Canon EOS 700D vs Nikon D800e

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 700D and Nikon D800e. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Canon EOS 700D is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D800e is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS 700D were released 2013 and Nikon D800e was released 2012. That is a 1 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 700D 2013
Nikon D800e 2012

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 700D has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor while Nikon D800e has a "Nikon FX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS 700D 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Nikon D800e 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

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 700D has a 18 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D800e has 36,3 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS 700D 18 MP
17915904 pixels
5184 x 3456
Nikon D800e 36,3 MP
36152320 pixels
7360 x 4912

Nikon D800e has a 102 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 700D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D800e has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 700D. Nikon D800e has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS 700D has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 700D 100-12800
Nikon D800e 100-25600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 700D
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D800e

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 700D can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D800e can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 700D 5
Nikon D800e 6

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Canon EOS 700D and Nikon D800e can shoot movies.


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

Nikon D800e weighs 900 gr (equal to 1.98 lb) which is 55% heavier than Canon EOS 700D and its 580 gr (or 1.28 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 700D 580 gr
1.28 lb
Nikon D800e 900 gr
1.98 lb

Canon EOS 700D vs Nikon D800e Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS 700D and Nikon D800e, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Canon EOS 700D
Nikon D800e
Name Canon EOS 700D Nikon D800e
Manufacturer Canon Nikon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS 700D
Nikon D800e
Release Year 2013 2012
Release Date 2013-03-21 2012-02-07
MSRP 899 USD 3299 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS 700D
Nikon D800e
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Canon EOS 700D
Nikon D800e
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm) Full Frame (approx 36 x 23.9 mm)
Also known as "FX"
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 5184 x 3456 pixels 7360 x 4912 pixels
Megapixels 18 MP 36,3 MP
Image Processor DIGIC 5 EXPEED 3
Canon EOS 700D
Nikon D800e
ISO Range 100 - 12800 100 - 25600
White Balance Presets 6 12
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS 700D
Nikon D800e
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Face Detection
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Face Detection
Focus Points 9 51
Lens Mount Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
FX (Full frame)
No multiplier
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS 700D
Nikon D800e
Articulated LCD Fully articulated Fixed
Screen size 3 3,2
Screen dots 1040000 921000
Touch screen Yes No
Screen type Clear View II TFT LCD TFT Color LCD with 170 degrees wide-viewing angle
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentamirror) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.85 (0.53 35mm equiv.) 0.7
Viewfinder Resolution 0 N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS 700D
Nikon D800e
Frames per second 5 fps 6 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Range 13 meters 12 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Center Weighted
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS 700D
Nikon D800e
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format H.264
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Canon EOS 700D
Nikon D800e
Memory Card SD/SDHC
Compact Flash
Canon EOS 700D
Nikon D800e
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless Yes
Eye-Fi Connected
Remote Control Yes (RC-6 connector)
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless)
Optional through GP-E2
Optional with GP-1
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS 700D
Nikon D800e
Enviromentally sealed No Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 440 shots 900 shots
Width 133 mm 146 mm
Height 100 mm 123 mm
Depth 79 mm 82 mm
Weight 580 gram 900 gram