Cam1 vs Cam2

Canon EOS 70D vs. Nikon D5000

It's never been easier to decide which camera is the best choice for you. Below, we'll look at more specs than you can shake a stick at.

Canon EOS 70D

Resolution:
20 megapixels
Screen Size:
3" screen
Sensor Type:
APS-C sensor
Release Date:
7/2/2013
LCD Movement:
Fully articulated
Autofocus Details:
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Selective single-point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
Live View
Autofocus Light?:
Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Battery Type:
Battery Pack
Battery Specs:
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life:
920
Type:
Mid-size SLR
Built-In Flash?:
Yes (Pop-up)
Color Filter:
Continuous Drive:
7.0 fps
Custom White Balance:
Yes
Dimensions:
139 x 104 x 79 mm (5.47 x 4.11 x 3.09")
Drive Modes:
Effective Pixels:
20 megapixels
Sealed / Weather-Proof?:
Yes (Water and Dust resistant)
Exposure Compensation:
+/-5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Modes:
External Flash:
Yes (Built-in flash works as wireless commander)
File Format:
Flash Modes:
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Flash Range:
12.00 m
Focal Length Equivalent:
Format:
H.264
GPS:
Optional
HDMI:
Yes (HDMI mini)
ISO:
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (25600 with boost)
Aspect Ratio(s):
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Image Stabilization:
No
JPG Quality Levels:
Fine, Normal
Live View:
Yes
Manual Exposure Mode:
Yes
Manual Focus:
Yes
Maximum Resolution:
5472 x 3648
Maximum Aperture:
Maximum Shutter Speed:
1/8000 sec
Microphone?:
Stereo
Minimum Shutter Speed:
30 sec
Number of Focal Points:
19
Orientation Sensor?:
Yes
Processor:
Digic 5+
Remote Control?:
Yes (RS-60E3 cable release, RC-6 wireless remote, or using smartphone over Wi-Fi)
Screen Dots:
1040
Screen Size:
3"
Screen Type:
Clear View II TFT color LCD
Self Timer?:
Yes (2 or 10 sec, remote)
Photo Detectors:
21 megapixels
Sensor Size:
APS-C (22.5 x 15 mm)
Sensor Type:
CMOS
Shutter Priority:
Yes
Speaker?:
Mono
Storage Types:
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Subject / Scene Modes:
Yes
Timelapse Recording:
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Touch Screen?:
Yes
USB:
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Uncompressed Formats:
RAW
Video:
Viewfinder:
Optical (pentaprism)
White Balance Bracketing:
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Weight (With Battery Installed):
755 g (1.66 lb / 26.63 oz)
White Balance Presets:
6
Metering Mode Details:
Multi
Center-weighted
Spot
ASIN(s):
B00DMS0LCO B00DMS0GTC
Maximum ISO (Boosted):
25600
Wireless:
Built-In
Body Construction Material:
Color Space:
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Headphone Port?:
No
Microphone Port?:
Yes
MSRP:
ยฃ1079.99 / $1199 / โ€šยฌ1099 body only. ยฃ1199.99 / $1340 / โ€šยฌ1249 with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. ยฃ1399.99 $1549 / โ€šยฌ1499 with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
AE Bracketing:
+/-3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Sync Speed:
1/250 sec
Wireless:
Lens Mount:
Canon EF/EF-S

Nikon D5000

Resolution:
12 megapixels
Screen Size:
2.7" screen
Sensor Type:
APS-C sensor
Release Date:
4/14/2009
LCD Movement:
Fully articulated
Autofocus Details:
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
Live View


Autofocus Light?:
Battery Type:
Battery Pack
Battery Specs:
Nikon EN-EL9a Lithium-Ion battery
Battery Life:
Type:
Compact SLR
Built-In Flash?:
Yes (Pop-up)
Color Filter:
Continuous Drive:
4.0 fps
Custom White Balance:
Yes (5)
Dimensions:
127 x 104 x 80 mm (5 x 4.09 x 3.15")
Drive Modes:
Effective Pixels:
12 megapixels
Sealed / Weather-Proof?:
No
Exposure Compensation:
+/-5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Modes:
External Flash:
Yes (Hot-shoe)
File Format:
Flash Modes:
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Flash Range:
17.00 m (at ISO 100)
Focal Length Equivalent:
Format:
Motion JPEG
GPS:
Optional
HDMI:
Yes
ISO:
Auto, 200 - 3200 (plus 6400 with boost)
Aspect Ratio(s):
0.12638888889
Image Stabilization:
No
JPG Quality Levels:
Fine, Normal, Basic
Live View:
Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Manual Exposure Mode:
Yes
Manual Focus:
Yes
Maximum Resolution:
4288 x 2848
Maximum Aperture:
Maximum Shutter Speed:
1/4000 sec
Microphone?:
Mono
Minimum Shutter Speed:
30 sec
Number of Focal Points:
11
Orientation Sensor?:
Yes
Processor:
Expeed
Remote Control?:
Yes (Optional (ML-L3))
Screen Dots:
230000
Screen Size:
2.7"
Screen Type:
Self Timer?:
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Photo Detectors:
13 megapixels
Sensor Size:
APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)
Sensor Type:
CMOS
Shutter Priority:
Yes
Speaker?:
Mono
Storage Types:
SD/SDHC card
Subject / Scene Modes:
Yes
Timelapse Recording:
Yes
Touch Screen?:
No
USB:
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Uncompressed Formats:
RAW
Video:
Viewfinder:
Optical (pentamirror)
White Balance Bracketing:
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Weight (With Battery Installed):
590 g (1.30 lb / 20.81 oz)
White Balance Presets:
12
Metering Mode Details:
Multi
Center-weighted
Spot
ASIN(s):
B00FXYT12G B00267S7TQ
Maximum ISO (Boosted):
6400
Wireless:
Eye-Fi Connected
Body Construction Material:
Color Space:
Headphone Port?:
No
Microphone Port?:
No
MSRP:
AE Bracketing:
+/-2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Sync Speed:
Wireless:
Lens Mount:
Nikon F