Canon EOS 700D vs. Canon EOS 70D vs. Canon EOS 7D

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Mar 21, 2013
Jul 2, 2013
Sep 1, 2009
 
$899.99/£849 with 18-55mm STM
£1079.99 / $1199 / €1099 body only. £1199.99 / $1340 / €1249 with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. £1399.99 $1549 / €1499 with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
 
 
Compact SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Stainless Steel and polycarbonate resin with glass fiber
 
 
 
5184 x 3456
5472 x 3648
5184 x 3456
5184 x 2912, 4608 x 3456,3456 x 3456, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 3072 x 2304, 2592 x 1728, 2592 x 1456, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 2304, 1920 x 1280, 1920 x 1080, 1728 x 1728, 1696 x 1280, 1280 x 1280, 720 x 480, 720 x 400, 640 x 480, 480 x 480
3468x2432, 2736x1824, 1920x1280, 720x480, 4864x3648, 3248x2432, 2432x1824, 1696x1280, 640x480,5472x3072, 3468x2048, 2736x1536, 1920x1080, 720x408, 3648x3648, 2432x2432, 1824x1824, 1280x1280, 480x480
5184 x 3456, 3888 x 2592, 3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
3:2
18 megapixels
20 megapixels
18 megapixels
19 megapixels
21 megapixels
19 megapixels
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
APS-C (22.5 x 15 mm)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Digic 5
Digic 5+
Dual Digic 4
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
RGB Color Filter Array
 
Primary Color Filter
 
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (25600 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)
25600
25600
12800
6
6
6
Yes (1)
Yes
Yes (1)
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
 
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
  • JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.3 compliant)
  • Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
  • RAW: 14bit RAW
  • Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
  • JPEG: Fine, Normal.
  • RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit)
 
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
by built-in flash
Intermittent firing of built-in flash
 
No
 
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
9
19
19
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF/EF-S
1.6×
1.6×
1.6×
 
Fully articulated
Fully articulated
Fixed
3
3
3
1,040,000
1,040,000
920,000
Yes
Yes
No
Clear View II TFT LCD
Clear View II TFT color LCD
TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
95%
98%
100%
0.85× (0.53× 35mm equiv.)
0.95× (0.59× 35mm equiv.)
1× (0.62× 35mm equiv.)
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual (Stills and Movie)
  • Scene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie)
  • No Flash
  • Creative Auto
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Close-up
  • Sports
  • SCN
 
 
  • Night Portrait
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • HDR Backlight Control)
  • Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control
 
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
13.00 m
12.00 m
12.00 m
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (Built-in flash works as wireless commander)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
1/200 sec
1/250 sec
 
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)
  • Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote), Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting
 
5.0 fps
7.0 fps
8.0 fps
 
Yes (2 or 10 sec, remote)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
 
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)
H.264, Motion JPEG
H.264
H.264
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
None
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive cards
 
 
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
No
No
 
Eye-Fi Connected
Built-In
 
Yes (RC-6 connector)
Yes (RS-60E3 cable release, RC-6 wireless remote, or using smartphone over Wi-Fi)
Yes (N3 connector)
 
 
Yes (Water and Dust resistant)
Yes (Water-resistant, Dust-resistant)
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
440
920
800
580 g (1.28 lb / 20.46 oz)
755 g (1.66 lb / 26.63 oz)
860 g (1.90 lb / 30.34 oz)
133 x 100 x 79 mm (5.24 x 3.94 x 3.11)
139 x 104 x 79 mm (5.47 x 4.11 x 3.09)
148 x 111 x 74 mm (5.83 x 4.37 x 2.91)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Optional
Optional
Optional
via GPE2
 
GP-E2