Review: Canon EOS 70D

canon-eos-70d-2With few exceptions, modern DSLR cameras take great photos and offer good performance regardless of price and brand. That being said, a quality full-performance DSLR will give you all the power and flexibility necessary to take professional quality photos that you’ll be proud to put your name on.

The Canon EOS 70D is the lowest priced full-performance DSLR that Canon sells, but it’s rather long on features and functionality. In fact, you’ll be hard pressed to tell the difference between the 70D and cameras costing thousands of dollars more.

In addition to all the great features we’ve come to expect in Canon DSLRs, the 70D has “Dual Pixel AF” capability. In a nutshell, this new technology allows for easier and smoother autofocus while shooting video. And the difference truly is dramatic.

Here is a list of the features built-in to Canon EOS 70D:

  • 20.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor
  • 14-bit A/D conversion
  • ISO 100–12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode)
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF and 3–10x Digital Zoom at Full HD resolution
  • Video Snapshot (combines a series of short video clips into a single file)
  • Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II
  • 19-point all cross-type AF system
  • Intelligent Viewfinder with superimposed LCD display
  • Native High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode
  • Multiple Exposure Control
  • Handheld Night Scene mode
  • HDR Backlight Control mode
  • Multi-Shot Noise Reduction
  • Lens Aberration Correction
  • Compatible with virtually all SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
  • Compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses

If you already own a collection of Canon EF and EF-S lenses, you can purchase just the 70D camera body and attach your existing lenses as needed. Optionally, you can order the 70D bundled with either an 18-55mm or 18-135mm lens.

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