Nikon D5600 vs Canon EOS 70D Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Amateur DSLR cameras.

D5600 vs EOS 70D - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon D5600 vs Canon EOS 70D Specs


  • Introduced in November 2016
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C (DX)
  • 24 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta mirror)
  • 81.00mm (3.2") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount F
  • WiFi built-in
  • 124.0 x 97 x 70mm³ (4.9" x 3.8" x 2.8")
  • 465g (15.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for D5600


  • Introduced in April 2013
  • Amateur DSLR
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 20 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (Penta prism)
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount EF, EF-S
  • WiFi built-in
  • 139.0 x 104.3 x 78.5mm³ (5.5" x 4.1" x 3.1")
  • 755g (24.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS 70D

D5600 vs EOS 70D Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: D5600 an EOS 70D sensor comparison

D5600 vs EOS 70D: Viewfinder

D5600 has an optical viewfinder with penta mirror. It has magnification of 0.54x and covers 95% of view field.

The EOS 70D has an optical viewfinder with a penta prism. It's magnification is 0.59x covering 98% of view field.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

D5600 (0.54x)

EOS 70D (0.59x)

Simulated viewfinder of the D5600Simulated viewfinder of the EOS 70D

Better choice: Canon EOS 70D

Nikon D5600 VS Canon EOS 70D Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon D5600 a better choice



Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2020.20
Auto Focus points (4)3919
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Longer battery life (3, photos)970920
Weighs less (2)465g
(15.0 oz.)
(24.4 oz.)
More portable (2)842cm³

Conclusion: Advantages of the D5600 are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the EOS 70D and the more compact size.

The D5600 scores 20 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon EOS 70D



Higher speed (4, frames/second)57
Better viewfinder (4)Penta mirrorPenta prism
Larger lens selection (3)200220
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS 70D are that the camera is faster, the better viewfinder and the larger selection of lenses.

Yields 11 points for the EOS 70D.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor formatAPS-CAPS-C
Sensor cleaning
Built-in flash
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
External microphone
Nikon D5600 VS Canon EOS 70D Dimensions

Look at front view of the D5600 and EOS 70D

D5600 und EOS 70D, front viewD5600 und EOS 70D, front view

Top view of cameras

D5600 und EOS 70D, view from aboveD5600 und EOS 70D, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon D5600

Canon EOS 70D


We recommend Nikon D5600 as better choice.

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