70D

  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 4 stars
$950
  • 80%

  • Canon 70D
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  • Last modified: October 18, 2017
  • Usability
    Editor: 90%
  • Image Quality
    Editor: 60%
  • Speed
    Editor: 80%
  • Accessories
    Editor: 75%

The 70D has almost identical strengths to the Canon 7D, though the frames per second is a bit slower (7 fps instead of 8 fps) and the buffer fills up a bit sooner than does the 7D. Because the 70D is technically considered a lower-end camera than the 7D (despite being overall more powerful and expensive), the 70D is smaller and lighter than the 7D, which most people consider to be an advantage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqc5jwR0uuw Here are the reasons to choose the 70D:

  • Autofocus while recording video. This is the only Canon camera that can track moving subjects in video. If you want a video camera for general use, the 70D is the right choice for you.
  • Compared to the lower-end cameras (excluding the 7D), it offers amazing autofocus and high frames per second.
  • Compared to the 7D, it offers an articulating touch screen and Wi-Fi, making it a better camera for general use.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9tRpvCUKHA Currently, the 70D is Canon’s top-end body with a crop sensor. Before buying the 70D, you should seriously consider either a used 5D Mark II or a 6D. For just a few hundred dollars more, those bodies offer significantly better image quality and background blur. However, they are bigger and heavier, have weaker autofocus systems, and lack the articulating touchscreen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjR2OztuXtA Before buying a 70D, consider a Nikon D7000, which can be bought used for about $600. The D7000 offers about 15% better overall image quality, which is a substantial gain. However, the D7000 isn’t as good for action shots, because the buffer fills quickly, and it lacks the 70D’s Wi-Fi and video focusing capabilities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvY4q91a4a4

Pros

  • Articulating touchscreen
  • Smooth focus tracking during video
  • Great autofocus system

Cons

  • For a similar price, a full-frame camera like the Sony a7 offers 2.5x better image quality
  • Only 1080p video