Canon EOS 70D vs. Canon EOS 7D vs. Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs. Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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Jul 2, 2013
Sep 1, 2009
Sep 15, 2014
Mar 2, 2012
 
£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
 
$1799 (body only), $2149 (w/18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM lens)
Body only: $3499, €3299, £2999 with 24-105mm: $4299
 
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
 
 
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
 
5472 x 3648
5184 x 3456
5472 x 3648
5760 x 3840
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
4104 x 2736 (M-Raw), 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 1824, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480
3840 x 2560, 2880 x 1920, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
3:2
3:2, 16:9
3:2
20 megapixels
18 megapixels
20 megapixels
22 megapixels
21 megapixels
19 megapixels
21 megapixels
23 megapixels
APS-C (22.5 x 15 mm)
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
APS-C (22.4 x 15 mm)
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Digic 5+
Dual Digic 4
DIGIC 6 (dual)
Digic 5+
sRGB, Adobe RGB
 
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB,Adobe RGB
 
Primary Color Filter
Primary color filter
RGB Color Filter Array
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (25600 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)
Auto, ISO 100-16000 (expandable to 51200)
Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
 
 
 
50
25600
12800
51200
102400
6
6
8
6
Yes
Yes (1)
Yes
Yes (1)
No
No
No
No
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
Fine, normal
Fine, Normal
  • JPEG: Fine, Normal.
  • RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit)
 
  • JPEG (EXIF v2.3, DCF v2.0)
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant)
  • Design rule for Camera File system (2.0)
  • RAW: RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2 (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)
  • Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
 
  • 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
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Intermittent firing of built-in flash
 
Yes
by optional dedicated Speedlite
 
No
 
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
19
19
65
61
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF
1.6×
1.6×
1.6×
1×
 
Fully articulated
Fixed
No
Fixed
3
3
3
3.2
1,040,000
920,000
1,040,000
1,040,000
Yes
No
No
No
Clear View II TFT color LCD
TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
Clear View II TFT-LCD
Clear View II TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
98%
100%
100%
100%
0.95× (0.59× 35mm equiv.)
1× (0.62× 35mm equiv.)
1× (0.62× 35mm equiv.)
0.71×
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
 
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual exposure
  • Bulb
  • Custom (1-3)
  • Auto+
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual (Stills and Movie)
  • Custom (x3)
  • Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control
 
 
 
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes
No
12.00 m
12.00 m
 
 
Yes (Built-in flash works as wireless commander)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (via hot shoe, flash sync port)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
 
 
1/250 sec
 
1/250 sec
1/200 sec
  • Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote), Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting
 
  • Single
  • High-speed continuous
  • Low-speed continuous
  • Silent single shooting
  • Silent continuous shooting
  • 10-sec self-timer / remote control
  • 2 sec self-timer / remote control
 
7.0 fps
8.0 fps
10.0 fps
6.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec, remote)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • 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)
±5 (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)
±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 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 (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)
1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50. 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
H.264
H.264
MPEG-4
H.264
 
 
Choice of MOV or MP4 and IPB, Light IBP, ALL-I compression
1080 and 720 intra or inter frame, 480 inter frame
Stereo
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Mono
None
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive cards
CompactFlash + SD/SDHC/SDXC
Compact Flash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD/SDHC/SDXC
 
None
 
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes
Yes (mini-HDMI)
Yes (HDMI mini)
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
No
 
Yes
Yes
Built-In
 
 
Optional
 
 
 
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7
Yes (RS-60E3 cable release, RC-6 wireless remote, or using smartphone over Wi-Fi)
Yes (N3 connector)
Yes (wired or wireless)
Yes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
 
Yes (Water and Dust resistant)
Yes (Water-resistant, Dust-resistant)
Yes
Yes
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
LP-E6N lithium-ion battery and charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
920
800
670
950
755 g (1.66 lb / 26.63 oz)
860 g (1.90 lb / 30.34 oz)
910 g (2.01 lb / 32.10 oz)
950 g (2.09 lb / 33.51 oz)
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)
149 x 112 x 78 mm (5.87 x 4.41 x 3.07)
152 x 116 x 76 mm (5.98 x 4.57 x 2.99)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
 
Yes (by cable and PC)
Optional
Optional
Built-in
Optional
 
GP-E2
 
With optional GP-E2 unit