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Monday, March 18, 2013

Nikon D7100 vs. Canon EOS-70D

View the latest post of the EOS-7D Mk II here.

Nikon announced their D7100 camera a few weeks ago and now it is in stock at some of the larger camera stores. A mid range, cropped frame camera for 'advanced enthusiasts' and is the flagship of their DX format DSLR lineup. The list price is $1,200 for the body and $1,600 when bundled with a 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens.

Nikon D7100 key features :
  • 24.1MP DX format CMOS sensor, with no OLPF
  • EXPEED 3 processing
  • ISO 100-6400 standard, up to 25600 expanded
  • Max 6 fps continuous shooting in DX mode, 7 fps in 1.3X crop mode
  • 51 point AF system, 15 sensors cross type
  • 2016 pixel RGB metering sensor
  • Two SD memory card slots
  • Spot white balance in live view mode
  • 1080 60i/30p video recording, built-in stereo mic, mic jack and audio monitoring jack
  • Pentaprism with 100% coverage and 0.94X magnification
  • 3.2", 1.2m-dot LCD screen (640 x 480 X RGBW)
  • Front and rear IR receivers
  • Equivalent water and dust resistance to D800/D300S

On paper, this looks like an impressive camera and a very good value. Now we are waiting for Canon's answer to the Nikon D7100 and announce its EOS-70D, perhaps next week during a product event they have been sending invitations out to dealers and the press to attend.

Please read my earlier post on the Canon EOS-70D.  We may have some more rumors soon. My guess is Canon may equip the upcoming 70D with the following features :

  • 18 MP sensor, similar to the one in Rebel T5i
  • All-cross type 19-points AF system
  • 6 - 7 fps burst rate
  • ISO 100 - 25600 expanded
  • Powered by the DIGIC 6 processor
  • 1080p HD video capture
  • Capacity touch screen, similar to the Rebel T5i and SL-1
  • Creative filters with Live Preview
  • Some WiFi capability, similar to EOS-6D

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