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

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Multi Burst Mode
The Canon EOS 70D features multi burst mode, whereas the Nikon D5500 does not feature this benefit.

'Multi burst mode' is a special setting on a digital camera to allow it to take multiple photos in very quick succession at a single button press.

Burst mode is very helpful for sports photography, or any time where you are trying to capture a fast-moving subject.

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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 Shots 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
Based on 40 reviews, the Canon EOS 70D has an average expert review score of 90%, but the Nikon D5500 has an average rating of 83% (based on 107 reviews).
Slightly Better Overall Reviews
Based on 40 reviews, the Canon EOS 70D has an average overall review score of 92%, but the Nikon D5500 has an average rating of 89% (based on 131 reviews).
Better Brand
Canon digital cameras have an average rating of 85.3%, however Nikon only has an average rating of 83.6%.
4 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
Expert Reviews, PhotographyBlog.com, Dkamera.de and Saggiamente.com all gave the Canon EOS 70D a better review score.
Expert Reviews: Canon EOS 70D = 100% vs Nikon D5500 = 60%

PhotographyBlog.com: Canon EOS 70D = 100% vs Nikon D5500 = 90%

Dkamera.de: Canon EOS 70D = 93% vs Nikon D5500 = 90%

Saggiamente.com: Canon EOS 70D = 90% vs Nikon D5500 = 80%
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Has a Better Lens
On average reviewers thought the Canon EOS 70D has a better lens. Several people thought that it had a good autofocus and lens.
11 Reasons For
335g Lighter
The Nikon D5500 has a weight of 420g, however the Canon EOS 70D is a 755g digital camera (335g 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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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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4496 X 3000 Still Image Resolution
The Nikon D5500 supports a still image resolution of 4496 x 3000, but the Canon EOS 70D supports a still image resolution of 1280 x 1280.

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

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6% 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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Cheaper by $270
The Nikon D5500 is $270 cheaper than the Canon EOS 70D.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Newer by Two Years
The Nikon D5500 is two years newer than the Canon EOS 70D
Three More Awards
The Nikon D5500 has received 9 awards from expert review sites, but the Canon EOS 70D has received 6 awards.
Has a Better Screen or Viewfinder
On average reviewers thought the Nikon D5500 has a better screen or viewfinder. Several people thought that it had a good screen and touch-screen.
Took Good Pictures
Our analysis of the Nikon D5500 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Nikon D5500 took good pictures. Over 40 people thought that it was able to produce good images and several people thought that it also had a good picture quality, picture resolution and ISO range.
Recorded Good Videos
The Nikon D5500 reviewers thought the Nikon D5500 recorded good videos. More than 10 people thought that it was brilliant for video recording.

Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
No Reasons Against
We couldn't find any reasons why the Canon EOS 70D is Inferior
1 Reason Against
4 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Expert Reviews, PhotographyBlog.com, Dkamera.de and Saggiamente.com all gave the Nikon D5500 a lower review score.
Expert Reviews: Nikon D5500 = 60% vs Canon EOS 70D = 100%

PhotographyBlog.com: Nikon D5500 = 90% vs Canon EOS 70D = 100%

Dkamera.de: Nikon D5500 = 90% vs Canon EOS 70D = 93%

Saggiamente.com: Nikon D5500 = 80% vs Canon EOS 70D = 90%
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Awards

The Nikon D5500 has more awards than the Canon EOS 70D. The Nikon D5500 has 9 awards, where as the Canon EOS 70D has 6 awards.
Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
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9 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 90% based on 40 reviews, where as the average score for the Nikon D5500 is 83% based on 107 reviews.
Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
Best
5 stars
9 reviews
4 stars
5 reviews
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0 reviews
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0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
20 reviews
4 stars
25 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
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0 reviews

Average User Rating

Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
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18 reviews
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Average Brand Rating

Canon has a better average brand rating than Nikon. The average brand rating for Canon is 85.3% based on over 31,000 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Nikon is 83.6% based on over 25,000 reviews.
Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
Canon

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Based on over 31,000 reviews
Nikon

84

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Based on over 25,000 reviews

Expert Reviews Review Score

Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
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The Canon EOS 70D is the company's latest enthusiast-oriented SLR. It replaces the Canon 60D , and has various enhancements that distinguish it from the likes of the Canon EOS 700D . The viewfinder is significantly larger, there are lots of single-functio......
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Excellent image quality
Articulated touchscreen
Impressive autofocus in video
Video quality could be sharper
No headphone socket
The Canon 70D is an extremely impressive camera, and although it's now a few years old it's still a strong candidate for your cash. Canon's excellent continuous performance, articulated touchscreen, superior live view and video autofocus and integrated Wi......
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It's a bit of a surprise, then, to see the D5500 arriving so soon and being so similar. The LCD screen is now touch-sensitive, GPS has disappeared, a couple of buttons have moved and the command dial has been redesigned. There's a new Picture Control pres......
Superb sensor, disappointing kit lens, middling controls: the Nikon D5500 is a fine camera but it lacks consistency......
Apr 2015

