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Canon EOS 70D, reviewed by BlakeC

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Overall Rating9.5
Overall Image Quality9.5
Value for Money9
Must Have8.5
Suitability to Intended Use9.5
Got What I Expected10
AF Performance9.5
Handling and Ergonomics9
User-interface9.5
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BlakeC
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Mar 02, 2015 07:57 |  #1

I bought the 70D new. After research and reading about the possible AF issues, I wanted to make sure I had a good unused copy with a warranty. I started my search because I wanted a good crop-sensor camera for lowlight with a fast AF. The FIRST day I used it was at a wedding. I got there early to do some tests and ended up using it the entire night! It was focusing VERY fast and VERY accurate in extremely low light even when not assisted by the AF assist beam on my flash! I also did not need to do any AFMA with my Sigma 17-50 f2.8.

I love the interface and the AF modes. The rotating rear screen does come in very handy for high/low angle shots; especially helpful when you have been shooting for several hours and want to save your back! lol

I have small hands and it fits well in them. This is probably the largest camera I would be comfortable using for an extended period of time.

The wifi function is pretty handy with the smart phone app. It does have some lag though. It's nice for self and self-family portraits as a wireless remote. It's also nice to have instant access to the photos you just took so you can upload them to social media!

Overall, VERY happy with this purchase. Definitely NO AF issues here!


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jlr347
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May 18, 2015 20:09 |  #2

Love mine as well. I've had zero issues issues with it including focusing. Great camera for the price. It's very sharp and I love the smaller size.




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Hermelin
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May 20, 2015 07:54 |  #3

The only negative I have to say about this camera is that sensor has basically not improved at all since the 4 year older 7D and 3 year old 60D. I'm still pretty satisfied with the IQ though. No problem getting relatively clean shots upto ISO 3200, and I had several usable shots @ higher ISO's ofcourse.


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RubberBiscuitz
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May 20, 2015 13:09 |  #4

BlakeC wrote in post #17456567external link
I love the interface and the AF modes. The rotating rear screen does come in very handy for high/low angle shots; especially helpful when you have been shooting for several hours and want to save your back! lol

I agree with this. I thought I was going to hate the flip out screen, but came in handy when shooting my puppy from ground level.


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Azathoth
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May 26, 2015 04:59 |  #5

Hermelin wrote in post #17563926external link
The only negative I have to say about this camera is that sensor has basically not improved at all since the 4 year older 7D and 3 year old 60D. I'm still pretty satisfied with the IQ though. No problem getting relatively clean shots upto ISO 3200, and I had several usable shots @ higher ISO's ofcourse.

Have you tried the multi-exposure noise reduction feature? I've tried it with ISO25600 and was blown away, it gets pretty clean. Pity that is jpeg only and can't use it for sports. But for holiday snapshots of landscape/cityscape photos at low light without a tripod is pretty amazing.


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Hermelin
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May 26, 2015 05:33 |  #6

Azathoth wrote in post #17571533external link
Have you tried the multi-exposure noise reduction feature? I've tried it with ISO25600 and was blown away, it gets pretty clean. Pity that is jpeg only and can't use it for sports. But for holiday snapshots of landscape/cityscape photos at low light without a tripod is pretty amazing.

I only shot in RAW. But I'm not unhappy with the ISO performance. Most of the time it's good enough for me. Just a bit dissapointing that they didn't go further in 4 years.


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dm1215al
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Dec 04, 2016 13:07 |  #7

I have had mine for 1 1/2 years, great camera..




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