Intelligent Viewfinder with superimposed LCD display provides approximately 98% field of view
The EOS 70D camera’s Intelligent Viewfinder offers a sharp, bright, approximately 98% field of view with an approximate magnification of 0.95x, a viewing angle of 27.9° and a 22mm eyepoint. Featuring a new coating that reduces reflections and new construction that improves response in cold environments, the EOS 70D’s Intelligent Viewfinder makes it simple to adjust and confirm settings without the risk of missing a beat. The Intelligent Viewfinder uses a transparent LCD to superimpose a customizable combination of focus points and gridlines directly over the image: it displays AF mode, AF points, electronic level, grid, alerts informing when white balance is being corrected and when Spot metering is enabled, and much more. With the EOS 70D’s Intelligent Viewfinder, unlike with other cameras, the photographer has the choice of seeing shooting information or looking only at the scene in front of the camera. The ability to effectively erase all shooting data and turn it back on with the touch of a button gives the photographer the opportunity to concentrate simply on looking and composing the photograph without distraction, a great advantage in numerous shooting situations.
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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