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$39.99 - $1,648.99
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.
Live view This feature lets you compose directly on the camera's LCD, as you would on a point-and-shoot camera.
Image stabilizer Image stabilizer shows the type used, lens-based (L) or body-based (B).
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.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Camera owner
(7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
View finder focus issue
Silent Lens In Movie Mode
Very good video features
I think this is a good camera for certain features. It focuses faster than d7100 in live view mode, and also the movie mode is much better coupled with silent stm lenses. <br /><br />The big problem is if you focus using the eye piece there is a problem with this. I documented 3 70d cameras I purchased in a row all having issues. Lately lots of customers are complaining about this. This really becomes a problem if you like to use the eye piece and are shooting with a narrow depth of field. <br />Its a long problem to explain so you should research it, but the short story is it has problems focusing and the issue shows itself easily if you shoot a 50mm 2.8 prime lens at a focus chart. You will find it is back focusing for example, however, even if you do some lens adjustments you will find it will change over time and you will not be able to fix this problem. I even offered Canon money if they would provide me a 70d that did not have this problem after I returned my 3rd camera.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Acworth, GA
(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
Live view/moveable LCD
This was a great replacement for my EOS-40D (an excellent camera in its own right).<br /><br />The Pros:<br />-20MP<br />-Articulating screen (and it's a touchscreen at that)<br />-Video capability<br />-SD card slot instead of CompactFlash<br />-Low noise at high ISO settings<br />-Smartphone connectivity for remote shooting (free app)<br />-Autofocus speed/precision/quietness/19 AF points (I was used to 9)<br />-In-camera level indicator (works in Live View too)<br />-Burst mode (16 RAW)<br />-Lighter weight<br />-Customizable menus and controls (this is to be expected in this price range)<br /><br />The Cons:<br />-Wireless setup is a bit user-unfriendly. (The wireless feature has its own manual.) The app could be a bit more user-friendly too...a confirmation screen here or there would work wonders.<br />-Forget about using wireless for image transfer except when there are no other options available. While the camera has that capability, it's much too slow. 20MP RAW files take a while.<br />-D-pad and rear thumbwheel are combined...sometimes I accidentally hit the D-pad when using the thumbwheel.