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Canon EOS 70D

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Overall 9
8.5

Canon EOS 70D Review

Digitaltrends
10 December 2013
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.3

Expert Review

DP Review
1 November 2013
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EOS 70D

PC Magazine
1 November 2013
  • Conclusion: 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.
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EOS 70D Review

Digital Photography School
31 October 2013
  • 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.
  • Cons: check your expertise level!
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Overall 9
8.5

Canon EOS 70D

Camera Labs
1 August 2013
  • Summary: The big story is of course Dual Pixel CMOS AF, but it's refreshing to find Canon not neglecting the traditional aspects of the camera. Indeed, after effectively down-grading the xxD series from semi-pro to mid-range with the introduction of the 60D, Canon has listened to feedback and aimed the 70D at higher ground, reinstating and enhancing traditional features to satisfy photographers who felt cheated by the 60D.
  • Pros: Great image quality, high resolution and low noise., Best continuous AF for movies on the market., 1080p movies with compression and timecode options., Large viewfinder with on-demand guides., Fully articulated touchscreen display., Fast continuous hooting at 7fps., Built-in Wifi with laptop or smartphone remote control., 19-point zonable AF system with AF microadjustment., Seven frame exposure bracketing and in-camera HDR options.
  • Cons: Live View AF only suitable for slow moving subjects., Slow shot-to-shot times in Live View., No built-in GPS nor supplied means to sync with log., No in-camera panorama stitching., Smartphone app can't transfer original image size., EOS Utility need a wireless LAN to operate wirelessly., Single memory card slot rather than a pair., No miniature effect for movies.
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Overall 8
8.3
Picture quality 8
8.3

Review: Canon EOS 70D

PC Authority
9 November 2013
Overall 8
8.0

Canon EOS 70D review

T3
21 October 2013
  • Summary: The Canon EOS 70D is a top-end DSLR for enthusiasts and sports built-in Wi-Fi and a tilting touchscreen. Can it truly offer a one-size-fits-all solution?
  • Pros: Built to last construction, Fast response times, Full HD video
  • Cons: Bulky and heavy, Not full-frame resolution, Top-plate short cuts
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EOS 70D

Trusted Reviews
6 September 2013
  • Summary: Canon's 60D replacement has a brand new kind of super-fast AF sensor.
  • Pros: Great touchscreen performance, Impressive 19-point AF system, Dual-pixel sensor AF delivers fantastic Live-view AF performance, Solid build
  • Cons: Slight issues with AWB performance, Limited creative filter implementation
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 8
8.3
Features 8
8.3
Picture quality 8
8.3

Canon EOS 70D

PC Pro
3 September 2013
  • Conclusion: A stunningly fast new autofocus system makes the 70D a seriously tempting DSLR
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Overall 8
8.2

Canon EOS 70D

CNET
18 October 2014
  • Conclusion: Le Canon 70D inaugure un nouveau type de capteur avec un tout nouveau système d'autofocus. Un système qui tient toutes ses promesses et permet au Canon 70D de tenir son rang dans le monde des reflex tant en termes de qualité d'image que de performances.
  • Pros: qualité globale, capteur avec son nouveau système AF, rapidité, design, éventail de fonctionnalité pour sa gamme.
  • Cons: gain en qualité d'image pas aussi important qu'espéré, un seul slot de carte mémoire.
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