Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of J2 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 lag, cross type focus points and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from mirrorlessrumors.com, nikonrumors.com, 1001noisycameras.com and 4 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Canon EOS 70D 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon EOS 70D  based on its image quality, responsiveness and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon 1 J2 vs EOS 70D

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

Nikon 1 J2
363 ISO
EOS 70D
926 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon 1 J2
94 ms
EOS 70D
75 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Nikon 1 J2
1,400 ms
EOS 70D
700 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon 1 J2
60 fps
EOS 70D
7 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon 1 J2
230 photos
EOS 70D
920 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Nikon 1 J2
21.3 bits
EOS 70D
22.5 bits

Features Key features of the Nikon 1 J2  vs EOS 70D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon 1 J2
10 MP
EOS 70D
20 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon 1 J2
6,400 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

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

Nikon 1 J2
11.6 microns
EOS 70D
16.9 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Nikon 1 J2  vs
EOS 70D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 10 MP 20 MP
Resolution 3872 x 2592 5472 x 3648
Size Nikon CX APS-C
Area 13.2 x 8.8 mm 22.5 x 15 mm
Crop factor 2.7x 1.6x
Pixel size 11.6 microns 16.9 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 3,200 ISO to 6,400 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 135 19
Cross type focus points 41 19
Supports continuous No Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder No Yes
Type N/A Pentaprism
Coverage N/A 98%
Magnification N/A 0.95x

performance

Max continuous shooting 60 fps 7 fps
Battery life 230 920
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
10 fps
7 fps
Focus lag 94 ms 75 ms
Startup delay 1,400 ms 700 ms

video

Nikon 1 J2  vs
EOS 70D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No Yes
Shoots high speed video Yes No
External mic jack None 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Phase detection Phase detection
Autofocus type Phase detection Phase detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 921 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 1/16000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 106 x 61 x 29.8 mm 145 x 106 x 79 mm
Thickness 29.8 mm 79 mm
Weight 280 g 755 g
Is weather sealed No Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
Automatic panorama Yes No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
Nikon 1 J2
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