Summary: Canon’s EOS 60D may be a little over three years old now but it is still highly regarded as one of the best mid-range SLRs for enthusiasts due to its ability to produce stunning images and myriad of features. However, for those who are looking to get upgrade their aging shooter to one with newer features and technology, then the EOS 70D is the natural way to go as it outdoes its predecessor in many ways.
Pros: Impressive image quality, Super continuous AF for movies, Built-in Wi-Fi, 19-AF pounts, Responsive touchscreen
Cons: Single SD card slot, No built-in GPS, Unable to record videos when Wi-Fi is on, Creative filters & HDR JPEG only
Canon EOS 70D: Recording HD Video Has Never Been So Great or Easy
14 April 2014
Excerpt: Once upon a time, DSLRs were primarily used just for taking photos. That's still the case, but increasingly, we're seeing a lot of amateur filmmakers use DSLRs to shoot incredible movies that — with good lenses, proper lighting and solid post-production — have fooled us into thinking they were made by large production companies. The Canon EOS 70D replaces the two-year-old EOS 60D , a DSLR lauded for its HD video recording capabilities.
Conclusion: The Canon EOS 70D has an innovative autofocus system that "may very well have started a revolution" for the entire camera industry. It amalgamates the best bits from other Canon DSLRs -- the articulated touch-screen LCD from the EOS Rebel T5i and built-in wireless from the EOS 60D -- and produces excellent quality images to boot. This is a camera for the enthusiast who wants plenty of control and functions without venturing into the professional DSLR market.
Conclusion: The Canon EOS 70D is a first-rate 20.2MP DSLR and gives one of our favorites, the Nikon D7100, a very good run for the money. We really like the operability and still quality of both. However, the Canon really trumps Nikon on the video front. Canon’s new Dual Pixel AF technology is a real winner. Given its combined still and video results, the 70D gets our Editor’s Choice Award. But Canon please do something with that Wi-Fi software.
Pros: Excellent enthusiast DSLR, Dual Pixel AF for movies a major improvement, High-quality stills, great videos
Cons: No AF Assist lamp on body, Wi-Fi implementation needs help, Bulky, but that comes with the territory
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.
Summary: An overall excellent camera, but one that fails to capture the best-in-class prize for image quality.
Pros: The Canon EOS 70D 's new sensor delivers excellent autofocus performance and the camera itself is quite fast. Its design is reasonably streamlined and the feature set appropriately tailored to the target market as well.
Cons: The image quality doesn't overly impress for this price class, and certain aspects of the design -- notably single card slot, hard-to-control multicontroller and the Wi-Fi/movie mode conflict resolution -- are annoying.
Summary: The EOS 70D has same yet improved features of EOS 60D and its quality and performance surpasses previous versions. The phase detection feature in AF system, fully atriculated touchscreen, and built-in Wi-Fi makes EOS 70D competitive among its rivals. However the coverage and magnification of the EOS 70D is comparatively less than EOS 7D, but still we get better results.
Summary: In many respects, the Canon EOS 70D is an amazing camera. The flurry of 7 fps, with infinite buffer (or almost) and continuous autofocus, it is a strength indisputable, especially when you consider that the scanned files are 20 megapixels. Also the quality of the image is certainly at the top with regard to the APS-C, but to really differentiate the EOS 70D from all its peers is the performance of autofocus in Live View, for the first time really usable with satisfaction...
Pros: Excellent image quality, Excellent AF (also in Live View), 7 fps burst, Swivel touch screen, Good video mode.
Cons: Placement of some keys improved, One SD slot, No AF-assist lamp.