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Canon Eos 70d Digital Slr Camera (Body Only)

canon eos 70d digital slr camera body only

Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

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  • 20.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+
  • 19 point cross-type AF System
  • Up to 7 fps shooting
  • ISO 100-12800, expandable to 25600
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast focus in live view and video
  • 3\" articulating touch panel LCD screen with 1,040,000 dots
  • Built-in flash with integrated speedlite transmitter and hot shoe

Buy Now : Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

Brand : Canon
Category : Electronics,Camera & Photo,Digital Cameras,DSLR Cameras
Rating : 4.6
ListPrice : US $898.55
Price : US $898.55
Review Count : 1180

canon eos 70d digital slr camera body only
canon eos 70d digital slr camera body only
canon eos 70d digital slr camera body only
canon eos 70d digital slr camera body only

Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

  • UPDATE:I should have updated a long time ago but here that the autofocus system has been fixed by Canon (it took three tries to get perfect. The first two times, it simply improved) it is an AMAZING camera. The shots I can get with this even in bright sunlight! The skin tones are gorgeous, the colors are truer to life than the Nikonian yellow in outdoor sun and if you shoot at 5000ISO, little to no noise and the clarity... It\'s a beautiful piece of equipment.However, to be fair the dynamic range is not as great as Nikon. I know what I use each camera for. There is just one thing I would caution others about. The Exposure Compensation does not work like other cameras such as Nikon. It\'s a little tricky to be honest. It adjust compensation by adjust the shutter settings.As much as I love this camera, I sold it and got a Sony a6500 and the clarity on this beats the Canon. Don\'t get me wrong, had I been able to I would have kept my Canon, my Nikon and my Sony. But one had to give. Overall, its a great camera.I took of one start for the tricky EV and the dynamic range...______________________________________________________________________________________________Ok, this is a semi-great camera. It should get 2.5 since it really only fulfils on of its functions; mainly as a video cam but since it functions really well in this capacity it gets three. Why I took off two stars?I bought this primarily for its video capabilities. I had my Nikon for photos and was considering phasing out Nikon completely and going Canon because even though I loved Nikon saturated colours I did not like the orange skin tones. It gave Caucasian a beautiful colour but with the sun-kissed people of the Caribbean, their skin looked like dirt and I spent a lot of time in post trying to correct it. This problem can be eliminated though if you always had perfect lighting such as in studio or with umbrellas and wireless lighting and you’re not always going to have that.As a result I wanted to go Canon. Now I really wanted the 7D but it lacked touch and swivel screen so I went with this model. Now I bought it when it just came out and since a couple friends and myself bought the new Nikon D5100 when it just came out, I knew this camera would come wit bugs as every new model would. But I really wanted it and after all my research, I thought this would be the one for me and any bugs would be fixed eventually since the manufacturers usually fixes the bugs..When I tested the video, it was awesome! The colours, contrast, saturation! In film school, we used 3CCD camcorders but I hated them with a passion because they were huge and bulky. I call them man cameras because men were strong enough to lug these around. Additionally, the colours are not as beautiful as this one. And you did not have a variety of lenses that these have. (At least not the Sony $4000 ones we had in school. You could only get a wide angle, that\'s it. So I hated the limitations). Yes you can add contrast and saturation in post but why go through that when this gives you it without all that hassle. Now, you are supposed to use manual focus for video which is what I always did. I also bought the 17-55 2.8 Canon and I am telling you that for video, you will never regret it. Beautiful shallow depth of field, and you can adjust your settings to get the same quality pictures as you would from any 2.8 lens. My videos look exactly like my pictures taken with a prime lens.Now since I used my Nikon for pics, I never noticed the problems with photography until I tried to use it for that purpose. Since I do weddings and special events some people want photos and video while others just want photography but one for the bride and one for the groom. In this instance, I would become a second shooter rather than a videographer.Now the pros:(1) One of the reasons I chose this over the 7D, Nikon D7000 or 60D was because in many tests pictures on the internet, the camera handled noise better at higher ISOs. This is true. I can edit a pic taken at 5000 ISO with no flash and it looks good. It just does not allow for zooming in.