I kept assuming it was me or possibly the lenses (all my three of my lenses are canon lenses recommended for this camera)
4 weeks ago
Summary: I bought this in December of 2013 but wanted to wait and spend some time with this before writing a review on it, pro or con. Back in the 80's I used to dabble in photography and darkroom work (mostly black & white darkroom) and it has been awhile since I shot manually/SLR. PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH on this camera. Specifically focus issues. I'm by no means a pro but have am decent with a camera. I kept getting random out of focus pictures.
Summary: When shooting through the viewfinder using the center point focusing square, the autofocusing system did not work at all. 9/10 shots were out of focus. I noticed this problem the moment I started shooting. After multiple tests and research of my own, I brought it into a local camera store for more testing and to get a professional opinion. They came to the same conclusion: it was defective.
Conclusion: I have nothing much to say about this camera when image quality is so poor. Everything else just do not matter. I purchased it based on many reviews but I am selling it now. I do not need the fastest AF if I am not happy with both RAW and JPEG quality. Rear wheel, directional pad, buttons are awkward. Battery life is dropped significantly if you switch live view for several times. Overall, for camera this price I am deeply disappointed.
Cons: Shaky operation, Poor image quality, Poor build quality, noisy, Short battery life, Heavy/Bulky, fast af
Conclusion: Hello Canon, My first cam was AE1 P, Second is 350D, Presently Third is 70D. Iam confused with this cam, as Auto ISO is limited from 100-400 when using built in or External Speedlight. Recently I faced a situation in a party where I used AV mode as one side people were in dark, under a tent and opposite side people were in bright open area. I put F-Stop of 5.6. I put my external speedlight to E-TTL.
Pros: good battery life, Quick Start-up time, excellent image quality, Superior build quality, Bright LCD, Lightweight/Portable, easy to use
Cons: Missing features/settings, Difficult to use, not fully customizable camera
Excerpt: The focusing issues with this camera are terrible using the view finder. I shoot professionally and never, ever would use the live view screen for shooting. I am now having to re-shoot a customers family portraits which is intolerable, due to unfocused portraits using both TV and AV modes. Very disappointed. There is NO DETAIL in eyes/eye lashes, fingers etc...just horrible..made me want to barf. I am hoping the 3rd camera I receive isn't such a HUGE disappointment.
Summary: i am beyond livid and sick to my stomach with what i received. (email me for photos) the box was shipped bulk and dented all over. it looked like it had been used as a foot ball. inside there was no packing slip. all accessories were generic. the memory card doesn't even have an identifiable brand on it. one of the batteries was missing. all cheap chinese crap! lenses were white-box and looked to have been returns. one of the lens boxes was torn on top.
Conclusion: Hi, I am an old canon user and I just upgraded from my 60D to my 70D. This is a great camera, but I am very disappointed with the popup flash. I dont know why but the camera in A+ mode it takes what every she wants. The light of every photo is different and very underexposed. I cant believe that something so simple like this doesnt work in a camera of this level. Is there any fix for this? Sorry about my English.
Bought this camera for its auto-focus, returned this camera due to autofocus
thank you, Amazon
27 April 2014
Summary: 1. The 19 point autofocus system, when using auto-select mode in the viewfinder, consistently miss-focus the pictures, with my Canon 300mm F4 IS L lens. (The situation is much better when using liveview auto-focus. ) 2. The 19 point autofocus, when using auto-select mode in the viewfinder, will ONLY focus on the closest subject, no matter what the main subject of the frame is.