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$999.00 - $1,749.00
Summary:A 20-megapixel camera from Canon with a 3-inch LCD, 3x optical zoom, and manual controls.
The EOS 70D is a 20-megapixel camera with an 18mm-55mm kit lens that has a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28.8mm-88mm. It has a 3-inch LCD (1,040,000 pixels) that swivels and includes touchscreen capability. It also includes a through-the-lens viewfinder, which is helpful when composing in bright light.
Because it accepts interchangeable lenses, and includes a mirror and a through-the-lens viewfinder, we consider this model an SLR (single-lens reflex) camera.
The camera's kit lens has a maximum aperture of f/3.5. The camera's shutter speed range is 30 seconds to 1/8000 of a second.
The EOS 70D stores photos and video on SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards but has no on-board storage. It captures images as JPEG or RAW files at a top resolution of 5472 x 3648 and full HD-resolution video as MOV files at a top resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a frame rate up to 30p fps.
Like most digital cameras, this model comes with a proprietary rechargeable battery.
The image stabilization system for this camera is optical.
The EOS 70D measures 5.6 inches wide by 4.2 inches high by 3.2 inches deep, and weighs 28 ounces (1.8 pounds) (with battery, memory card, and strap).
About This Brand
Canon is the market leader in point-and-shoots, with an extensive line of models, which are known as PowerShots. Its compact camera line includes several different series. The A series are budget point-and-shoots while the ELPH series adds more creative features and advanced functions. Its N series provides an even larger number of features including Wi-Fi and photo-sharing. Canon’s D series cameras claim to be waterproof and shockproof. Its SX series are mostly superzooms and come in various sizes and include smaller or larger feature sets. Its high-end series, the S and G lines, include special modes and manual features, such as the ability to shoot RAW files and to focus manually. The EOS Rebel series helped to define budget SLRs. Other SLRs include a host of pro and more-advanced consumer models, including models that have large, full-frame sensors. Canon also offers a wider selection of lenses than most brands.
LCD size (in.) Diagonal measurement of the LCD monitor screen.
LCD size (in.)
35mm equivalent multiplier Many SLRs have sensors that are smaller than the actual size of one frame of 35mm film, which changes a lens's effective focal length. To determine the equivalent focal length, you multiply the lens's focal length by the appropriate multiplication factor. Most Nikon SLRs have a 1.5x factor, which changes the effective focal length of a 50mm lens to 75mm. An Olympus SLR's 2x factor would change a 50mm lens to 100mm.
35mm equivalent multiplier
Shutter speed range Shutter speed controls the length of time that the camera lets in light to expose the camera's sensor. This specification shows the range of selectable shutter speeds by defining the minimum and maximum shutter speeds.
Shutter speed range
30 - 1/8000
Still image formats The type of image file (or image file combinations) the camera uses to record and store digital images. Examples include JPEG and RAW file formats.
Still image formats
LCD pixel count Total number of pixels of the LCD monitor. In general, the higher the number of pixels, the clearer and sharper the image will be.
LCD pixel count
Memory card slots/type The number of slots and the type of memory card format the SLR uses for storing images.
Memory card slots/type
Width (in.) The width of the camera body is measured in inches and rounded to the nearest tenth of an inch.
Height (in.) The height of the camera body is measured in inches and rounded to the nearest tenth of an inch.
Depth (in.) The depth of the camera body is measured in inches and rounded to the nearest tenth of an inch.
Max. ISO This is the SLR's highest sensor sensitivity at full resolution.
Full frame A full-frame image sensor is the size of one frame of 35mm film and significantly larger than sensors found in many other digital cameras. Often, this type of sensor handles a wider variety of lighting situations more accurately. It also limits the amount of visual noise that can distort and degrade an image.
Live view This feature lets you compose directly on the camera's LCD, as you would on a point-and-shoot camera.
Not as solid as the EOS Rebel that I replaced with this 70-D
Easy to operate
Fragile Lens Base
The camera takes great pictures and has some cool features. But the camera body itself lost some structural stability. I dropped the camera, I know my fault, but just the same it dropped less than two feet to a carpet and the threads on the zoom busted. They are plastic. The EOS rebel I had, the lends threads were metal and lasted thru motorcycle road trips Alaska to Florida Did finally bust one lens drive due to some rapid reverse and buffalo traffic changes. The next weak spot I found was the USB download connection. It lasted little over a year, with oh 7-8000. pictures downloaded. Theres wifi..... good by battery soooo, and there' pull the card which well will work replaceing the card often. point here Yes I am a bit rough on equipment, but I have had this camera 13 months, the Rebel I had 7 years, seems obvious to me there's a quality downgrade in the materials used in this model. Still like the features they are a good improvement, just not a good camera for someone who shoots a lot of outdoor hard to get to locations
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Liv A Little
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great camera for the price with many many features
Clear And Vivid
Video Is 2nd To None
This is my 4th Canon SLR camera.... My son just bought this Canon 70D and I tried it out and had to have it. I sold my Canon T3i and got this one!! And I'm Lov'n it!!!
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Sonoma California
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Extremely Capable in Experienced Hands
low image noise
Over 60 years of photography experience, everything I've ever done is now done better and easier with this 70D camera.<br />Many will just put it into Automatic and let the camera/lens/flash attempt to understand what the user wants... They make it into a glorified point-n-shoot but expect professional results. Sorry lazy person, professionals get results by thinking about what they want, then working to achieve their desired image.<br />Some have tried to bash the focusing -- Maybe they did not read the manual to see that the eyepiece has diopter correction (to adjust to your vision). My 70D is the best focusing camera that I've ever used. Choosing a single focus point is nearly instant once you know where the button and the two dials reside -- or you can use partial area focus or overall averaging! Simple! Accurate!<br />I shoot mostly in RAW mode. I can then apply post-processing concepts like sharpening, saturation, contrast, etc. in the camera to create JPEG files. This is neat. No need for a laptop in the field. I can even upload with the 70D Wi-Fi...!<br />Using single focus point and the standard 18-135 STM lens wide-open, portraits are gorgeous with razor sharp focus and backgrounds lushly softened into beautiful bokeh.<br />With 7 frames per second, I nailed great action at my grandson's basketball game.<br />Using the articulated display, I can take landscape images with the camera near the ground... fantastic effects!<br />I have yet to encounter a situation where the 70D was anything less that a perfect instrument for my vision.