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
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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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
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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 latest mo......
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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 enthusiasts......
Apr 2015

Dpexpert.com.au Review Score

Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
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This 20 megapixel camera uses dual pixel technology, designed to improve auto-focus performance in live view mode. The idea is to incorporate phase detection ? the focus method used by DSLRs ? and contrast detection ? the method in compact cameras ? into......
Image quality is excellent with brilliant resolution, colour and dynamic range
The image stabilised lens, although made down to a price, performs well both mechanically and optically
The kit lens, good as it is, does display marked distortion at both the wide and telephoto extremes
This is characteristic of inexpensive lenses with a long zoom range and we would opt for the 1855mm lens in the kit
The development of the APS sensor digital single lens reflex has reached the point where further improvement comes in small steps. In the 70D it is the arrangement of the light receptors on the sensor that is different, the benefits of which might not be......
Oct 2013
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This 24mp digital single lens reflex seems designed to go head to head with compact system cameras. It has a fully articulated, high resolution, touch sensitive LCD, allowing for touch-navigation of menus, touch-focus-fire function and pinch, expand and s......
The image processing is notable for its wide dynamic range
A couple of hundred test photos taken in harsh afternoon light show fine shadowhighlight detail preservation
(See samples here) All the essentials exposure, focus, colour and tone are handled
Socalled "live view" continues to be a pain in the posterior
It is clunky to access, sludgy in operation and disables the eyelevel viewfinder
It still feels like interim technology needing further development
The challenge that Nikon and Canon face with their entry level DSLRs is that for the same price or less there are superb compact system cameras. The Sony a6000 uses a similar sensor to the Nikon in a smaller body with a more modern control set and it is $......
Apr 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 indoo......
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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 largely th......
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.Nikon......
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 the D5......
Mar 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 focusing in......
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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, makin......
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-resolution......
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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 retractabl......
Feb 2015

Digitalcameraworld.com Review Score

Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
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The Canon EOS 70D has drawn plenty of early plaudits for its impressive spec list, and has drawn intense comparisons to the Nikon D7100 , its closest competitor.In her latest review video, Amy Davies of our testing team puts five of the most impressive fe......
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Sep 2013
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Nikon D5500 review video: the newest version of Nikon's popular top-end entry-level camera offers a number of surprising features.In her Nikon D5500 review video, Amy Davies takes a look at what's new, tries out some of the updated features and includes s......
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Mar 2015

Pocket Lint Review Score

Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
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The Canon EOS 70D is the latest mid-range model from the Japanese imaging company, replacing the EOS 60D . It comes four long years after the 60D, during which a huge amount has changed in the world of cameras. As such, the EOS 70D isn't just a spec refr......
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Dual Pixel autofocus closes the live view gap between DSLR and CSC cameras - it's very impressive
Proven 19-point AF system works well in most lighting conditions
7fps burst at full resolution with decent buffer
Great image quality
Responsive touchscr
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
Filters unavailable in raw JPEG shooting
Single SD
Wi-Fi
The 70D represents the DSLR in the post-mirror age. If you're looking for an all-rounder when it comes to both still images and movie capture then there's no other pure DSLR out there that can offer such a varied and successful feature set.It's the camera......
Jul 2013
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It's a curious time in the world of cameras right now, with boundaries ever-blurring, but new technologies incremental rather than revolutionary. The arrival of the Nikon D5500, which is the company's first ever touchscreen DSLR, looks to fend off the com......
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Jan 2015

Trusted Reviews Review Score

Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
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What is the Canon EOS 70D? The 70D is nothing less than the big DSLR release of 2013. The ground between Canon's single-digit and triple-digit DSLRs has long housed some impressive cameras, catering for those looking to take the step up from entry-level D......
Great touchscreen performance
Impressive 19point AF system
Dualpixel sensor AF delivers fantastic Liveview AF performance
Solid build
Slight issues with AWB performance
Limited creative filter implementation
The Canon EOS 70D is a real step forward in the world of DSLR photography, and if you shoot a lot of video, or find yourself using live view image capture with any regularity, it's a great choice. But It's not without its faults, with a few bugs in the Cr......
Jul 2013
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Nikon D5500 ? First Impressions from CES 2015 The Nikon D5500 is very similar to the D5300 it replaces. It looks as though it'll offer no appreciable improvement to image quality, but alters the design and feature set a little to give it a slightly more u......
Excellent updated handling
Solid performance, great images
Fast AF
No GPS
Conservative upgrades
The Nikon D5500 is a very conservative tweak of the popular D5300. It doesn't mess with the image quality or performance, instead deciding to make the camera a mite more accessible. We'll have to see whether the touchscreen's actually worth using when we......
Jan 2015

Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
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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.

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.

Maximum ISO Sensitivity

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

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.

