Summary: I talked with a Canon Rep at our local Costco. He convinced me to purchase the Canon 70D. Negative First. Noise and plenty of it over 500 ISO. I do a lot of photography and have Lightroom and Photoshop. When I enlarge the photos I can really see the noise in the pictures. On the positive side: Fast focus, The tilt touch screen really useful, more than I thought. If you want a decent camera, this could work for you.
Summary: the camera is great. Takes great pics and video. What I am not happy with is Focus Camera. The proper kit was not sent. It had the wrong lens included. I missed out on a job because I had to return it for the correct one. The error was corrected and I received the proper kit a week later. I now notice that the price had dropped by $50. I feel that I should have recieved that new price in compensation for their error.
Excerpt: I had high hopes for this camera. In numerous tests over the course of a few weeks I discovered that the AF system (at least for my camera) was not reliable. Seems to work fine for video (and by the way the video quality is fantastic); but in full Auto, and some of the other modes it is clear that the AF system gets confused; even when you specify where you want the 19 points to be; i noticed it even when using a flash.
Summary: Not hating but there are a few things that needs mentioning. Why did you send me 3 batteries and one of them do not fit the camera? Also, only the filters along with the macro wide lenses only match the 58mm telephoto lens. The regular 55mm has no filters nor am I able to attach the other two lens. Other than that the camera is beautiful but for the price I expected a bit more than a telephoto lens start up kit.
Excerpt: I've gone through two of these cameras now and both have had the same focus problem issues. Using the basic auto mode and looking through the viewfinder yielded un-sharp photos. Apparently, the 19-point auto-focus system was flawed, not focusing on the points indicated in the viewfinder, but on something closer in the frame. For instance, focusing not on the person sitting at a table, but on the edge of the table lower in the frame.