Canon EOS 650D vs Nikon D70s

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 650D and Nikon D70s. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 650D
Nikon D70s


Canon EOS 650D is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D70s is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS 650D were released 2012 and Nikon D70s was released 2005. That is a 7 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS 650D Canon 2012
Nikon D70s Nikon 2005

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 650D has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D70s has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS 650D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Nikon D70s 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)


Canon EOS 650D has a 18 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D70s has 6 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS 650D 18 MP 17915904 5184 3456
Nikon D70s 6 MP 6016000 3008 2000

Canon EOS 650D has a 198 % larger resolution than Nikon D70s. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS 650D has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D70s. Canon EOS 650D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Nikon D70s has 200 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 650D 100-12800
Nikon D70s 200-1600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 650D
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D70s

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 650D can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D70s can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 650D 5
Nikon D70s 3

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Canon EOS 650D. Unfortunately Nikon D70s does not support recording movies and movie clips.


The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Nikon D70s weighs 679 gr (equal to 1,5 lb) which is 18% heavier than Canon EOS 650D and its 575 gr (or 1,27 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 650D 575 gr 1,27 lb
Nikon D70s 679 gr 1,5 lb