Compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses
The EOS 70D is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF lineup, including compact and lightweight EF-S lenses, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses and including the STM series optimized for video shooting. Canon lenses employ advanced optical expertise and micron-precision engineering to deliver outstanding performance and deliver beautiful results. Special technologies like Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer help to minimize the effect of camera shake, effectively adding up to four stops of light; STM lenses even feature a stepping motor for smooth and quiet continuous autofocus while capturing video. With an array of lenses perfect for travel, sports, still life and everything in between, photographers can truly maximize the quality and performance of their EOS 70D camera.
Multi Shot Noise Reduction
To enhance its already admirable high ISO shooting capabilities, the EOS 70D camera features an intelligent Multi Shot Noise Reduction tool that reduces noise even further than the camera’s sensor and the DIGIC 5+ Image Processor do. With Multi Shot Noise Reduction activated, the camera takes four consecutive shots, merges and aligns them. This eliminates more noise than the camera’s traditional Noise Reduction filter, with little or no apparent resolution loss. Moving subjects are even optimized to minimize subject blur! Thanks to this clever feature, high ISO shooting has never looked better.
Lens Aberration Correction
The EOS 70D features lens correction tools that compensate for lens characteristics that can affect overall image quality. The EOS 70D camera’s Peripheral Illumination Correction feature corrects light falloff in the corner of the image according to the characteristics of the lens being used. It even has correction data for a number of popular lenses stored in its memory. With the chromatic aberration correction tool, distracting color fringing can be corrected at the time of shooting.
To help explain the specific function of features found on the EOS 70D, the Feature Guide displays a simple description helpful in determining the applicability for the situation at hand. It is displayed in each shooting mode, during mode dial operations, and for Quick Control screen functions. It appears automatically when a function is selected a lifesaver when trying to determine the best mode or function for the next picture. The feature guide works automatically by default, and can be disabled easily through the camera’s menu.
With the optional GPS Receiver GP-E2 attached to the hot shoe or the digital terminal, the EOS 70D can record location, including latitude, longitude and altitude, and has the ability to track the trajectory of movement with its logging function, perfect for photographers on the go. An electric compass records the camera’s orientation during each shot, and world time information is recorded through GPS syncing.
To help organize images recorded to the camera’s storage, the EOS 70D makes it simple to rate individual images from one star to five. Therefore, image browsing, printing and slide shows can be based upon those ratings.
Compatibility with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, including Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) cards
The EOS 70D uses popular SD, SDHC, SDXC, and is even compatible with Ultra High Speed (UHS-I), memory cards. Compact and available in large capacities, SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards are a perfect complement to the camera’s compact design.
Does Multiple Things Well
I have been a professional for a few years now and I started on the 7D and then upgraded to the 6D. In that upgrade, I lost fps to gain image quality and it worked out all right in most shooting situations. I started to work with a lot of sports and the 6D wasn't cutting it as I was losing a lot with 4.5 fps. I also shoot documentaries for my clients. I needed a camera that could do several things well and the 70D is the camera that helps me do it on a budget. I could only afford one camera body to do both excellent video as well as photos in a sports environment. Granted I use the best glass available (70-200 2.8 II, 16-35 2.8.II, 24-105 f4, 135 f2, etc) the images out of the 70D rival that of the 6D when shooting sports and I am getting 7fps.
Video is where the 70D has really proven its worth. I needed a B-cam on interviews as well as low-light setups, and the camera performs well along side the XF100. (I do need to grade both, but when its done, they work) I accomplish two very demanding and different jobs with one camera. There is aliasing and moire, but you just have to be mindful of that when planning a shoot. While not specifically an action camera (no AF point expansion, custom mode saves, etc) It will get the job done every time. Other than work that specifically needs full-frame, I find myself going to the 70D more often than the 6D. It does everything I need it to and more.
May 19, 2014
Good relation of cost/benefits is a very fast and useful camera
May 15, 2014
Not so good for video
Whilst the new focus system is good in video there are shortcomings. This camera has chronic moire/aliasing problems making some of the video footage unusable; especially in 720p setting. Also there is no 1080/50p (you only get 720/50p) so shooting fast action in 1080p is out of question. Also image-stablisation is lens-based and is very poor.
May 15, 2014
Dual Pixel AF system, the WiFi,Excellent LCD and responsive touchscreen, the movie mode with fantastic auto focus and the complete Canon's kit! I love how solid it feels in my hands, the battery life is great, and the overall quality is excellent.
May 13, 2014
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