As I rack my brain over the last month trying to figure out which new body (canon) that I'm going to buy, I finally took a few minutes to compare to similarly priced Nikons and am I crazy or on paper do the specs of the Nikon(s) seem to crush the canon? Does this not result in real world differences?
For example, the 7dII vs a d750 seem to be closely priced but when I look at the advantages of the Nikon, I am thinking that it's too bad I have this 70-200 for canon? 30% better image quality? Is that really true? 3 times higher iso to reach the same noise level? Lighter and double battery capacity? I'm not looking to open up any debate or nikon vs canon threads as I'm sure there are thousands of them, I am very much in the beginning stages of photography and before I knew anything, I bought a canon years ago (t3I) which I want to upgrade. Now that I look into some of this I am shocked as these seem to be very important features, I mean 30% better image quality must mean something?? Sure this Nikon seems slightly more expensive and maybe I'm not comparing the right models, however even the lower model Nikons seem to win in these important categories?
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO 2,956 ISO vs 1,082 ISO The D750 has excellent image quality: 1.4 f-stops higher ISO than the 7D Mark II
Overall image quality Much better image quality 93.0 vs 70.0 More than 30% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 24.8 bits vs 22.4 bits Distinguishes 2.4 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 14.5 EV vs 11.8 EV 1.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Screen size Much larger screen 3.2" vs 3" Around 10% larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.70x vs 0.62x Around 30% larger viewfinder
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots Around 20% higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life 1230 shots vs 670 shots More than 80% more shots per battery charge
True resolution Higher true resolution 24.3 MP vs 20 MP Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Weight Lighter 750 g vs 910 g Around 20% lighter
Size Slightly smaller 141×113×78 mm vs 149×112×78 mm Help Almost the same