Now that the Canon EOS 70D started shipping more and more reviews based on production models show up.
Although you need to take care in high-contrast conditions, in many situations the 63-zone Evaluative metering system does a great job, delivering a perfectly exposed subject. The camera’s images also have natural colours with pleasant saturation and contrast, but as ever, if it’s not to your taste you can tweak the camera’s settings to deliver what you want.
New sample photos shot with an EOS 70D have been published at ephotozine.
A hands-on at photography bay, they write:
[...] the advances in the standard phase detection AF when using the optical viewfinder are most welcomed. The 70D’s viewfinder with all those additional AF points feels like a 5D Mark III Jr.[...] for right now it all looks very promising.
More sample pics at Imaging Resource, they call the EOS 70D a “groundbreaking DSLR”.
planet5d looks at the 70D from the videographers point of view (see also video on top).
Finally, two videos by learning cameras (thanks Sally). Have a good day and thanks for your understanding if I am not posting as usual. I am travelling the US and there is simply too much to see and do Currently I am in Montana. Have a great day.
A bunch of good deals on eBay.
Seller bigvalueinc (98.3% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS M with the EF-M 22mm f/2 lens for $349.99 (click here). All color options available, free shipping.
Finally, 47st.photo (99.1% positive ratings) has the amazing SIgma 35mm f/1.4 on sale for $799 (click here). Free shipping, USA warranty.
The Canon EOS 70D got DxOmarked (click here for the results), and achieved the best score for a Canon APS-C sensor: 68. That’s 2 points more than the EOS 60D and the EOS 7D, still less than other DSLR. Keep in mind that these are pure engineerical measures, they do not say much about real life performance.
Great deal by Top Rated Plus eBay seller bigvalueinc (98.3% positive ratings): Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens for just $709.99 (click here). Free shipping. Please note what the seller writes:
- This lens is 100% brand new.
- These are lenses that were originally packaged with Canon Camera Kits. We sold the Canon Kits in a quantity order, and we had simply removed the Lenses and placed them in their own box with all original foam packaging.These Lenses are limited quantity only.
The Canon Digital Learning blog now features weekly articles with educational infos, tips & tricks, and everything that may help enthusiast Canon shooters.
Canon press release:
THE CANON DIGITAL LEARNING CENTER ENHANCES WEEKLY BLOG TO DELIVER EXPERT PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY ADVICE
The Canon Digital Learning Center Blog now features regularly updated educational information, tips for imaging enthusiasts and news on Canon products
Created for imaging enthusiasts and professionals eager to learn new techniques and get expert advice on a variety of topics, the revamped Canon Digital Learning Center (CDLC) Blog offers the insights they seek.
Expert contributors such as Explorers of Light, and Canon Technical Specialists and Advisors, show what the CDLC has to offer firsthand via weekly blog posts. Recent topics include field reports from Canon Live Learning events, protecting camera gear from summer elements, dissecting an EOS C500 Steadicam rig, and a little-known LP-E6 battery management trick.