Price Trend

Price

Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
Bad Value for Money
4 people agree 2 people disagree
  • If I had to pick a do-everything-well APS-C format camera that does not cost a fortune, the Canon EOS 70D would be my recommendation. This camera has it ...
    The-digital-picture.com September 2013
  • ... distortion at both the wide and telephoto extremes. This is characteristic of inexpensive lenses with a long zoom range and we would opt for the 1855mm ...
    dpexpert.com.au October 2013
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • ... as incamera noise reduction, image quality is only slightly better than its predecessor (but still good for this price point). Price. 1 199 (body only), ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • Expensive
    3 people agree No people disagree
  • ... integral Wi-Fi, not to mention 20MP pictures, add up to a classy if pricey contender If you’re in the market f... In a nutshell the 70D looks, feels ...
    macworld.co.uk October 2013
  • ... 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 ...
    macworld.co.uk October 2013
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • Good Value for Money
    8 people agree 4 people disagree
  • ... As the situation lies with cameras, update... The Nikon D5500 is an excellent DSLR in the budget segment. While it is an incremental upgrade over the Nikon ...
    digit.in November 2015
  • As of early 2015, the 24.2-megapixel D5500 ($900, body only) is Nikon's newest affordable DSLR. It is made for newbies and casual shooters, and while it ...
    Digitaltrends.com March 2015
  • ... point-and-shoot, bridge or entry-level DSLR camera as well as enthusiasts looking for a highly capable DSLR without the price tag of pro-level models.A ...
    tomsguide.com April 2015
  • ... offers fantastic DSLR image quality and speed in an ultralight and inexpensive package. Live View lets you shoot photos and videos while held away from ...
    Kenrockwell.com January 2015
  • Robustness

    Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
    Well Made
    4 people agree No people disagree
  • ... a little more...Swift and accurate auto focus, semi professional body construction with chunky handgrip and top plate LCD, angle adjustable rear screen ...
    macworld.co.uk October 2013
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • Very Well Made
    5 people agree 1 person disagrees
  • ... upgrading the screen in the process to a 3.2inch touch-screen version and adding built in Wi-Fi. Along with this the 24 megapixel sens...Built in WiFi. ...
    Ephotozine February 2015
  • ... version and adding built in Wi-Fi. Along with this the 24 megapixel sens...Built in WiFi. Improved ISO performance. 2 year warranty. Large 3.2inch touchscreen. ...
    Ephotozine February 2015
  • ... 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 ...
    DP Review April 2015
  • ... sharp even in low light. Video is smooth and colourful, but the built in stereo mic isn't very good. You get full HD video - 1080p at 50fps. There's a ...
    Mark - May 2016
  • Size and Weight

    Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
    Heavy and Bulky
    4 people agree 2 people disagree
  • ... grip – but put it next to a CSC such as the Olympus OMD-EM1 and it feels needlessly hefty. Alright, so... The 70D is Canon's best DSLR for ages. While ...
    stuff.tv/my/ January 2014
  • ... screen with touch panel operation, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. Heavier than most consumer DSLRs, particularly with kit zoom attached, expensive for an ...
    macworld.co.uk October 2013
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • ... zoom, angle adjustable LCD with touch screen. Chunkier and heavier than most consumer-level DSLRs, top plate LCD shortcuts could be made less fiddly and ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • A Bad Body Shape
    2 people agree No people disagree
  • ... than its predecessor (but still good for this price point). Price. 1 199 (body only), www. Usa. Canon. Com. Read all of our handson camera re. Excellent ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • Compact
    11 people agree No people disagree
  • ... Nikon D5500 takes the tried and tested Nikon D5x00 series and updates it with a new more compact and ergonomic body, upgrading the screen in the process ...
    Ephotozine February 2015
  • ... Nikon D5300 , with a new 3.2 inch tilting LCD touch-screen, and a new, more compact body. The camera features a 24 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, with no ...
    Ephotozine February 2015
  • ... Excellent image quality, compact and light, 3.2-inch fully arti... Nikon D5500 is a compact and lightweight DSLR camera that clicks great quality images ...
    pcquest.com June 2016
  • ... features than the D3000 series that sits below it. Nikon's latest mo... The D5500 is a compact, lightweight, and very competent DSLR. Its image quality ...
    DP Review April 2015
  • Lightweight
    8 people agree No people disagree
  • ... the Nikon D5500 in a first-looks piece here , and we then noted how we were impressed by the light weight and small size of the camera. The successor to ...
    hardwarezone.com.sg April 2015
  • ... megapixel sensor captures high quality photos and its lightweight body makes it easy to tote around on vacations or a... Great image quality for photos ...
    goodhousekeeping.com November 2016
  • ... 3.2-inch fully arti... Nikon D5500 is a compact and lightweight DSLR camera that clicks great quality images and comes packed with features a photography ...
    pcquest.com June 2016
  • ... no denying that this camera handles differently: the move to carbon fibre naturally means reduced weight and improved strength. Nikon could quite simply ...
    Digital Versus March 2015
  • A Good Size
    6 people agree No people disagree
  • ... body. There's now also an eye-sensor to automatically shut off the... We like the size, weight and handling of the D5500. Image quality is very good as ...
    hardwarezone.com.my April 2015
  • ... too convoluted and much more d...Buildquality. Adjustable touchscreen. Reduced size and weight. Picture quality. Excellent battery life. Improved Live ...
    Digital Versus March 2015
  • ... the body, not just slapped on there because it needed to be. I actually love the size of it, because it allows you to have the standard sized lenses, but ...
    Helix - April 2016
  • ... well and the memory card or comp...Variangle touchscreen. Proven sensor. Small size and low weight. The optical viewfinder in a DSLR doesn't show the effect ...
    techradar.com/au/ January 2015
  • A Good Body Shape
    5 people agree 1 person disagrees
  • ... tested Nikon D5x00 series and updates it with a new more compact and ergonomic body, upgrading the screen in the process to a 3.2inch touch-screen version ...
    Ephotozine February 2015
  • ... 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. ...
    Digital Versus March 2015
  • ... the element of touch control, while putting it all into a smaller and lighter body. There's now also an eye-sensor to automatically shut off the... We ...
    hardwarezone.com.my April 2015
  • ... superb compact system cameras. The Sony a6000 uses a similar sensor to the Nikon in a smaller body with a more modern control set and it is $...The image ...
    dpexpert.com.au April 2015
  • Ease of Use

    Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
    Has Good Controls
    4 people agree No people disagree
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • Very Easy to Use
    8 people agree No people disagree
  • ... years, I've been incredibly impressed with the Nikon D5500. It's light, easy to use and affordably priced for someone wanting to get into (or back into) ...
    A. Taylor - May 2016
  • ... new grip is very comfortable, and the menu functions also easy to use via the touch screen which is also a joy to use for focusing and shutter release. ...
    Kath Brewer - May 2016
  • ... not that interested in a tilting screen but if you want a compact easy to use DSLR with outstanding image quality and a fairly comprehensive feature set ...
    Dannyboy - December 2016
  • ... Improved ISO performance. 2 year warranty. Large 3.2inch touchscreen. Touchscreen is easy to use and changing settings easy. Improved battery life of 820 ...
    Ephotozine February 2015
  • Very Easy to Handle
    4 people agree No people disagree
  • ... thinner, and there's noticeably a deeper grip for more agile and comfortable handling.Up top, you'll find the pop-up flash... Easy and comfortable to hold. ...
    gadgetsmagazine.com.ph January 2016
  • Beautiful pictures, easy handling, very intuitive. Love it...
    Null - (Bhphotovideo.com) August 2016
  • ... and light for a DX format camera. Good image quality. Deeper handgrip really does improve handling. Touch Fn is extremely customizable. Not very much better ...
    hardwarezone.com.sg April 2015
  • ... to see whether the touchscreen's actually worth using when we...Excellent updated handling. Solid performance, great images. Fast AF. No GPS. Conservative ...
    Trusted Reviews January 2015
  • Has Good Controls
    3 people agree 10 people disagree
  • ... superb compact system cameras. The Sony a6000 uses a similar sensor to the Nikon in a smaller body with a more modern control set and it is $...The image ...
    dpexpert.com.au April 2015
  • ... quality, compact and light. 3.2inch fully articulating LCD screen, advanced Auto ISO controls, decent battery life. No aperture control or Auto ISO in ...
    pcquest.com June 2016
  • ... versatile. Can be used to take good quick pictures or with the time to learn you can easily take control of the camera to produce works of art.
    Mr P. Fisher - April 2016
  • Has a Good Interface
    2 people agree No people disagree
  • ... more lenses, the D5300 wi...Light, compact unit. Fast autofocus. Fluid touchscreen interface. Excellent dynamic range. Massive array of compatible lenses. ...
    digit.in November 2015
  • ... stills. Decent 108060p movies. Variangle, touchscreen LCD. Great user interface for newbies. Lesssubstantial construction. Weak 1855mm lens kit. Vari-angle, ...
    Digitaltrends.com March 2015
  • Features

    Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
    Has Good Features
    3 people agree 1 person disagrees
  • ... there's no other pure DSLR out there that can offer such a varied and successful feature set.It's the camera...Dual Pixel autofocus closes the live view ...
    Pocket Lint July 2013
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • ... videos when WiFi. Innovative and effective Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, solid core feature set, useful WiFi options, responsive, fullyarticulated touchscreen. ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • Has Good Features
    4 people agree 3 people disagree
  • Nikon shrinks the size of its mid-range DSLR and adds a few very useful features.Nikon has been introducing DSLRs at a fairly steady pace, releasing the ...
    thestar.com.my May 2015
  • ... you're holding...Amazingly small, very well designed grip, touchscreen features are welcome, featurepacked. Viewfinder image could be larger, battery life ...
    thestar.com.my May 2015
  • ... camera is not overly intimidating for new users and offers plenty of features to move you along as you learn. The experienced enthusiast will benefit from ...
    photographybay.com April 2015
  • ... shutter release. This is a great camera and I have been impressed with all its features at this price range and was worth the upgrade from the D5200 in ...
    Kath Brewer - May 2016
  • Connectivity

    Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
    Doesn't Have Wifi Capacity
    3 people agree 3 people disagree
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • ... Responsive touchscreen. Single SD card slot. No builtin GPS. Unable to record videos when WiFi. Innovative and effective Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, solid ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • Doesn't Have Gps
    11 people agree 3 people disagree
  • ... a few additional in-camera processing options, although it lacks the in-camera GPS provided with the D5300.Nikon... The D5500 is a competent camera that ...
    photoreview.com.au March 2015
  • ... 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 ...
    Imaging Resource.com January 2015
  • ... controller buttons can't be customised. GPS no longer built in smartphone app doesn't feature GPS tagging either. Compact and w.
    Ephotozine February 2015
  • ... connectivity. Light body not ideal for heavy lenses. No antialiasing filter. No inbuilt GPS. No in-built GPS.
    digit.in November 2015
  • Doesn't Have Wifi Capacity
    5 people agree 4 people disagree
  • ... may not be comfortable for people with large hands, and Nikon really needs to update its Wi-Fi app.
    CNET.co.uk May 2015
  • ... may not be comfortable for people with large hands, and Nikon really needs to update its Wi-Fi app.
    CNET.com.au May 2015
  • ... may not be comfortable for people with large hands, and Nikon really needs to update its WiFi app. The redesigned grip may not be comfortable for people ...
    CNET.com May 2015
  • ... live-view autofocus. Lacks built-in GPS of the predecessor 5300. Limited Wi-Fi app functions. Built-in mic picks up stray sounds.
    tomsguide.com April 2015
  • Lens System

    Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
    Has a Good Autofocus
    12 people agree 3 people disagree
  • ... sensor, innovative Dual-Pixel CMOS AF system which provides quiet and fast focusing in... The new Canon EOS 70D offers the best all-round combination yet ...
    PhotographyBlog.com September 2013
  • ... users sit up and take notice. But the 70D does exactly that. D...Excellent new autofocus system. Superb image quality. Handy WiFi and touchscreen. Bigger ...
    stuff.tv/my/ January 2014
  • ... integrated Wi...Excellent image quality. Articulated touchscreen. Impressive autofocus in video. Video quality could be sharper. No headphone socket.
    Expert Reviews August 2016
  • ... frame 6D, released last September, for just a little more...Swift and accurate auto focus, semi professional body construction with chunky handgrip and ...
    macworld.co.uk October 2013
  • Has a Good Lens
    2 people agree 3 people disagree
  • ... artificially-lit indoo... While the still picture quality we obtained with the supplied 18-135mm lens appeared quite good superficially and the camera ...
    photoreview.com.au October 2013
  • ... excellent with brilliant resolution, colour and dynamic range. The image stabilised lens, although made down to a price, performs well both mechanically ...
    dpexpert.com.au October 2013
  • Has a Good Autofocus
    8 people agree 3 people disagree
  • ... sensor with no optical low-pass filter gives good image quality-. Quick autofocus system. Great colour rendition. Lacks control buttons. No built-in GPS ...
    amateurphotographer.co.uk January 2015
  • ... Accurate AF system. Short shutterlag. Excellent timetofirstshot. Full HD video with autofocus. Quite usable with gloves on. Good batterylife. Nikon 5300. ...
    Neocamera.com January 2015
  • ... DSLR, with the live view not having any lag and very responsive, on the whole quick focusing, with the option to touch focus if needed. The video is full ...
    Helix - April 2016
  • ... 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 ...
    DP Review April 2015
  • Has a Good Lens
    3 people agree 6 people disagree
  • ... a... Great image quality for photos and videos. Lightweight. Collapsible lens reduces bulk. Great battery life. Collapsible lens opens a bit slowly.
    goodhousekeeping.com November 2016
  • ... with the results I've obtained with this lens and in my opinion it's a good starting lens for the beginner. If Nikon put a higher quality lens in the box ...
    A. Taylor - May 2016
  • ... even more silent than the older AF-S version. Would highly recommend this with a Prime Lens for those clear shots.
    Amazon Customer - May 2016
  • Viewfinder / Screen

    Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
    Has a Bad Screen
    5 people agree 5 people disagree
  • ... attached, expensive for an APS-C DSLR, awkward to tweak settings using small top plate buttons encircling the smallest LCD.
    macworld.co.uk October 2013
  • ... mechanically and optically. The kit lens, good as it is, does display marked distortion at both the wide and telephoto extremes. This is characteristic ...
    dpexpert.com.au October 2013
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • Has a Bad Viewfinder
    2 people agree 1 person disagrees
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • ... resolution with decent buffer. Great image quality. Responsive touchscr. Not 100 FoV viewfinder. High ISO noise reduction a little rough. Autofocus can ...
    Pocket Lint July 2013
  • Not {More} Mirrorless
    2 people agree No people disagree
  • ... autofocus system. Superb image quality. Handy WiFi and touchscreen. Bigger than a mirrorless cam. Handy Wi-Fi and touchscreen. Expensive.
    stuff.tv/my/ January 2014
  • ... autofocus system. Superb image quality. Handy WiFi and touchscreen. Bigger than a mirrorless cam. Swift and accurate auto focus for both stills and video, ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • Has a Good Screen
    12 people agree 1 person disagrees
  • ... entry-level DSLR camera.Like the D5300, it has a 3.2-inch fully articulated display which can flip 180 degrees for...
    straitstimes.com March 2015
  • ... entry-level DSLR camera. Like the D5300, it has a 3.2-inch fully articulated display which can flip 180 degrees f...
    digitalone.com.sg March 2015
  • ... 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 ...
    dxomark.com March 2015
  • ... to do so in a smaller body...Omits optical low-pass filter. Sharp vari-angle touch display. Solid detail at high ISOs. 5fps continuous shooting. 39-point ...
    PC Mag March 2015
  • Has a Good Touch-Screen
    5 people agree 1 person disagrees
  • ... larger, easier to see, and display of higher quality visually. The touch screen works well and makes quick operation easier. The touch screen has some ...
    The SunRise - January 2017
  • ... The touch screen works well and makes quick operation easier. The touch screen has some fun and interesting capabilities too, namely touch focus and shutter ...
    The SunRise - January 2017
  • ... for vlogging. The camera has a load of lens available and the touch screen is really good for point and focus when your shooting! Agreed no gps but I’ve ...
    ChristoWilson - March 2016
  • Great camera and touch screen is great for point and focus. This is an awesome camera. I use it for Vlogging. It is way lighter and less bulky than the ...
    ChristoWilson - March 2016
  • Picture Quality

    Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
    Able to Produce Good Images
    14 people agree 4 people disagree
  • ... But the 70D does exactly that. D...Excellent new autofocus system. Superb image quality. Handy WiFi and touchscreen. Bigger than a mirrorless cam. Handy ...
    stuff.tv/my/ January 2014
  • ... touchscreen, superior live view and video autofocus and integrated Wi...Excellent image quality. Articulated touchscreen. Impressive autofocus in video. ...
    Expert Reviews August 2016
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • Has a Good Picture Resolution
    5 people agree 4 people disagree
  • ... the Canon EOS 70D would be my recommendation. This camera has it all - great image quality with high resolution, a great AF system, a moderately large ...
    The-digital-picture.com September 2013
  • Quick TakeProsiAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situationsOverall image quality is excellent Live View AF is much faster than other dSLR ...
    Steve's Digicams November 2013
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • Has a Good Picture Quality
    2 people agree No people disagree
  • ... 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, ...
    PhotographyBlog.com September 2013
  • ... and easy in all situationsOverall image quality is excellent Live View AF is much faster than other dSLR camerasContinuous AF works great for stills and ...
    Steve's Digicams November 2013
  • Able to Produce Good Images
    44 people agree 4 people disagree
  • ... who is looking to get their first DSLR camera. The camera's 24.2 megapixel sensor captures high quality photos and its lightweight body makes it easy to ...
    goodhousekeeping.com November 2016
  • ... 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, ...
    Digital Versus March 2015
  • ... 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 ...
    stuff.tv November 2015
  • ... 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 ...
    stuff.tv/my/ November 2015
  • Has a Good Picture Quality
    9 people agree 1 person disagrees
  • ... Viewfinder, USB 2.0, mini-HDMI, Wi-FI, EN-EL14a lithium-ion batteryPros: Excellent image quality, compact and light, 3.2-inch fully arti... Nikon D5500 ...
    pcquest.com June 2016
  • ... 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 ...
    DP Review April 2015
  • The Nikon D5500 offers fantastic DSLR image quality and speed in an ultralight and inexpensive package. Live View lets you shoot photos and videos while ...
    Kenrockwell.com January 2015
  • ... very capable DSLR with an easy-to-handle body. Its 24-million-pixel sensor offers class-leading image quality, with excellent resolution due to the lack ...
    EISA.eu March 2016
  • Has a Good Picture Resolution
    7 people agree 4 people disagree
  • ... sensor offers class-leading image quality, with excellent resolution due to the lack of an optical low-pass filter, and huge dynamic range especia...
    EISA.eu March 2016
  • ... head to head with compact system cameras. It has a fully articulated, high resolution, touch sensitive LCD, allowing for touch-navigation of menus, touch-focus-fire ...
    dpexpert.com.au April 2015
  • The new Nikon D5500 boasts an impressive 242 million effective pixels, 39 focus points, and a blah blah blah — OK, look This is a blog about geeky parents, ...
    geekdad.com June 2015
  • ... D5500 doesn't make any huge leaps in pixel count, but 24 million pixels is more than enough for most uses. The files (usually) have plenty of detail, noise ...
    techradar.com/au/ January 2015
  • Has a Good ISO Range
    3 people agree 4 people disagree
  • ... in Wi-Fi. Along with this the 24 megapixel sens...Built in WiFi. Improved ISO performance. 2 year warranty. Large 3.2inch touchscreen. Touchscreen is easy ...
    Ephotozine February 2015
  • ... body...Omits optical low-pass filter. Sharp vari-angle touch display. Solid detail at high ISOs. 5fps continuous shooting. 39-point AF system. Quick startup. ...
    PC Mag March 2015
  • ... quality, compact and light. 3.2inch fully articulating LCD screen, advanced Auto ISO controls, decent battery life. No aperture control or Auto ISO in ...
    pcquest.com June 2016
  • Has a Good Image Sensor
    3 people agree No people disagree
  • ... command dial has been redesigned. There's a new Picture Control pres... Superb sensor, disappointing kit lens, middling controls: the Nikon D5500 is a ...
    Expert Reviews April 2015
  • The Nikon D5500 is an entry-level DSLR. It offers a nearly identical specifications to the D5300 Nikon D5300 which precedes, except in a notably revised ...
    Neocamera.com January 2015
  • 5* Camera. Excellent camera for the price. The new AF-P sensor is quick and even more silent than the older AF-S version. Would highly recommend this with ...
    Amazon Customer - May 2016
  • Video Capability

    Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
    Good for Video Recording
    9 people agree 7 people disagree
  • ... integrated Wi...Excellent image quality. Articulated touchscreen. Impressive autofocus in video. Video quality could be sharper. No headphone socket.
    Expert Reviews August 2016
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • In the past, we’ve included both mirrorless and DSLR cameras in our enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup... Impressive image quality. Super ...
    DP Review November 2014
  • Very Good for Video Recording
    11 people agree 5 people disagree
  • ... 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 ...
    PhotographyBlog.com February 2015
  • ... Agreed no gps but I’ve never pined for it!! The image quality and video is superb!! It’s at least 15% lighter with a substantially better battery life. ...
    ChristoWilson - March 2016
  • ... case ($60)This simple camera bag has room for...Quality 24MP stills. Decent 108060p movies. Variangle, touchscreen LCD. Great user interface for newbies. ...
    Digitaltrends.com March 2015
  • ... high ISOs. 5fps continuous shooting. 39-point AF system. Quick startup. 1080 60 video. Integrated Wi-Fi. External mic support. Smaller body means controls ...
    PC Mag March 2015
  • Specification

     
     
     
    Key Features Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
    Weight 755g 420g
    BEST
    Camera Type
    Slr
     Slr
    Slr
     Slr
    Megapixels 20.2MP 24.2MP
    BEST
     
     
     
    Picture Quality Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
    Image Sensor Size
    4 / 3
     4 / 3
    4 / 3
     4 / 3
    BEST
    Still Image Resolution
    1280 x 1280
     1280 x 1280
    4496 x 3000
     4496 x 3000
    BEST
    Aspect Ratio
    3:2
     3:2
    3:2
     3:2
    Sensor Type
    Cmos
     Cmos
    Cmos
     Cmos
    Image Formats Supported
    Raw Jpg
    Jpeg
     Raw
     Jpg
     Jpeg
    Raw Jpg
    Jpeg
     Raw
     Jpg
     Jpeg
    Image Sensor Size (W X H) 22.5 X 15 23.5 X 15.6
    Total Megapixels 20.9MP 24.78MP
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    Sensor Format
    Advanced Photo System Type-C (APS-C)
     Advanced Photo System Type-C (APS-C)
    Dx
     Dx
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    16:9 3:2
    4:3 1:1
     16:9
     3:2
     4:3
     1:1
    16:9 3:2
    4:3 1:1
     16:9
     3:2
     4:3
     1:1
     
     
     
    Design Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
    Waterproof
    Waterproof
     Waterproof
    Unknown - Click to provide data
    Dustproof
    Dustproof
     Dustproof
    Unknown - Click to provide data
    Certification Unknown - Click to provide data CE
    Material
    Aluminium Polycarbonate
     Aluminium
     Polycarbonate
    Aluminium Polycarbonate
     Aluminium
     Polycarbonate
    Colour
    Black
     Black
    Black
     Black
     
     
     
    Lens System Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
    Digital Zoom 10x
    BEST
    7.8x
    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
    BEST
    Depends on lens
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Depends on lens Depends on lens
    BEST
    Aspherical Lens Unknown - Click to provide data Depends on lens
    Lens Mount Interface
    Canon Ef Canon Ef-S
    Nikon F
     Canon Ef
     Canon Ef-S
     Nikon F
    Canon Ef Canon Ef-S
    Nikon F
     Canon Ef
     Canon Ef-S
     Nikon F
    Diaphragm Blade Depends on lens Depends on lens
    Filter Size Depends on lens Depends on lens
    Mounting Type
    Bayonet
     Bayonet
    Bayonet
     Bayonet
     