(2) If you manually focus, the pictures are beautiful. The colours are different from Nikon. I’m not going to say better I’m going to say different because it depends on your preference. I love both. But for someone who was going to jump ship from Nikon because of oversaturated skin tones, I miss those rich colours but I’m grateful for the clean skintones. Or maybe I don’t know how to post process Canon images yet to get the same effect. But I love love love Canon’s clarity. Something you don’t get with Nikon unless you go post.The Cons:(1) The colours are slightly off. Yes I don’t always white balance in every situations but not many people do. And in a wedding when the bride and groom are moving from in to outdoor and vice versa, you’re not going to have the time to so its easier to just use Auto WB and adjust in post. But this is off.(2) While I can manually focus for video, I cannot for live action photography. In studio is different. So you need a reliable focus system. Now forget autofocus because that focuses on whatever the camera wants to. I really think companies need to come out with a system that allows us to control this.Back to the subject, no matter what auto focus point you select, the camera focus farrrrrr to the front. My Nikon had a backfocus issue but it was minor and I was wrote a lot of negative reviews on every possible forum and was ready to jump ship to Canon. After seeing many many cameras from professionals I work with, I realize that all these cameras have issues its just a matter of testing ur camera and either sending it back or having the company calibrate it. (But still, these companies need to have better quality control. A lot of non-professional are unable to see these minor flaws) Now you can adjust it with MFA but this is not what is was made for. The focus system itself is problematic. Either focusing wayyyy to the front or to the back. Manual focus fixes this but you cannot manual focus for live action. And why pay ($1250 for a camera and $900 for a lens) to manual focus. But this has really good theoretical features. Remember I was complaining about not being able to control autofocus? This has another focus mode in addition to single point. You can focus on entire areas. Remember single point has that point alone in focus and close examination will reveal other parts of the photo not as sharp. Well now for groups, you can choose the top portion and the entire area will be sharp such as faces. But the problem is the camera just cannot focus on what you select.(3) Furthermore, it overexposes badly in sunlight. Matrix metering, ISO 100, nothing works! I tried Aperture (my choice), Program, Auto (Gasp) nothing works. Everything is blown out. The main reason I chose Auto and Program was because I wanted to see the camera’s guestimation. And its horrible. On the Nikon I use spot metering sometimes to meter for the skin which would blow out the white wedding dress a little and depending on the lighting maybe the background. But you make adjustments to get that effect. This is just unusable and uneditable.(4) Exposure compensation is whack. It just goes up and down. You can actually see it going down. Wth? Yesterday it went down to 4.5...without touching anything. Sending it to Canon to see what happens.So the bottom line my camera, the one I got is for video. If you want it for photography you have to see if you have the same issues I do. But I bought it for BOTH features otherwise I would have gone with one of the big bulky camcorders.
  • The 70D packs cutting edge technology and features into a compact body. It\'s basically a marriage of 60D form factor and 7D AF. Toss in Wi-Fi, a new 20.2MP Dual Pixel CMOS, Movie Servo and that\'s the 70D in a nutshell.CONSTRUCTION is superb: polycarbonate body shell, matte black paint and stainless steel undercarriage. Thick textured rubber and finger groove make for a secure grip. The shutter has the same metallic click-clack as the 60D and is louder than the 7D and 6D. Silent drive mode can fade operation to pianissimo, making it ideal for ceremonies.Like the 60D, the 70D has a vivid 3.0\" 1,040,000 dot LCD. The big deal is the addition of a touch screen: sensitivity is better than my iPhone 5s and ideal for LiveView shooting in dim light. The swivel LCD is handy for video and ground level macro. However, it hits L-plates and flash brackets when swiveled to the side.CONTROLS: DSLRs are about control and nobody buys one to use in full auto. Don\'t like the results of auto exposure or AF? No problem: override or directly control. Plus, controls and features may be customized, allowing multiple ways to do the same thing. For example, I assigned electronic level activation to the DOF button and programmed C mode with my favorite drive, AF and exposure settings.Buttons and wheels are solid and can be operated by feel while looking through the viewfinder. Unlike the 50D or 7D, the 70D lacks a joystick, flash exposure compensation (FEC) button