Canon 70d vs Nikon d7200

 

canon 70d vs Nikon d7200

Canon 70d vs Nikon d7200

Seems there is an interest about this topic. The Canon 70d is already a released camera, while the Nikon d7200 is an upcoming camera. Both cameras has Aps-C sized sensor.

To understand which camera serve your needs better, it must be understood for what kind of photography would you like to use the camera ?

General considerations – Canon 70d vs Nikon d7200

Both cameras offers an excellent package. Very good performance, andvanced functions, very good autofocus in a relatively small and affordable package. Even in absolute terms both cameras are excellent, and offers a very good value.

Sensors – Canon 70d vs Nikon d7200

The sensor or of the Nikon is significantly better, even the current 7100d sensor is significantly better than the sensor of the Canon 70d, even better than the sensor of the newest 7d Mk II.

What does it mean better ? Better in terms of high ISO performance and dynamic range. The difference is small and huge in the same time. If you not print big, mostly use the camera in good light, only check pictures on your laptop or mobile phone, the difference is not huge.

The difference is bigger in higher ISO speeds like ISO 800-6400, where the Nikon has significantly less noise (small grain). This higher ISO speeds needed if you often use long lenses for bird or sports photography or if you make lots of pictures inside the room, or dark conditions.

Dynamic range

The Nikon has significantly better dynamic range. What does it means? In landscapes the sky is not so easily burnt out, you get more detail in the shadow area. The dynamic range is most important in landscapes in bright light, when there is a big difference in light levels in the same picture. So if your main interest is landscapes I think the Nikon is clearly better. The Nikon is better at sky colors as well, as I see.

1545

Other things to consider

If you main target is not landscapes, you can get quality lenses for the Canon more cheaply, than for Nikon and usually you have more lenses to choose from. On the other hand if you only want one walk around lens (18-105, 16-85 vr) Nikons are cheaper.

Video

Dslr cameras has a problem with video recording. Although the sensor is much better, than many other camcorders, autofocus is usually not works properly. Here the Canon 70d has two proper advantages: Dual pixel af, this is currently
the best Live view af system in the Dslr camera.

Another advantage is just supposed it is the flip-out sceen which the Canon 70d has, the Nikon d7100 hasn’t got.

We don’t know yet if the new Nikon d7200 will this flip-out screen or not (fixed). The flipout screen is very handy in video recording in recording extreme angles. Very useful in stills photography as well.

On the other hand the new Nikon d7200 offers 1920 x 1080 / 60 fps videos in 1.3x crop mode.

Wildlife

If you serious about wildlife Canon has a very good 400mm f/5.6 lens for 1300 dollars, Nikon only has a 300mm f/4 which is even more expensive and you need a 1.4x converter to get to 420mm. (300mm is usually not long enough for wildlife). Tamron has an interesting zoom 150-600mm for both system, but seems needs to wait a lot to have a copy. If you want to pay even more for superb lenses (500mm f/4, 600mm f/4), Canons are usually considerably less expensive, than Nikons.

Bottom line:

Both cameras are very good, for landscapes or low light you perhaps better served by the Nikon, for wildlife or video it is perhaps better to go with the Canon. If you have many money for long Nikon telephoto lenses, the Nikon is better for wildlife as well.

Canon 70d vs Nikon d7200 specification

Canon 70d photo parameters

Resolution:20.2 Megapixel
Picture size:5472×3648 Pixel, 23 other picture size from 0,23 to 11,2 Megapixel
ISO range:100-25600
Shutter speed:1/8000-30s
Dynamic range:11,6 EV
Colour depth:22,5 bits
Dxo high iso score:926
Focus points/crosstype points:19/19
Built in flash: yes
Flash external connection:yes
Lens focus motor: yes
Lens mount: EF, EF-S
Diffraction limit: around f/6,2 doesn’t mean it is useless at f/8, but perhaps not the best for landscapes
Continuous shooting:7fps

Functions

Live view: yes
Video: yes
HDR: yes
Panorama: No
3D: No
Wifi: yes
GPS(usually just geotagging): No
Dust removal system: yes

Physical parameters

Sensor format: Aps-C
Crop factor: 1,6
Sensor size: 22,5*15mm
Weight: 755g
Camera Size: 135.5 x 106 x 76 mm, 5.3 x 4.2 x 3.0″
LCD:1040k dots
Flipout LCD: yes
Touch screen:yes
Viewfinder size/coverage:0,59/98%
Storage slots:1/sd,sdhc,sdxc card
Battery:1x LP-E6 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2VDC, 1800mAh

Video parameters

Video autofocus: Yes dual pixel
Video format:1920×1080/30,25,24 1080×720/60,50 640×480/30,25
External mic jack:yes

Canon 70d other parameters

Start up time: 0,15s
Silent shutter
In camera raw processing
63 zone dual layer metering
Intelligent viewfinder
Raw files
Digic 5+
Scene intelligent auto
Clear view II LCD
HDMI connection

Canon 70d standard accessories

– Eyecup Eb
– Wide Strap EW-EOS 70D
– LP-E6 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1800mAh)
– LC-E6 Charger for LP-E6 Battery Pack
– IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable
– R-F-3 Camera Cover
– EOS Digital Solution Disk CD-ROM

Nikon d7200 parameters

Resolution:24.2 Megapixel
Picture size: 6000 x 4000 Pixel, 23 other picture size from 0,23 to 11,2 Megapixel
ISO range:100-25,600 + (51,200 102,400 only BW both)
Shutter speed:1/8000-30s
Dynamic range: No info yet
Colour depth: No info yet
Dxo high iso score: No info yet
Focus points/crosstype points: 51/15
Built in flash: yes
Flash external connection:yes
Lens focus motor: yes
Lens mount: Nikon F
Diffraction limit: around f/6,2 doesn’t mean it is useless at f/8, but perhaps not the best for landscapes
Continuous shooting: 6 fps













Functions

Live view: yes
Video: yes
HDR: yes
Panorama: No
3D: No
Wifi: Yes
GPS(usually just geotagging): No
Dust removal system: yes

Physical parameters

Sensor format:Aps-C
Crop factor:1,5
Sensor size:23,6*15.6mm
Weight:675g
Camera Size:145 x 106 x 79 mm, 5.5 x 4.1 x 3.1″
LCD:1040k dots
Flipout LCD: No
Touch screen: No info yet
Viewfinder size/coverage:0,62 / 100%
Storage slots: 2 /sd,sdhc,sdxc card
Battery: 1 x EN-EL 15 1900 mAh

Video parameters

Video autofocus: Yes
Video format:1920×1080/60,50,30,25,24 1080×720/60,50 640×480/30,25
External mic jack:yes

Nikon d7200 other parameters

Timelapse videos in camera with
exposure smoothing
2016 RGB metering sensor
Clarity parameter in picture styles
autofocusing up to -3 EV
center af point f/8

Nikon d7200 standard accessories

AN-DC1 Camera Strap for Nikon DSLRs
DK-5 Eyepiece Shield (spare)
UC-E17 USB Cable
DK-23 Rubber Eyecup for Nikon DSLR
BF-1B Body Cap
EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery (1900mAh)
MH-25A Battery Charger for EN-EL 15 Li-Ion Battery


Thanks for reading !

Fatbirders Top 1000 Birding Websites

 Posted by at 5:41 pm