Canon EOS 70D vs Canon EOS 7DII Camera Comparison
Although the Canon EOS 70D and the 7D II cameras are different classes, they are frequently compared to each other as photographers evaluate which camera they want to purchase. Both cameras offer the same 20 megapixel sensors with dual pixel auto focus technology, so the key differences will be features and performance based and not so much about image quality. Continue reading my Canon EOS 70D vs Canon EOS 7DII comparison below to help you decide which camera is right for you.
The Canon EOS 70D is priced significantly less expensive than the 7D mark II and is reflective of it’s place in the Canon lineup below the 7D in terms of features and performance, but having said that, the 70D does offer some features absent in the 7DII.
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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Advantages
Dual card slots (CF and SD)
Built in GPS
Faster frame rate (10FPS)
More direct access controls
Canon EOS 70D Advantages
Fully articulating LCD screen
For videographers the fully articulated LCD screen is hard to understate. Since you are sometimes shooting at difficult angles or need to turn the LCD to face your subject, having a fully articulated LCD screen helps with the video framing and composition process. The touch screen is further enhanced in it’s usefulness due to the full swivel and tilt movement of the LCD screen when compared to the fixed screen of the 7DII.
WiFi built in to the camera
If you are a serious sports or wildlife shooter then the 7D Mark II is the camera for you, but if you can’t afford the 7DII then the 70D is a great camera. For the typical photo enthusiast the 70D won’t leave you wanting for much and the advantage of the tilt and swivel LCD is a nice little exchange for the slightly heavier and more expensive 7DII.
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Overall User Rating
4.68 out of 5
based on 694 user reviews online.
: 80% (557)
: 13% (91)
: 3% (21)
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Canon EOS 70D Overall User Rating
4.71 out of 5
based on 1759 user reviews online.
: 83% (1458)
: 11% (200)
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|Spec||Canon EOS 7D Mark II||Canon EOS 70D|
|Sensor Size||APS-C (1.6x)||APS-C (1.6x)|
|Body Construction||Magnesium Alloy||aluminum and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5.9 x 4.4 x 3.1 in.||5.47 x 4.11 x 3.09 in.|
|Weight||2 lbs.||1.66 lbs.|
|Memory Card||CompactFlash & SD/SDHC/SDXC||SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Dual Command Wheels||Yes||Yes|
|ISO Range||100-51,200||100-12800 (Extended 25600)|
|Mirror Lock Up||Yes||Yes|
|Burst Rate||10 fps||7 fps|
|LCD Size||3 in.||3 in.|
|LCD Resolution||1,040,000 pixels||1,040,000 pixels|
|Articulated LCD Screen||No Articulation||Tilt & Swivel|
|Remote Shutter Release||Wired & Wireless (InfraRed)||Wired & Wireless (InfraRed)|
|AF Points||65 (All Cross Type)||19 (all cross point - center Dual Cross Point f/2.8)|
|AF Sensitivity||-3ev||EV -0.5|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30 second||30 second|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/8000 seconds||1/8000 seconds|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/250 second||1/250 second|
|Built In Flash||Yes||Yes|
|Wireless TTL Flash||Yes||Yes|
|Video Specs||@ 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps @ 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 30 fps @ 640 x 480: 30 fps||
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps),
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps),
640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
|Built In Mic||Stereo||Stereo|