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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Compared to Nikon D70 DSLR
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The Nikon D70 DSLR kit comes supplied with the Nikkor AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF zoom lens, which offers a field of view equivalent to 27-105mm in 35mm terms (1.5x multiplier effect).

In comparison, the Canon Rebel XT / 350D kit includes the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II zoom, which covers a field of view equivalent to 29-88mm in 35mm equivalent terms (1.6x multiplier effect).

  • AF-S Nikkor DX 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G IF-ED lens features metal mount
    versus the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 II kit lens

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    Nikon D70 versus Canon Rebel XT
    Standard Kit Lens Feature Comparison

    Lens Comparison

    Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm
    F3.5- 4.5G IF-ED

    Canon EF-S 18- 55mm
    F3.5- 5.6 II

    Focal length

    18 to 70mm

    18 to 55mm

    Maximum aperture

    f/3.5 - 4.5

    f/3.5 - 5.6

    Focal Length in 35mm equivalent


    29.8 - 88mm

    Lens construction

    15 elements in 13 groups

    11 elements in 9 groups

    Lens Mount

    ED glass elements



    Aspherical lens elements



    Closest focusing distance

    0.38m (all focal range)


    Minimum F/stop



    Number of blades



    Aperture ring

    No (G-type)


    AF drive

    AF-S (Silent Wave Motor) drive

    USM drive

    M/A mode



    Focus distance indicator

    Yes (distance window)


    Focus method

    IF (Internal Focusing)



    HB-32 supplied


    Protective Case
    Supplied (soft pouch)

    Filter attachment size



    Rotating attachment ring

    Does not rotate (good with filters)


    Diameter x length

    73 x 75.5mm (2.9 x 3.0in.)

    68.5 x 66mm (2.7 x 2.6in.)

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    Weight (approximate)

    390g (12.5oz.)

    190g (6.1oz.)

    Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm vs Canon EF-S 18-55mm II
    Perspective Comparison

    The images below are provided to illustrate the difference in angle of view between the Canon EOS Digital Rebel with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens and the Nikon D70 with the AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5.

    Both images were captured from the same position with the respective lenses set to maximum telephoto (55mm and 70mm respectively).

    Nikon D70 with AF-S DX 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
    Landscape Scene Mode
    ISO 200
    Auto White Balance
    70mm Setting (105mm equivalent in 35mm terms)

    Canon EOS Digital Rebel with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
    Landscape Scene Mode
    ISO 200
    Auto White Balance
    55mm Setting (88mm equivalent in 35mm terms)

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