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60D or 70D For Video

 
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May 21, 2015 09:52 |  #1

I have a 60D currently that I use for stills, I need to add another camera that I can use solely for video without having to swap lenses. primarily will be shooting weather...filming in tough conditions such as this clip....
https://youtu.be/piOHZ​4OB9h8 (external link)

I've read and watched several reviews and still not sure if the extra 3 or 4 hundred that the 70D comes with features better than the 60D. Would like some input on if it's worth the extra money for the 70D or if I'd be better served just buying a 2nd 60D.

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May 21, 2015 10:22 |  #2

Are you using auto focus in your video, or manual only? If manual only, the extra cost isn't worth it IMHO. If you are using autofocus, the dual pixel AF is worth the upgrade.




  
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May 21, 2015 10:41 |  #3

If I am not mistaken, the 70D can take advantage of the STM for silent AF. I am not sure how an STM lens would perform on the 60D. The non-STM lenses have motors that are too noisy. I tried my EFS 18-200 and you can hear the whining of the motor. I guess a USM motor would be silent but the cost for a good zoom is in another territory...

On the other hand, if you set the focus to infinity, you'll be ok with disabling the AF and its noisy motor.

PS: I have a $300 P&S. The video is excellent, as the resolution is not that demanding. A much cheaper solution to consider.

EDIT: The 70D has the Dual Pixel AF which is faster and more accurate than the Live View AF of the 60D. The 60D will hunt around the focus point and it will be obvious in playback.


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May 21, 2015 15:04 |  #4

I have the 60D and when I shoot video, I use my 50mm II f/1.8. However, I always manually focus as a lot of people will tell you how noisy the AF motor sounds. Since I have the 60D, it is not worth it for me to upgrade.
However, if I was starting fresh and had the money for either, I would now choose the 70D especially for video. There are enough advances that I believe the extra price is worth it. However, if you primarily shoot still photos, I would stick to the 60D and spend the difference on an extra lens.
And in my case I might just replace the old 50mm MkII for the newest STM version that was just released and hope it has a silent motor.


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Jun 12, 2015 10:33 |  #5

MakisM1 wrote in post #17565423 (external link)
If I am not mistaken, the 70D can take advantage of the STM for silent AF. I am not sure how an STM lens would perform on the 60D. The non-STM lenses have motors that are too noisy. I tried my EFS 18-200 and you can hear the whining of the motor. I guess a USM motor would be silent but the cost for a good zoom is in another territory...

STM lenses will be silent compared to any non-STM lens. I think what you're thinking of is this feature announced with the T4i that required the use of an STM lens.

http://mashable.com/20​12/06/08/canon-t4i/ (external link)

Of course, this is all moot with the introduction of the 70D and the on-sensor AF. But yes STM lenses are preferred for video use if you need the AF.


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