Excerpt: In its marketing push to bump up number of megapixels Canon has short changed on the image quality. I was able to obtain the same if not better results with my old Cannon Digital Rebel with 6 megapixels. I am considering returning this camera. Glad I bought at B&H. The video features are good and that may be a reason to keep it. The lens is exceptional if you need image stabilization.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD
Cons: Noisy At High ISO, Poor Image Quality, Poor In Low Light, Short Battery Life
Conclusion: This well-built camera following the 7D, with its breakthrough technology sensor, needs bugs fixed before I recommend anyone buying it. The autofocus system does not work as well as older camera models and the microadjustment tool does not help. The focus issue is a shame since Canon is known for its crisp, sharp images. The camera also has high noise levels and problems working at low ISO levels.
Pros: good battery life, Nice features/settings, Quick Start-up time, Superior build quality, Simple controls/menu, easy to use
Conclusion: I bought this camera as a backup. At first I loved the fast focussing! After looking at my images critically in post I realised there was something seriously wrong as most of my images were very soft and just not sharp at all! I started setting up various tests for the camera and all of them confirmed that there was a problem. I found that focussing using Live view was much better and I think that may be due to the duel pixel technology. Not sure..
Summary: FOCUS Camera did not send this camera and kit PACKAGE BUNDLE sent it. There were no "FOCUS" camera items in the bundle I received. This is something like bait and switch isn't it? It is Missing items listed as part of the kit. I specifically ordered this kit for the combination of items I wanted. I should have just ordered a camera body with 2 lens and saved $300.00. Buyer be ware this "kit" will not be received as advertised.
Excerpt: This was my second 70d. Sold the first one to get a 6d. I do a lot of event photography. First let me say that in every situation except low light, I was pleased with the 70d. But in low light it did not perform well. Both my first and second copies of the 70d had this problem, but the second was worse. I compared it with my SL1 in the exact same low light situation. The 70d hunted and never locked on.
Summary: I am a full-time professional photographer so there's a lot I could say about this new camera. But instead I'll just share my experience. I downsized my business three years ago and have been operating with a single Canon 60D body. In those 3 years I've worked at conventions around the US, photographed weddings, and more recently produced over hundred promo videos for beauty manufacturers. The little Canon 60D is a powerhouse of a camera which never let me down.