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Canon EOS 70D, reviewed by Azathoth

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Azathoth
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Jun 26, 2015 17:53 |  #1

Pros:
- Good grip, button location (except the dof button, see below)
- Liveview autofocus: quick and accurate, no need to use manual focus on a tripod no more;
- Good for sports: 7 fps and 19 all cross type focus points;
- Articulated LCD screen: very handy when taking shots using a tripod;
- electronic level in the viewfinder: no more tilted shots!
- High ISO shots at jpeg: multi-exposure noise reduction does magic;
- Brighter viewfinder compared to the lower end Canon DSLR's;
- Extra detail with the 20 MP sensor;
- LCD screen: big, nice colors and good detail;
- Top LCD screen and back wheel;

Cons:
- Depth of field button location: try zooming, focusing and maintaining the button pressed at the same time for a handheld macro shot: very difficult. Can't understand why can't i assign that to the set button on the back of the camera like on the 1100D.
- No dedicated wb button: seriously? Cmon! It's faster and easier to switch the wb on my 1100d....
- No dual card slots;
- Cursor buttons could have a better feel;


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Jul 26, 2015 18:58 |  #2

Thanks for the review......trying to decide between 70 d and 7d




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Luxx
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Jul 26, 2015 19:09 as a reply to bbqKing's post |  #3

I got 70D instead of 7D…went through the same decision last winter. video and sensor vs durability. prices have continued to come down on both.




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Jul 26, 2015 21:44 |  #4

I think I'm going with the 70d




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Jul 27, 2015 17:15 as a reply to bbqKing's post |  #5

If you shoot only sports go for the 7D. If you want a general purpose camera get the 70D.


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Aug 01, 2015 08:26 |  #6

Azathoth wrote in post #17611732 (external link)
Pros:
- Good grip, button location (except the dof button, see below)
- Liveview autofocus: quick and accurate, no need to use manual focus on a tripod no more;
- Good for sports: 7 fps and 19 all cross type focus points;
- Articulated LCD screen: very handy when taking shots using a tripod;
- electronic level in the viewfinder: no more tilted shots!
- High ISO shots at jpeg: multi-exposure noise reduction does magic;
- Brighter viewfinder compared to the lower end Canon DSLR's;
- Extra detail with the 20 MP sensor;
- LCD screen: big, nice colors and good detail;
- Top LCD screen and back wheel;

Cons:
- Depth of field button location: try zooming, focusing and maintaining the button pressed at the same time for a handheld macro shot: very difficult. Can't understand why can't i assign that to the set button on the back of the camera like on the 1100D.
- No dedicated wb button: seriously? Cmon! It's faster and easier to switch the wb on my 1100d....
- No dual card slots;
- Cursor buttons could have a better feel;

I've had my 70D since May-2014 and mostly agree with you.
2 things:
a) you shoot jpeg not RAW? RAW wb can be easily changed in post
b) with my 64GB card it holds over 999 RAW images, fact is I have a 2nd 64GB card and on recent 2 week vacation never needed to use that. Dual slot not needed (IMO)


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Aug 01, 2015 17:48 |  #7

mtbdudex wrote in post #17652332 (external link)
I've had my 70D since May-2014 and mostly agree with you.
2 things:
a) you shoot jpeg not RAW? RAW wb can be easily changed in post
b) with my 64GB card it holds over 999 RAW images, fact is I have a 2nd 64GB card and on recent 2 week vacation never needed to use that. Dual slot not needed (IMO)

a) I shoot mostly in raw and i like to get things right straight out of the camera. The 1DX has a dedicated wb button. Do 1Dx users shoot all jpeg?
b) Dual slot needed for backup.


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nighthawk82
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Aug 04, 2015 09:39 as a reply to Azathoth's post |  #8

Yep, dual slot is a sore point, highlighting the fact that the camera is not in the pro (single digit) range.

Unfortunately Canon considers dual slot to be a pro level feature, only available on pro cameras. Nikon thinks otherwise. I hope Canon filters this feature down to high end consumer cameras too.


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Dec 22, 2015 23:21 as a reply to Azathoth's post |  #9

I agree 100 % action less TV mode is better with 7d 70d is better for all around capture.


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Jan 11, 2016 16:03 |  #10

One very annoying issue about this camera: bulb mode. By various reasons.

I'm shooting the sunset and i'm using ND filters. I'm shooting using a 5 seconds exposure. Then it gets darker, i must shoot at 30s. Then it gets even darker, must use bulb mode. Ok , rotate mode dial to bulb mode. Don't uderstand why bulb mode doesn't get activated when i set a speed higher than 30s like on the 1100d. But fine, whatever, i'm not that lazy. :rolleyes: THen i realise ISO and aperture is set to completely diferent settings i was shooting. Need to take a look at the last picture to check what aperture i was using, ok f13. :rolleyes: So i must now shoot with a speed of 40 s in order to get a proper exposure. I plug in my remote trigger and press the shutter. Then i realise there isn't any counter on the back screen (like on the 1100D). Now it's only on the top LCD screen. :rolleyes: My camera is on such a elevated position that i can barely see it. WTF?!?! vmad THen it gets even darker and i can't really see because the light of that screen isn't turned on as it should. vmadvmad Ok so i must turn it on right before shooting? Press the button to turn it on, click the remote and ffs it turns off by itself when i press the shutter! Seriously? vmadvmadvmadvmadvmad

Solution: must use my smartphone. :rolleyes:

Are all mid/higher Canon bodies like this? On the 1100d it was so simple. Scroll the wheel past 30s, bulb mode. Change it again on the oposite direction: 30s, 25s. 20s, etc. Press the shutter on bulb mode: screen gets all dark but with a counter on the center. And you can see in the dark!! :rolleyes:vmad

The tilt screen is so great using a tripod because you can very easily see the image on the screen even if the camera is in a weird position. So why isn't the counter on THAT screen? ANd why isn't the screen turned on? Hint: when you use bulb mode most of the time it's dark...

Why Canon, why?


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Jan 12, 2016 19:13 |  #11

I have the 1100D/T3 also. Not a bad camera, but time to upgrade. Looking to the 70D for price. Overall, would you say it's worth the price?


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Jan 14, 2016 17:11 |  #12

I moved from portraits to video and sold my 5DII cameras for 70D. I think I made an excellent choice with only one issue that really bugs me about the 70D:

Only one customizable C setting. I'd really, really, really love to be able to switch from, say, indoor to outdoor configurations or a configuration for quick-and-dirty, low-post-production small-concept videos and another for high-concept, deep-post-production videos.




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Jan 23, 2016 09:27 |  #13

Cormac wrote in post #17855933 (external link)
I have the 1100D/T3 also. Not a bad camera, but time to upgrade. Looking to the 70D for price. Overall, would you say it's worth the price?

Yes definitley. Go for it. It's a great all-round camera.


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