I was saving up to upgrade from the 550D to the 7D and now the 70D came long with its new sensor, swivel screen, improved live view AF etc. There are discussions in Equipment Talk and other forums but I thought I should post my own question here as well.
If the primary objective is birding(and sometimes wildlife and nature\landscape), which one should I choose?
I won't pretend to grasp all the technical comparisons on the net but I understand that the 7D is faster(FPS\AF\memory card) and stronger(I read that it can take cold\heat, drizzle, fog etc and still perform). I borrowed one and tested but not in hard weather conditions. Beats the 550D and 60D anytime I think.
The 70D's swivel screen and the improved LV AF means I can get ground level shots with less mud on my clothes and a newer camera\sensor should mean clearer images(no?) but I am not interested in video, wifi, touchscreen etc.
Considering the locations, time of the day and situations that you go for birding, please suggest.
I have the 400/5.6, tested and chose it over the 100-400. Will not be able to afford any glass upgrade so the lens is fixed.
Thank you in advance.