Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of 7D Mark II vs 70D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from canonwatch.com, imaging-resource.com, dpreview.com and techradar.com

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon EOS 7D Mark II  based on its image quality and focusing.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of EOS 7D Mark II vs 70D

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

EOS 7D Mark II
1,082 ISO
EOS 70D
926 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 70D
75 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

EOS 70D
59 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

EOS 70D
700 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 70D
7 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS 7D Mark II
670 photos
EOS 70D
920 photos

Features Key features of the EOS 7D Mark II  vs 70D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

EOS 70D
20 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

EOS 7D Mark II
51,200 ISO
EOS 70D
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

EOS 70D
0.59x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

EOS 7D Mark II
16.8 microns
EOS 70D
16.9 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

EOS 7D Mark II  vs
70D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 20 MP 20 MP
Resolution 5472 x 3648 5472 x 3648
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 22.4 x 15 mm 22.5 x 15 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.6x
Pixel size 16.8 microns 16.9 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 100 ISO to 51,200 ISO 12,800 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 65 19
Cross type focus points 65 19
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 98%
Magnification 1x 0.95x
Viewfinder size 0.62x 0.59x

performance

Max continuous shooting 10 fps 7 fps
Battery life 670 920
Continuous shooting
10 fps
7 fps
Focus lag 249 ms 75 ms
Shutter lag 52 ms 59 ms
Startup delay 500 ms 700 ms

video

EOS 7D Mark II  vs
70D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 59.94 fps (MPEG-4) 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Hybrid detection Phase detection
Autofocus type Hybrid detection Phase detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 1,040 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen No Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 149 x 112 x 78 mm 145 x 106 x 79 mm
Thickness 78 mm 79 mm
Weight 910 g 755 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

Includes a GPS Yes No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
WiFi None 802.11 b/g/n
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
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