Excerpt: I have owned dozens of Canon EOS cameras but the 70D has a widely reported focusing defect when shooting with wide apertures. Unfortunately I didn't learn this until I purchased a Canon 50mm f/1.4 and started shooting with open apertures. Too late to return the camera, which I would do if I could.
Summary: Canon 70D has a widely reported defect focusing through the viewfinder when using wider apertures below f/4.0 or so. The internet is full of studies and tests which confirm the camera defect, but Canon has not yet acknowledged it for recall. There are no reported solutions.
Summary: First of all, I think it's a grey market camera. There was no warranty card with this item. The tripod, 500mm lens, bags are literally joke. Tripod broke down after 3 days. The flash of the camera stopped working after 11 days.
Very disappointed for the camera I waited a week for
Lawrence Darrah, Amazon
2 April 2015
Summary: The camera package was misrepresented in my opinion. Accessories were really cheap starting with the tripod that was so light it wouldn't hole the camera with my telephoto lens. In addition to cheap accessories the camera box wasn't sealed.
I kept assuming it was me or possibly the lenses (all my three of my lenses are canon lenses recommended for this camera)
7 February 2015
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.