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Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
alaScore 100

506 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 506 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and lens. The video and performance also get good feedback.

usability, performance, video, lens, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Canon EOS 70D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Canon EOS 70D review

 

Given the maelstrom in the camera business, Canon – still the biggest player – is keeping a decided low profile while sticking to DSLRs, one of its main meal tickets. The 20.2-megapixel EOS 70D ($1,199, body only) is the latest and it's targeted to...

Excellent enthusiast DSLR ; Dual Pixel AF for movies a major improvement ; High-quality stills, great videos

No AF Assist lamp on body ; Wi-Fi implementation needs help ; Bulky, but that comes with the territory

In addition to great stills and videos, Canon’s new Dual Pixel AF technology is a real winner, garnering the EOS 70D an Editor’s Choice Award.

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Canon EOS 70D Review

 

The Canon EOS 70D really is the "game changer" that Canon claims. Its new sensor and DIGIC 5+ processor really take it to new heights with outstanding performance, image quality and new video capabilities. It is well worth the money for a first or...

iAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations ; Overall image quality is excellent ; Live View AF is much faster than other dSLR cameras ; Continuous AF works great for stills and video ; 3.0-inch touch LCD is one of the easiest and most...

Higher ISO settings were still very noisy ; Just one memory card slot ; Some aberrations in high contrast areas

The Canon EOS 70D really is the "game changer" that Canon claims. Its new sensor and DIGIC 5+ processor really take it to new heights with outstanding performance, image quality and new video capabilities. It is well worth the money for a first or...

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Canon EOS 70D

 

During the early days of digital SLRs, Canon was pretty much the undisputed leader in CMOS image sensor technology. Almost every new EOS model came with an increase in resolution and high ISO range, and when the EOS 7D appeared in late 2009, the...

Dual Pixel AF makes movie and live view modes more usable ; Good heft without being too large to hold ; High ISO shots are quite usable, even above ISO 6400 ; Excellent LCD and responsive touchscreen ; Special coating minimizes fingerprint smudges from...

Dual Pixel AF does not allow tracking autofocus while shooting continuously ; Relatively small viewfinder ; LCD blacks out completely during continuous shooting in live view ; AF illuminator integrated into flash (must have flash engaged to use it) ;...

Offering most of what an enthusiast looks for in a digital SLR, the Canon 70D takes it a step further with excellent live view and movie mode autofocus. Good continuous shooting performance and Wi-Fi simply serve to sweeten the deal.

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Canon EOS 70D (with 18-55mm STM lens)

 

Editors' note: This is an updated version of my preproduction preview with ratings, final image samples, and performance numbers.

The Canon EOS 70D 's new sensor delivers excellent autofocus performance and the camera itself is quite fast. Its design is reasonably streamlined and the feature set appropriately tailored to the target market as well.

The image quality doesn't overly impress for this price class, and certain aspects of the design -- notably single card slot, hard-to-control multicontroller and the Wi-Fi/movie mode conflict resolution -- are annoying.

An overall excellent camera, but one that fails to capture the best-in-class prize for image quality.

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Canon EOS 70D

 

If I had to pick a do-everything-well APS-C format camera that does not cost a fortune, the Canon EOS 70D would be my recommendation.This camera has it all - great image quality with high resolution, a great AF system, a moderately large viewfinder, a...

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Canon EOS 70D: Lab Test Results & Comments: Still & Video

 

The Canon EOS 70D is a 20MP APS-C-sized sensor camera that has a massive body with a large grip on its right-hand side that makes for very comfortable handling. It has a classic SLR design with an optical viewfinder with numerous function buttons, and...

Mid-range SLR system with high image quality ; Massive body, very good finish ; Very fast AF system, especially in video mode (new “Dual Pixel CMOS AF”) ; Swivel monitor with high resolution ; WLAN for remote control by smartphone/tablet PC or for...

Optical viewfinder shows 98 percent field of view while competitive cameras in this class offer 100 percent field of view

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Camera Review: Canon EOS 70D

 

Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF for faster video autofocusing is the real star of this new DSLR.

Innovative and effective Dual Pixel CMOS AF system; solid core feature set; useful Wi-Fi options; responsive, fully-articulated touchscreen

Lacks advanced fine-tuning features in areas such as in-camera noise reduction; image quality is only slightly better than its predecessor (but still good for this price point)

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Camera Test: Canon EOS 70D

 

Since its inception with the EOS 10D in 2003, Canon's double-digit-D line of APS-C-format DSLRs for advanced shooters has offered some of the best bang for the buck. Its latest, the EOS 70D ($1,199 street, body only), debuts one of the most innovative...

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Canon EOS 70D

 

Canon's flagship APS-C camera finally delivers on the video DSLR promise—with a catch.

The Canon EOS 70D sits at an interesting middle ground in Canon's lineup. It is unquestionably the company's flagship APS-C DSLR, far outstripping the company's entry-level Rebel series and rendering the pricier 7D practically obsolete. But with the...

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Canon EOS 70D Review: Video Rock Star

 

Announced in July 2013 and available in the marketplace this past September, the EOS 70D is Canon's latest addition to its midrange DSLR line, targeting "advanced amateur photographers and photo hobbyists". The camera retains an APS-C sensor and 1.62x...

Good still image quality ; Good ISO noise performance ; Latest generation processing engine and technology ; Touchscreen monitor offers quick control response ; Exceptional DSLR video performance due to continuous AF

72 dpi still image output requires resizing for printing ; Touchscreen monitor collects fingerprints and smudges, impairing legibility in bright conditions ; Camera seems to lose highlights to a higher degree than the 60D at default settings

The introduction of the Canon 70D doesn't mark a dramatic upturn in still image capture performance over its predecessor, the 60D. Probably the most significant changes in this regard are the inclusion of a 7 fps continuous shooting rate and the...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: Yes
View Finder Type:Electronic Viewfinder

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:22.5 x 15.0 mm

Lens

Bayonet Compatibility:Canon EF / EF-S
Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/8000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Canon LP-E6

Recording

Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
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