Summary: I bought this body to replace my faithful Canon Rebel. After having used my Rebel for sometime learning to use a DSLR (as opposed to just a point & shoot), I was ready to move up to a more capable body, and I could not be more happier with the performance of the 70D. The resolution, the performance, the features are all amazing!
Summary: Buying a new camera is so difficult... at first i couldn't decide between this camera, or taking the plunge and going full-frame with the only slightly more expensive 6D, or just waiting for the oft-rumored but finally (apparently) confirmed 7D mark II... but i went with the 70D, and I am happy with my decision, here's why: Although i do shoot a decent amount of still photography, I mainly wanted a dslr for filmmaking and videography.
Summary: Was considering getting the 5D mark III, but it was a little over my price range. This camera does everything the more expensive camera does... Great pix... Movies... plus you get 1.6 mag factor which means a lot when you shoot wildlife as I do. It has performed flawlessly for me, and I'm getting some great reviews on my pictures! The low light performance is way beyond what I was able to get with my last camera... the 40D, which I loved dearly.
Pros: Absolutely flawless Canon DSLR. Fast, responsive, and vast array of Auto Focus features makes it great at capturing birds in flight. The high MP count and deep ISO settings make even low light photography far more viable. The Wi-Fi feature is extremely useful if you have a smartphone, allowing you to take self shots and group photos with greater ease. The flip out screen creates flexibility when using live view or recording movies (which themselves are excellent quali...
Cons: It doesn't bake delicious pies. Makes me want to buy L series lenses!
Summary: I actually bought this camera on a whim with the expectation to try it out and see if it did what everyone was raving about with the expectation to send it back if it wasn't a significant step from my T2i. Its amazing! Low light blows my T2i out of the water. Live view focuses perfect and instantly! The live focusing during video is amazing! You can watch it put squares around faces and track them all over the screen focusing on them as they come towards you or away.