     
     
    Focusing Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
    Closest Focusing Distance Depends on lens Depends on lens
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    Ai Centre Weighted
    Continuous Servo
    Single Face Detection
    Servo Auto Focus Single Auto Focus
    One Shot Focus Continuous Auto Focus
    Contrast Detection Auto Focus Tracking Auto Focus
     Ai
     Centre Weighted
     Continuous
     Servo
     Single
     Face Detection
     Servo Auto Focus
     Single Auto Focus
     One Shot Focus
     Continuous Auto Focus
     Contrast Detection Auto Focus
     Tracking Auto Focus
    BEST
    Ai Centre Weighted
    Continuous Servo
    Single Face Detection
    Servo Auto Focus Single Auto Focus
    One Shot Focus Continuous Auto Focus
    Contrast Detection Auto Focus Tracking Auto Focus
     Ai
     Centre Weighted
     Continuous
     Servo
     Single
     Face Detection
     Servo Auto Focus
     Single Auto Focus
     One Shot Focus
     Continuous Auto Focus
     Contrast Detection Auto Focus
     Tracking Auto Focus
    Auto Focus (AF) Lock
    Auto Focus (AF) lock
     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
    Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
     Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
    Auto Focus (AF) Points 19 39
    BEST
    Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
    Auto Manual
     Auto
     Manual
    Auto Manual
     Auto
     Manual
    Focus
    Ttl Ttl-Ct-Sir
     Ttl
     Ttl-Ct-Sir
    Ttl Ttl-Ct-Sir
     Ttl
     Ttl-Ct-Sir
     
     
     
    Light Exposure Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
    ISO Sensitivity
    25600 12800
    12500 10000
    8000 6400
    5000 4000
    3200 2500
    2250 2000
    1600 1250
    1000 800
    640 500
    400 320
    250 200
    160 125
    100 Auto
     25600
     12800
     12500
     10000
     8000
     6400
     5000
     4000
     3200
     2500
     2250
     2000
     1600
     1250
     1000
     800
     640
     500
     400
     320
     250
     200
     160
     125
     100
     Auto
    25600 12800
    12500 10000
    8000 6400
    5000 4000
    3200 2500
    2250 2000
    1600 1250
    1000 800
    640 500
    400 320
    250 200
    160 125
    100 Auto
     25600
     12800
     12500
     10000
     8000
     6400
     5000
     4000
     3200
     2500
     2250
     2000
     1600
     1250
     1000
     800
     640
     500
     400
     320
     250
     200
     160
     125
     100
     Auto
    Light Exposure Modes
    Aperture Priority Shutter Priority
    Aperture Priority Ae Auto
    Manual Shutter Priority Ae
     Aperture Priority
     Shutter Priority
     Aperture Priority Ae
     Auto
     Manual
     Shutter Priority Ae
    BEST
    Aperture Priority Shutter Priority
    Aperture Priority Ae Auto
    Manual Shutter Priority Ae
     Aperture Priority
     Shutter Priority
     Aperture Priority Ae
     Auto
     Manual
     Shutter Priority Ae
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity 12,800 25,600
    BEST
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity 100 100
    Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
    Auto Exposure (AE) lock
     Auto Exposure (AE) lock
    Auto Exposure (AE) lock
     Auto Exposure (AE) lock
    Light Metering
    Centre-Weighted Evaluative (Multi-Pattern)
    Partial Spot
    Evaluative Matrix
     Centre-Weighted
     Evaluative (Multi-Pattern)
     Partial
     Spot
     Evaluative
     Matrix
    Centre-Weighted Evaluative (Multi-Pattern)
    Partial Spot
    Evaluative Matrix
     Centre-Weighted
     Evaluative (Multi-Pattern)
     Partial
     Spot
     Evaluative
     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
    Camera Shutter Type
    Electronic
     Electronic
    Electronic
     Electronic
    Shutter Speed Settings
    B T
     B
     T
    B T
     B
     T
     
     
     
    Flash Canon EOS 70D Nikon D5500
    External Flash Connector
    External flash connector
     External flash connector
    External flash connector
     External flash connector
    Flash Exposure Compensation
    Flash exposure compensation
     Flash exposure compensation
    Flash exposure compensation
     Flash exposure compensation
    Flash Recharging Time 3s Unknown - Click to provide data
    Shoe Mounting Point
    Shoe mounting point
     Shoe mounting point
    Shoe mounting point
     Shoe mounting point
    Flash Modes
    Auto Manual
    Red-Eye Reduction Second Curtain Synchro
    Flash Off Stroboscopic
    Fill-in Slow Synchronization
     Auto
     Manual
     Red-Eye Reduction
     Second Curtain Synchro
     Flash Off
     Stroboscopic
     Fill-in
     Slow Synchronization
    Auto Manual
    Red-Eye Reduction Second Curtain Synchro
    Flash Off Stroboscopic
    Fill-in