Bottom line: Which one is better?
Bottom line: Canon EOS 70D is a better camera.
When we compare Canon 70D vs Nikon D5500, it is clear that Canon EOS is a better camera based on the following features; 405 faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format, 100shots longer battery life, weather sealed, 50% faster maximum shutter speed, 3% more view finder coverage, 0.48% higher resolution, 3k dots higher resolution (screen) and 20% faster flash X-sync.
Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D5500: DESIGN
This review of Nikon D5500 vs Canon 70D has the following comparison;
Resolution; Canon EOS 70d has 1250 × 833px whereas Nikon D5500 has 1247 × n831px
Weather sealed; Canon EOS 70D is weather sealed.
Flip-out screen; both cameras have flip-out screens
More viewfinder coverage; Canon EOS 70D has 98% while Nikon D5500 has 95%
Optical viewfinder; both cameras have this feature.
Bottom line: Canon EOS 70D is a better camera as it is weather sealed.
Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D5500: OPTICS
Optic features of Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D5500 include the following;
AF tracking; both cameras have AF tracking.
Focus points; Canon EOS 70D has 19 whereas Nikon D5500 has 39.
Sensor size; Canon EOS 70D has 22.5 × 15mm whereas Nikon D5500 has 23.5 × 15.6mm.
Maximum light sensitivity; Canon EOS 70D and Nikon D5500 have 25600 ISO.
Phase detection autofocus for photos; Nikon D5500 has this feature.
Megapixels; Canon EOS 70D has 20.9MP whereas Nikon D5500 has 24.2MP.
Bottom line: Nikon D5500 is better as it has phase detection autofocus for photos.
Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D5500: VIDEOGRAPHY
Video recording (main camera); Canon EOS 70D has 1080 × 30fps whereas Nikon D5500 has 1080n× 60fps.
Continuous autofocus when recording movies; both cameras have this feature.
Timelapse function; Nikon D5500 has this feature.
24P cinema mode; both cameras have a 24P cinema mode.
Bottom line: Nikon D5500 is better as it has timelapse function
Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D5500: AUDIO
Audio features of Canon 70D vs D5500 include;
Stereo microphone; both cameras have stereo microphones.
Microphone input; both have microphone inputs
Number of microphones; both have 1 microphone each.
Bottom line: the two cameras have the same audio features.
Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D5500: BATTERY
Battery life (CIPA); Canon EOS 70D has 920shots whereas Nikon D5500 has 820shots.
Removable battery; both cameras have removable batteries.
Battery level indicator; both have battery level indicators.
Rechargeable battery; both cameras have rechargeable batteries.
Bottom line: Canon EOS 70D is better as it has more shots battery life.
Canon EOS 70D vs Nikon D5500: KEY FEATURES
When we compare Nikon D5500 vs canon, we find the following key features;
External memory slot; both cameras have external memory slots.
WIFI; the two cameras have WIFI.
802.11N WIFI connection; Nikon D55 has this feature.
Remote control; both cameras have remote controls
Accelerometer; both cameras have accelerometers.
HDMI output; both cameras have this feature.
Bottom line: Nikon D5500 is better as it has 802.11N MIFI connection.
Canon EOS 70D is a preferred choice over Nikon D5500 because of its amazing features.