Canon EOS 70D vs Canon EOS 100D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 70D and Canon EOS 100D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

These two camera models were both released 2013.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 70D 2013
Canon EOS 100D 2013

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts of sensor (called "APSC") which means that if you compare these cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras has a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the camera's sensor size affect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS 70D 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Canon EOS 100D 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** 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)


Canon EOS 70D has a 20,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 100D has 18 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS 70D 20,2 MP
19961856 pixels
5472 x 3648
Canon EOS 100D 18 MP
17915904 pixels
5184 x 3456

Canon EOS 70D has a 11 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 100D. 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

Both of these cameras offer the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 70D 100-12800
Canon EOS 100D 100-12800

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 70D
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 100D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 70D can shoot up to 7 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 100D can shoot up to 4 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 70D 7
Canon EOS 100D 4

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 70D. Unfortunately Canon EOS 100D 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, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Canon EOS 70D weighs 755 gr (equal to 1,66 lb) which is 86% heavier than Canon EOS 100D and its 407 gr (or 0,9 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 70D 755 gr
1,66 lb
Canon EOS 100D 407 gr
0,9 lb