Summary: I had a 40d for 6 years until shutter went recently , so even though I didn't really have the money ,I'm so glad I went with 70d over the lesser Canon camera that's out there. Even though I'm just an amateur hobbyist , I do take thousands of photos , and I really love the quality of the photos and the also the amount of megapixels which enables me to crop closer some of my small bird photos . I have not tried the video yet .
Excerpt: After years of using my Canon T3i, I decided to move up to this 70d, and tell you this, it's worth it. The auto-focus, the fps, the video shooting, and the touch-screen LCD, they're all beyond my expectation. I love how fast this 70d focus in video shooting, not only provides high quality but also gives amazingly tracking object which will give background blur like a blink of an eye. The touch screen is very sensitive and smooth which gives me no delay.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD, Tilt /Swivel LCD