Nikon D3400 vs Canon 70D

Nikon D3400Many often entry-level photographers don’t like to compromise with image quality and that is why the beginners-friendly Nikon D3400 offers bigger sensor and more numbers of pixels, so that their users can acquire premium quality of images in any kind of shooting conditions. On the other hand, Canon 70D can record nice quality of videos making it ideal camera for movie recording. Let’s see their specs comparisons in details…

Nikon D3400 vs Canon 70D

Features / Models Nikon D3400
Canon 70D
Megapixel 24 megapixels 20 megapixels
Sensor size / type APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (22.4 x 15 mm)
Image processor
Expeed 4 Digic 5+
Low pass filter No Yes
Image stabilization No No
AF System Contrast + Phase Detect sensor Contrast detect+Phase detect
AF points 11 points 19-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF
ISO 100-25600 100-25600
Shutter Min/Max 30sec 1/4000 sec 30 sec 1/8000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 5fps 7fps
Video 1920 x 1080 (60p,24fps) 1080p/60fps
Display 3.0″ TFT- LCD Rear Screen (921K pixels) 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
Viewfinder Optical Viewfinder (95%) Optical Viewfinder
Battery Life (CIPA) 1200 shots 1110 Shots
Wireless connectivity Built-In, Nikon snapbridge  Built-In
Dimensions  124 x 98 x 76 mm 139 x 104 x 79 mm
Weight 395g 755g

Sensor- Nikon D3400 is capable to produce outstanding quality of images in variety of conditions. You can see that Nikon D3400 employs 24MP resolution and also bigger sensor size compared to Canon 70D. Moreover, Nikon doesn’t have low-pass filter, enhancing the camera to grab much details of the subjects. But Canon 70D may miss to grab the details part of that specific subjects, because it doesn’t incorporates low pass filter.

AF points- Nikon D3400 as well as Canon 70D uses hybrid AF system that is contrast and phase detection method for accurate and instantly focus of the subjects. On the other side, Canon 70D also utilizes19-point all cross-type AF System spread across the frame, locking down the desire subjects much instantly and accurately– ideal for tracking sports and wildlife subjects as they move within the frame. But, Nikon D3400 uses only 11-fps. Additionally, Canon 70D integrates Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology that delivers silent and accurate autofocus (AF) while shooting Full HD movies and fast AF acquisition when shooting in Live View mode.

Shutter speed- To freeze fast moving subjects completely and comfortably, Canon 70D offers shutter speed of 1/8000 sec, whereas Nikon D3400 offers 1/4000 sec.

Continuous shooting speed– Canon 70D is having two fps more than that of Nikon D3400, which is mighty effective to shoot while you are in the sports event or watching soccer.

Display- Canon 70D integrates a 7.7cm (3.0”) Vari-angle Clear View LCD II Touch screen with a sharp 1,04m dot resolution making the camera ideal for video shooting and composing shots from unique angles.

Battery– Approx 1200 shots of different subjects can be taken with Canon Nikon D3400. On the other side, Canon offers you take only over 1100 shots at a single time charge.

Verdict- If you are about to start your DSLR photography, then Nikon D3400 is just wonderful camera and offers everything that a beginner needs. On the other side, Canon 70D is mid range SLR that is ideal for stunning movie recording.

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