Summary: The EOS 70D marks a big achievement for Canon when it comes to live-view shooting and video capture. If you don’t commonly engage in these, there’s not much here that would make a 60D user want to upgrade, especially with image quality at essentially the same level.
Excerpt: After almost three years, Canon has finally introduced the successor to the popular EOS 60D from 2010, with the all new EOS 70D dSLR. This new model offers several "incremental" upgrades, many of which you'd expect to find on a 2013 model dSLR.
Summary: If Canon follows its usual pattern we can expect to see the Canon EOS 70D’s 20.2 million-pixel Dual Pixel CMOS sensor appearing throughout the range. Many Canon users are likely to be satisfied with this pixel count, but newer photographers without any brand commitment may find themselves being drawn by the 24-million-pixel offerings from Nikon, such as the Nikon D7100 and Nikon D5200 . Canon has produced a very well rounded camera for enthusiast photographers.
Pros: While some photographers remain skeptical about the benefits of a touchscreen, we would urge them to try one of the modern systems, because they are far more responsive than some of the first touchscreens that appeared on compact cameras.
Cons: The Canon 70D’s touchscreen provides a quick and easy way of navigating through menus and making selections, as well as reviewing and magnifying images, but it doesn’t help with selecting the AF point when shooting through the viewfinder.
Canon's flagship APS-C camera finally delivers on the video DSLR promise—with a catch.
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Excerpt: Since Nikon released the D90 in 2010, the promise of a do-everything, video-capable DSLR for consumers has largely gone unrealized. While practically every DSLR can shoot full HD video these days, none have made capturing everyday clips the accessible, convenient experience that it is on camcorders or smartphones.
Conclusion: I was quite blown away by the quality of this camera’s images; not only were they super sharp but the coloration was dead accurate. The focus was super fast and super accurate. The stabiliser works well, esp in video shooting. Note: three handheld scenes in the video clip were shot without the stabiliser in action. So I reshot one more video shot (the wall and gate) with the stabiliser in play. Much better!
Pros: a DSLR that won’t break your bank or bend your shoulders.
Excerpt: The Canon EOS 70D delivers the smoothest Live View focus we’ve seen in a traditional D-SLR, but it can struggle to lock that focus in dim light. (4 out of 5) Pros Smooth video autofocus Articulating touch-screen LCD Pentaprism optical viewfinder Quick focus in most situations 7fps continuous drive shooting Lots of physical controls Vertical
Pros: Smooth video autofocus, Articulating touch-screen LCD, Pentaprism optical viewfinder, Quick focus in most situations, 7fps continuous drive shooting, Lots of physical controls, Vertical grip add-on available, 1/250-second flash sync speed, Integrated Wi-Fi
Cons: Live View autofocus struggles in low light, Only one SD card slot, Lacks built-in GPS, No PC Sync socket, 1080p video is limited to 30fps, Cannot record video when Wi-Fi is enabled
Summary: Offering most of what an enthusiast looks for in a digital SLR, the Canon 70D takes it a step further with excellent live view and movie mode autofocus. Good continuous shooting performance and Wi-Fi simply serve to sweeten the deal.
Pros: Dual Pixel AF makes movie and live view modes more usable, Good heft without being too large to hold, High ISO shots are quite usable, even above ISO 6400, Excellent LCD and responsive touchscreen, Special coating minimizes fingerprint smudges from touchscreen use, Articulated LCD for shooting from odd angles made more useful by fast, precise AF, 7 fps shooting speed, Silent shutter mode, AF Microadjustment, Built-in Wi-Fi for transferring and capturing photos, Good r...
Cons: Dual Pixel AF does not allow tracking autofocus while shooting continuously, Relatively small viewfinder, LCD blacks out completely during continuous shooting in live view, AF illuminator integrated into flash (must have flash engaged to use it), Complicated Wi-Fi setup, Movie mode disabled when Wi-Fi is enabled, HDR mode unavailable if Raw is active (rather than disengaging Raw), Only one SD card slot, Levels indicator only shows roll, not pitch, Disappointing batter...