Summary

Highly Recommended awardThe Canon EOS 70D is one of the most capable all-round cameras I've tested, DSLR or otherwise. By enhancing the viewfinder, AF and burst shooting, it approaches the response and handling you'd expect from a semi-pro DSLR, making it a confident performer for sports. But the Dual Pixel CMOS AF banishes almost all issues DSLRs have when it comes to shooting movies or in Live View, delivering single AF performance that's as good as the best mirrorless cameras around, not to mention the most confident movie AF of any camera I've tested. In short, it offers the best of both worlds, albeit in a body that can't exactly be described as compact and light.

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Canon EOS 70D review

Samples

The following images were taken with a final production Canon EOS 70D with the EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 STM kit lens. All shots were taken in Program or Aperture Priority and stabilisation was enabled for the kit lens. The EOS 70D was set to its best quality 20 Megapixel resolution JPEG with Auto White Balance.All of the images below are available to download in their original formats for analysis. Click on the desired image to access the files at Flickr.

Above: Model:Canon EOS 70D, Shutter speed:1/100, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:400, Focal length:18.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 70D, Shutter speed:1/160, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:50.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 70D, Shutter speed:1/60, Aperture:11.0, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:119.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 70D, Shutter speed:1/80, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:18.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 70D, Shutter speed:1/60, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:3200, Focal length:18.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 70D, Shutter speed:1/250, Aperture:9.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:18.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 70D, Shutter speed:1/15, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:18.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 70D, Shutter speed:1/30, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:1600, Focal length:18.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 70D, Shutter speed:1/160, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:400, Focal length:118.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 70D, Shutter speed:1/500, Aperture:9.0, ISO Sensitivity:400, Focal length:135.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 70D, Shutter speed:1/250, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:135.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 70D, Shutter speed:1/100, Aperture:11.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:50.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 70D, Shutter speed:1/200, Aperture:10.0, ISO Sensitivity:400, Focal length:135.0 mm

 

Above: Model:Canon EOS 70D, Shutter speed:1/20, Aperture:5.0, ISO Sensitivity:400, Focal length:67.0 mm

 

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