I heartily recommend this camera- It performs well, provides unbelievable liveview/video autofocus, even with the shallowest depth of field and moves the Canon APS-C sensor forward, performing noticeably better than the 60D and other Canon models using the same sensor.

I am not the only one that feels this way –

“Ultimately, this is still the best all-around DSLR in this price segment, pending our test of the Pentax K-3. The video quality is top notch, the still image quality only suffers in extreme low light, and Dual Pixel AF offers a usability advantage that nobody else can match. For a consumer-level shooter or hobbyist that wants a durable, control-laden DSLR that can do video and stills equally well, the 70D is the choice to beat.”

From Reviewed.com

Do you have questions you want to see answered about the 70D? Leave a comment below

While you wait for my full review-

 Canon 70D vs D7100 Part I

Canon 70D vs D7100 Part II

All Canon 70D videos – Buffer/SD Card Tests, Low light tests, Wifi Feature and more.

Canon 70D Image Samples

Canon 70D Manual in PDF form (stick it in Dropbox so you always have the manual available)

Using HDR Mode Canon 70D (Coming soon)

 

 

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Just a quick question and if I asked this before, sorry. I wonder if the 70D is good enough for me to upgrade from my 60D. How does it compare on stills and low Light High ISO when compared against the 60D.

    • The difference is noticeable but not huge. At the low ISOs they look quite similar – 1600, 3200 and above you see cleaner images from the 70D. Plus you get that lovely live view focusing and Wifi. All depends on the kind of photography you do.

    • Sounds like it is worth it! If you plan to buy from B&H or Amazon I would appreciate you using my links. Thanks!

  2. Hey there, I just purchased the Canon 70 D. I have purchased a slew of lenses and am worried I have doubled up and/or am missing one for my needs. I intend to be no more than a hobby photographer and would like to take videos of my sons sporting events, still sports shots, landscapes and some portraits of my pets and kid. Given that info would you say I need more (or less) or different lenses than these listed below:

    Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8STM
    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
    Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM
    Sigma 70-200 f2.8 APO EX DG HSM OS FLD

    Thank you

    • Hi Veronica,

      For easy video the STM lenses are great – they focus quickly and do so silently. Now the 70-200 from sigma is a decent lens, capable of great photos, but will not do a great job for video unless you are manually focusing. AF from the sigma is going to be noisy and not as smooth. Depending on how much time you plan to video your sons playing sports you may want to replace it with something like the 55-250 STM.

      The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 is another lens that you might not use that often – though it can be a decent option in low light or pet portraits.

      I am happy to chat more about this – shoot me an email at toby@photorec.tv

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