and WB button. However, you can assign FEC to the SET button and a scale appears in the viewfinder. Finally, the 7D\'s toggle switch for LiveView and video migrated to the 70D, a big improvement over the 60D\'s clumsy Mode dial video.AUTOFOCUS: The 70D inherited the 7D\'s blazing fast 19-point cross type AF array. It\'s sensitive and sure-footed in most light and includes three of the 7D\'s five AF modes: zone, manual selection and 19-point auto. Spot and expanded point AF are MIA. Nevertheless, a big step up from 9-point 60D AF. New DSLR users should understand these three AF modes aren\'t designed to recognize human faces like a point-and-shoot or iPhone. However, face recognition AF is available in LiveView and video modes.TESTING AF: Using single point AF mode and a tripod, I shot test patterns both flat and inclined with my 15-85 IS USM and 50 2.5 CM. AF was extremely accurate, locking consistently on the point I selected on an inclined ruler. In real world use--landscapes, portraits, stage and travel--the AF system was surefooted and fast, besting my 7D with a nearly 100% keeper rate. This is the best AF system I have used, and I\'ve owned dozens of cameras. My most important advice: take control of AF and select what you want to be in focus. Cameras aren\'t smart enough to know if you want a tree or cloud in focus, so avoid 19-point auto select mode and full auto. If you expect this camera to guess what you want you\'ll be disappointed.UPDATE 08/10/2014. I tested my EF 10-22 3.5-4.5 USM and focus was spot on. My EF 70-200 4L IS USM was a little off: contrast focus in LiveView was perfect but the 19-point array needed +3 micro adjustment at the wide end and +2 at the long end. Now it\'s tack sharp. It\'s fine at default (MA 0) on my 7D and 6D. However, glad MA was included on this model! I had to mail my 20D to Canon for focus calibration.IMAGE QUALITY is similar to the 60D from ISO 100 to 800, i.e., great! I developed RAW images in DPP and was pleased with detail, color rendition and noise control. At ISO 1600 plus the 70D pulls away from the 60D: less noise and the noise it has is less prone to banding artifacts and more grain-like. Also, noise is easier to control with noise reduction plug-ins, e.g., Topaz Denoise, squeezing out another stop of acceptable high ISO over my 60D. Basically ISO 6400 is acceptable for web or small prints, e.g., 11x14, with mild noise reduction treatment in PP.VIDEO: Contrast detection AF during video or LiveView is a mammoth improvement over previous DSLRs. It\'s much faster, includes a camcorder-like movie servo mode and focus-pulls are a snap with the touch screen. However, focus is poky compared to 19-point AF and my Olympus Pen E-P5. For dim light, e.g., city lights or moonlit landscapes, you\'ll want to stick to 19-point AF. That said, the improved contrast detection AF is a great feature, especially for holiday video shooters! If you disable face recognition AF speeds up considerably.Built-in stereo audio is okay for casual clips but is noisy, bass deficient and compressed. I use outboard audio and mics for serious shoots.The file size limit of 4GB (FAT spec) means older EOS stop recording midway in a long track! The 70D solves this gotcha by automatically and seamlessly splitting files greater than 4GB for extended video recording! Plus, HD video quality is excellent: blacker blacks and cleaner in low light than my 60D and 7D. Search YouTube for videos of my ensemble, Leeward Coast Guitars, shot during Spring and Fall 2014 (outboard audio used).WI-FI: Via the EOS Remote app you can diddle settings, fire shutter, and use LiveView on your iPhone, iPad, Droid or computer. Wi-Fi eats batteries fast, so carry spares. My main complaint is Wi-Fi is complicated to set up. Also, you can\'t upload directly to FB or photo sharing sites but, instead, upload to Canon\'s awkward photo service and transfer from there. But at least Canon wants your uploads to look good and provides in-camera tweaks and RAW conversion.VIEWFINDER: The 98% coverage and .95x magnification are less than the 100% coverage and 1.0x of the 7D. However, viewfinder clarity and brightness are a level above the 60D and 7D and a couple levels better than a recent Rebel. Even with a F4 zoom the viewfinder is a pleasure to use: bright, grainless, smooth and vivid. The transmissive LCD display--transparent LCD over the focusing screen--can display icons, AF patterns, metering patterns, grid and plain matte screens and an electronic level.FLASH: The popup flash is fine for fill and snapshots, and functions as a wireless E-TTL master. My 430EX II worked well as a slave bounced off walls and ceilings. Both bounce and direct flash images were well exposed. This is one of the few cameras I rarely need to touch FEC.FINAL BURB: The 70D is a petite, nimble and capable instrument, and a significant upgrade over the 60D. Plus, it\'s easy on the shoulder, nails focus in most situations, captures impressive images and video and is an ideal travel and hiking DSLR.

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